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We are delighted to offer this outstanding Daimler Dart onto the market. This has to be one of the most proven overseas long distance touring Daimler's we've come across. The car has been with its most recent owner since 2009 and in seven years has completed in the region of 20,000 miles having toured the Black Forest region of south western Germany, extensive touring of France passing through the Mont Blanc tunnel and trips to Italy touring through the North passing Lake Como and the Stelvio Pass. With overdrive, rack and pinion steering and a truly superb, perfectly running and performing engine, this has to be one of the very best for long distance touring.
JFO 263 was manufactured on the 3rd May 1960 and supplied new in the UK by Mantle and Boarland. The Dart left the factory in Ivory with Brown trim and has been kept in original colours. We are told the Daimler was purchased new by a U.S serviceman who later shipped the Dart out to the States having purchased it brand new in the UK. The car returned to the UK and was back on British roads again by 1995 having had 'B' spec chassis modifications made.
The most recent owner has spent substantial money on taking the car to an outstanding level both in terms of cosmetics and mechancal condition. We have receipts for rack and pinion steering, an overdrive unit, track rod ends, re-conditioned radiator, new half shaft seals, poly bushed suspension, re-conditioned water pump, new distributor, new exhaust manifold, engine work to include new piston rings, exhaust valve guides, inlet valve guides, new gearbox seals, diff pinion oil seal, new clutch slave and master cylinder and new fuel pump. Invoices for cosmetic work total over £10,000 to include a full professional re-paint in March 2015 and a full re-trimmed upholstery and new hood in 2010.
As a result of the above expenditure it is no suprise the car is truly magnificent to drive with exceptional performance and handling. The fact the car has covered 20,000 miles and achieved such reliable Continental touring is evidence of the condtion. The car presents superbly with an exceptional paint finsih showing no crazing, impressive panel gaps, stunning chrome work, a first class re-trimmed upholstery and a highly detailed, first class engine bay. This is a fabulous machine that looks, sounds and performs superbly.