S series car(s) seen advertised.

S series car(s) seen advertised.

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greymrj

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2,944 posts

138 months

Monday 16th July
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Might be helpful if we just add cars to this list as we find them. Might help build up on info on cars being moved around but also on valued.

16. 7.2018 Ebay, 2 cars on new listings:

Green S2 Dover, with dealer £7450
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183324963365?ul_noapp=t...

Blue S1 Bedfordshire £5995 (has been noted recently)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273354978668?ul_noapp=t...


WotnoV8

64 posts

19 months

Wednesday 18th July
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johnnywgk

2,279 posts

116 months

Sunday 22nd July
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WotnoV8 said:
No longer available, anyone know if it sold and how much? Anyone here buy it? Tia

glenrobbo

11,694 posts

84 months

Sunday 22nd July
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johnnywgk said:
No longer available, anyone know if it sold and how much? Anyone here buy it? Tia
It says it is unsold.

lordofthewings

100 posts

6 months

Sunday 22nd July
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It also says "This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing" which is usually code for the seller found a private buyer.
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Spanish S2

293 posts

66 months

Monday 23rd July
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There's quite a few for sale at the moment, most of them no mention of chassis condition.scratchchin

lordofthewings

100 posts

6 months

Monday 23rd July
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Right now there are a dozen on PH (if you include the one that's been stood outside in the sun too long and has melted into a Chimaera). If this is the "right" time of year to be selling your S, how come they aren't shifting ? Apart from the unknown chassis condition, maybe the prices are a tad ambitious ??

dram

210 posts

176 months

Monday 23rd July
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Hiya guys
Might be returning to TVR ownership by buying an S Series..[ prev had 3 TVRs ]
Obvious that prices are too high as many S Series and others been for sale for months..!
Same money they are asking you can get a high miler FSH Honda S2000....and that's a lot of car !
Any S1 / S2 / S3 not already advertised coming up for sale ?
Slange
Brian

Elfit

561 posts

138 months

Tuesday 24th July
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Sad looking S3 needing full resto. On ebay here
£2800

No connection to seller.

greymrj

Original Poster:

2,944 posts

138 months

Tuesday 24th July
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Elfit said:
Sad looking S3 needing full resto. On ebay here
£2800

No connection to seller.
What a shame it has been allowed to deteriorate that far. especially a late car like that. Judging by the amount of surface rust on the chassis the hidden bits will be shot. That crazing on the body is exceptionally bad and would need a strip back to the grp, which is expensive and a specialist job. Looks like it has been stored wet which would suggest a lot of interior work. Nice if someone can bring it back into the fold, whether it is economically viable at that price is marginal I would have thought?


lordofthewings

100 posts

6 months

Tuesday 24th July
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Last autumn the gold S3 that I owned many years ago sold for £3,450 and as far as I can tell it is now in Germany. I went to see it and it was nothing like as far gone as the barn find one, but I made an estimate of the restoration costs which I reckon for the (outside stored) condition the car was in would be around £10K, as I lack the facilities and skill to do it myself. It had been the factory publicity car as used in the TVR "Sweet Thunder / Decision Engineering" ads, and was very well spec'd. But it had had a very chequered life, as I discovered shortly after buying it in good faith. I sold it for £5,400 fourteen years ago, it would be interesting to see it back on the road.






glenrobbo

11,694 posts

84 months

Tuesday 24th July
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greymrj said:
Elfit said:
Sad looking S3 needing full resto. On ebay here
£2800

No connection to seller.
What a shame it has been allowed to deteriorate that far. especially a late car like that. Judging by the amount of surface rust on the chassis the hidden bits will be shot. That crazing on the body is exceptionally bad and would need a strip back to the grp, which is expensive and a specialist job. Looks like it has been stored wet which would suggest a lot of interior work. Nice if someone can bring it back into the fold, whether it is economically viable at that price is marginal I would have thought?
Barn find?

Nope, this S has not been anywhere near a barn for as long as I've known about it.

I know this car and examined it a few weeks ago for the ( then ) vendor who wanted an idea of its value.

Although the recent purchasers have done a good job of cleaning it, It is in a very poor condition having been stood in the open in all weathers for a long long time
The last tax disc expired in 2006 IIRC.

The outriggers are completely shot, I could get my fingers through the holes above each corner, the interior is ruined, and the rear of the bodyshell is badly crazed.

It will need a full body-off restoration, full bare respray, full interior retrim including seats, carpets, dash veneers, new hood and rear window and targa panels recovering, the wheels refurbishing, a full set of new tyres, and REPLACEMENT FRONT INDICATOR LENSES!!! yikes
Probably a lot more besides...

On the plus side, it had a brand new clutch fitted some years ago which has not had any use since ( apart from moving it about the garden.)

If you are thinking about bidding on this car, GO AND HAVE A LOOK AT IT BEFORE DOING SO.

Such a shame to see it deteriorate to such a state.

I'm sure the new vendors could find a unit locally to rent if they wanted to restore it.


Edited by glenrobbo on Tuesday 24th July 16:04

lordofthewings

100 posts

6 months

Tuesday 24th July
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Excellent insight. Such a shame, I have a horrible feeling that "biting off" and "chew" come to mind....

germantvr

28 posts

159 months

Tuesday 24th July
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lordofthewings said:
Last autumn the gold S3 that I owned many years ago sold for £3,450 and as far as I can tell it is now in Germany. I went to see it and it was nothing like as far gone as the barn find one, but I made an estimate of the restoration costs which I reckon for the (outside stored) condition the car was in would be around £10K, as I lack the facilities and skill to do it myself. It had been the factory publicity car as used in the TVR "Sweet Thunder / Decision Engineering" ads, and was very well spec'd. But it had had a very chequered life, as I discovered shortly after buying it in good faith. I sold it for £5,400 fourteen years ago, it would be interesting to see it back on the road.



yes this car is still for sale in Aachen (Germany, border to Belgium) for a nice price.....
https://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat/tvr-290-s-rh...

lordofthewings

100 posts

6 months

Tuesday 24th July
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Buyer beware !!!!
It appears to have more than doubled in price since last autumn, I provided the UK Ebayer who sold it with the full history up to the time I had the car. I’m sure the (Turkish?) dealer now has all that information, but just in case it got lost I have documentary evidence of the car’s history:
• It was first registered on 3.1.91 by TVR as H372UBV (and it's an S3, not an S2 per the German ad)
• On 16.1.92 it was re-registered as H2TVR, and was featured as the centrefold in “Sprint” March 1992
• On 5.7.93 it was re-registered as H381YGT
• On 10.1.97 it was re-registered as JAZ9785 by a jazz saxophonist
• In Spring 2001 it was exported to Ireland, and in early 2002 it was written-off in a major accident which pretty much destroyed the bonnet (chassis damage unknown). That information appeared not to be recorded by insurers in the UK. The bonnet was patched-up (the damage was still evident when I saw it last year), and a new windscreen fitted
• It changed hands at least twice more in England before I bought it as the 11th owner
• After I bought the car I re-registered it on the previous number H381YGT, that number is still just visible in one of the "not photoshopped-out" pics in the German ad
• I had the seats re-finished (they are electrically-heated items by the way) and sold it on to a chap in Guernsey, with the full details of its history
• It was (as the German ad states) in a warehouse up to last year, but had been stored in the open for many years before that.
Good luck to anyone brave enough to take this one on, here are some pics of how it looked in August 2004.



Edited by lordofthewings on Wednesday 25th July 06:57


Edited by lordofthewings on Wednesday 25th July 07:00

lordofthewings

100 posts

6 months

Wednesday 25th July
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....oh and here it is looking shiny on my drive in 2004, and what the engine bay looked like when I viewed it last Autumn.....
Incidentally the subsequent reg H381YGT still shows up on Cazana despite having been exported, the MoT history has one prominent word in the advisories -- rust...rust...rust



Edited by lordofthewings on Wednesday 25th July 10:56

TJC46

1,842 posts

140 months

Wednesday 25th July
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glenrobbo said:
Barn find?

The outriggers are completely shot, I could get my fingers through the holes above each corner, the interior is ruined, and the rear of the bodyshell is badly crazed.

It will need a full body-off restoration, full bare respray, full interior retrim including seats, carpets, dash veneers, new hood and rear window and targa panels recovering, the wheels refurbishing, a full set of new tyres, and REPLACEMENT FRONT INDICATOR LENSES!!! yikes
Prbably a lot more besides...




Edited by glenrobbo on Tuesday 24th July 16:04
It seemed financially viable until i read that last bit in capital letters.

Me thinks i will walk away and also getmecoat................hehe

greymrj

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2,944 posts

138 months

tileart

152 posts

9 months

Monday 30th July
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If you can't be *rsed to do a resto, consider this M, ebay item 292658779877
Trouble is, that car "sold" recently (sold/ended item 292596741060 dated 18th June), but please note, quote: '...selling on behalf of someone with no eBay account.....'. My guess is the "buyer" got cold feet when he/she saw the reality, or this TVR is an Ess Cee Aye Emm

Scoobimax

1,878 posts

135 months

Tuesday 31st July
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greymrj said:
Anyone know anything about this one? A mate is interested - knows what he could be letting himself in for having previously owned a couple of wedges and is very handy with the spanners so will be doing all if not most himself.

Cheers