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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your ad content, or if you know any of the cars or parts have been sold. Paypal payments can be sent to email@example.com or you can write a cheque payable to TVRCCNA and mail it to TVR Trader, 1610 Rolling Oaks Rd., Rochester, MI 48306.
2001 TVR TuscanPosted: 6 August 2016
Location: Collingwood, Ontario Canada
Contact Info: Ken
Description: This TVR Tuscan is a 2001 in GTS Viper Blue 4 liter inline Speed Six engine. If you know what this car is, you know what their reputation is. They are a brutally fast, extremely beautiful drivers car. No airbags, no traction control, no stability control. Just you, 4 wheels and almost 380hp in a 1100kg car. It is not for the faint of heart, or for those not prepared to be stopped in the street and photographed. It has been meticulously maintained over her life and includes:
- Recently installed discs & Rotors
- New Pirelli P-Zero tires
- Upgraded Nitron adjustable shocks
- Engine rebuilt in a few years ago
- New interior installed 2013
- Momo steering wheel
- Hood access mod
- Anderson jumper connector mod
- KPH Speedo conversion
2000 TVR TuscanPosted: 25 May 2016
Location: UK (price includes delivery to any UK port prior to export)
Contact Info: David
Description: A wonderful Tuscan with the well-known Racing Green FFF-2 Head and Simplex timing chain (very high reliability increase). Engine completely rebuild with all new bearings and wearable parts in 2013 with 36786 miles on the clock at a cost of almost £10k. Puts out 390bhp. Also had complete re-spray including Anthracite wheels at the same time. Interior is in good condition but not yet renewed (was to be next project). Has been carefully run in over the last two (short) summers. Mileage now 39064. You won't find a more mechanically reliable Tuscan or a more beautiful TVR model. Car currently has 39,064 miles on it.
1992 TVR Griffith 400 RHD (built 1991)Posted: 23 January 2017
Location: Greater Toronto Area (can deliver to MI or NY)
Contact Info: Mike Bozinoski - (416) 565-3233
Here it is..the first legally admissible TVR Griffith in the US. THIS GRIFFITH WILL BE VERIFIABLY 25 YEARS OLD ON MARCH 11,2017 AND IS IMPORTABLE TO THE USA. Car currently is located near Toronto, ON one hour drive from Buffalo NY or 3 hour drive from Detroit MI but can be delivered to MI or NY. This is one of the first built works display Griffiths. Date of first registration March 11, 1992 (built in late 1991). Part of one of the largest TVR collections in North America since 2009. Very well maintained Pre cat model with Griffith 500 stainless tuned exhaust. First few cars had steel exhaust.Hence upgrade. Mostly stock. Well known car within TVRCCNA circles. Has attended woodwork and a few other major TVRCC events.Excellent chassis and outriggers.Very rarely rain driven and always waxoiled or Krown rust controlled . Has never been hit, off roaded or tracked. Recent new radiator and thermostat, discs and pads. Runs and drives beautifully and looks spectacular! Comes with service history, original leather bound manual ,indoor car cover and Ontario title ownership and history and clear lien report. A great investment as less than 2500 Griffiths remain worldwide. A very easy and reliable car to own as parts and suppliers are abundant. Has done multiple 1000+ mile trips without a hiccup.Engine is TVR version of the all aluminum Rover V8 4 litre with the SD1, LT77 gearbox, with Salisbury rear end. Original factory BBS multi piece rims. Please contact me for more info, pics and assistance with shipping and importing to the U.S. Can be shown any time. Car is housed in a clean climate controlled garage as part of a 25 car collection. Reason for sale: selling off part of the collection to purchase another car....or two.
1991 TVR 450 SEACPosted: 7 March 2017
Serial #: SDLDEN5P7MFO11443
Location: Cornwall, England
Contact Info: Geoff Smith
A rare opportunity to acquire a genuine, unrestored, late 450 SEAC.
Supplied new by Fernhurst in August 1991, this was the penultimate example of these Countach-bating, road-going race cars – specially built at a cost of almost £50,000 for the same TVR customer that ordered one of the first 420 SEACs in 1986.
The car’s full life story was recently published in the January 2017 issue of Classic Cars magazine (including input from TVRCCNA Historian Marshall Moore, who saw the car being built at the factory in 1991). It comes with an outstanding history file with original Service Book and Owners Manual, old tax discs and MOTs, and receipts from 1994 onwards totalling almost £20,000.
I bought the car in autumn 2015. A total of £5,309.78 has been spent on its light re-commissioning and recent improvements to bring it up to ‘driver level’ standard. These works include a radiator refurbishment, a new clutch slave cylinder, central locking fault rectified, new battery, four new Toyo tyres, wheel alignment, new rubber door seals, new rear caliper and pads, new headlamp motor, new ignition switch, new swan neck and induction hose, door handle faults rectified, window fault rectified, new exhaust mount fixing, chassis waxolying, new rear plastic window, some wiring improvements and a recent major service at a TVR Heritage Network specialist in Cornwall.
As you can see from this list of work, my ownership approach has simply been to slow down the natural deterioration process to a crawl - preservation rather than total restoration. Sound chassis, good oil pressure, age-related chips and blemishes to original paintwork, and 26-year old patina to interior.
Driving it remains as intense as it would have been when it left the factory in the summer of 1991 - this is a street version of a racing car after all. But having covered only 1,500 miles since I bought it, I’ve decided that I’ll be putting it up for sale. I’ve driven nothing quite like it (including Lamborghinis, Porsches, Astons and various fast Fords) and have enjoyed every vivid moment - not, I have to say, a sentiment shared by my wife who prefers our classics a little less…'raw'. But it’s time for someone else to take the reins and get more use out of it.
Cureton Green, Clay leather interior, 55k miles, MOT to October 2017.
This is an eminently collectable car(one of only 18 450 SEACs built), with a fully documented history, matching numbers and verified mileage - ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.
NOTE: This car is able to be imported into the USA under the 25-year rule and would make a fantastic "ultimate" TVR for the TVR fanatic.
1991 TVR V8S RHDPosted: 23 January 2017
Location: Greater Toronto Area (can deliver to MI or NY)
Contact Info: Mike Bozinoski - (416) 565-3233
THIS V8S IS 25 YEARS OLD AND IS LEGALLY IMPORTABLE TO THE USA. Car currently is located near Toronto, ON one hour drive from Buffalo NY or 3 hour drive from Detroit MI but can be delivered to MI or NY. One of 410 V8S cars ever built. Jaguar racing green with Oatmeal half hide interior, green carpets. pram style spit removeable roof .One of 2 known to exist in North America. Date of first registration August 1, 1991. Part of one of the largest TVR collections in North America since 2009. Very well maintained Pre cat model with extensive specialist service history.. Well known car within TVRCCNA circles. Has attended woodwork and a few other major TVRCC events.Excellent chassis ,outriggers replaced by tvr specialist in 2007 at 45k miles. Currently 60k miles.Very rarely rain driven and always waxoiled or Krown rust controlled . Recent new radiator, thermostat, discs and pads all around, wood dash ,adjustable GAZ gold struts and springs. Recent nose respray with 3M film. Engine is TVR version of the all aluminum Rover V8 4 litre with the SD1, LT77 gearbox. 240 BHP with 270 lbs/ft torque. At about 2000 pounds ,the performance is Spectacular.Original factory refurbished wolfrace rims. TVR specialist stainless sports exhaust.Comes with original bound manual, sales brochure, Steve Heath "S" series "bible" ,a large service history file and Ontario title ownership and history and clear lien report. A very easy and reliable car to own as parts and suppliers are abundant. Runs and drives beautifully and looks spectacular! Please contact me for more info, pics and assistance with shipping and importing to the U.S. or anywhere ( if required) Can be shown any time. Car is housed in a clean climate controlled garage as part of a 25 car collection. Reason for sale: selling off part of the collection to purchase another car....or two.
1987 Tasmin 420 SEAC Motor Show CarPosted: 15 January 2016
Serial #: SA9DH35P9HB019406
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.
1986 280i 5.0L ConversionPosted: 15 January 2016
Serial #: SA9DH28P6GB019155
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) http://www.dustyoldcars.com 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.
1984 TVR 280i CoupePosted: 23 January 2017
Price: $10,000 firm
Location: Orland, ME
Contact Info: Richard Powell - (207) 469-2165
4/1984 TVR 280i Coupe – Complete frame-on restoration, original engine and injection, excellent frame, new paint, new leather interior, 64,000 original miles, excellent running condition.
1979 TVR TaimarPosted: 26 December 2016
Serial #: 4365FM
Location: Tampa, FL
Contact Info: John Hayes - (813) 501-1630 (showroom), (727) 688-1148 (cell)
Description: 1979 TVR Taimar 2dr, hatchback, sunroof. Excellent Condition. Original owner. Garage kept. 31,000 miles. Custom Chrome Illusion Dupont paint design blend (British racing green to purple and gold, turquoise). Chrome bumpers. Blue Halogen headlights. Ford Essex V6, 4 speed manual transmission. Bosch performance fuel pump. custom built fuel tank, Lumenition Ignition system. Nology performance sparkplugs & copper grounded wire leads. Beige leather interior, new carpet and jute sound barrier. A British Classic Must See. Currently on display at Street Side Classics. Additional information and photos can be seen here.
1978 3000S ConvertiblePosted: 5 September 2016
Serial #: 4586FM
Price: $24,500 OBO
Location: Nashville, TN
Contact Info: Ed - (615) 414-8280
Description: TVR 1978 3000S, 4586FM. LHD. Third owner (2000-date). Runs great- driven weekly, New Dupont Chroma Premier paint, New Windscreen, carpets, Spax adjustable shocks and springs, Stainless Steel Exhaust system, powder coated exhaust headers, Rebuilt radiator and heater core, New Water pump, New Tires (205/70-15), Rebuilt Weber 38DGAS, Halogen headlamps, New tie rod ends and ball joints, Books and records, EU and US registration. Good top and side curtains. Original build sheet from David Gerald. 73k miles. More photos available, serious inquiries only, please. Many spares with purchase.
1974 TVR 2500MPosted: 23 January 2017
Serial #: 3117TM
Location: Central NJ
Contact Info: Paul - (609) 410-3887
Description: 1974 TVR 2500M VIN#3117T. Purchased from original owner completely dissassembled. All suspension and frame blasted and coated with POR. All new bushes and suspension links, brakes including lines. New tires on original wheels. BMW engine, M50TU (192hp) is installed with it's original fuel injection and 5 speed gbx. New interior and carpets. 500 miles since completed in fall of 2013. Fresh paint.
1968 TVR Vixen S2Posted: 26 December 2016
Location: Eastern PA
Contact Info: Bob Seligman - (631) 235-3765
Description: 1968 TVR Vixen S2 for sale. Subject of a thorough restoration. Custom alloy fuel tank with tubular steel "cage" for protection. Roll bar and metal panels added between outrigger and chassis for seat attachment. New wiring harness with many fuses and remote controlled battery shut off. I understand that TVR produced only 47 cars in 1968. Far fewer were S2's and a handful were LHD cars. This car was originally sold by Tom's Pit Stop in New Jersey. Very early S2. "Sausage Bonnet" wood dash and toggle switches. All suspension arms, uprights, bearings, bushes and dash replaced. Chassis from a 1969 Vixen rebuilt by Powerslide Motorsports and powder coated. Original engine and transmission and differential rebuilt. New Koni shocks. U joints, and rear "half shaft" flanges replaced with new. I found parts for this restoration in the U.S. and UK that were considered unobtainable. All parts rebuilt and refinished to a very high standard. No expense spared. Painted the original Ford color Saluki Bronze. Five new wire wheels. Date stamps on photos are incorrect, more photos available by e-mail upon request. Serious buyers only. Original fuel tank and other original parts go with the car.
1967-68 Vixen S1Posted: 19 June 2016
Serial #: VX195F
Location: New York
Contact Info: Mike Downing - (845) 901-6161
Description: 1967-1968 TVR S-1 VIXEN, VIN# VX195F OD: 69,317
Left hand drive
Ford Crossflow 1600 engine with 711M block
- Bored 40 over, decked 40
- Steel head gasket
- Forged racing pistons
- Double valve springs
- Kent 234 cam
- Double Weber 40 side draft carburetors
- 14:1 compression
- 170 horsepower
- 171 lbs torque
Distributor converted to electronic ignition
New oversized radiator
New heater core
Wire wheel with original spinners
Braided brake hoses
Exotic wood inlay dashboard
Original quilted black leather interior no cracks
Racing steering rack
Solid chassis, no rust
Driver runs on pump gas not racing fuel
Lots of spare parts
TVR S-1 Vixen is an extremely rare car, with 117 built with 47 of them left hand drive. Best remembered by the TV show "The Saint" and driven by Roger Moore in some of the episodes. Vixen was named because TVR had acquired a line of credit from Ford UK that had been moved from the MG engine to the Ford Kent 1600 Cross-Flow engine, producing 88 hp with vehicle weight of 1600 lbs. In subsequent years 289 cubic inch Ford engines were used as an option for increased horsepower. Unfortunately, it adversely affected the balance and handling of the car. The S-2 chassis was made longer to overcome this problem, and the S-3 was made longer yet, still trying to overcome the problem. Marketed with larger doors for easy access the Vixen series has ended, never achieving the handling of the S-1.
Different approach: This TVR has the Kent 1600 Cross-Flow engine (also known as Formula 1 racing engine). My approach has been to increase horsepower and torque without changing handling and weight distribution. With Weber 40 side drafts, Kent 234 cam oversized valves, double valve springs, bored 40 over, depth 40, forged racing pistons, and moving the original 9:1 compression to 14:1 compression yields 170 horsepower with 171 pounds of torque with no change in handling or weight distribution. I have listed all new parts on this vehicle, other spare parts also available at additional cost.
Serious inquiries only.
Assorted Vixen S2 and M-Series PartsPosted: 31 March 2017
Price: Best Offer
Contact Info: Paul Eddy
Description: A large assortment of Vixen S2 and M-series parts for sale, available for pick up in June. E-mail with an offer.
2500M Radiator and Otter SwitchPosted: 26 February 2017
Price: $150 shipped
Contact Info: Jay Horsley (740) 285-4901
Description: This Radiator and Otter Switch came off my 1977 TVR 2500M. Mileage is unknown, but there are no leaks and it cooled the car effectively for the few thousand miles I drove it. The otter switch works great as well. $150 shipped.
Vitaloni Mirrors for WedgesPosted: 26 February 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Contact Info: Ronald Gensburg
Description: Wedge/Tasmin owners. If you are like me, the original electronic “flag” mirrors for the Tasmin series become loose over time and will not hold their position. I found these fantastic Italian Vitaloni mirrors that look and work great on my car. These are not the cheaper version of the Vitaloni mirrors (like Baby Turbos), but the real thing. Very high quality, similar to that used in Ferraris. They have an advanced visual filter technology to using distortion -free, non- glare lens. You will not be disappointed. They are much more attractive and higher quality than the original mirrors and in fact look like they belong on the car. These mirrors are manual (not electronic). I have attached photos of the mirror and the mirrors on my car. Price $110 plus $25 shipping to continental US.
The driver's side mirror glass measures 5 ¼" wide with the housing measuring 6" wide. The passenger side mirror glass measures 5 ½" wide with the housing measuring 6 5/8" wide.
Gas Tank for 2500MPosted: 6 August 2016
Location: Sterling, VA
Contact Info: Hayden Olenik
Description: I got this tank from another club member in a lot of parts I picked up, believe he said it came from a 77 2500M though it looks (and should be) the same as the tank in my 74. Tank is largely solid but has a few pinholes that need to be brazed/filled. Reportedly has not had fuel in it for more than a decade. Good chance to pick up a spare and have it patched and lined without taking your car off the road.
71 TVR Vixen 2500 Clutch & Brake Pedal AssemblyPosted: 19 June 2016
Location: Camarillo, CA
Contact Info: Terry Stewart - (805) 482-0322
Description: I would like to offer the original clutch and brake pedal assembly from our '71 2500 to club members. We changed to Wilwood double master-cylinder braking with balance bar for track braking and removed the original setup. I checked the shaft/bushings interface for wear and found NO slop. It seems to be perfect.
Early TVR Griffith or V8 TuscanPosted: 26 February 2017
Contact Info: Mark Terlecky (484) 919-3528
Description: Wanted: Early TVR Griffith or V8 Tuscan. Let me know what you have.
Memorabilia of Early TVR Griffith or V8 TuscanPosted: 26 February 2017
Contact Info: Mark Terlecky (484) 919-3528
Description: Wanted: Memorabilia of early TVR Griffith or V8 Tuscan such as sales brochures, correspondence, signs, etc. Let me know what you have.
TVR Vixen Series 3 or Series 4Posted: 7 October 2016
Contact Info: John Brawley (206) 909-6685
Description: Wanted -- TVR Vixen Series 3 or 4. No projects,stock or mild modification is ok, V8 conversion if done correctly would be great.
Two to Four Nice Gemini WheelsPosted: 5 September 2016
Contact Info: Jim Vogel (330) 212-7296
Description: Wanted - Two to four nice Gemini wheels. Have other wheels to trade if interested, or can buy outright.