Forgotten V8

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Firenza GT » Sun 30 Mar 2008, 16:04

There was one of these floating around Cape Town a little while ago. I saw it at Killarney by a friends workshop. Gold in colour, beige leather interior I think it had, a very nice one or nicely restored one.

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by 72XYGT » Sun 30 Mar 2008, 18:38

Lino,
Please see if you can follow up more info on this car from your friend. I want to know more about this car please.
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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by zahistorics » Mon 31 Mar 2008, 18:22

72XYGT wrote: ....... Is there any site dealing with all the South African Fords we had up till now?


Daan: yes this one :D Just need to get the guys to write in......

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by 72XYGT » Mon 31 Mar 2008, 19:21

Well, this car seems to be about the same size as the Galaxy. I think they must have shared most parts and maybe even the chassis. Was it available only in two door hardtop or was there other variants as well?

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Hi-Fi » Tue 01 Apr 2008, 01:10

How about the Daimler from the late fifties, early sixties? I don't know the model, I just know it was an open top sports car, looking similar to a Sunbeam Tiger , but much bigger. Has anyone got any further info on this car?

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Hi-Fi » Tue 01 Apr 2008, 01:16

Ok, I found one. Well, maybe not quite like the Tiger. Who knows about this beast?
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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by zahistorics » Tue 01 Apr 2008, 01:31

Daimler Dart SP250

Looks are an aquired taste.

Not a bad car in its day - 2.5 V8, 4 wheel discs, fibreglass shell.

Still quite a few knocking around here in the UK. They make good money upto £30 000 for a good one.

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by 72XYGT » Tue 01 Apr 2008, 06:42

Cant recall ever seeing a car like that her in South Africa. I like the lines. Must be a Rover V8 engine in there?

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Killarney Racer » Tue 01 Apr 2008, 08:53

I believe it was a Daimler V8 engine. This was quite a car with good performance. We used to have them in this country albeit only a few but in bygone years I remember seeing them from time to time.

This was the car that prevented the GSM Dart from being called a Dart in the UK. Daimler had a trademark on the Dart name so the GSM was sold as a Delta in the UK.

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by FairmontGT » Tue 01 Apr 2008, 09:43

Talking about Darts, I wonder how many GSM darts and flamingos are left. Do you guys ever see any of them? The flamingo is a nicely designed little car for me.
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