Daimler V8 21/2 litre & V8 250

From 1962 to 1969

In 1960 Jaguar acquired Daimler and with a need to increase sales to return that company to profit, a new model was devised based around the Jaguar Mark 2 body shell and trim. Called the Daimler 2.5 litre V8 saloon, the main difference was the fitting of Daimler’s own 2.5 litre V8 engine, mated initially only to an automatic transmission. With subtle trim changes including the use of fluted Daimler grille and boot nacelle plus badging, the car revitalised Daimler sales. 

 

Model Summary

Model Type:

Compact Jaguar Saloons

Production Dates:

1962 - 1969

Engine Range:

2.5 Litre Saloon

0 - 60 mph:

13.5 seconds

Top Speed:

110 mph

Daimler V8 21/2 litre & V8 250 Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

 2.5 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc)2548
Bore and Stroke (mm)76.2 x 69.85
Compression Ratio8.2:1
BHP140
@ RPM5800
Torque (lb ft)155
@ RPM3600
Fuelling2x SU carbs

Engine Performance

 2.5 Litre Saloon
Top Speed110 mph
0 - 60 mph13.5 seconds
Fuel Consumption17 mpg

Model Specifications

 2.5 Litre Saloon
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro) Later all synchro BW 3-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)15, steel, wire optional
Suspension (Front)Ind semi-trailing wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Suspension (Rear)Live axle, Panhard rod, leaf springs
Brakes4-wheel disc

Model Dimensions

 2.5 Litre Saloon
Length (in)180.75
Width (in)66.75
Height (in)57.75
Wheelbase (in)107.375
Front Track (in)55
Rear Track (in)53.375
Weight (Cwt)29

Optional Extras

  • Choice of five radio installation with or without rear parcel shelf-mounted speaker
  • Laminated windscreen
  • Witter tow bar
  • Locking petrol filler cap
  • Front seat belts
  • Choice of radial, town and country, or whitewall tyres
  • All synchromesh manual gearbox for later cars
  • Overdrive (for non-overdrive-equipped manual transmission cars)
  • Wire wheels with conversion kit for hubs, etc
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Sundym tinted windscreen and side windows
  • Wing mirrors
  • Childproof locks to rear doors
  • Integrated ignition.starter switch to steering column
  • Reclining front seats
  • Power-assisted steering

Chassis Numbers

ModelDriver SideChassis No. CommencedNumber made
Daimler 2 1/2 Litre RHD1A10013376
Daimler 2 1/2 Litre LHD1A20001621
Daimler V8 250RHD1K10014779
Daimler V8 250LHD1K0001104

Daimler V8 21/2 litre & V8 250 Events

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The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull in September.  For the first time, alongside a car show, we have a series of seminars on a range of topics including parts advice from SNG Barratt, oils from Millers Oils plus Jaguar memorabil...

The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull in September.  For the first time, alongside a car show, we have a series of seminars on a r...

Mark Russell And Mark Gordon Cg

A day of classic racing at one of the best circuits in the UK. Join hundreds of car clubs and displays as well as get up close to racing legends.

A day of classic racing at one of the best circuits in the UK. Join hundreds of car clubs and displays as well as get up close to racing legends.

Daimler V8 21/2 litre & V8 250 News

Cadwell Park Adam Powderham Pursues The Mid Field Pack

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

2015 Championship Main Image

There can be no nicer circuit than Oulton Park on a warm sunny day & that's what we woke up to. This was the final round of the championship with so much to win (or lose) for both class points & the overall championship.

There can be no nicer circuit than Oulton Park on a warm sunny day & that's what we woke up to. This was the final round of the championship with so much to win (or lose) for both class points & the overall championship.

Daimler 2 5 Litre V8 Saloon
Daimler V8 250 Saloon

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