TYP60N

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D1ckie

Original Poster:

727 posts

149 months

Monday 5th August 2019
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Just seen this come up on the TVR FB group, is this genuine?

I seem to recall there was a good thread of the owner building this car, if the same one.


justice.

3,634 posts

123 months

Penelope Stopit

7,431 posts

68 months

Thursday 17th October 2019
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175000 Pounds seems very cheap for something so special

DAKOTAstorm

351 posts

116 months

Thursday 17th October 2019
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Surprised it hasn’t been advertised more publicly, given the amount of TVR nuts who would see it and then start advertising their organs on the dark web . . . Anyone need a kidney?

Speed 3

3,104 posts

78 months

Thursday 17th October 2019
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Amazing car with an amazing history, summarised here:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

PGNSagaris

2,413 posts

125 months

Thursday 17th October 2019
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Penelope Stopit said:
175000 Pounds seems very cheap for something so special
I'd agree with this. Special car, dedicated and smart owner and a very, very rare beast. Plus, it's a 2+2!

Tonymg

718 posts

156 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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what year is it? a 54 or a 04 plate?

Tonymg

718 posts

156 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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was it Orange from new or Diff colour ? when new? was it Black and yellow? I think it was going for 27k no engine
at RG some years back I was so thinking about putting my £££ Down?

Tony G

MikeE

1,607 posts

243 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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Tonymg said:
was it Orange from new or Diff colour ? when new? was it Black and yellow? I think it was going for 27k no engine
at RG some years back I was so thinking about putting my £££ Down?

Tony G
The yellow and black DeWalt car now at TVR101 is one of the old race cars (think it might have been a promotional one, hence no engine).

This orange one is a road going Typhon, so a different car


MikeE

1,607 posts

243 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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If you want to know about either of these cars ask Woody at TVR101 as he has the yellow car and looked after the orange one for many years before it went up for sale, I saw it at TVR101 a couple of months ago and Woody told me it was about to be put up for sale

DonkeyApple

38,965 posts

128 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Morning. The one that is stickered up as a De Walt car is the candy red prototype that first appeared in 2001 as the T400, then was badges as a T440 and then stickered up to help promote a Le Mans entry. It’s the car that did the Evo run down to Le Mans.

I can also confirm that TYP60N, as of last week, has a new owner. It is a great shame to no longer have this car as it is a piece of unique British motoring history. It was the only car ordered and built to Typhon spec but more importantly, much more importantly, they were really the last super car to be built in Britain by a British firm and to be fitted with a British engine from the same firm.

When you actually look at what this car is, a Le Mans and Gordon Murray aero inspired flat floored, CF and ali honeycombe structure, it is quite amazing to think that in 1999/2000 these cars were being made in that Blackpool factory.

I turned down a couple of collectors offers but I have to give enormous thanks to Drew Wheeler, a long standing TVR man at Julien Sumners’ for finding me a UK based buyer who already has TVRs and intends to use the Typhon out and about. I think that’s a great result for everyone and I wish the new owner enormous pleasure and joy with the car that my children bafflingly Christened ‘Rosy’ and who will miss it greatly as they’ve been driving around in it since they were babies.

And of course, a huge thanks to Woody at 101 who restored the car and has looked after it brilliantly and been a pleasure to work with. I hope the car stays with him as he is the best placed person to maintain it. And a thanks to the gents at Bespoke who have looked after all my TVRs for 25 years and who did such a brilliant job sorting out the breathing on the engine for me.

Now, where’s my old Griff? biggrin

Edited by DonkeyApple on Thursday 5th December 14:47

DAKOTAstorm

351 posts

116 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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My lottery numbers didn’t come up in time but thanks for letting us know, sounds like the new owner should have it out and about, it’s still a spectacle to see at shows and on the road.

Speed 3

3,104 posts

78 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Hats off to you DA that you insisted it went to a UK enthusiast rather than a desktop investor. thumbup

m4tti

4,912 posts

114 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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A little still from a video back in 2012, thunder in the tunnels.

West Ferry...

A great morning


Edited by m4tti on Thursday 5th December 22:31

TR4man

3,898 posts

133 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Stunning car, how do you replace something that is almost unique?


DonkeyApple

38,965 posts

128 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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TR4man said:
Stunning car, how do you replace something that is almost unique?
To be honest, I’m fully aware that you simply can’t. It took me well over a year of umming and ahhing simply because I knew only too well that the experience was genuinely unique and that I could never replicate it. But throughout that time the car was just sitting there with few opportunities to be used and I can’t stand having objects taking up space if they aren’t being used.

About 3 years ago we decided to decamp from London full time to the Cotswolds while the children grew up before heading back. One of the little bonuses that was in my head was that I’d get to use the car more but that simply wasn’t the reality. When I lived in London the car would be used every weekend to go out of London. It was a core part of the fun of getting to Friday and heading out to either the house in the Cotswolds or a hotel somewhere else. It worked brilliantly. Leaving the hustle and bustle behind in a bizarrely practical, impractical family car. Flip that round the other way and I now head into London at the weekend. I still don’t drive much during the week and few journeys are long enough to warrant getting the car out and when faced with driving into London and using public parking I simply didn’t find myself choosing the Typhon. Getting it into and out of central London car parks was a pain, Incouldnt just dump it on the street and I’d find myself not relaxing as I’d be bracing myself for returning to the car and finding some idiot had damaged it.

The end result was that by moving out to where the roads are free, clear and twisty I ended up using it far, far less and for me that was robbing me of the pleasure and the entire purpose of the car. We don’t go to country hotels anymore as we live in the country. I don’t like driving it into central London every weekend. And when I do go on a long drive, on my own, when it would be brilliant to use the car, I am going shooting and as great as the Typhon is, it is, I suspect, one of the crappest off-road vehicles ever made.

DonkeyApple

38,965 posts

128 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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Speed 3 said:
Hats off to you DA that you insisted it went to a UK enthusiast rather than a desktop investor. thumbup
Don’t go confusing me with Jesus, it was an objective rather than a criteria. wink And all credit must go to Drew and the new owner.

spagbogdog

755 posts

219 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Aero
Gordon Murray
TVR


Ruw1

9 posts

183 months

Wednesday 25th December 2019
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So, I just thought I would add to this, to say thank you to DA for allowing me to become the new owner of TYP60N. I can't promise that Rosy will remain her name as my children have already seemingly given her a new one and are now arguing over which should stick! However, I can say that I too have the same hopes for her use and she will continue to be looked after by Woody...

brownspeed

387 posts

90 months

Thursday 26th December 2019
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Congrats on acquiring a piece of british motoring history; I'm respectfully envious of you!. I for one am looking forward to regular updates and pics from you!