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 email@example.com with your ad content, or if you know any of the cars or parts have been sold. Paypal payments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can write a cheque payable to TVRCCNA and mail it to TVR Trader, 1610 Rolling Oaks Rd., Rochester, MI 48306.
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.
1990 TVR S Series (S2)Posted: 8 January 2018
Price: $28,500 ovno
Location: Dallas, TX
Contact Info: Jay Nield - (972) 955-9189
Description: Rare 1990 TVR S Series (S2) with amazing paintwork for the year (located in DFW, Texas)
Normally-aspirated 2.9 liter V6 – Rear Wheel Drive – Right hand drive – Stick Shift, with circa 80,000 miles (exact mileage NOT guaranteed as speedometer broke a few months ago but reasonably comprehensive service history file supports approximate mileage). A new speedometer is current being rebuilt by specialist UK company and should be completed in January before being shipped to Texas – this will be included as part of the sale). When new, this car boasted 170HP for a car weighing just over 2000 lbs, giving it a very respectable 0-60 mph time of 6.1 seconds. Road handling is what you’d expect from a British sports car with a 51% / 49% Front/Rear weight distribution. The straight-through exhaust gives this car a sound guaranteed to make you smile.
This is an opportunity to acquire one of a very small number of TVR S Series within the US, as this model was not made available to the American market. I have driven this car almost every day for the past month, including the drive up to DFW from Galveston port. This is one of the good ones, in a stunning color that attracts considerable interest from people who see it. It was recently imported from TVR enthusiasts in the UK, and has had the important work done – it has been subject to a body-off chassis refurbishment (including outriggers which is a common problem for older cars) at a cost of around $5K, and had the roof (and all bolts/roof locators) renewed a few years ago and is still in excellent condition. Additionally, any deteriorated weather strip on roof and doors was replaced within the last few weeks. With the exception of a few age-related stone chips which have been touched up, the paintwork on this car is amazing and turns heads – the bodywork was the subject of a complete sand and repair before 2K primer, block & wet on all panels, 2K original TVR color, and 2K lacquer followed by flat and polish. This car is complimented by 8 spoke O.Z. alloy wheels in unmarked matt black.
The interior is very good for its age and the leather has recently been cleaned.
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.
1987 TVR Tasmin 280iPosted: 30 July 2017
Location: Champaign, IL
Contact Info: Robert Swinford
1987 TVR Tasmin 280i for sale. From an Arkansas collection. Car has been in storage most of its life. I drive it around town in warm weather. It runs great and has no mechanical issues. Pretty peppy for a 87 english sports car. Absolutely no rust. This is the model with the half convertible half targa top. The canvas is worn in a couple of places however a replacement is around 300 bucks. I only take out of the garage on sunny days. Leather interior is in great shape with no wear or tears. Car has a little over 13000 miles on it and it had 12000 when I purchased it. There were very few imported to the US in this the final year of production of the Tasmin. Likely around 50 to 80 convertibles (Some sources report 4 to five units in 1987). I have never seen another brown one. This is a metallic brown with the color coordinated wheels and trim. Wood dash is in great shape. The only thing not working is the original radio. My price of 8500.00 is thousands under Hemmings and NADA listing. Will sell this summer.
1986 TVR 280i Series 2Posted: 9 October 2018
Location: Selbyville, DE
Contact Info: Dave Morrow - (410) 707-6131
Description: I purchased this 1986 TVR 280i from the original owner in 1996 and have enjoyed driving and showing it. The car has 37,000 miles. Times change and so have my interests. I no longer have the time to drive it as much as I did before. The car has upgraded carpet, walnut dash panels, and true dual exhaust. It has some minor body blemishes but otherwise has original finish. Yes, Lucas has not surprised. This is a very nice car and would be sure to please the next owner.
1986 TVR 280i Convertible - Series 2, US 'Federal Spec’ ~31000 miles shown - Imperial /Macau Yellow, Black TrimPosted: 15 January 2016
Serial #: SA9DH28P6GB019155
Location: Amherst, NH
Contact Info: Andrew (Drew) Estes - (603) 498-9869
Professional 5.0 V8 and T5 5 speed conversion. Starts/runs/shifts/drives/sounds great. Rear suspension reinforced for V8 power. Super-easy to live with and drive regularly. This car was trapped at a bankrupt consignment company, now returned to me and freshened up nicely. Good body, chassis, interior, top, glass and electrical. New battery, refinished chin spoiler, reupholstered pass seat base, parcel shelf carpet replaced, windscreen recently replaced. Alpine MP3/iPod/iPhone player, USB power 5.0 V8 from 1988 Mustang GT, true-dual exhaust has block-hugger headers, no cats, K&N cold air intake, stainless sill trim plates, air horns, AC removed (compressor and brackets available), Wood Momo wheel, aftermarket shift knob. Wedge Bible and Chilton's 88 Mustang manual accompany car. Some spare parts available. Car is available for local viewing/inspection. Pictures at hemmings.com or contact me with Questions
1985 TVR 390SEPosted: 28 April 2018
Location: Rochester, MI
Contact Info: Chuck Linn - (248) 613-8247
1985 390se, yellow/black, 4.6l engine by V-8 Developments, mild cam, stage 3 heads, Borg Warner T-5, power steering, new fuel pump, etc. Includes substantial list of spare parts.
1985 TVR 280i Series 1.5Posted: 10 March 2017
Location: Orland, ME
Contact Info: Bob Nason - Call or text (860)933-6757
1985 TVR 280i Series 1.5, original unrestored in very good condition. Only 53,000 miles. Trophy winner at 2012 British Invasion in Stowe, Vt.
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.
1978 TVR TaimarPosted: 9 October 2018
Serial #: 4383FM
Location: Seattle, WA
Contact Info: Dave Despard - (206) 295-5686
Description: Collection owned and maintained since 2010 with several ABFM wins. Maintained by Bentley of WA. 49000 miles. Complete body off restoration including new interior, exterior fiberglass rework and fresh paint by previous owner. Resulting in finishes superior to new TVR deliveries of the day. Our additions include; Vixen wheels with fresh powder coat and TVR caps, tires, custom TVR door sills, handle cranks, seat belts, Matts and associated finished. Mechanical work includes; new clutch and plate, flywheel, battery, water pump and radiator, new head, valve cover and oil pan seals. New Hoses, belts and fuel lines, Break lines, shoes and cylinders. replace bumpers with stainless, and tinted windows to 20%. Number 311 of 395 Taimar’s delivered WW. Certified and signed by Martin Lilley himself inside glove box. Only defect is new hatch struts required and being pursued in UK. Additional information and photos can be seen here.
1974 TVR 2500M ProjectsPosted: 19 August 2018
Serial #: 2685TM, 3036TM, 3069TM
Price: $15,000 for all
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Contact Info: Jeff - (845) 590-5355
Description: Two 1974 projects. Build one back to original and one V8 hotrod. Too many projects, need room to work - would like to sell together.
1. Blue car - Mostly complete project that appears to have kicked around for a while with some new parts purchased but never really started. Needs complete restoration.
2. Black car - Frame/drive train from British T, restored at some point with all aluminum Rover V8 motor mounted with trans and differential. Shelby Cal 500 slotted wheels; Body is off on dolly - needs restoration. All glass except one rear window is plexiglass that is aged beyond its useful life.
Also includes an extra frame needing to be restored.
1974 TVR 2500MPosted: 4 December 2017
Contact Info: Jake Clapp - (203) 619-3640
Description: The previous owner had plans for a 289 for this car, the components included with the sale are as follows:
- Complete undamaged chassis sanded and painted with grey enamel.
- Complete conversion for a Jaguar rear end including 2 Differentials and all associated adapters flanges and bolts.
- Fiberglass body completely stripped to bare fiberglass
- Fiberglass front clip with unrepaired damage from a fire that occurred in the engine compartment.
- Fiberglass doors and glass.
- Front glass windscreen.
- Rear window comprised of Lexan.
- Complete suspension which has been sanded and painted (the original coilovers are included but have NOT been restored)
- Steering rack and column
- Gauges, and dash which will need restoration.
- Hinges, and nuts and bolts for every aspect of fitting the body to the chassis.
The parts needed from my perspective are engine and drivetrain and seats, and any accoutrement YOU deem necessary...
The previous owner was lovingly restoring this TVR, he has sand blasted EVERY nut and bolt!! sadly he passed away before he could realize his dream. I would love to see this car go to someone who will continue this very worthwhile project!!
Please feel free to email or call me with any questions or requests for more pictures, I will be happy to answer any that I can.
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.
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.
1963 TVR Grantura MK3Posted: 22 August 2018
Serial #: 8/564
Location: Cleveland, OH
Contact Info: Don - (440) 759-1097
Description: This is your chance to own a rare RHD Grantura MKIII with recently completed restoration. This is an early MKIII and has the MKIIa body and flat dash.
The car starts/runs/shift/drives great. Original 1622cc engine has had recent rebuild with crank journals and mains reground, new main, journal, and cam bearings, new alloy head, rings, seals, and ring gear. The original fuel tank has been replaced with a new 10-gallon tank. The original fuel tank is included. Fuel is supplied by dual 1-½” SU carburetors. The wiring has been replaced with a multi-circuit wiring harness and the electrical system has been upgraded to an alternator. New electric gauges are installed and the original gauges are included with the car. Cast iron exhaust manifold has been replaced with a header. This car has the original 4 speed Magnette transmission with top mount slave cylinder. New coil over GAZ adjustable dampers and springs have been installed.
The car was repainted Conifer Green with a Wimbledon White stripe. Interior is done in tan and dark brown. The restoration is 95% complete and needs a headliner, correct door seals, drip rails, and side window treatments. The rear window needs to be polished or replaced. Replica mini-lites (5) are period correct. There is no heater core.
Car is available for local viewing/inspection. Contact me with questions.
Gas Tank for 2500MPosted: 10 November August 2018
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.
Assorted TVR PartsPosted: 22 July 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
Contact Info: Jim McSweeney- (407)695-2981
- 2500M/Taimar/3000S set of 4 t-slot wheels, 14x5 ½, no road rash,need polished and paint, with center caps $350
- 280i/Tasmin one pair of NOS gas tanks, $650
- Set of 4 factory option 15” 280i wheels, black painted centers with caps and Toyo Proxes, 205/55/15 tires, good condition $850
Selling or Trading Vixen PartsPosted: 10 March 2018
Contact Info: Jean & Neville Nesbitt - (631)603-6744
Description: Selling or trading Vixen parts: Complete drive train (runs perfectly), 5x TVR alloy wheels, 4x 72-spoke steel wire wheels, glass rear window-perfect, plastic rear window for grantura-new small one. Need right front cast aluminum front bumper any condition, have orig gas tank and radiator for sale also. Maybe selling front and rear suspension at some point, call or email me with needs etc.
1974 2500M PartsPosted: 29 October 2017
Contact Info: Walt Heinig
Description: I have a number of 1974 2500M? Parts I am selling for an estate. They include everything except for an engine and transmission. Included is a frame and body in good condition. Front end needs some significant body work. The main body and doors are in good shape. A number of interior parts including dash including all the gauges. However no seats are included. I have both the front windshield in good shape and the rear window in Lexan which is brand new. All the suspension is included also new bearings. This includes all the brake calipers and two Jaguar differentials. Pictures available upon request.
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.
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.
2500M Radiator ShroudPosted: 10 November 2018
Contact Info: Marc Dodson - (508) 971-3704
Description: I am looking for a 2500m radiator to engine fan shroud.
Vixen PartsPosted: 10 March 2018
Contact Info: Jean & Neville Nesbitt - (631) 603-6744
Description: Wanted: plastic rear window for 1970 TVR Vixen 2500, front or right front bumpers for same car, any condition, left door for same car,original seats for this car, have many parts for this car for sale or trade etc.
Looking for Vixen S1 PartsPosted: 4 December 2017
Contact Info: Stephen Raab
Description: I am in the process of restoring a 1968 TVR Vixen S1 and need two parts: (1) a full set of bumperettes in very good – excellent condition; and, (2) a pair of hood brackets (the U-bracket that attached to the chassis and hood). Alternatively as it relates to the hood brackets, if a sympathetic members can send me of photo of their brackets and the dimensions I can have a pair fabricated.
Looking to trade for TVR TuscanPosted: 29 October 2017
Contact Info: Paul Vinson
Description: My name is Paul Vinson. I'm looking to trade my Lotus S4 it is in mint condition. First bought by Paul Allen. I would like to pick up a TVR Tuscan.
TVR Wedge Bible by Steve HeathPosted: 28 August 2017
Contact Info: Van Travis
Description: Wanted: If anyone has a copy they are looking to sell, I am interested. Steve’s website says he is no longer allowed to ship to North America.
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 Mk2Posted: 7 January 2018
Contact Info: John Brawley (206) 909-6685
Description: Wanted TVR Vixen MK2, not looking for a project, minor work ok. Stock or Modified (v8?) will work. I am in Washington state, but spent a great deal of time in VA. Call anytime.
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.