Anyone know what this is?

Discussion in 'Classic Cars' started by dahldrin, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. daimler dart/SP250
     
  2. Cool, thanks. Weird looking beast. The reason I ask is it was part of the Copperstate 1000 Rallye, but it was a replacement car (they were supposed to be in a 1956 BMW 503) and I didn't have a clue what it was. All I knew was that it was a Daimler something. How rare/expensive are they? Most cars in the rally were pretty serious (though there were some other, cheaper and more common cars). Here's a couple more photos of it, in case anyone is interested.
     
  3. Awesome! Does anyone know how much they are worth? I saw a body shell of one like two days ago. I thought it was a MG at first but the fins made me go wtf. Are they rare?
     
  4. Yeah it does look abit strange, i like it though. they are suprisingly cheap for how rare they are, i seen many examples for around £25,000 and below, with mint models going for £35,000+. only 2,600 models were made, and i have heard experts say that there may be only around 1,000 examples left. sad news is alot less survive today becuase rust has got the better of them, but the good news is that if you were to find one it will be in good if not very good condition.

    during its life cyle, it went through 2 specs changes, these called b and c spec cars.
     
  5. I watched an old movie with one in it and I couldn't remember what it was.
     
  6. I watched an old movie with one in it and I couldn't remember what it was.
     
  7. Anyone know what this might be or what it started out as?
     
  8. My image went somewhere else and it won't let me add images to that post. Let's try again.
     
  9. #10 Gromit, May 11, 2007
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  10. #11 dahldrin, May 11, 2007
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    Don't know why I didn't just search that... I guess I just assumed that there would be more than one basic model. I kind of feel like a dumbass.
     
  11. The Dart actually have an Hemispherical V8.
     
  12. derived from a jaguar design
     
  13. A Hemi V8 based off of a Jaguar engine... That sounds nuts.
     
  14. it was a 2.5L Hemi V8.
     
  15. it's sexy is what it is
     
  16. Can't really say I agree with that.
     
  17. I sorta disagree.. don't know if it's the overhangs, the plastic look or the odd fins that make this thing look out of proportion to me.
     
  18. I saw one with a Ford 289 (4.6L) engine in it.
     
  19. the entire thing was a Jag essentially. photos do these cars no justice you have to see one in person to fully appreciate how they look.
     
  20. Well the body is plastic (fibreglass) <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  21. Alright, how about this one? Obviously it's American and I believe it's a Chevy, but I can't think right now and I don't feel like searching forever. Year (or approximate year) would be helpful as well.
     
  22. Dunno.. ima kinda torn between the 1955 Chevrolet Deluxe Sedan and a 1955 De Soto Deluxe Custom
     
  23. 1956 Chevy Bel Air 2dr would be my guess?
     
  24. No, pretty sure it's not that. I believe it's either a 1955 Bel Air or a 1955 Chevy 210. I'm leaning towards the 210 (though, there isn't much of a difference between the two). It's kind of tough because whatever it is, it's had all of it's trim and badges removed/shaven.
     

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