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TVR GRIFFITH 500 (1997) £16,995
- Contact: Derek
- Forum profile: del 203
- Location: Essex, United Kingdom
using phonesafe 07021510372
I WOULD BE AMAZED IF THE OPPORTUNITY ARISES AGAIN TO BUY A GRIFF OF THIS STANDARD WITH ALL THE CORRECT SUBTLE MODIFICATIONS/UPGRADES AND IN THIS CONDITION AT THIS PRICE !! (Don't miss this marvellous Griff)
Tvr Griffith 500 1997
Starmist Silver, Red Half Hide Interior,
Mileage now clock 54,053 Speedo change @ 9000 (actual 63,053)
It is with great regret that I am selling this beautiful example of a classic 5lt Griffith that I have owned and meticulously cared for since July 2003, during my 10 years of ownership I have replaced and upgraded the following parts:-
I had the engine rebuilt to a high spec by V8 Developments, a well known and respected RV8 specialist to the following spec,
Top hats linered cross bolted block
Matching 45mm ported inlet manifold & heads
45mm flared trumpets
This car is an absolute dream to drive with no shunting at 25/30 mph and pulls from below a 1000k in 5th.
I have also removed the precats from the exhaust manifolds to reduce under bonnet temperatures, (this has no effect on MOT test emissions).
ACT Silicone hoses & Stainless
ACT Smooth bore induction hoses
New Air flow meter
Uprated Adjustable Suspension
Steve Heath Rose Jointed ARB drop links
Fully poly bushed bushed wishbones and Diff
Race Proved Uprated Drive shafts and New CV Joints
Brakes EBC Grooved and Dimpled discs with Red Stuff Pads
Braded Brake hoses
Dot 5.1 brake fluid
Aluminium interior fittings
Adjustable aluminium pedals
Upgraded Meta Alarm (No getting stranded with sticking relays)
Mod Wise Electrical Upgrades
Hot start fix (over kill as now have upgraded Meta immobiliser)
Electric window (full power) relays
Two speed fan (Cooling)
Magnetic Auto Boot release
Headlamp full power kit + main beam and spot lights relayed to work together
Last 100 LE 7” Headlamp upgrade & no longer driving on two candles (see above)
New Front and nearly new Rear Screen
Chassis/Out Riggers/Wishbones all in very good condition and not wax oiled thus hiding any potential problems, the car has always been garaged in my ownership and only ever had light “winter” usage and never on salted roads
This is an exceptionally well looked after classic (subtly upgraded) very fast Griff 500 that performs in excess of factory claims.
The car has been driven by Steve Guglielmi (Gugliemi Motorsport)
who commented that it was a very well set up fast car.
Has a very small hole in the flexi pipe on the exhaust (temporary repair that’s held for a year) that will need doing at some stage. A few small cracks on the wooden dash but it is not de-laminating so not that noticeable.
This car has been cared for and maintained by a TVR enthusiast, and hopes that its new owner would look after the car in the same manner. I have various Oil/Plugs/Filter/Fluid receipts but not all. I can assure you that this car has had much love and care and has been maintained to a standard way above TVR recommended servicing.
This a very well known car in Griffith, General TVR community and Pistonheads circles
I have been a TVRCC member for the 10 years of ownership.
I have 4 Range Rover ERR 3340 Oil filters which I will include
MOT 21 AUG 2013
2 keys, Alarm fobs and overides
TVR Plate included (Valued £700-£1000)
Any inspection welcome, serious buyers only please
Classic & Sports Car essentials
- Engine size (Litres): 5.0
- Mileage: 63,050
- Year: 1997
- Doors: 2
- Body type: Convertible
- Transmission type: Manual
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Colour: Silver