1962 Daimler SP250 Dart Roadster

No less an authority on grace than Sir William Lyons was rumored to have tossed his scones on his first sight of a Dart

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Daimler of England startled the automotive world in 1959 with the Dart roadster, a swoopy sports car powered by an advanced 2.6-liter, hemi-head V8. With a chassis inspired by Triumph’s TR3A and a fiberglass body, it weighed barely over 2,000 pounds, giving Daimler’s new roadster obvious potential. Despite this highly sophisticated sports car’s good handling and powerful engine, production over its six-year run reached only 2,648 cars.
The SP250 Dart offered here is an outstanding example. It has been completely re-trimmed and the original Derrington wood-rimmed steering wheel remains. The engine has been upgraded to approximately 200 horsepower, having been fitted with Venolia pistons. A very rare and unusual British sports car, this is a fun automobile, ready to drive and enjoy.

Rob Sass

Rob Sass - SCM Contributor

Rob was pre-ordained to accumulate strange collector cars after early exposure to his dad’s 1959 Hillman Minx. Sass served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri and then as a partner in a St. Louis law firm before deciding his billable hours requirement terminally interfered with his old car affliction. His stable of affordable classics has included a TVR 280i, a Triumph TR 250, an early Porsche 911S, and a Daimler SP250. He currently owns a 1965 E-type coupe and a 1981 Porsche 911SC.

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