TVR Trader

Welcome to the TVR Trader, the classified ads for the TVR Car Club of North America. Listings in the TVR Trader are free of charge to TVRCCNA members. For non-members, the cost is $10.00 for 1 year of online listing and publication in 4 quarterly issues of the TVR Times. Contact Chuck Linn by phone at: (248) 652-9099 or e-mail with your ad content, or if you know any of the cars or parts have been sold. Paypal payments can be sent to or you can write a cheque payable to TVRCCNA and mail it to TVR Trader, 1610 Rolling Oaks Rd., Rochester, MI 48306.

Cars for Sale | Parts for Sale | Wanted

Cars for Sale:

1996 TVR Chimaera

Posted: 4 July 2015
Serial #:
Price: $20,500
Location: Sarnia, Ontario (near Detroit)
Contact Info: Murray - (519) 336-1743
Description: 1996 tvr chimaera. 4.0L serpentine engine, BW t5 transmission. power steering, brakes. New hartz navy top. new interior Prussian blue, vinyl from factory supplier in uk. leather from bridge of weir in Scotland. navy carpets. needs nothing, regular driver. no frame repairs, no hits. lots of records from UK and here. walnut dash, sepia instruments. converted to lhd 3 yrs ago when imported. only non tvr part is mustang power rack. 20,500 USD.

1994 TVR Griffith

Posted: 27 April 2015
Serial #:
Price: US$44,000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Info: Dave - (416) 746-0778
1994 TVR Griffith

  • Title: Says 1994, Vin says it’s a 1993. TVR NA had registered it as 1994 when imported new.
  • Made in Blackpool England.


    • Ferrari Rosso Red, Brown Canvas Covered Carbon-fiber Removable top with Brown Canvas folding back with clear vinyl window. Can be run with the back-up and centre out.
    • Fibreglass body on Tubular chassis
    • Never Winter driven


    • Tan Leather, seats, Dash, Centre console and door panels
    • Brown Carpet
    • Alpine FM, MP3 Player
    • Power Windows, Power Mirrors, Power truck release, Power locks
    • Immobilizer anti-theft
    • 2 keys with remotes


    • 1 of 7 LHD imported into Canada by the dealer. 1 of approx. 100 LHD in total Production
    • 59000 KM
    • 285 hp Rover V8 4.3 litre EFI
    • 5 speed LR77 (Land Rover)
    • Tubular Chassis, Powder Coated
    • Independent suspension
    • Disc Brakes all round, 10.6” on front and 9.9” rear
    • Dunlop Direzza DZ101 Ultra Hi-Performance summer tires, (Aug12)
    • Front 205/50/15ZR Rear 225/50/16ZR


    • Standing ¼ mile 13.3 seconds
    • 0 to 100 kph 4.6 seconds
    • 0 to 160 kph 11.3 seconds
    • Weight 1050 kg (2315 lbs.)
    • Check out how these performance numbers match up with even newer cars
    Being a much loved, but driven car there is a few chips on the nose and the odd scratch. This car has never wanted for anything and no noise was not addressed and fixed immediately. Reasonable offers considered, ABSOLUTELY NO TEST PILOTS Please! This not a Kit Car!

    Asking $44,000.00 US$. You can use as your haggling tools the following: New roof covering and window - $1600.00, Repair stone chips and repaint the nose - $3000.00

    1987 Tasmin 420 SEAC Motor Show Car

    Posted: 15 January 2016
    Serial #: SA9DH35P9HB019406
    Price: £26,000obo
    Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK
    Contact Info: Richard Parker - +441909506690
    420 SEAC 1987 Motor Show Car. Wild Rover from Car magazine May 1988 and featured in many other books. A rare opportunity to obtain a piece of TVR history. Only 23000 miles from new. Immaculate original condition. Complete engine overall in 2009 by V8 Developments. Stainless steel manifolds and exhaust fitted at the same time. Metallic Green, tested to July 2016. Polished split rim OZ wheels, new roof and Wilton carpets. New rear shocks, discs and pads fitted 2014. Full history available, call for more details.

    1987 TVR S Convertible

    Posted: 7 December 2014
    Serial #: SA9DS28P8HB019323
    Price: $18,000
    Location: St. Louis, MO
    Contact Info: Jason Gollon - (314) 780-5669
    1987 TVR S Convertible
    Full Restoration Classic British Sports Car
    • Model: S
    • Year: 1987
    • Type: Convertible
    • Color: Gray
    • Mileage: 37,506 (Original miles)
    • Engine: 2.8L V6
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Fuel Type: Gasoline
    • Trim: Convertible Roadster
    • Interior Color: Blue/Red Piping

    This is a perfect example of one of the first TVR S series built. The S was conceived by Peter Wheeler as a car to attract people to the brand at a price competitive with contemporary roadsters. The styling echoes that of the previous ‘M’ and ‘S’ models making this a very early adoption of 'retro' styling.

    The "S" is true to TVR's ethos of weighing less than 1000 kg, having more than enough power and a bespoke special feel to the car. It is the last of the raw TVRs with no power steering, stiff chassis, heavy controls, etc. It is quite rewarding to drive. This is a true driver’s car.

    It has a targa/convertible top, which means you can remove and stow the targa panels in the trunk and either lower or raise the convertible top depending on how much wind you prefer. The top was replaced in recent years and is in excellent condition.

    This "S" has the original Ford Cologne 2.8L V6 engine with Bosch K-Jetronic injection. This engine is from the European Capri 2.8i, 160bhp in UK spec with no catalytic converter, mated to a Ford 5-speed gearbox and a Ford Sierra (Merkur XR4ti) differential, half shafts and brakes. The Cologne was fitted to many US Fords, so parts are easily found at your local auto parts store. Servicing can also be performed by a Ford dealer or a specialist or even DIY with the wealth of support available on the web and the many specialist clubs.

    The TVR was restored a few years ago with a complete body off chassis strip/paint, body respray and engine overhaul. It is stock with the exception of an improved oversized aluminum radiator, coolant pipes and silicon hoses. It has Spax adjustable shocks, brand new Goodyear Eagle GT tires (205/60R15 91V) mounted on original OZ wheels, Wolfrace style. The stainless exhaust has a very distinctive rumble. Most enthusiasts describe the original ‘S’ exhaust note as the best sounding of all TVRs produced.

    This car is absolutely fantastic to drive. It is surprising quick, pops and crackles on the overrun and turns heads wherever you go. Particularly since this "S" is RHD. Do not be put off by the RHD. It is quite enjoyable to drive, unique and almost guarantees a conversation with a stranger every time you go out. In September 2013, this "S" won First In Class at the 32nd Annual St. Louis All British Car & Cycle Show.

    It was imported in 2012 from the United Kingdom under the 25 year import rule. Therefore, it is not required to comply with DOT and/or EPA requirements.This is a 27 year old car that is a weekend driver only. It has never seen rain or any other inclement weather. It has always been garaged and is properly stored during the winter months. I searched for quite a long time before finding this stunning example and blew my budget buying it. I believe it to be the best TVR S in existence. After seeing the prices of all TVRs increase, I only expect the market to get stronger.

    I have paperwork (MOT certificates, V5 (UK Registration Certificate) receipts, etc.) dating back more than 12 years that will accompany the car. The original British plate will also be included. I have a like new copy of ‘The TVR S series’ by Steve Heath, often referred to as the TVR S bible and a copy of the Haynes manuals for the Ford Capri and Ford Sierra, both brand new. Before buying the car, I drove 800 miles to view it and was amazed. I strongly recommend coming to see the car in person. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

    1986 280i 5.0L Conversion

    Posted: 15 January 2016
    Serial #: SA9DH28P6GB019155
    Price: Ask
    Location: Derry, NH
    Contact Info: Andrew (Drew) Estes - (603) 498-9869
    For sale: my 1986 TVR 280i. Pro conversion to Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 and T5 5 speed manual from the factory 2.8 V6 4 speed. This car was voted 'Best Modified TVR' at the 2010 TVR Car Club gathering. It has had a respray of the TVR bright yellow paint and the paint is still glossy. The black canvas top looks great and the black leather interior is good - All her electrics work fine. The wood trim is in great shape, I added a replacement mono steering wheel of matching wood. Some small niggles remain - a slight crack in the front spoiler, not usually seen unless you're kneeling - and a small seam split in the leather of the passenger seat base center panel. The power antenna was removed and the opening blocked with a chrome piece, but the entire unit is included, an Alpine MP3/iPod player installed. A/C was dead weight and wasn't hooked up after the conversion, so I removed brackets and compressor and boxed it up. Brakes occasionally squeak if the car is not used in a while - she occasionally marks her spot on the garage floor. Good Yokohama tires, good carpet, etc. new windscreen recently. A modest spare parts hoard of 280i bits is available to haggle over. Some prior owner documentation exists. Performance is wholly improved over the stock V6 and 4 speed. It now has Torque to pull hard in any gear at any speed. Sound is excellent, a healthy rumble at idle but not oppressive on long rides. Handling is same as the V6, The car is easy to maintain and has been reliable over my entire ownership (since 2007), purchased from Wirewheel- I'll pass it to next owner slightly better than when I received it, without it having broken the bank. Success! For ease of selling - I have put the car on consignment at Dusty Old Cars in Derry, NH. They are able to offer financing, display, storage and shipping. Their website is an enthusiasts candy store. They have hundreds of pictures and a few videos of this car (and every car they sell) then search inventory by make for TVR. DOC has the documents file, manuals, some old but good parts, etc. The listed price there is 'asking' and is negotiable, contact me directly if serious - as I am the owner and can answer questions that they probably cannot.

    1986 TVR 280i Series 2 and 1984 TVR 280i Series 1

    Posted: 23 March 2014
    Price: $4,000
    Contact Info: Barry Rowe
    Location: Central Illinois
    Description: 2 TVR280i parts cars:
    • 1986 280i series 2. Body rough with right side crazed. "Cream" color, tan interior, good engine, good 4 speed trans, good suspension, broken windshield. Mostly complete original interior needs work. Frame has some rust problems. Complete top. 5 good wheels with good tires. Clear title.

    • 1984 Tasmin 280i. Good body but needs paint. Good frame and suspension. No engine, good 4 speed transmission mostly complete original interior. No top, no passenger side window, no windshield. No front spoiler nor rear facia. No title. 5 good wheels with good tires.
    I want to sell them as a pair, but might be talked into selling them separately. I had meant to put them together in 1 car, but have too many projects.

    1971 TVR 2500M

    Posted: 25 January 2016
    Serial #:
    Price: $25,000.00
    Location: Central NJ
    Contact Info: Paul
    Description: 1971 TVR 2500M. When purchased from initial owner it was completely apart. All suspension and frame media blasted and painted with POR. All new bushings. New yellow paint w/ black top. S/R New Interior and seats. Converted to use a BMW 325 engine ( '98 M50 twin cam - 4 valve/ cyl) and 5 speed gbx. 100 more hp than TR engine and 100# less weight. New Goodrich TAs on stock slots. All instruments converted and working. 600 proving miles since restoration.

    1970 TVR Vixen

    Posted: 23 November 2015
    Serial #:
    Price: $4,750
    Location: Northwest Louisiana
    Contact Info: George Carroll - (318) 617-2132
    Description: 1970 TVR Vixen, good title, 46000 miles showing on speedometer, good body, hood, frame (some corrosion), five (5) original alloy wheels, all parts, no engine or transmission most other parts there. Asking $4750 OBO. Located in Northwest Louisiana, 180 miles east of Dallas.

    1967 TVR Grantura 1800S

    Posted: 5 October 2015
    Serial #:
    Price: $39,500
    Location: Romania
    Contact Info: Alex
    Description: Very rare 1967 Grantura 1800 S, Mk IV LHD, Tartan red with Black Interior. Car is in Europe, in very good technical condition, rustfree chassis, super body and very a nice paint, new glass all around ( door windows and windshield), new chrome, overhauled brakes and suspension, overhauled carbs, perfect running MGB engine, OD gearbox, new bespoke wiring loom, new carpet, black vinyl interior with original TVR sport seats. More details and pictures are available upon request. Can arrange shipping to US from Rotterdam.

    1964 TVR Grantura Mk3

    Posted: 5 October 2015
    Serial #:
    Price: $49,000
    Location: Romania
    Contact Info: Alex
    Description: Very rare and hard to find, 1964 TVR Grantura Mk 3, LHD, Riviera Blue with Black Leather interior, in perfect restored condition. Former US car, VIN 9/xxx, currently imported in Europe ( FIVA originality card), has a rustfree chassis, 5 bearing MG 1.8l fastroad engine, 135 BHP, prepared by MG Motorsport in UK, X - flow head, double 45 webers, OD gearbox. AVO coil-overs, new chrome wire wheels, new tyres, new bespoke wiring loom, new alloy tank. More details and pictures are available upon request. Can arrange shipping to US from Rotterdam.

    Parts for Sale:

    Assorted 280i Parts

    Posted: 27 April 2015
    Contact Info: Hayden Olenik
    Location: Sterling, VA
    Description: I purchased a 1985 TVR 280i Series 1 for parts and have plenty of extras I don't need. Like-new black interior (everything but seats and carpet...have seats but they're toast and need completely redone), doors, driver's side (LH) door glass, all body panels except hood & chin spoiler, suspension/brake parts, and more. Even have the original seats if someone needs frames to recover (seats were unfortunately left in the car and exposed to weather when the rest of the interior was stripped). Contact me if you're looking for something and see if I have it. Engine, trans, radiator, and chin spoiler are all gone. Rear exhaust cover is available but has been cut to fit larger mufflers.

    Modine Radiator Upgrade for 280i

    Posted: 27 April 2015
    Price: $150
    Contact Info: Hayden Olenik
    Location: Sterling, VA
    Description: I have a large Modine radiator that the previous owner of my 280i installed in the nose (my car originally had an upright radiator). I went back to the upright because I didn't have the overheating problem and wanted to re-install the charcoal canister that the previous owner removed, so this one is available for a 280i owner who is having overheating problems. Radiator comes with mounting brackets to hold it but I had to cut the (regular box steel) brace that ran the width of the nose between the brackets to remove it from the car. Ready for install in your 280i with very little work. Can send photos of the radiator installed on request.


    3000S for Parts

    Posted: 16 February 2015
    Contact Info: Vince - Phone: (301) 407-9021
    Description: TVR 3000S convertible - basket case and/or body parts wanted.

    280i air dam, markers, radiator, and interior parts

    Posted: 16 February 2015
    Contact Info: Sean Howard
    Description: Wanted: 1986 280i Series 2 Air dam and marker beacons for the air dam. Also seeking car mats (black), speedometer, factory radiator and a source for a seat refurbish. Gas tank also wanted./