Evaluation: Older restoration | One of 2654 SP250s built. Good paint and chrome, but the windshield frame is pitted. Uneven fit on the hood and trunk. Some scuffs on the dash behind the steering wheel. Light wear on the driver’s seat. Decent engine bay has recently been detailed. Tidy underbody with older undercoating. Located in Indiana.
Bottom Line: The SP250 (originally called the Dart, before Chrysler objected) is a weird car top to bottom. First off, it came from Daimler—a company known for building limousines for the British upper classes and royalty, not fiberglass-bodied sports cars. As for the body, maybe the nicest thing you can say about it is that it’s interesting. Under the hood, meanwhile, isn’t a proper British straight-six but a little 2.5-liter hemi-head V-8. These cars are obscure but collectible, commanding around the same kind of money as the equivalent Austin-Healey but with a little more exclusivity. This one sold very well for a car with some wear and tear. It’s not an outrageous result, but better ones have sold for less, and this one sold for $53,900 at the Auctions America Fort Lauderdale sale in 2016.