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english2

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46 posts

99 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
I'm still keeping an eye out for cars for sale, but it seems that as we approach winter the market is going quiet for both buyers and sellers, however I did come across this blog page which has pics of the green Taimar on sale on various sites and couldn't resist sharing it : http://hooniverse.com/2011/03/15/streetwalker-boot...

dryden

195 posts

52 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
What price originality! and he wants 5 grand for it......................!

richard1970

1 posts

21 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
hi english2 i might have found a couple of cars you might like, one is a 2500m and the other is a 3000m, i hoping to see them tomorrow! both are in need of some work but wont know how much till i have seen them, all i know is they have been dry stored for 30 years but before that both chassis were powder coated and then rebuilt. will try post some pictures as soon as i can.

english2

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46 posts

99 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks Richard, that would be great. Keep me posted.

english2

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46 posts

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Tuesday 30th October 2012 quote quote all
Well, I'm in the UK (York) until Friday and had been hoping to go and look at some cars within reasonable distance, but it seems the only ones on the market right now are either needing restoration or are out of my price range. It really seems like it's the wrong time of year to be looking for a car ... shame, as I've got 5 grand burning a hole in my pocket, and I've finally got over the (not minor) obstacle of announcing to my better half that I intend to further crowd the driveway with a new acquisition at some point.

I know of several M series cars which are unfortunately too far away for me to be able to travel to see them this week. In the north of England as far as I'm aware there is a silver Taimar in Wigan at £7995, and a 3000M in white with a brown stripe in Huddersfield which is up for £7995 too. Concerning this last car, I think someone mentioned that the seller wants £7.3K but there are some bits needing doing such as one of the doors is dropping and the clutch being very stiff. I don't want to waste his time or potentially offend him by putting in a low offer. Does anyone know if the owner of this car is on these forums? And does anyone know of any other cars on the market which would be within my budget (and are roadworthy with an MOT)?

And DakotaStorm, if you are reading this, let me know if you get fed up with your new acquisition and want to sell!
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Chinski

142 posts

36 months

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Tuesday 30th October 2012 quote quote all
I'm sure I've seen a m series for sale on the TVR club web site. It maybe worth checking.

phillpot

7,608 posts

66 months

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Tuesday 30th October 2012 quote quote all
Chinski said:
I'm sure I've seen a m series for sale on the TVR club web site. It maybe worth checking.
If you're not a member.... clicky

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english2

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46 posts

99 months

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Tuesday 30th October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks very much for the tip, I'll get in touch. I've been checking that web site religiously every day for weeks, and just when I stop checking an ad is posted!

DAKOTAstorm

197 posts

40 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

197 posts

40 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

8,533 posts

107 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

109 posts

49 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

8,533 posts

107 months

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

Slow M

1,899 posts

89 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

109 posts

49 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

198 posts

54 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

1,986 posts

103 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

816 posts

42 months

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

GTRene

8,533 posts

107 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

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46 posts

99 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 ... !
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