Where is your old Tvr now?

Where is your old Tvr now?

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tvrchim500

156 posts

186 months

Friday 8th March 2019
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My old Chim 500 I believe it is still in the North East. I part exchanged it at HHC for a Tuscan Convertible which I sold in 2016 to a guy in Aycliffe who only had it 3 months and then I think was sold by Str8. Miss both these cars but still have the V8 S alongside the Morgan.



phazed

20,979 posts

184 months

Friday 8th March 2019
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Interesting you retained the V8S. Why?

tvrchim500

156 posts

186 months

Saturday 9th March 2019
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Hi,
I had the Chimaera first and loved the sound of the V8 and the torque that comes with it. I then part exchanged it for the Tuscan but although it was a fabulous car I missed the V8 sound. So I bought the V8 S and ran them both together. I then decided that I needed to scratch the itch for a Morgan so I kept the V8 S and parted with the Tuscan. The V8 has been SORN for the last 2 years as I have had no time to use it. Still start it occasionally and still sounds brilliant but have been using the Morgan for the last 2 years. Maybe its time to get the S out of hibernation.

phazed

20,979 posts

184 months

Saturday 9th March 2019
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Classic Chim

11,724 posts

129 months

Saturday 9th March 2019
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Hard to beat a good S




Still miss this car even though only the V6.

Astacus

3,136 posts

214 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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I am restoring a Series one Vixen reg NPY 11F. Its been all sorts of colours from sherwood green to gold/yellow to blue. If anyone knows anything about it Id love to hear from them. I do have a list of some previous owners from before the DVLA stopped giving this out. I have tried to contact them all, but no luck. The car is 51 years old so I guess it will be hard to find some of them.

Daggsy

877 posts

232 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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tvrchim500 said:
My old Chim 500 I believe it is still in the North East. I part exchanged it at HHC for a Tuscan Convertible which I sold in 2016 to a guy in Aycliffe who only had it 3 months and then I think was sold by Str8. Miss both these cars but still have the V8 S alongside the Morgan.


Hi
Your Chim I think was owned by Matt Smith (Durham) who sold it via HHC due to an impending baby. It was a nice car and Matt kept it looking like it does in your pic.
Your Tuscanwas sold by Str8.

tvrchim500

156 posts

186 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Hi,

I met Matt as he contacted me after purchasing the car. I also knew it was for sale with HHC but don't know where it went after that.
The Tuscan was sold to someone in Aycliffe who I believe sold it on to Str 8 after a couple of months. I understand it was sold by Str 8 prior to being advertised. I lost track of it after that.

Thanks for the info. though.

David Owens

RAS

343 posts

230 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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tvrchim500 said:
My old Chim 500 I believe it is still in the North East. I part exchanged it at HHC for a Tuscan Convertible which I sold in 2016 to a guy in Aycliffe who only had it 3 months and then I think was sold by Str8. Miss both these cars but still have the V8 S alongside the Morgan.


That's my old V8's, loved the car and really miss her. But had an itch for a Griff that needed scratching and then a Saggy itch so the Griff had to go. I nearly looked at buying back about 4 years ago.

RAS

343 posts

230 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Here's a photo of it along with what replaced it:



lancepar

920 posts

152 months

Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Off thread.

RAS YHM

Cheers

cool

Cacatous

3,116 posts

253 months

Tuesday 15th February
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2002 TVR Tuscan S Mk1

Chameleon Blue with Portland interior

Had CCC exhausts at the time and the Racing Green boot lid opener mod.

Plate at the time I gave it back was OO02SMO but *ahem* I apparently didn't register it.. I can't remember the original one, I think it started with LG 02.

Purchased from Mole Valley TVR.

Zippee

12,943 posts

214 months

Tuesday 15th February
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Here's my old 4.3 T350.
Sold to a lovely chap in France, unfortunately something let go under the bonnet.... I believe he is repairing it


Zeb74

272 posts

109 months

Tuesday 15th February
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Zippee said:
Here's my old 4.3 T350.
Sold to a lovely chap in France, unfortunately something let go under the bonnet.... I believe he is repairing it

Unfortunately we have insurers and scrap yards owners which are competing to be the more stupid, the car sat outside, roof off (and maybe windows down) during months, including during a snowy winter. This is really sad, this very beautiful car was also just being homologated in France (which is not easy and not cheap).

scorcher

3,647 posts

214 months

Tuesday 15th February
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V49DGF. Moonraker black Griffith 500. Last mot’d in 2012 and not particularly high mileage at 72000. I owned it for 3 years and put approx 36000 miles on the clock. Spent a fair bit on it keeping it up together. Sold in approx 2008

m4tti

5,149 posts

135 months

Tuesday 15th February
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Zippee said:
Here's my old 4.3 T350.
Sold to a lovely chap in France, unfortunately something let go under the bonnet.... I believe he is repairing it

How many miles had you done on the rebuild when you sold it Tony.

Zippee

12,943 posts

214 months

Tuesday 15th February
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m4tti said:
Zippee said:
Here's my old 4.3 T350.
Sold to a lovely chap in France, unfortunately something let go under the bonnet.... I believe he is repairing it

How many miles had you done on the rebuild when you sold it Tony.
About 20k, rebuild was in 2012 so About 7 years prior to the fire.
It was a split fuel line

Trevor Lover 66

49 posts

12 months

Wednesday 16th February
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I miss my old 390SE - recognisable as it had a SEAC boot spoiler bolted to the rear. I've never seen it since I sold it back in 2002/3 ?
Reg was - F200 HEO and it was a dark metallic grey.

lwt

275 posts

264 months

Wednesday 16th February
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First TVR was an S2, G580LWT bought from David Gerald. Saw it about 10 years ago at a Goodwood breakfast club meet.
PX in about 2003 for a Chim 450 from Fernhurst.
As to 'where is your old TVR now', it is certainly old and it is currently with Rob at V8D for a new engine. Been there since April 2021... Grrrr.
Don't want to talk about it.

G4VXG

11 posts

34 months

Monday 21st February
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I'd love to know if my second Tuscan was still knocking about, FJ04 EEA.