The V8 Daimler Dart SP250 an Accomplished Fact
The sensational Daimler V8 Dart SP250 fibreglass sports two-seater which we announced in the May issue will be at Earls Court. The production version retains the technical features then outlined, and performance claims for this 2½-litre 140-b.h.p. disc-braked Daimler include 0-50 m.p.h. in 7.1 sec., 0-60 m.p.h. in 9.1 sec., 0-80 m.p.h. in 16.3 sec., a s.s. ¼-mile in 16.9 sec., and speeds on the upper three gears of 73, 104 and 120 m.p.h., respectively. Fuel consumption is named as ranging from 38 m.p.g. at a constant 30 m.p.h. to 20.6 m.p.g. at 100 m.p.h. Clearly this is one of the most exciting sports cars to emanate from a British factory for a long time, and the price -- £1,395 inclusive of purchase tax -- renders it even more so.