I'd be interested in views on what my Griff 500 is worth - I've owned it for 16 years and serviced/maintained to the highest standards. I can see a Griff 500 on eBay that is a year older than mine with (unattractively) low mileage for £27,995!
TVR Griffith 500, 1995 'M' reg - Current owner for past 16 Years!
In Crimson Starmist with full biscuit hide and power assisted steering.
One of the best cared for and cherished cars in the country – maintained and serviced by TVR main dealers Fernhurst and TVR Power from new with full documented service history and only 59,000 miles. MOT and full service completed in March. Always garaged in my underground car park and driven almost exclusively in the dry.
No expense spared and this car really is the dream Griffith 500 specification – I have spent in excess of £20,000 on maintenance and factory-approved improvements including the very sought-after TVR Power “Taraka” engine upgrade (£4,500) which improves the reliability hugely compared to the original unit whilst at the same time liberating an extra 30BHP. TVR Power in Coventry were the engine builders to the (now defunct) TVR Engineering Headquarters in Blackpool, and as such TVR Power have the most experienced team with trusted expertise in building and maintaining TVR V8 engines - see the following link for details of the upgraded components in the Taraka upgrade:http://www.tvrpower.co.uk/upgrades/50-litre-taraka...
The car is complete with all paperwork including original handbook with all stamped service records, MOT certificates, tax discs and a full file of receipts. The car comes complete with car cover, spares (bulbs, fuses, brake pads, spare fan belt, etc), locking wheel nuts, original Griffith floor mats, and the original radio cassette with an upgraded aerial. Plus two sets of original keys with Cat 1 alarm/immobiliser units.
Also, to maintain the car in optimum condition with the latest high-quality components, I have invested in a new genuine clutch, uprated aluminium radiator with dual fans, Nitron adjustable suspension (MUCH better consistency and comfortable/sporty compromise than the standard shocks/springs), New high power starter motor from TVR parts, New battery, New wishbones and bushes, New windscreen (original ones are often delaminating now), New rear screen (again, originals will all be misted-up and milky by now), EBC grooved brake discs and pads (better performance from cold), Uprated power steering and brake hoses, New differential, Uprated manifold gaskets, TVR Power purple rocker covers, TVR Power engine mount, New carbon canister, Windscreen washers, HT leads and shrouds, New genuine wheel bearings and ball joints, New genuine gearbox bearings, and Frequent chassis protection treatments. Full four-wheel alignment and geometry recently completed along with a set of 4 brand new tyres in September.
The bodywork and paintwork is in excellent condition (with regular application of Meguiar’s shampoo and wax), and the full biscuit leather is in superb original condition (thanks to regular treatment with Autoglym leather cream). The car is booked in next week for a full front-end re-spray to ensure that it is presented in showroom condition.
This car has been my pride and joy for the last 16 years, runs perfectly and sounds fantastic with the superb TVR 5.0 Litre V8 soundtrack, and only my expanding family responsibilities are causing this very reluctant sale (I need 4 seats!).
You're not going to find a better cared for example of this, the most beautiful TVR ever made. It’s an appreciating modern classic with attracts cheap classic insurance and gets positive attention wherever it goes (unlike Porsches, Astons and Ferraris!). It looks and drives faultlessly and all of the features such as electric windows, power steering, central locking, lights etc work perfectly with none of the electrical gremlins some TVRs are known for. It really is one of the best TVRs available and any inspections are welcome – I'm located in Kensington, London.
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