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:

2000 TVR Tuscan

Posted: 25 May 2016
Serial #:
Price: $40,000
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.






1993 TVR Griffith

Posted: 23 March 2018
Serial #:
Price: US$49,500
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Info: Dave - (416) 746-0778
Description:
1993 TVR Griffith

  • 25 years old, now legal in the USA
  • Rosso Red with Tan hide interior. 1 of 7 LHD imported into Canada by TVR North America
  • V8 4.3 Rover 285 hp, attached to LR77 Rover 5 speed. 0 – 60 in 4.6 seconds
  • 62000 KM approximately 42000 miles
  • Just had a major tune up fall of 2017. New electronic ignition, Ignition wires, plugs, all fluids changed.
  • Mechanically it is in great condition.- Good rubber Dunlop
  • Condition is Good but it has been driven. Stone chips on the nose and the odd scratch.
  • It needs a new roof kit, maybe a rad soon and few other smaller items .
  • Contact me for more information and pictures.
  • Motivated seller, if you want to do the roof I’m very negotiable.




    1992 TVR Griffith 400 RHD (built 1991)

    Posted: 23 January 2017
    Serial #:
    Price:US$42,500 obo
    Location: Greater Toronto Area (can deliver to MI or NY)
    Contact Info: Mike Bozinoski - (416) 565-3233
    Description:
    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
    Serial #:
    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 Car

    Posted: 15 January 2016
    Serial #: SA9DH35P9HB019406
    Price: £26,000obo
    Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK
    Contact Info: Richard Parker - +441909506690
    Description:
    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 280i

    Posted: 30 July 2017
    Serial #:
    Price: $8,500
    Location: Champaign, IL
    Contact Info: Robert Swinford
    Description:
    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 Convertible - Series 2, US 'Federal Spec’ ~31000 miles shown - Imperial /Macau Yellow, Black Trim

    Posted: 15 January 2016
    Serial #: SA9DH28P6GB019155
    Price: $15,750obo
    Location: Amherst, NH
    Contact Info: Andrew (Drew) Estes - (603) 498-9869
    Description:
    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 390SE

    Posted: 28 April 2018
    Serial #:
    Price: $29,995
    Location: Rochester, MI
    Contact Info: Chuck Linn - (248) 613-8247
    Description:
    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 1.5

    Posted: 10 March 2017
    Serial #:
    Price: $15,000
    Location: Orland, ME
    Contact Info: Bob Nason - Call or text (860)933-6757
    Description:
    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 Coupe

    Posted: 23 January 2017
    Serial #:
    Price: $10,000 firm
    Location: Orland, ME
    Contact Info: Richard Powell - (207) 469-2165
    Description:
    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 Taimar

    Posted: 26 December 2016
    Serial #: 4365FM
    Price: $29,995 $27,850 for TVRCCNA Members
    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.




    1974 TVR 2500M

    Posted: 4 December 2017
    Serial #:
    Price:
    Location: Connecticut
    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 2500M

    Posted: 23 January 2017
    Serial #: 3117TM
    Price: $19,000
    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 S1

    Posted: 19 June 2016
    Serial #: VX195F
    Price: $38,000
    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
    New clutch, flywheel, pressure plate
    Throwout bearings
    Headers
    Distributor converted to electronic ignition

    New oversized radiator
    New heater core
    New brakes
    New tires
    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

    Original radio
    Needs paint
    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.





    Parts for Sale:

    Assorted TVR Parts

    Posted: 22 July 2018
    Location: Orlando, FL
    Contact Info: Jim McSweeney- (407)695-2981
    Description:
    • 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


    Tasmin Parts

    Posted: 25 March 2018
    Contact Info: Bill Rogers - (705)445-6127
    Description: I have a number of parts for sale from my 1984 TVR Tasmin.

    WHEELS
    I have 4 OEM wheels from my 1984 Tasmin. These wheels were not the most attractive TVR wheels for early production cars, and most early ‘Wedge’ owners quickly changed them for better looking wheels. However, if you want ‘original’, these are for you. Wheels are in good condition with a few nicks, and some peeling of the clear coat. One center cap is missing. Make an offer

    HEADLIGHT PODS
    These left and right headlights were removed from the front cowl of my 1984 Tasmin. I have the fiberglass pods with lights, but unfortunately the motors were misplaced. These would be good to have on hand if repairing a Wedge after a front end collision. Make an offer.

    REAR VALANCE
    This is the rear valance off of my 1984 Tasmin. It was removed because the exhaust has been rerouted Some ‘nicks’ and a small crack. Otherwise in good condition. Would be good to have on hand if your valance gets damaged when caught on a parking lot curb. Make an offer.

    OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRRORS
    Left and right non-power mirrors from my 1984 Tasmin. Both are in good condition. Most Wedge owners have updated their outside mirrors, but if you want original – these are for you. Make an offer





    Selling or Trading Vixen Parts

    Posted: 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 Parts

    Posted: 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 Parts

    Posted: 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 Switch

    Posted: 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 Wedges

    Posted: 26 February 2017
    Price: $110+s/h
    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 2500M

    Posted: 6 August 2016
    Price: $25
    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 Assembly

    Posted: 19 June 2016
    Price: $30
    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.


    Wanted:

    Vixen Parts

    Posted: 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 Parts

    Posted: 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 Tuscan

    Posted: 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 Heath

    Posted: 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 Tuscan

    Posted: 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 Tuscan

    Posted: 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 Mk2

    Posted: 7 January 2018
    Location: Virginia
    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 Wheels

    Posted: 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.

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