About Us

The Membership

The Daimler SP250 Club of New Zealand is run by a small committee of SP250 enthusiasts based in Auckland NZ, with members throughout NZ, Australia, USA, Europe & the Middle East.

From a total production of only 2648 cars, about 70 made it to NZ. This relative rarity stimulated a hunger for contact amongst SP250 owners which led to the club’s formation in 1970.

The club has attracted most SP250 owners in NZ as members, and due to interest in Dartalk, our regular newsletter, also attracts owners from around the world. The Daimler SP250 Club of New Zealand is the only car club that focuses exclusively on this single model.

We aim to stimulate interest in the Dart and to encourage owners to join our unique club and to start receiving the benefits of Dartalk, our excellent bi-monthly magazine. Dartalk contains useful articles, technical information, For Sale notices, photo gallery and historical and current news about members’ cars.

Membership is made up of current and past owners as well as other SP250 enthusiasts. Most have broad motoring interests.
Wherever you are in the world, we would love to have you as a member of our exclusive club. To join, go to our [ Membership Registration Form ]


We hold weekend trips, half day drives and opportunities to socialize, swap stories and gaze under one another’s bonnets (or hoods if you are a North American).


Overseas members are always be made very welcome when they visit our shores, Kiwi hospitality is sincere and warm. So [ check here to let us know you're coming ]

Club History

The club was founded in 1970 by Peter Altmann who was (and still is) a madly enthusiastic SP250 owner. Way back then he could see the mutually beneficial merits of tapping into the resources of other owners and in creating for them a medium for information exchange. After a year of collecting names and with the help of some creative publicity the first meeting with 14 owners was shown on national television and the club was born. In 1970 there were virtually no other one-marque clubs and this was the first in the world dedicated exclusively to Daimler SP250s.

The club is keeping alive the spirit of this initial enthusiasm. Dartalk, our our club magazine embodies this character and our Editor/Historian, Keith Humphreys is now a world expert on SP250 history.  

Dartalk - The Club Magazine

Articles from owners are always welcomed for Dartalk. Send us your stories, photos and technical tips for inclusion in the magazine, here on the website. [ Email us ]