Evaluation: Regularly enjoyed by the current owner. Currently has a correct replacement engine but the original comes with the car. Protective clearcoat paint shows visible preparation flaws. Dirty wheels with banged wheel nuts. Sound but aged upholstery with deeply scuffed driver’s seat bolster. Dirty engine compartment and chassis. Very used, but also usable.
Bottom Line: Bought well considering its condition and mediocre performance. The body design? Well, it’s more distinctive than an MGC. Daimler, official marque of the Royal fleet, tried with this fiberglass bodied hemi-head V8 to break out of its staid image, to limited success. But for value-oriented buyers the SP250/Dart (Chrysler objected to the “Dart” name used in the UK) remains under the radar, and is an intriguing car at prices like this.