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.






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.




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

Posted: 2 July 2017
Serial #:
Price: $16,000
Location: Franklin, TN
Contact Info: Wally Wilson - (615) 557-5829
Description:
I’ve owned this beauty since 1994, runs fast and smooth. This is the desirable Series II, Ferrari red, black leather interior with red piping. 46,300 miles. VDO gauges, Momo steering wheel, engine upgraded with hardened valve seats, runs on unleaded, Bosch fuel injection, custom dual Borla exhaust, new spark plug wires and plugs, new top, new tires, space tubular frame, fiberglass body and custom fitted cover, AGM battery with charger. Totally reliable, German Ford Cologne V6 145 HP, 2.8 liters. This is a head turner and unique car, always garaged and professionally maintained. TVR Parts book, Maintenance Manual, TVR Tech Tips book, and Bosch Fuel Injection Manual included. Clear title, all records included, drive it anywhere.


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




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.




1978 3000S Convertible

Posted: 5 September 2016
Serial #: 4586FM
Price: $24,500 OBO
Location: Nashville, TN
Contact Info: Ed - (615) 414-8280
Description: TVR 1978 3000S, 4586FM. LHD. Third owner (2000-date). Runs great- driven weekly, New Dupont Chroma Premier paint, New Windscreen, carpets, Spax adjustable shocks and springs, Stainless Steel Exhaust system, powder coated exhaust headers, Rebuilt radiator and heater core, New Water pump, New Tires (205/70-15), Rebuilt Weber 38DGAS, Halogen headlamps, New tie rod ends and ball joints, Books and records, EU and US registration. Good top and side curtains. Original build sheet from David Gerald. 73k miles. More photos available, serious inquiries only, please. Many spares with purchase.


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.



1971 TVR Vixen 2500

Posted: 2 July 2017
Serial #:
Price: $28,000
Location: Scotch Plains, NJ
Contact Info: Jon Zogg
Description: The car, as stated, is a 1971 Vixen 2500 (rare 300 made) verified by Marshall Moore with a build date of April 26, 1971 as a 'left hand drive' and painted Carnival red. I purchased the car from Central Classic Cars, Sylvania, Ohio in October 2016. The cars looks awesome and runs great!... seriously! Previous owner(s) have done a great job of renovating those pesky area's of an old British car... The TR6 engine starts and runs great and is spotless.. terrific gearbox.. smooth clutch.. no leaks.. new radiator shroud.. a 'push' electric cooling fan (on a switch).. frame is rust free.. new tires.. new coil over adjustable shocks.. original paint.. original interior, no splits or cracks in the leather.. odometer reads: 39K! And I have a Toyota Supra 5speed transmission and HVDA conversion kit for a Triumph TR6 (cost:$2600). I had planned to do the conversion to increased highway cruising speed... but will leave that decision to the new owner. I love TVR's. This is my second (first was a '74 2500M with a 302 V8). But a combination of my child's college expenses and my search (and wait) for the holy grail (a '64/65 Griffith) is 'suggesting' I find a new and better home for this car with someone who will better appreciate it.




1968 TVR Vixen S2

Posted: 26 December 2016
Serial #:
Price: $37,500
Location: Eastern PA
Contact Info: Bob Seligman - (631) 235-3765
Description: 1968 TVR Vixen S2 for sale. Subject of a thorough restoration. Custom alloy fuel tank with tubular steel "cage" for protection. Roll bar and metal panels added between outrigger and chassis for seat attachment. New wiring harness with many fuses and remote controlled battery shut off. I understand that TVR produced only 47 cars in 1968. Far fewer were S2's and a handful were LHD cars. This car was originally sold by Tom's Pit Stop in New Jersey. Very early S2. "Sausage Bonnet" wood dash and toggle switches. All suspension arms, uprights, bearings, bushes and dash replaced. Chassis from a 1969 Vixen rebuilt by Powerslide Motorsports and powder coated. Original engine and transmission and differential rebuilt. New Koni shocks. U joints, and rear "half shaft" flanges replaced with new. I found parts for this restoration in the U.S. and UK that were considered unobtainable. All parts rebuilt and refinished to a very high standard. No expense spared. Painted the original Ford color Saluki Bronze. Five new wire wheels. Date stamps on photos are incorrect, more photos available by e-mail upon request. Serious buyers only. Original fuel tank and other original parts go with the car.





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:

2500M Parts

Posted: 14 May 2017
Price: Best Offer
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact Info: Bill Holland
Description: Converting a 1974 2500M into a “resto mod” 5000M and have many original TVR chassis, powertrains and interior parts available. Included is a complete chassis, 2.5L Triumph engine, transmission, rear end, etc. Seats, dash gauges, master cylinder, fuel tank and original taillights can go too. Serious offers entertained. Chassis can be stripped, refurbished and powder coated. Located in L.A., California area. Contact bill@pentamotorsports.com.



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:

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 Series 3 or Series 4

Posted: 7 October 2016
Location: Virginia
Contact Info: John Brawley (206) 909-6685
Description: Wanted -- TVR Vixen Series 3 or 4. No projects,stock or mild modification is ok, V8 conversion if done correctly would be great.


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.