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1961 Daimler SP 250 "Builder: Huffaker Qvale" Race Ready SOLD

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Serial Number: Chassis 100 284
Frame Number: Chassis 100 284
Engine Number: 61-100284
Logbook: SVRA 14-076, CSRG 1001147, VRG, Vscca
Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $48,000  Currency_Convert
Location: Wellsboro, PA
 

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Description

Daimler SP 2.5L HEMI v8 (Yes a 2.5L Hemi V8). Stock Aluminum heads and intake. Long history back to 60's & 70's, documentation shows originally maintained by Bert Reimschuessel in WI. Raced through 70's at Elkhart lake Road America as a streetcar with rollbar. Docs show Portland, Monterey and Westwood through 70's- 80's. This car was completely rebuilt to Vintage race specs by one of America's leading Racecar Shops in the Country; HUFFAKER-QVALE in late 90's, early 2000, $80K in receipts. Very Rare and Reliable Race car with Longtime Race History since 2000's with CSRG (Logbook)at Sears Point (milti. times), Laguna Seca, FROHC and SEBRING 12hr by Hayes Harris, Calgary, Westwood & Edmonton. Current owner has raced with the Vscca, VRG and SVRA at INDY Motor Speedway - the Brickyard, Road America, Watkins Glen (Multiple), Pitt Race (BeaverRun), Lime Rock Park (Vscca), SVRA Pocono (multiple) and Autocross. Beautiful and Very Rare & Very easy to maintain, exceptionally prepared and very reliable with over $100k of work by professional race shops into the build. I have used GMT Racing, in CT, for gearbox replacement, nut & bolt maintenance and Empsons race engines (Sept15) for current rebuild for fresh (Break in time only) motor. This car is at the Top of the SVRA Group 3 class at 2.5L displacement, runs in class with few to no other v8's. I Have NEVER driven with another Daimler, it is very rare, very reliable and a beautiful racecar. I was awarded the prestigious SVRA rookie DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2014 for 2013 year.

History

Long reported History (entire Binder of info, see above) back to Elkhart Lake in 60-70's, Maintained by Reimschuessels Garage by Burt. Then 70s-80s raced Westwood, Monterey, Portland. Fully Vintage Race Built in 99-00 by HUFFAKER-QVALE in Sonoma for Carl Christiansen. Raced at Lagna Seca, Sears Point, then at Sebring by Hayes H Harris (CSRG). Previous Owner Mike Horrner raced Edmonton, Mont Tremblant, Calgary (Alberta). Current Owner has raced in the SVRA, VRG & VSCCA at the Brickyard INDY, Limerock (mult), Watkins Glen (Multiple) Pitt Race (BeaverRun. In VICTORY LANE Magazine 4 times. AND, Current Owner, David Zavetsky won the SVRA's Prestigious rookie DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD in this car.

Recent Competition History

SVRA's Rookie DRIVER OF THE YEAR (2013), Podiums 2nd in class and 3rd (best time). 2.5L 1st place winner Autocross (two years). Recent Tracks: Road America, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock Park, PittRace - BeaverRun, Pocono, Indianapolis Motor Speedway - The Brickyard !

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