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DAKOTAstorm

241 posts

53 months

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Tuesday 30th October 2012 quote quote all
No no, I am still at the stage of making a parts list for all the new bits, bobs and jobs I want to do! good luck with your search I hope you find want you want without having to spend a ridiculous amount, if the cars not moving then there may be no harm in a cheeky offer, worse they can say is no and you have lost nothing!

DAKOTAstorm

241 posts

53 months

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Tuesday 30th October 2012 quote quote all
I've just clicked on TVR car club and there is a white Taimar with black model band and wolfrace wheels for sale, 4750! advert doesn't say much but gives a contact...

Dave 01252 616286
bettyfairless@btinternet.com

http://www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/classifieds/classifi...

GTRene

10,248 posts

120 months

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Tuesday 30th October 2012 quote quote all
just came across this thread and maybe I found a car for you, this morning I came across it as a new ad on mobile, cheap but needs some work, although the chassis looks good and its in Germany.


said:

Der TVR hat eine gute Substanz. Die Restauration ist dank des intakten Gitterrohrahmens in Kombination mit der Kunstoffkarosse denkbar einfach und ohne Schweißarbeiten möglich. Die beim 3000M verbaute Technik kommt zum einem von Ford = 3.0 ESSEX Motor+Getriebe zum anderen von Triumph ( TR6 ). Der TVR ist bis auf wenige ( Verschleiß) Teile komplett, Die orginalen T-Slotfelgen sind gut erhalten, die Heckscheibe ,der Rahmen, Flachkühler sind gut, vorne Spax Stoßdämpfer. Auch wenn die Fotos suggerieren, es ist NICHT damit getan mal eben ein paar Schrauben zu drehen. Der TVR erfordert und verdient es vernünftig restauriert zu werden. Wer keine Arbeit scheut kann sich dank der bezahlbaren Technik preiswert einen seltenen und extrem handlichen Sportwagen aufbauen.








it doesn't look to bad...

http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat/tvr-andere-re...

Joho

126 posts

62 months

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Friday 2nd November 2012 quote quote all
Some more infos and photos of the car...
http://wp.tvrcarclub.de/angebot-3000m


GTRene

10,248 posts

120 months

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Friday 2nd November 2012 quote quote all
ah...it needs a bit more work than I thought.
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Slow M

2,230 posts

102 months

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Saturday 3rd November 2012 quote quote all
GTRene said:
ah...it needs a bit more work than I thought.
Considering the spares stockpile, it may still be a decent deal. An asking price is just that. I'm, sure the owner would entertain bids sooner than not have any.

Looks like along with a pair of spare Webers, THREE SPARE ENGINES and THREE SPARE TRANSMISSIONS, teflon or carsan bushings are included, most of the bits are there, seller stated no welding is required...

Most importantly, it's a nice colour.

Best,
B.

Joho

126 posts

62 months

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Saturday 3rd November 2012 quote quote all
"restoration project with reasonable base
english documents
frame in good condition
additional to the mounted engine and 4 Speed gear box you get:
3 more Essex engines
3 5Speed gear boxes with different bells
some more new and used parts included

front: Spax shocks mounted
some parts missing, most of them wearing parts"

GinG15

222 posts

67 months

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Sunday 4th November 2012 quote quote all
"seller stated no welding is required... "

thats more wishfull thinking than reality...the chassis tubes are definately corroded and if the body would be lifted the rot would become visible.

fact is:
the car is located in germany
it needs a body off restoration, at least a body lift for the outtriggers
the spare parts bin is huge
interior needs work.
the vinyl roof needs work
paintwork looks reasonable , maybe could be re-used as it is.


dvla database does not come-up with any details...so no idea when it was exported...

seller says "Auch wenn die Fotos dies suggerieren, es ist nicht damit getan mal eben ein paar Schrauben zu drehen…"

meaning: "even if the pictures connote it as an easy project, its not done by using the spanners for a few weekends...."

which clearly means in germany "its a FULL, COMPLETE restoration object"










Edited by GinG15 on Sunday 4th November 11:20

hallsie

2,140 posts

116 months

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Monday 5th November 2012 quote quote all
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TVR-300M-1976-/200843001...

lovely colour! (because the red ones are the fastest, apparently)

Stu

bluezeeland

1,435 posts

55 months

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Monday 5th November 2012 quote quote all
Oh yes, very nice colour, likey,likey very much !

GTRene

10,248 posts

120 months

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Monday 5th November 2012 quote quote all
its a special one...

a 300M must be a one off biggrin

;-)

english2

Original Poster:

46 posts

112 months

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Monday 5th November 2012 quote quote all
If all goes well, my search should be over, and I hopefully will have an announcement to make in the next few days ... !

english2

Original Poster:

46 posts

112 months

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Monday 5th November 2012 quote quote all
You're well informed! Thanks for the kind offer. The plan is to pick it up on Saturday morning and drive back to Dover, then Eurotunnel, then meander down on the back roads to Paris. I'll be backed up comprehensive roadside assistance in case of problems...

(for all those wondering what we're talking about it's the Taimar that was for sale on the TVRCC site, being sold by a very nice couple who have owned it for 25 years)

Slow M

2,230 posts

102 months

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Monday 5th November 2012 quote quote all
GinG15 said:
"seller stated no welding is required... "

thats more wishfull thinking than reality...the chassis tubes are definately corroded and if the body would be lifted the rot would become visible...
Have you inspected the car?

Best,
B.

english2

Original Poster:

46 posts

112 months

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Sunday 11th November 2012 quote quote all
Yes, I got home safely... took the S.Circular and then down to Folkestone, tunnel then autoroute to Paris with a 10 minute stop for petrol, a coffee and a sandwich. The car didn't miss a beat doing a constant 70mph, and didn't overheat in the London traffic jams. Oil pressure was perfect.

There are some jobs that need doing, so I'll be trawling the forums for answers in the next few days. I will post photos soon, when the rain stops! The immediate job for today is moving my 2 bikes out of the way (longer than it sounds) so that I can park the TVR properly. Right now it's on the drive under a cover (incredibly I found one specifically for a Taimar, and it fits pretty well).

I had a big smile on my face all day yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed the 300 mile drive home. I'm planning to take my 6 year old son to school in it tomorrow on my way to work : it will make his day too!

I'd like to say a big thankyou to everyone who contributed suggestions on this thread : with your help I've found exactly what I wanted, a good usable car that needs some work to make perfect but which is usable every day. Many thanks!

tunepipe911

460 posts

45 months

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Sunday 11th November 2012 quote quote all
another happy TVR-fanclap

DAKOTAstorm

241 posts

53 months

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Sunday 11th November 2012 quote quote all
bounce Keep us posted! it will make an interesting read and give me ideas and solutions too! glad all worked out well and hopefully you can pop back over and bring it to a show once in a while!

bluezeeland

1,435 posts

55 months

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Sunday 11th November 2012 quote quote all
Smashing result, well done !

Don't forget, next year June the Continental meeting at Zolder circuit ! Pridaux, myself and some others on here will be there too
If any tech help is required, shoot, happy to try solving along with you
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