Car: Daimler Dart V8 SP-250
What makes it special: Built for model years 1959 through 1964 by British manufacturer Daimler Company, the Daimler SP 250 was the last model launched before BSA sold the company off to Jaguar in 1960.
What made it famous: The Daimler Dart SP 250 was a fiberglass bodied roadster sports car equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes, and was powered by a 2.5 Liter, Hemi-Head V8. It was listed as a 2+2 model technically, but the rear passenger leg room was just about non-existent.
Why I would want one: It’s not cute by any means. It looks like a fish. But the Hemi-Head V8 makes me think it makes up in performance what it lacks in looks.
Fun fact: The Daimler Dart SP 250 was debuted at the 1959 NY Motor Show and was unofficially voted as the ugliest car at the show. Chrysler’s Dodge division threatened legal action if Daimler didn’t cease using the Dart name.