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Alfa02 02-09-2018 06:41 AM

Other British V-8 Sports Car. (Cool find)
 
Saw this on nat. news, then here's the local CL ad. I live 70 miles from this dealer. May just drive down just see these neat old car's. Always been a fan of these. https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/c...482517701.html

Karl Bebout 02-09-2018 07:35 AM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Alfa02 02-09-2018 08:06 AM

Indeed Karl, The reason I liked these cars, one was Mark Donohue's (My hero) first race car. If he could make a winning race car out these, there had to be something there. We have a org. owner car (Never restored) just maintained here in my town, a lovely growl comes from it's pipes.

Blue66 02-09-2018 04:48 PM

I thought it was goin to be a Griffith :(

t walgamuth 02-09-2018 07:48 PM

The Daimler Dart looks like the younger brother to the packard hawk. The styling is good if you squint a bunch, The tail lights may be the highlight of it. I really dig the baby hemi though!

Snake2998 02-10-2018 12:09 AM

In Afrikaans they would say it's "Mooi van lilikheid" roughly translated as "beautiful despite being ugly". I have always liked them and find them much better in the flesh.

mrmustang 02-10-2018 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Alfa02 (Post 1438047)
Saw this on nat. news, then here's the local CL ad. I live 70 miles from this dealer. May just drive down just see these neat old car's. Always been a fan of these. https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/c...482517701.html

Ah, if I only had the space, that could make for a fun year of multiple restorations :cool:

Buzz 02-10-2018 05:35 AM

The British seem to have had a lingering fascination with oddly fish-faced cars like this 1961 Anglia and many others (one of my aunts had one just like this when I was a kid). :LOL:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/...83c285ef25.jpg

Even with the AC MKIV - IMO - they reshaped the Cobra body and lowered and flattened the snout opening to give it a more carp-like visage. :CRY:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/bB0J9ClnrVM/hqdefault.jpg

pormgb 02-10-2018 11:38 AM

Daimler SP250 are awesome cars, they were actually used by the British police in the 60s. In the early 80s I worked at a car radio installation shop and installed a radio in an SP250, it was black and It had me mesmerized by the style.

Alfa02 02-10-2018 12:44 PM

Looking at the nat. news article, it tells the reason, this gentleman went to see the cars in the first place. A (injected) SP-250 Hemi motor that was in a sprint car! Beautiful looking piece, I don't see it for sale with rest of the piece's. @Blue66, you know it's funny you mentioned a Griffith, here in our little town, we have a gentleman, that brought one new (1965), the next year he brought a new (1966) Tiger, he still owns both of them. Quite a interesting gentleman.


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