TVR 290 S 1992 (1992)




TVR 290 S3
Here we have a superb example of a TVR S3 finished in the ultra rare 'Masalla Metallic' paintwork as selected by the very first owner from the TVR works.
This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a TVR S3 that has been fastidiously looked after over the years by it's previous owners.
It comes complete with a very extensive history file which includes the bill of sale for the original owner from Henley TVR Heritage in 1992 and MOTs dating back to 1996 which goes to verify that the current odometer reading of only 99K is genuine.
It also comes with it's original handbook & wiring / fuse diagrams that where supplied with the vehicle from new.
In 2011 the body was removed & the chassis was shot blasted & powder coated & the interior was restored (new leather seat covers etc.).
The bodywork is in very good condition as can be seen with only a few stone chips as you would expect from a vehicle of this age.
The engine starts on the button & sounds awesome idling as it should it also benefits from a stainless steel manifolds & exhaust system.
The wheels are in excellent as can be seen and they are all wearing Good Year 205/60 R15 tyres.
It drives as it should and handles as it did when it left the factory...possibly even better.
All the dials work as they should as do the electric windows, boot release, immobiliser etc.
The mohair hood / targa panels where replaced in 2013 & they appear weather proof & we can find no signs of any water ingress whatsoever (the original targa panel covers are in the boot as is the spare wheel & it's cover.
The leather interior is the best I have seen on an S3 as is the dashboard & centre console & door cards.
The carpets are in very good order also & I suspect that they too where replaced in 2013 but I cannot find any documentation for this.
It went through it's last MOT (to July 2017) without any advisories;-
In our opinion this may be the best TVR 290 S3 currently available at the moment & I would highly recommend any inspection.
Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
Many thanks for looking.

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  • Mileage: 99,000
  • Year: 1992
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Purple


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 2.9
  • Engine power (BHP): 168
  • Top speed (MPH): 130
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 6.8 seconds
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 7

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