Boris Forter, a director of Helena Rubenstein cosmetics company, commissioned David Ogle of "David Ogle Associates" (later to become Ogle Design) to build him a one off car.
Boris, wanted to use the Daimler SP250's separate chassis with its powerful 2.5 litre V8 engine. Boris came up with a sketch of roughly how he wanted the car to look like and before long David Ogle started working on a full sized clay model of the car. Sadly David was later killed in a tragic accident in one of his own Ogle SX100's on the way to Brands Hatch in May 1962.
David's business partner John Ogier brought in an ex-Ford designer called Tom Karen. With the rest of the design team, Tom was able to finish the clay model and actually produce a running car by the Earls Court Motorshow in October 1962. The show car was painted in Sable white and the trim consisted of a pale grey 'suwide' with grey carpets and a walnut facia.
Boris received his very own personalised Ogle SX250 in early 1963 and later commissioned Ogle to build a second SX250 for his mistress, Jean Hart.
There were plans for 6 cars, though it is believed that only 2 were built.
Although it was said that Jaguar boss William Lyons very much like to Ogle SX250 version, he had other ideas for Daimler and had no intention of using the design.
Ogle approached Reliant wit a view to producing the Mini Ogle SX1000
, but Reliant were in the process of trying to develop the Sabre sports car and figured that the Ogle SX250 body shell could be matched to their Sabre chassis with a few modifications. A deal was struck between Reliant and Ogle and the new Scimitar was born and so began a long term the business partnership between Ogle's Tom Karen and Reliant's Ray Wiggin.