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 tvrtrader@tvrccna.org with your ad content, or if you know any of the cars or parts have been sold. Paypal payments can be sent to tvrtrader@tvrccna.org 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:

1994 TVR Griffith

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

    Exterior:

    • 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

    Interior:

    • 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

    Specs:

    • 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

    Performance:

    • 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





    1993 TVR Griffith 430

    Posted: 16 February 2015
    Serial #:
    Price: $55,000
    Location: Niagra, Canada
    Contact Info: Paul Montgomery - Phone: (905) 684-2550
    Description: 1993 TVR GRIFFITH 430 - Factory built to Canadian specs [metric speedo, high level brake light, Left Hand Drive.- 74 000 km [ 46 000 mi.], fully serviced, ready to go.- Exciting to drive, beautiful to see. 0-60mph- 4.5 sec., weighs 2300 lbs., 280 bhp.





    1990 TVR S2

    Posted: 21 June 2014
    Serial #:
    Price: CDN$27,500
    Location: Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Contact Info: Bill - (705) 445 6127
    Description:
    1990 TVR S2
    • Engine — Ford 2.9 liter V6
    • Five Speed Manual Transmission
    • 88,438 kilometers (54,953 miles)
    • Original Azure Blue paint — Magnolia Leather Interior — Blue Convertible top
    • Purchased from TVR North America in October, 2008.
    • Previously owned for a number of years by Dave Graham — well known TVRCCNA member.
    • Always Garaged
    • Recommended Service carried out in timely manner
    • New Tires -Michelin Primacy Mx4 90H 205/60R15
    • New Battery
    • Panasonic late model Stereo System
    • Very Nice Road Car


    1987 TVR S Convertible

    Posted: 7 December 2014
    Serial #: SA9DS28P8HB019323
    Price: $18,000
    Location: St. Louis, MO
    Contact Info: Jason Gollon - (314) 780-5669
    Description:
    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 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.


    1985 TVR Tasmin 280i plus European-style body parts

    Posted: 27 April 2015
    Price: $7,500
    Contact Info: Mike Akrigg - Phone: (586)228-1796
    Location: Clinton Township, MI
    Description: 1985 Tasmin (280i) Convertible, white w/red interior & black top, 53K miles, recent top, clutch and full tune-up. Performance mods include the original motor bored/stroked/balanced to 3.2L by English Motors using kits from Specialized Engines in Kent, UK along with the installation of a 5-speed transmission, Jaguar LSD w/3.31 gears & high output alternator. Also included with the car are 5 factory style TSW 15x7 inch wheels (need refinishing), spare European-style front & rear bumpers and front 350i spoiler, plus other misc parts accumulated over 20 years. This car is in very good overall condition, but could use carpets & needs the speedometer recalibrated due to the trans & diff changes. Asking $7,500.


    TVR 2500 Vixen/M Hybrid

    Posted: 26 October 2014
    Serial #:
    Price: $3,500
    Location: California
    Contact Info: Jody - (831) 254-1299
    Description: Project car, but very solid base to start with. "Mostly there" and LOW miles.


    1971 TVR Vixen 2500

    Posted: 18 August 2014
    Serial #: 1864T
    Price: $7,000
    Location: Colorado
    Contact Info: Karl - (303) 423-1518
    Description: 1971 TVR 2500 sn1864T (Round tube) complete but apart. Rebuilt trans, dif, chassis and suspension. Body completely restored and in sanding coat. All parts, additional triple Weber carb set up w/o linkage, painless wiring also included.


    Parts for Sale:

    Gas Tank and Fuel Sending Unit for 2500M

    Posted: 27 April 2015
    Price: $25
    Contact Info: Hayden Olenik
    Location: Sterling, VA
    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. I can deliver to Woodwork in May if you're interested.


    280i/350i 15" wheels and like-new tires

    Posted: 27 April 2015
    Price: $850
    Contact Info: Hayden Olenik
    Location: Sterling, VA
    Description: These are a set of 5x factory 15 inch wheels, black with polished silver lip, and 4x like-new tires (plus a decent spare) that I removed from my 280i when I sold it. The four new tires are Toyo Proxes4 205/55R15 88V with less than 200 miles on them. I paid $425 for the tires and even 14" rims sell for ~$100+/wheel so $850 seems like a fair price for the set. 14 inch tires are getting the nearly impossible to find, this will keep your car looking factory for years to come. I can deliver to Woodwork in May if you're interested, and I'm also open to partial trades of your 14" wheels and tires that hold air (I can put them back on my parts car).


    Late M & 280i Interior Door Handle Escutcheons

    Posted: 27 April 2015
    Price: $30
    Contact Info: Hayden Olenik
    Location: Sterling, VA
    Description: I tracked down a source of new old stock door handle escutcheons as used on the Reliant Scimitar SE6 (which are the same as the late M and 280i, still working on identifying the original donor). These are harder to find than hen's teeth, so if yours are cracked or broken completely then you probably want to pick them up before these are gone, I don't know if I'll ever be able to get more. Looking for $30ea or $55 per pair, they sell in the Netherlands for €19.95 (~$27) ea and you still need to ship them over. Contact me now to purchase one (or a pair) before they're all gone.


    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.





    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.


    Wanted:

    TVR 2500M or 3000M

    Posted: 28 March 2015
    Contact Info: Carl Helmetag - Phone: (401) 451-0870
    Location: Providence, Rhode Island
    Description: Wanted TVR 2500M or 3000M. Good driver quality with service history records.


    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./


    Wolfrace Alloy Wheel for TVR Vixen S3

    Posted: 6 August 2014
    Contact Info: Tom - Phone: (970) 310-5615
    Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
    Description: Like to purchase a TVR Vixen S3 Wolfrace wheel in good condition for my 1971 Vixen.


    Black 280i Floor Mats

    Posted: 4 July 2014
    Contact Info: Harris Sukenick - Phone: (215) 275-4623
    Location: Nevada City, California
    Description: Original owner of Tvr Tasmin 280i Coupe. Looking for new car mats. My car is original cherry red with black interior. Of course left hand drive USA auto. They sell them in England but for right hand drive cars. Any ideas?


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