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 Jeff Loss by e-mail at 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, 3108 Fox Den Lane, Oakton, VA 22124.

Effective 30 March 2020, we will only accept up to 6 pictures for classified ads. Ads provided with more than 6 pictures will have 6 selected by the webmaster at his discretion.

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Cars for Sale:

1997 TVR Chimaera 450 (RHD)

Posted: 30 July 2020
Price: US$21,500 / CDN$28,500 / £16,500
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Contact Info: Frank Christiaens
Description: Because of a major back injury I am selling my 1997 TVR Chimaera 450.

Under 40,000 miles
Purchased from Fernhurst, Haslemere Surrey, UK
Imported into Canada in 2013
Maintained in Canada by MCL Vancouver




1995 TVR Griffith 500 Convertible LHD

Posted: 14 July 2019
Serial #: SDLDGC3P88B011337
Price: CDN$85,000
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Contact Info: Paul Hotchkiss - (403)236-2963
Description: We have a 1995 TVR Griffith 500 Convertible for sale. My husband purchased it new and picked it up from the Dealer in Toronto and then drove across Canada to get it home, which is Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The car is one of only four that were brought into all of North America. It has 46,525 kilometres on it. Its fibreglass body is in very good shape without any cracks or damage. The car has always been sheltered. As you can see by the attached photos, it is Dark green. While the car was repainted it has all of its original trim, which is complete and very good overall. The Griffith has HRE Forgeline Mags (17 x 7.5 and 17 x 8.5) with Dunlop Direzza Sport Tires. While having upgraded, we still have the original wheels and tires. All glass is good. The factory interior is still very good…no rips or tears and the Targa Roof is also very good. The car is equipped with a 290 km speedometer. The stereo was upgraded to an Alpine AM/FM/CD player and speakers are located both at the doors and the rear panel. The engine is a Rover, 5 litre, V8. The cylinder heads have been upgraded to Hardened Valve Seats. Intake system was also upgraded to Carbon Fibre Intake. The ignition is a LUCAS Engine Management System. Carburetor is Electronic Fuel Injection. The cooling system runs with dual electric fans with thermostat. The radiator is stock aluminum. The transmission is a Factory 5-speed. The suspension has upgraded coilers. Additional photos available upon request.



1994 TVR Chimaera 400 (RHD)

Posted: 23 December 2020
Price: $30,000
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Contact Info: Jay Nield - (972) 955-9189
Description: Extremely reluctant sale of cherished TVR Chimaera, imported 9 months ago from the UK as the second TVR that I have imported from the same UK TVR dealer (previously owned by fastidious UK TVR Club member who cared for this car). Excellent service and history file and has Texas title and registration. This is the 4.0L Rover V8 that likes to Rev and has a genuine low mileage of 46k, mated with the later T5 gearbox. The car has PAS, an adjustable engine fan thermostat and a sports exhaust which makes the car sound just like a TVR should. The exterior is in very good condition with very few blemishes, turns heads wherever it goes and is well-known at DFW car meets. The watertight black roof is in excellent condition (complete with roof panel cover to protect panel while in trunk). To free up passenger legroom, I replaced the battery with a BRAILE 21 lightweight AGM Racing battery which I relocated to the trunk, upgrading the original undersized (in my opinion) battery/ground cables with meatier 2/0 AWG to compensate for the extended run (and installed a new starter motor while I was under the car).

The chassis is in excellent condition and does not have the dreaded outrigger rust issue that seemed to plague many of these cars that lived in the British climate. These were thoroughly checked by my TVR dealer in the UK prior to sale. I have also replaced all 4 shocks/coil overs with brand new adjustable GAZ GOLD shocks that I shipped over from the UK.

Cream leather interior is also in good condition and recently obtained a new dash, replacing the cracked wood veneer with machined metal dash to complement the upgraded wood/metal steering wheel and ‘Leven’ metal accessories. The biscuit-colored carpets are in good clean condition and compliment the cream seats and console well – the car comes with additional TVR mats. I recently had the stereo upgraded to an ALPINE head unit which works well with the car’s 4 speakers.




1993 TVR Chimaera 400 (RHD)

Posted: 21 April 2021
Price: $23,000
Location: Western PA
Contact Info: Randall Phillippi - (724) 599-7802
Description: 1993 Chimaera 400 RHD
complete service history
purchased from Amore Autos UK
new hood,leather seats,pro tech shocks,leven bits fuel pump,fuel lines,11 in front 11.5 in rear brakes,ss brake hoses,cooling fans,distributor,coil,wires,tires,battery,silicon hoses, ss water pipes,KN air filter,ss clutch,brake, throttle pedals,right dip headlights




1993 TVR Chimaera 430 Cherry Red Pearl RHD

Posted: 16 June 2019
Serial #:
Price: $30,000 / £23,600
Location: England, UK
Contact Info: Andrew Henry
Description: 280 bhp 4.3L Rover V8, early LT77 Gearbox. Only approx. 200 made, this is a rare car! Now 26 Yrs old, allowing easy import into USA. Full TVR service history available. Car has a full 12 months UK mot certificate (just passed), brand new outriggers (June) , 4 x brand new Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres (June), New plugs, new HT leads & new Alternator (April). Radiator & both fans replaced 8000m ago. Never overheats. New battery (May) with trickle charging lead connection added into footwell. Fully professionally valeted, this has been a second car for over 15 years, always garaged. Alloys, bodywork and roof are all in excellent condition, original paint with very few marks (she's 26 years old!) Half leather seats, mushroom interior, face off CD player, all in very good condition too. Stage 1 alarm. Huge amount of trunk space! Central locking, alarm, electric mirrors, translucent rear numberplate. 2 Keys, Owners handbook (fully stamped with service history), receipts for last 12 years. Steve Heath owners book included (also rare & expensive).

Runs faultlessly, very revy, very loud, amazing to drive, precise, rifle-bolt solid gearchange. Real goosebump stuff! She has never let me down! I don't want to sell, but personal circumstances dictate I now have to. Car will be available in late June / early July as I am currently travelling frequently on business. More pics gladly sent on request.



1992 TVR Griffith 400

Posted: 29 March 2020
Serial #:
Price: $29,900
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Contact Info: Hayes Harris - (772) 299-9788
Description: Sunrise Pearl Yellow with Gray leather interior. Excellent overall condition, 45,000 miles. Imported into Canada in 2009, now US legal, (25 year old rule), was stored with a collection in a climate controlled garage. RHD, Believed to be one of the original factory press cars. Early Pre-Cat model. New stainless steel Griffith 500 exhaust. New front cross drilled brake rotors and brake pads. New rear rotors and pads. New OEM brass radiator. Just serviced. Trickle battery charger installed. Factory OZ wheels. Service records and original owner's manual. Runs and sounds Great! Very Fast! A unique opportunity to own a rare and desirable TVR.



1990 TVR 400SE

Posted: 24 August 2020
Serial #:
Price: $23,900
Location: Wilmington, DE
Contact Info: Steve Cavanaugh - (404) 308-8794
Description:
One of only 81 400SE produced in 1990. Only 242 total production from 1988-1991. This is the only one known to be in the US. Clean Georgia title. This car attracts attention anytime it's out. People always want to know what it is...is it a Ferrari?...is that a Lotus?. The throaty sound through the headers into a single large exhaust is unlike anything I have heard. Car is in very good condition both inside and outside. Top is in great shape. Paint is gorgeous, very deep and rich. The body overall is in good shape, meaning it displays the factory wavy panels in a couple of places, stone chips on the nose and a couple of very small cracks around the headlight buckets. After all, it's a factory composite body built 30 years ago. Car comes with a brand new set of 16 inch; 2 piece OZ wheels still in the box. Was going to switch from the OEM 15 inch, haven't gotten around to it.


1987 TVR S

Posted: 28 March 2021
Serial #: SA9DS28P9HB019427
Price: $18,500 $17,500
Location: Sterling, VA
Contact Info: Hayden Olenik (703) 957-9545
Description:
I've accepted a temporary job assignment overseas and while my company will pay to store my car, I hate the idea of a classic roadster sitting in storage so I'm going putting it up for sale to try and find someone who will enjoy it as much as I have. This is a 1987 TVR S (commonly referred to as an "S1") convertible, one of the first 500 built according to the literature. This car was TVR's return to the classic lines of the 1970's M and S series cars with a fiberglass body and tubular steel frame, but powered with a more reliable Ford 2.8l fuel injected V6 engine going into a Ford Type 9 5-speed transmission and with front disc and rear drum brakes. Paint is silver (respray over original silver) with original navy blue and silver interior. Car was imported from the UK to North Carolina in 2013 and I purchased it from the importer in 2014. Engine starts on the first turn of the key and has never given me any trouble. Car has won Best in Class at the TVR Car Club North America's annual gathering (Out of the Woodwork), as well as awards at other British car shows. Asking $18,500 $17,500 - you can find cheaper ones in the UK but you'll have to deal with importing it and they usually have frame rust issues that cost several thousand dollars to repair (this one is solid). This car was appraised by State Farm for insurance purposes at $22,500 based on comparable US and Canadian sales. Come on out and take a test drive, you'll love it as much as I do. I'll include a 1-year membership in the TVRCCNA so you can be sure to have help and the primary parts supplier for these cars in North America is located in Reston, VA so you shouldn't have problems if something needs a repair down the road. Many more photos available upon request.





1987 TVR 280i

Posted: 20 January 2021
Serial #:
Price: $12,500
Location: Detroit, MI
Contact Info: Mike Martens (586) 214-6453
Description:
1987 TVR 280i. Factory AUTOMATIC. 26,000 miles. Car has been stored in climate controlled storage for the last 13 years, but driven a couple weeks each year during the summer to keep bearings, seals, fuel system, ect. intact. AUTOMATIC transmission which IMO drives way better than a stick. (Based on the fact that this is my 3rd TVR- 2nd 280i). Team Dynamics Racing Wheels (have stock wheels and tires). Fully adjustable AVO shocks. Dual exhaust. White with Navy Blue top and interior. Never driven winters. VERY clean underside too. NO RUST. Very nice car, just needs a little attention.

Body and paint is in near perfect condition. Paint has never been touched. Car has NEVER been painted. NO rust on frame.

The seats could use new covers because the vinyl side panels have discolored and has some cracks in it but seating area are in great shape for 30 year old car. Rear window is not perfectly clean but not bad either. Most of the time the top is down so this is a non issue.





1984 TVR 280i Coupe

Posted: 28 April 2020
Serial #:
Price: $10,000
Location: Amherst, OH
Contact Info: Charlie Birkline
Description:
This car is one of the few 280i Wedge Coupes in the country It was purchased several years ago from a collector up in Bangor Maine. During his ownership the car was painted, body and chassis and was gone over to keep it in good condition. It has a true dual exhaust attached to a 2.8 Ford V6. The interior was redone by a employee of the Dexter shoe company. The smell of leather is still fresh in the car. There is a small foot rest added by the PO which works out amazingly well and is currently in the car. It also comes with a drink holder which is removable.

The car runs very well and needs next to nothing. It needs hood gas struts, typical of a car this old and for some reason the temp gauge is intermittent. Last time it acted up the lead was loose. I'll check it out in the next few days.

I also have a set of series 2 bumpers front and back (still hung up in the UK due to the virus) and Series 2 morror pods. Also a 5 spd bellhousing. A T5 will bolt to it. Manuals and all paperwork I received at my purchase.

I'm rather firm in my price due to using the funds to buy another TVR. But we can talk. If your interested feel free to contact me for more info.



1976 TVR 2500M Project

Posted: 30 July 2020
Serial #: 3628TM
Price: $5,500
Location: Hillsborough, NC
Contact Info: Jack Ingold - (919) 971-6762
Description:
I’ve owned it for about 3 years, it has a clear title, engine is a running twin cam Toyota 1600 with twin Webers. I replaced the brakes with new parts and copper lines that came with the car and new brake and clutch cylinders. I have raced another 76 TVR in vintage and hillclimbs so have great source for performance TR6 engines if the buyer needs that information.

I traded my other 76 race car (and a decent stack of cash) for a 66 Griffith and have realized I don’t have time to complete this 2500M.

Needs:
  • Engine, seats, gas tank (it’s there but leaking)
  • Includes a nice set of Stromberg carbs.
  • T slot wheels included not ones in the picture.



1974 TVR 2500M (V8 Swap)

Posted: 5 October 2020
Serial #:
Price: $39,900 firm
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Contact Info: Carl Doughty (321) 693-6341
Description:
1974 2500M, 302 Ford, 350 hp, T-5 transmission, R 200 LSD independent rear end from 300ZX with CV joints, Toyota brakes, new cold AC from Southern Rods and Parts. Power windows, new interior, 5 polished T slot wheels with new tires. Custom Bilstein shocks and adjustable coil-over suspension with urethane bushings. Total body off build that needs nothing. Shows perfect, drives unbelievable. Will sell for first $39,900. firm.



1972 TVR 2500 Hybrid

Posted: 29 March 2020
Serial #: 2418T
Price: $38,500
Location: Lenox, MA
Contact Info: Kim Baker - (413) 329-0214
Description:
1972 TVR 2500 Hybrid, 1 of only 90 manufactured
One of the finest in existence!

Chassis number 2418T, manufactured August 1972. This car is a Vixen/Tuscan bodied 2500 fitted to an ‘M’ series chassis (1 of only 90 created). The ‘M’ Series chassis (a much superior design) was introduced with chassis number 2240TM in April 1972 . The Hybrid was produced for 4 months, later the larger, heavier M was introduced. This is deemed the finest TVR Vixen type car as it is significantly lighter than a 2500M. Fully Body Off, frame up Restoration, Fully rebuilt and balanced motor, New ported Oil pump, ARP Bolts, Studs etc., New Hardened Exhaust Seats, new valves , springs, bronze guides, Headwork and cylinder head porting by Quicksilver Racing Engines, New water pump, crank damper, .040 over pistons, Spin on oil filter conversion. New Electronic fully programable distributor, Mikuni Carburetors, Ported Intake Manifold, HP Camshaft, HD cam gears and chain, Roller rocker arms 1.55 ratio, Alloy Valve Cover, Tubular Exhaust headers, & Gear reduction starter. New wiring harness, volt reg, exhaust system, interior including headliner, wood dash, Moto Lita steering wheel, switches, lamps, etc. New tires, U Joints, suspension Bushings, electric cooling fan, Differential mounts. Rebuilt front & rear suspension, gearbox, and front and rear brakes with new drilled and slotted brake rotors, New front & rear coil-over Gaz externally Adjustable shocks, with adjustable ride height & new springs, New Wheel Bearings and seals. Has 15? X 6? 72-spoke wire wheels with three-eared centerlocks, fill the wheel wells perfectly and provide max track width.



1970 TVR Vixen

Posted: 16 December 2020
Serial #:
Price: $15,000
Location: Lenox, MA
Contact Info: Jack Braswell
Description:
1970 tvr vixen. be cool radiator, spal fans, hei distribtor, edelbrock manfold, road demon carb, hayes bell housing hydraulic throw out bearing, 4spd trans, 2.88 jag rear with inboard disc brakes.


1970 TVR Tuscan LWB V-8 (RHD)

Posted: 2 March 2020
Price: $75,000
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact Info: Bill Holland - (818) 519-1363
Description:
Silver with red leather interior
302 c.i.d. Ford V-8

A unique and well-traveled TVR Tuscan V-8 is offered for sale. MAL 013 came out of Blackpool in 1967 as a LHD model and shipped to the U.S., where it was first registered in 1970. A 50-year global odyssey ensued, with the Tuscan coming back to the UK in 1988 and was driven by Martin Cliffe to the HSCC Novice Series Championship. The next owner, Tim Bryan, had MAL 013 converted to RHD and came in 2 nd in Class A in the 1991 Improved Road Sports Championship. It then went to The Netherlands for 8 years, and back to the UK, where it participated in the 2002 London-to-Prague Marathon rallye. The new owner then shipped MAL 013 back to Australia, where it was extensively refurbished. In 2017 the rare LWB Tuscan was brought to the U.S. and primarily been shown (LaJolla Concours d’Elegance, San Marino Motor Classic and 25 th Annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance in Beverly Hills, California). It’s powered by a strong 302 c.i.d. engine, has a 4-speed transmission, and drives well.



1971 TVR Tuscan

Posted: 7 September 2019
Price: $54,000
Location: Camarillo, CA
Contact Info: Terry Stewart - (805) 482-0322
Description:
TVR restored as Tuscan: complete body off restoration: Ford 5.0 V8 (386 HP)+ Tremec T5+ Corvette LSD Diff. Disk brakes. Very fast! 2200lbs. Featured in American and British club magazines. - Engine move back 2" to achieve 50/50 weight distribution, Ford 5.0 V8 built with Forged pistons & rods, 4140 steel crank, TrickFlow Aluminum heads, TrickFlow performance cam, Edelbrock dual-plane intake manifold, Holley Street Warrior Carburetor, Machining done by Kenny Duttweiler Engineering, Dyno tested for correct jetting and power: Hp =368 @ 6000, Torque = 305 lb/ft @ 4200, oil cooler + oil accumulator ensuring constant oil pressure, new aluminum radiator with 2 fans: always runs at 180 deg., Remote electric water pump supply max flow when the car idles, stainless steel wrapped hoses for all oil, gas and brake lines, New 15 gal fuel tank, Tremec close-ratio T5 trans freshly rebuilt, custom drive shaft, C3 Corvette Limited slip diff completely rebuilt, Corvette C4 rear hub and disc brakes, custom half-shafts with German design U-joints, front and rear hubs accept Corvette stud pattern, Wilwood front brakes:11" x 1.25 with 4-piston calipers, Wilwood dual master cylinders with balance bar, new Optima battery, electrics completely rewired, Custom Roll cage, custom rear fender flares, 8" x 17" alloy wheels, tires: 225/45-17 front, 245/45-17 rear, $5000 paint job, interior redone with new Sparco seats, 4-point seat belt both sides, burlwood dash accent, dash has all VDO gauges & speedo, new windshield, DRIVEN LESS than 500 miles since restoration! Comes with 3 binders of documentation for all tech and parts in the car, all restoration photos on memory stick, Excel spreadsheet for all parts and costs, UK & American club magazine with photo enlargements and 2 books on the history of TVR. $65k invested…asking $54,000.


Parts for Sale:

2x TVR Vixen Seats

Posted: 21 April 2021
Price: $100
Location: Merrimack, NH
Contact Info: Andrew Davenport (603) 429-8840
Description: Years ago I parted a 1969 Vixen, I have the seats that were in it, someone may be able to confirm they are the factory fiberglass shells. The backs measure 28 inches sitting in the slides. Pickup only.


Jaguar Carbs & Manifold

Posted: 8 November 2020
Price: $2,500obo
Location: Hamden, NY
Contact Info: Dave Cooke (607) 363-7819
Description: 1962 E-type Jaguar carbs & intake manifold for sale $2,500 plus shipping.


M-Series TVR T-Slot Wheels

Posted: 5 October 2020
Price: $750obo
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Contact Info: Carl Doughty (321) 693-6341
Description: 5 T-slot wheels with excellent tires. Wheels are powder coated grey and in perfect condition. Bolt on your TVR and drive away. Must pick up I will not ship. $750 or best offer.





15" TVR Wedge Wheels

Posted: 13 September 2020
Price: $550obo
Location: Michigan
Contact Info: Chuck
Description: Set of 15" factory wheels from my 390, centers painted yellow. 1 new 15" wheel, center painted black, all with center caps. $650 o.b.o. You pick up or plus freight cost.




1985 TVR 280i Parts

Posted: 24 August 2020
Location: Pennsylvania
Contact Info: Roy Blumberg- (484) 885-6390
Description: I recently picked up a 1985 TVR 280i parts car. Available parts include: Body in fair condition, Chassis with only surface rust, Most suspension parts, side glass, and a number of hard to find parts, e.g. rear end, side glass, headlight motor Contact me and let me know what you need. I plan to be reasonable on my prices.



1974 TVR 2500M Parts

Posted: 3 July 2020
Location: Fairport, NY
Contact Info: Carl Lloyd- (585) 657-6434
Description:
  • Set of four T-Slot wheels with mounted Sumitomo tires, 195/60R/14. No damage just need polish and paint, $300.
  • Radiator for 1974 2500M, with (2) mounted fans, no leaks, needs cleaning, $80.
Prices do not include shipping or handling.


1974 TVR 2500M Radiator

Posted: 1 February 2020
Price: $50
Location: Springfield, MO
Contact Info: Sid Griffith- (417) 379-3449
Description: 1974 2500M radiator, needs some attention and refurbishing, $50.00 plus shipping


Assorted TVR Parts

Posted: 29 November 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Contact Info: Jim McSweeney- (407)695-2981
Description:
  • Set of four T-Slot wheels. No damage just need polish and paint, $250.00
  • Gas tanks for Tasmin/280i one pair (left and right) new old stock, $300.00
  • One set of four factory option 15 inch wheels for Tasmin/280i with Toyo Proxes4 tires, 205/55R15. Wheels have black centers and TVR hubcaps, $600.00
Prices do not include shipping or handling, I'm located in North East Orlando Florida area.


Wanted:

Grantura Parts

Posted: 20 January 2021
Location: Southern NH
Contact Info: Frank Locker (617) 412-7444
Description: Wanted – parts for 1966 Grantura 1800:
  • Door handles, exterior and interior
  • Windscreen
  • Right and left window frames


TVR Grantura or 1800/S

Posted: 16 December 2020
Location: Voorheesville, NY
Contact Info: Michael Aikey (518) 768-2028
Description: Wanted – TVR Grantura or 1800/S. A manageable project would be considered


2500M Inner Fender

Posted: 8 November 2020
Location: Olympia, WA
Contact Info: Pete Luchka (435) 635-2744
Description: Wanted- Right inner fender for 1973 2500M. New member.


Grantura Seat

Posted: 7 September 2019
Contact Info: Steve Arens - (248) 789-4808
Description: Looking for a Grantura seat, any condition is fine.