TVR Vixen S2 1969 WFD 400H

TVR Vixen S2 1969 WFD 400H

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1969tuscan

607 posts

87 months

Friday 24th September 2021
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1969tuscan

607 posts

87 months

Friday 24th September 2021
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Painted brown by a previous owner , now in original colour marigold orange found behind dashboard while being renovated

limjamrace

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822 posts

134 months

Friday 24th September 2021
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Picture taken by me winter of 1979 - 80, overlooking Brentwood Railway station,somewhat the seedier side of Brentwood ,Essex.

To the back of the shared accommodation is the posher environment and whilst walking my dog to Hartswood Park amongst all the commuter car parking ,lo and behold one morning WFD was parked on route with a for sale notice ,price £1400..
I had only just bought the Mason Stiletto mentioned previously but was gob smacked with impression at the sight of the Vixen ,being the only time i had seen one in reality..
Took the details straight away and snapped it up after viewing in the desiable location of Gareth`s home in the Thorndon Park estate..

1969tuscan

607 posts

87 months

Saturday 25th September 2021
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Bet them took you back I bit David you had it on the road till 1982 is that right , that’s the last time it was taxed, so what year did you sell it on ?

limjamrace

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822 posts

134 months

Saturday 25th September 2021
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Yes,these posts certainly give you flashbacks in life.

It must have been 2006 or 2007 as i rember i was still with my ex girlfriend then ..Made a decision to sell WFD after all those years to help fund the ever increasing costs of my son`s MSA Kart racing activities in TKM 4 stroke..

Previous to that my late friend Ted Pool and wife retired from Alpine Rallye events and actually gave me the Imp i used to look after for them..
"Make use of it for what you need to he said"..So i sold that for funding as well...One can get carried away in enthusiastic ways in Motorsport..
So many regretful decisions regarding Motor Vehicles i have made..

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Edited by limjamrace on Saturday 25th September 19:47

porterpainter

373 posts

19 months

Sunday 26th September 2021
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1969tuscan said:
Good to see this post is still interesting to people and I am so grateful to David wfd400H previous owner for the help he as given over the years while renovating the old girl , would be nice for him to see car in the flesh as it is today , just the distance involved although car would be up to it don’t think my bodywork could take the drive, as I’m 19 years older than the car, thanks also to everyone on this post I for all the positive comments
I think this would be a great article for Sprint magazine. Hopefully a meeting of you both in a convenient location for both could be arrange smile

limjamrace

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822 posts

134 months

Sunday 26th September 2021
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Yes,i agree .It has been too long for me to not see WFD again and the memories in the short time i actually drove it.
My problem is that i live alone with two dogs who cannot be left for a long time..
Sounds easy but one of them gets in a frenzy with excitement in the van from a start of a journey to the end so i am not sure if my nerves will stand a long journey..
Just have to make the trip though !

1969tuscan

607 posts

87 months

Friday 8th October 2021
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1969tuscan

607 posts

87 months

Friday 8th October 2021
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Supposed to be a video of engine sound if you click onto it , but for some reason sound not downloaded

1969tuscan

607 posts

87 months

Friday 8th October 2021
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limjamrace

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822 posts

134 months

Sunday 10th October 2021
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That is good Keith ,is it your work..
Will you be colouring it in later ?

1969tuscan

607 posts

87 months

Monday 11th October 2021
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No David , my eldest daughter got it done for my birthday. So it hangs in our hall, as is

limjamrace

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822 posts

134 months

Monday 11th October 2021
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Nice!

Unique thing to do..

1969tuscan

607 posts

87 months

Monday 14th February
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. Looking forward to another years fun , hopefully in the sun

limjamrace

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822 posts

134 months

Saturday 19th February
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Ahh.WFD, still so pleased you are around and that Keith brought you back into being.

1969tuscan

607 posts

87 months

Saturday 19th February
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Thanks David, looking forward to the TVR AGM meeting at beamish museum this year lots of TVRs old And newer , would be nice if you could be there to see them and WFD400H

limjamrace

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822 posts

134 months

Tuesday 22nd February
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Put the two dogs in the van this afternoon as i had been expecting a visitor..Needed to battery jump the Cortina during working on it,so got in and turned it around .
Harry just goes berserk with excitement at this ..Doing the turn around was extremely uncomfortable so travelling up North would be out of sanity..
Just have to find a way to overcome this as in a year or so i will have the Cortina ready for competition..
Again Harry is tricky to be left with someone as he has mental scars from when he was a puppy till some 2 years old..

Seeing a mass of historic TVR`s is so desirable for me to see let alone WFD.

limjamrace

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822 posts

134 months

Wednesday 6th April
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Gone quite on here now..

I have asked before but how about other Vixen and Tuscan owners posting their vehicles and exploits here.

limjamrace

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822 posts

134 months

Wednesday 6th April
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Been following Tomkivixen on YouTube..
Kinda thing i had my ambitions on when i had WFD way back in 1980 onwards..I failed!!

Polly Grigora

10,485 posts

91 months

Wednesday 6th April
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You sold this?