S1 or S2???Help

S1 or S2???Help

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1 posts

214 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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Hi all-I'm just about to buy my first TVR. I have a choice of: S1-full TVR history 64K miles, 3 monthy full warranty for £5250 (TVR specialist dealer) or S2 - full TVR history 41K miles, no warranty, Joe Bloggs garage dealer for £6500 Which one does anyone recommend as the most sound investment?? Thanks, Richard PS Any tips are welcome on either!!

PetrolTed

34,324 posts

241 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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Don't feel rushed into buying either Richard, It's a buyer's market at the moment and you can afford to be very choosy. You shouldn't have any problem getting a car for that sort of money, so go for the newest one you can. The S's are pretty rock solid, but the newer the car the better developed it will be as they did develop them a bit over the years.

Roy C

4,102 posts

222 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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The first thing to buy is Steve Heath's S bible, so you know what you are looking at (S1/S1.5/S2): http://www.tvrbooks.co.uk/ - e.g. Be aware that the trailing arms for the S1 are no longer manufactured, so if you need one, you will have to replace both for a later design.

LeeBee

773 posts

222 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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Get an S2, best car TVR ever made! (best to work on out of the S's though) In fact if you want a good sound S2, Marcus Wilson had one for sale a month or so back at a very good price, it had done over 100K but it looked like new! (I could show you cars with half that mileage that look worse!).Problem is I have lost his email address! (it's Monza red has a TVR plate and new alloy rad)might be lurking around the for sale ads somewhere? Lee S2!!!

TVR Mark

45 posts

221 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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Get an S2, best car TVR ever made! (best to work on out of the S's though) In fact if you want a good sound S2, Marcus Wilson had one for sale a month or so back at a very good price, it had done over 100K but it looked like new! (I could show you cars with half that mileage that look worse!).Problem is I have lost his email address! (it's Monza red has a TVR plate and new alloy rad)might be lurking around the for sale ads somewhere? Lee S2!!!
Why? The main difference is the S1 has the 2.8 and the S2 has the 2.9 which is a much better engine, Although there are other differences. S2's are generally a better car Mark
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Original Poster:

1 posts

214 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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Thanks all for the helpful hints on the S1 vs. S2 saga!...as it happens I have chosen the S1, not least of which is because finances limit me. But also, I'm lookin for summer fun, car seems to be priced right, detailed TVR history, and I think when (if) I sell at end of summer, my market for a £5,000 car will be larger to general sports car seekers. Who knows then again I may fall in love like the rest of you lot, and never part with the little gem! Cheers, Rich

LeeBee

773 posts

222 months

Friday 27th April 2001
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email me tvr-v6@supanet.com and I will tell you! LeeBee