Restoration - Daimler V8 Completed August 1998

The brief with this restoration was to restore the car to the highest standard whilst incorporating a few modern practicalities for everyday use. This was a comprehensive restoration with every single component restored and improved braking and a modern sound system fitted.

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The body as it arrived to us after dipping complete with major panel damage.





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New sills and door skins were fitted, along with other repairs, then the car was lead wiped and file finished ready for painting.

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The fully restored engine.

 

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Then the refinished bodywork still in the spray booth the colour is opalescent maroon.

 

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The finished car.

 

Despite the modern brakes and sound system, and the fact that the car was not built to be a show car, Darcy's Daimler has done exceptionally well in the Concours D'Elegance arena:

- 1998 NSW Jaguar Concours: Classic Auto Restorations Perpetual Trophy Concours  D'Elegance Winner MK I & MK II.
- 1998 NSW Jaguar Concours: Mark II & 2-1/2 Litre Class ­ Silver Award.
- 1998 Daimler & Lanchester Club: J & M Steel Perpetual Trophy for SP-250 & 2-1/2 Litre Soveign Class ­ Best V8 Saloon.
- 1998 Daimler & Lanchester Club: D.L.O.C. Open Class Perpetual Trophy- Best First Appearance (Restoration).
- 1999 NSW Jaguar Concours: Mark II & 2-1/2 Litre Class ­ Silver Award.  
- 1999 CVVTMC Concours: 1961-1980 Cars - Third Place - (entered at the request of the Jaguar Club).
- 1999 Daimler & Lanchester Club: J & M Steel Perpetual Trophy for SP-250 & 2-1/2 Litre & Soveign class ­ Best V8 Saloon.
- 2000 National Jaguar Concours: Concours d'Elegance ­ Gold Award.