TVR Sourcing & Pre-Purchase Inspection

TVR Sourcing & Pre-Purchase Inspection

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CHEJ

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12 posts

68 months

Monday 7th June
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Good advice, thank you. I’ll introduce myself to Tony and leave details of my target spec.

CHEJ

Original Poster:

12 posts

68 months

Monday 7th June
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laughlaughlaugh
Zippee said:
I wouldn't trust that idiot to inspect a go kart let alone a tvr..
Remember it's easy to inspect an already decent car, the real money is earned finding the faulty ones.

Stever

1,290 posts

216 months

Monday 7th June
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Bit harsh I'm sure he liked you too.

To add some balance, I used Rob Ingleby twice albeit quite a few years ago (last time in 2008) and found him very knowledgeable, helpful and he inspected both my wedge and Griffith 500 and recommended I should buy.

Both were excellent cars that I kept for 5 years and 13 years respectively and never had any great issues which in my mind made his service worthwhile.

Sorry to hear your experience wasn't so good, mine was great!

Zippee

12,559 posts

201 months

Monday 7th June
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Stever said:
Bit harsh I'm sure he liked you too.

To add some balance, I used Rob Ingleby twice albeit quite a few years ago (last time in 2008) and found him very knowledgeable, helpful and he inspected both my wedge and Griffith 500 and recommended I should buy.

Both were excellent cars that I kept for 5 years and 13 years respectively and never had any great issues which in my mind made his service worthwhile.

Sorry to hear your experience wasn't so good, mine was great!
As I said, very easy to pass off an already good car as sound.

rigga

7,090 posts

168 months

Monday 7th June
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Zippee said:
Stever said:
Bit harsh I'm sure he liked you too.

To add some balance, I used Rob Ingleby twice albeit quite a few years ago (last time in 2008) and found him very knowledgeable, helpful and he inspected both my wedge and Griffith 500 and recommended I should buy.

Both were excellent cars that I kept for 5 years and 13 years respectively and never had any great issues which in my mind made his service worthwhile.

Sorry to hear your experience wasn't so good, mine was great!
As I said, very easy to pass off an already good car as sound.
Very true, to your knowledge has he recommended a car as being something it wasn't?

As I say I've not used him, only have read a report he compiled on my car a few years prior to me buying it.

Cascade360

10,427 posts

52 months

Monday 7th June
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TwinKam said:
Phil Phedonis knows his TVRs and offers a mobile service. He's London based but was happy to travel to The South Coast to inspect one for me. Very thorough and a full written report. thumbup
Phil once told me in no uncertain terms not to buy a Chimaera that was a basket case. I hadn't actually seen the car, so not sure if it was obvious, but certainly seemed to know his stuff.

Zippee

12,559 posts

201 months

Monday 7th June
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rigga said:
Zippee said:
Stever said:
Bit harsh I'm sure he liked you too.

To add some balance, I used Rob Ingleby twice albeit quite a few years ago (last time in 2008) and found him very knowledgeable, helpful and he inspected both my wedge and Griffith 500 and recommended I should buy.

Both were excellent cars that I kept for 5 years and 13 years respectively and never had any great issues which in my mind made his service worthwhile.

Sorry to hear your experience wasn't so good, mine was great!
As I said, very easy to pass off an already good car as sound.
Very true, to your knowledge has he recommended a car as being something it wasn't?

As I say I've not used him, only have read a report he compiled on my car a few years prior to me buying it.
Several including one cerebra that had such dangerous defects it shouldn't have been on the road.

Stever

1,290 posts

216 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Zippee said:
As I said, very easy to pass off an already good car as sound.
So how do you know a good car is a good car until it has been inspected?. When i bought my 400SE it was already 12 years old, it looked nice in a photo but it could have been carrying all kinds of expensive hidden st. Rob told me it wasn't, he was right. The Griff ditto it all worked well for me and others I know who have used Rob.

rolleyes

Zippee

12,559 posts

201 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Stever said:
Zippee said:
As I said, very easy to pass off an already good car as sound.
So how do you know a good car is a good car until it has been inspected?. When i bought my 400SE it was already 12 years old, it looked nice in a photo but it could have been carrying all kinds of expensive hidden st. Rob told me it wasn't, he was right. The Griff ditto it all worked well for me and others I know who have used Rob.

rolleyes
I'm not getting into an argument about it. You've got your opinion, I've got mine...

TravelsVeryRapid

511 posts

245 months

Tuesday 8th June
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nigelj77 said:
Hi CHEJ, if you're that close to HHC it may be worth going in to see Tony and letting him know what you're looking for, it's entirely possible he'll know of a car that could be coming up for sale or may have something already in stock and not yet listed.

I decided I wanted to return to TVR ownership so enquired with Tony on a couple of cars he had in, both went before I could view but he kept me posted on possible cars and I picked up a Griff 500 from him a few weeks ago.
I bought my Tuscan from Tony, I was too busy to hunt for one at the time so I told him what I wanted and left it with him. A couple of week later he found me one and it was a beauty. I still have it eleven years later.

CHEJ

Original Poster:

12 posts

68 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Thanks for letting me know. Just reinforces what others have said about him.

Stever

1,290 posts

216 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Zippee said:
I'm not getting into an argument about it. You've got your opinion, I've got mine...
That's fair