1960 TVR Grantura series 1 (1960)




The TVR Grantura is the first model in a long line of TVR cars debuting in 1958 and going through a series of developments leading from the I to IV and 1800S models. The last ones being made in 1967.
Hand-built at the TVR factory in Blackpool they came with varying mechanical specifications using Austin-Healey brakes, VW Beetle or Triumph suspension parts and BMC rear axles.
The Grantura bodyshell was made from glass-reinforced plastic and the powerplant could be chosen from overhead valve engines from Ford, a Coventry Climax unit or the MGA B-series engine.
This car is a very rare Series 1 of which 100 were made, this one being the 45th and powered by a ford pre-crossflow 1500cc engine. Purchased by myself as a project in 2009 and has been sent to be restored at the TVR specialist David Gerald. Once the running gear, chassis and engine were restored the shell and interior were finished by Mark Goodacre in a period Aston Martin colour of Roman Purple.
The car was finally finished in December 2013 and since then has hardly been used so is in mint condition.
It is a very rare and pretty car. The original model which launched the now well known and loved TVR.

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  • Mileage: 15,621
  • Year: 1960
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Saloon
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Purple


  • Engine size (Litres): 1.5
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Previous owners: 5

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