Daimler - Daimler V8 250

When Daimler was purchased by Jaguar in order to allow for Jaguars expansion, along with the Daimler company assets came the SP250 sportscar that was in production. Edward Turner had designed a couple of V8 engines for Daimler, a 4.6 and a 2.5 litre. The smaller of these two was a very good little engine (chrome iron block and alloy cylinder heads) which was already in use with the "Dart", producing 140bhp at 5,800 rpm. So after some work, which included making a different sump and other detail changes, the V8 2547cc engine was installed in the existing Mk2 Jaguar. In the process this V8 saved a considerable amount of weight over the Jaguar 6 cylinder, which made the Daimler V8 250 capable of over 110mph. The Daimler 2.5 V8 went on sale in 1962, with the fluted Daimler grille to distinguish it. The cars all had automatic gearboxes but from 1967 a manual option became available. As with all Jaguar products, the V8 250 was continually altered and improved throughout it's production, and was later on renamed Daimler V8-250. Production of these V8 Daimlers continued until 1969. After this, all Daimler models would be basically Jaguars with different specifications.

Daimler V8 250 original tyre fitment was a cross ply 6.40x15, with equivalent radial 185R15 tyre size. Blockley makes a period correct 185VR15 tyre with good speed rating and steel belt construction. For those wanting a non standard wider tyre we also make the 205/70VR 15 now with a W speed rating. See full details of both these Daimler V8 tyres below:

Blockley Products for Daimler Daimler V8 250


Blockley Radial

£155.00 (£186.00 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£174.00 (£208.80 inc. VAT)