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ToManyToys

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7 posts

19 months

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Spotted this on carandclassic.co.uk
The bloke wants £29500 for it includes shipping(from the US) what should I offer??

pridaux

2,612 posts

32 months

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Hi Colin
Wondered how long before someone else would notice it.
Lots of Beer tokens judging from the photos it looks very complete and nice to see a car that has not been raced would be nice to see it restored as such.
Very Genuine Guy selling her which is nice there is one offer on the cards possibly 2.
Andrew

Slow M

1,899 posts

89 months

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ToManyToys said:
The bloke wants £29500 for it includes shipping(from the US) what should I offer??
Are you looking for a financial analysis or an emotional response? Is it looming large on your WANT list, as in, you've lusted after one or a long time, or are you considering it for an investment property?

Either way, right now, Neil and Jelli are probably the best people to ask. I say this because of the fact that both are nearing completion of full, long term builds.

Are you thinking of doing the work yourself?

Best,
B.

alphaone

561 posts

56 months

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I'd offer him 10K + whatever the shipping is

Edited by alphaone on Sunday 16th December 21:26

heightswitch

4,138 posts

133 months

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29k.

Build it yourself say 35k

Answer £64k


29k

Pay someone else to build it for you say £75k

answer £104k


What else would you like to know?

N.

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alphaone

561 posts

56 months

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Which falls in nicely to this bracket
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C261263

Slow M

1,899 posts

89 months

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heightswitch said:
29k.

Build it yourself say 35k

Answer £64k


29k

Pay someone else to build it for you say £75k

answer £104k


What else would you like to know?

N.
How 'bout ... would you do it all over again? biggrin

Best,
B.

Slow M

1,899 posts

89 months

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There's also another one up for sale. It shows as sold on a similar advert.

Best,
B.

pridaux

2,612 posts

32 months

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This was up for sale with JD Classics in Essex I looked at the car there and although a nice car not mint however they did a deal with the dealer in either Holand or Belgium not sure which one where they swapped an E type Jag for the Griffeth as JD was short on E types and that being there Main Mark and over there they had recently sold a Griffeth and had more interested customers after that one had sold so made sense to swap.
Personely I wonder taking the car to FIA racing spec limits the customer base and if done as a OE Road car would have widened the market and reduced the cost of restoration and price.
Andrew

DavidY

3,341 posts

167 months

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pridaux said:
Personely I wonder taking the car to FIA racing spec limits the customer base and if done as a OE Road car would have widened the market and reduced the cost of restoration and price.
Andrew
The FIA spec car will be worth more as the Griffith offers a cheap way of competing in international motorsport events in a competitive car. That is cheap compared with a DB4/5, E-Type, etc. That is why so many are built to FIA spec.

There just aren't very many punters for a 50K+ classic TVR in road going form

pridaux

2,612 posts

32 months

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Maybe not but i know of at least one?? and i know there are some out there however unlike the FIA speck cars they dont come on the market often those that have them seem to hang onto them or have them in there collections however the FIA cars do keep re appearing.
It would be nice to see one as road spec attending TVRCC EVENTS and general classic events being used as intended yes i know a lot where raced but others including this one has not.
Andrew

heightswitch

4,138 posts

133 months

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Slow M said:
ow 'bout ... would you do it all over again? biggrin

Best,
B.
I am building 2 further cars!!

thegamekeeper

2,191 posts

165 months

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alphaone said:
I'd offer him 10K + whatever the shipping is

Edited by alphaone on Sunday 16th December 21:26
Done, shipping is £19950.

Dreadful road car. There I said it!

IMHO and experience of course

Edited by thegamekeeper on Monday 17th December 15:26

alphaone

561 posts

56 months

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Id want the ship as well for that ;-)

heightswitch

4,138 posts

133 months

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thegamekeeper said:
Done, shipping is £19950.

Dreadful road car. There I said it!

IMHO and experience of course

Edited by thegamekeeper on Monday 17th December 15:26
Not that I have much experience but it is a pretty scary race car as well
smile

koen

148 posts

155 months

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I noticed that our TVR Griffith was mentioned. I follow the forums on Pistonheads, not often posting replies but now here is one... We took the Gunmetal Griffith indeed in exchange from JD Classics for an E-type we restored. The Griffith is such a fantastic car, and I like to have one in the collection any time. I have owned some TVR's privately before (Tuscan, Chimaera, Grantura), and still have a sweet spot for these cars.
By the end of the week, we get a LHD Taimar in as well. The Griffith is for sale at 90k GBP. If you require more pictures about this TVR, please feel free to send me a PM and I will email the photographs.

Koen.

Grantura MKI

494 posts

41 months

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Not so sure of the triangle hole arrangment in the diff area? Otherwise it has most of the difficult bits still intact.

pridaux

2,612 posts

32 months

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Hi David
I did wonder about that I guess the person who did it had his logic hope your well over your side of the pond Happy Christmas to you.

Andrew.

thegamekeeper

2,191 posts

165 months

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Grantura MKI said:
Not so sure of the triangle hole arrangment in the diff area? Otherwise it has most of the difficult bits still intact.
Morning Zoomer, They all have the "triangular" access panel over the diff, it is 100% correct. I will photograph some in the "museum" later to reassure you.

Grantura MKI

494 posts

41 months

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Andrew, thank you and Happy Christmas too you and yours!

Steve, all that I have been around are rectangular in shape. They must have been modifiyed at some point, or there was a change over at the factory?
I need to come around and visit the bunker angain on my next visit....would like to see the blue car in the flesh!

Cheers,
D.
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