Sorry Now Sold!! “Enigma Machine” ?  No, S555TVR is NOT named after Bletchley's Codebreaker !! THIS Machine is named after Elgar’s Enigma Variations !!  
Why so ?  Because Elgar is the archetypal Classic British Composer famous for some of Britain’s most Passionate and Evocative Music - such as his “Pomp and Circumstance” Marches and the powerful “Nimrod” Variation!  
And this is an archetypal Classic British Sportscar!! Just wait until you have heard the soul-stirring Soundtrack that thunders from S555TVR’s tailpipes !!  This is more V8 than American V8s ! This car should be part of the orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall during the Last Night of the Proms !!
This Splendid Griffith 500 was first registered on 2 Sep 1998.  That was 2 years  before TVR announced a Special Edition run of 100 “LE” cars to mark the end of Griffith production.  (These were built between 2000 and 2002 and are MUCH more expensive than this variant !!).
But this Griffith is undoubtedly as desirable and attractive as some of the last of the “LEs” !  This particular Griff is finished in Porsche Iris Blue with a Magnolia interior !  The roof is trimmed in Black Mohair.  The interior is finished in the classic complement to the Iris Blue exterior -  Ivory toned colourways which work really well with the unmarked, walnut veneered dash panels – themselves enhanced by the full range of Leven aluminium technology !  The DashTop is trimmed- very handsomely - in blue leather, to avoid reflections in the screen. The carpets are of course dark blue – and leather-bound in Magnolia - throughout.  
And now we return to the sound.  The car does of course have a fine stereo with a One shot CD Head Unit, playing through very good speakers.  But the real aural tone - to die for of course - comes from the car’s twin polished exhaust pipes.  This car is not for shrinking violets. You are going to attract some very envious attention as you rumble past the Royal Albert Hall, other “must see landmark sites, and of course through the tunnels in the Capital - let alone through the towns and villages of John Bull Britain !!  Europeans will regret its passing too – as will Porsche owners of course !!
Let’s look at the car’s state of preparation…… It is in remarkably good condition for its age – but then it is low on the miles.  And the last owner is a caraholic and lavished much attention on it. The car doesn’t feature the “optional” PAS (although this one is nice and light to steer), but it does have the optional Full Leather Seats and Headrests (with TVR stitched into them). And technically the car is well sorted with a service record evidencing “maintenance by mileage” carried out by respected TVR dealers.  
So, without belabouring the point, this car is in really nice condition.  It’s not concours,  but it is a truly DRIVEABLE and extremely presentable “Pride and Joy” car. And the only reason that its most recent owner sold the car was because he wanted to try a Speed Six-engined Tuscan Mk 2 4.0S , which he bought from Str8six.
This TVR has a fully stamped service record and paperwork and service invoices are available for the last 16 years.  Like ALL our sales cars, this car is owned by Str8six. However, as we have not serviced this car ourselves since 2011, and notwithstanding that it has been serviced in recent years by 2 respected TVR specialists, it has been subjected to a “Hawk-Eyed” Str8six PDI.  And, although it had a 6K service carried out in July 2016, the car will of course have a comprehensive 12K service and a full Geo Set Up before handover to its next owner!  
S555TVR will  be supplied with Str8six's renowned "All the 12s" handover specification - i.e. Full 12,000 miles service, 12 mths MOT and 12 mths/12,000 miles FULL WEAR AND TEAR WARRANTY covering PARTS and LABOUR on the WHOLE CAR.  It also has an inbuilt 12 volt trickle charger,  and you get to keep the TVR Registration number !
The Service Record is listed below:
01.09.98      PDI  Mole Valley TVR                  21 miles    
21.09.98       1K   Mole Valley TVR            1,021 miles
15.09.99        6K  Mole Valley TVR            5,961 miles    
10.10.01      12k   Mole Valley TVR            7,674 miles    
25.06.04        6K   Racing Green TVR    10,750 miles  
18.07.06      12K   Racing Green TVR    13,752 miles
12.08 .08       6K   Racing Green TVR     15,848 miles  
04 .10.11       6K   Str8six TVR                   21,354 miles
31.07.15       12K  Kerridges TVR            24,548 miles
21.07.16         6K  Bespoke TVR               26,388 miles
      PDI           12K   Str8six TVR              c.27,900 miles    
Viewing is by appointment please.  A test drive is available – subject to the conditions.  
Finance is available, with the usual terms and conditions.  
Please contact Str8six  on 07810 505059  or  01844 352735.        
View this vehicle on our website

Buyer tools

Insurance » Finance » Gap Insurance » Warranty » Tyres »



  • Mileage: 27,900
  • Year: 1998
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Blue


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 5.0
  • Engine configuration: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine power (BHP): 340
  • Torque (lbs/ft): 350
  • Top speed (MPH): 169
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 4.1 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (MPG): 21
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 6


This TVR has been sold


Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Visit Website »
View Stocklist »