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.
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.
1996 TVR ChimaeraPosted: 4 July 2015
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 GriffithPosted: 27 April 2015
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Info: Dave - (416) 746-0778
1994 TVR Griffith
- 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 1/4 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
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 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.
1979 3000S ConvertiblePosted: 10 April 2016
Serial #: 4390FM
Location: Northern NJ
Contact Info: Jonathan - (201) 417-6866
Description: 1979 TVR 3000S - A unique opportunity to purchase one of only 258 convertibles built. Finished in the original factory white. Only 29,000 miles from new. Same owner for past 24 years with only 3,300 miles covered during that period. Always garaged, never used in the winter. Full ownership and service history from new. This car was once owned by Kent Martin who modified and upgraded many of the original build shortfalls, including adding a custom made tonneau cover. No expense spared during the past 24 years including new tires, windshield, carburetor rebuild, fuel lines, rear brakes, exhaust system, stereo and speakers.
1974 TVR 2500MPosted: 25 January 2016
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.
1967 TVR Grantura 1800SPosted: 5 October 2015
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 Mk3Posted: 5 October 2015
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.
71 TVR Vixen 2500 Clutch & Brake Pedal AssemblyPosted: 19 June 2016
Contact Info: Terry Stewart - (805) 482-0322
Location: Camarillo, CA
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.
Modine Radiator Upgrade for 280iPosted: 25 May 2016
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.