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Re: Daimler SP250 Dart [Re: +8Rich] #556635
29/01/19 08:25 PM
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That would have made a good Stag. Saved all those owners changing to a rover engine.
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Re: Daimler SP250 Dart [Re: +8Rich] #556667
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The GT6 was another underrated car in my opinion. Did a few miles in a friends many years ago. Supremely smooth long legged motoring. Loved the gearknob mounted switch to flip in and out of standard fit overdrive in third or fourth.


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Re: Daimler SP250 Dart [Re: Richard Wood] #556668
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Those sixes sound lovely too.


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Re: Daimler SP250 Dart [Re: +8Rich] #556676
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A workmate had a GT6. Burgundy ish colour. Lovely car.
It would have been hard to turn down if available.


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Re: Daimler SP250 Dart [Re: +8Rich] #556702
30/01/19 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By howard
As a car enthusiast who was about when the Dart was available new, I dont remember it having a particularly good reputation as a car or being sought after. Both the TR4 and the big Healey were more popular. The Dart was aimed at the US market, hence the V8, but didnt succeed there

The problem with growing old is that we end up thinking sentimentally about cars that in their day we didnt think a lot of.


Very true the rose tinted spectacles go on I think when we reminisce.
My wife ran an MGB GT about 20 years ago and TBH I have had more fun driving a tractor than I ever did it, very over rated IMHO.


I think the rose tinted spec scenario can work in reverse, for me at least as I get older. Distinctive cars I may have dismissed as ugly back in the day now hold a classic beauty for me. I would certainly love my old CV8 back, and not just because its now worth 50 times what I sold it for, which in itself was a modest profit in the mid 70's.

Whilst at college in Leeds a fellow student bought an Austin 7 Chummy. I couldn't for the life of me understand why. How I would love one now though wink

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Re: Daimler SP250 Dart [Re: +8Rich] #556706
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I've also owned a CV8 but due to working overseas at the time I hardly got to drive it and certainly wouldn't mind another.

Given that the use of classic cars will eventually disappear due to legislation I'd like to own some of the cars I've always been interested in while it's still possible. Surprisingly most of them are still affordable and not exotic.

Riley RM
Sunbeam Talbot/Alpine (1950's)
Jensen 541
Ford Pilot
Volvo Amazon
Jaguar S type
Any Allard (these are a bit pricey)
The list goes on...

Re: Daimler SP250 Dart [Re: Richard Wood] #556759
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Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By howard
As a car enthusiast who was about when the Dart was available new, I dont remember it having a particularly good reputation as a car or being sought after. Both the TR4 and the big Healey were more popular. The Dart was aimed at the US market, hence the V8, but didnt succeed there

The problem with growing old is that we end up thinking sentimentally about cars that in their day we didnt think a lot of.


Very true the rose tinted spectacles go on I think when we reminisce.
My wife ran an MGB GT about 20 years ago and TBH I have had more fun driving a tractor than I ever did it, very over rated IMHO.


I think the rose tinted spec scenario can work in reverse, for me at least as I get older. Distinctive cars I may have dismissed as ugly back in the day now hold a classic beauty for me. I would certainly love my old CV8 back, and not just because its now worth 50 times what I sold it for, which in itself was a modest profit in the mid 70's.

Whilst at college in Leeds a fellow student bought an Austin 7 Chummy. I couldn't for the life of me understand why. How I would love one now though wink


That's quite true I look at these little Austin box cars and feel an instant affection for them which I certainly didn't when my late grandfather had one.

That CV8 is a real good looking car I'm not surprised you'd like that back they always looked Italian to me for some reason the stylish lines I guess. I had no idea they were fibreglass until you said.


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Re: Daimler SP250 Dart [Re: Richard Wood] #556777
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Originally Posted By Richard Wood
The GT6 was another underrated car in my opinion. Did a few miles in a friends many years ago. Supremely smooth long legged motoring. Loved the gearknob mounted switch to flip in and out of standard fit overdrive in third or fourth.


Got one new for my 21st. Says a lot about my taste in cars because the alternative was either a TR or a big healey. The latter was dismissed as being obsolete by then (1966) and I fancied the mini E type style of the GT6.

It wasnt a bad car but neither was it anything remarkable. But then very few cars are remarkable. It was slower than the TR. Reliable.

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Re: Daimler SP250 Dart [Re: +8Rich] #556999
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So what did we think of the program - it's the first complete one I've watched, I thought the engineer (Fuzz) was really great but the other bloke a complete idiot, every time he visited a parts supplier I cringed.
A lovely story for the cars owner I thought after his bad luck and the subsequent injuries after his plane crash.


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Re: Daimler SP250 Dart [Re: +8Rich] #557038
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The idiot Tim is very highly qualified and has invented things and made shedloads. So although he plays the fool he isn't.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Shaw_(presenter)

That's not to say he isn't irritating.


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