3000S Prototype how many left

3000S Prototype how many left

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bluezeeland

1,965 posts

118 months

Tuesday 30th April 2013
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properly nice car, congrats !

pridaux

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4,919 posts

108 months

Tuesday 30th April 2013
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coolb said:
Do you have the side screens for her and what condition are they
Andrew

coolb

25 posts

176 months

Wednesday 1st May 2013
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Hi Andrew
Yes I do but they are badly pitted, I was going to have them re-chromed or painted matt black. Problem is they are so poor re-chroming would still not look good enough.
Brian

pridaux

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4,919 posts

108 months

Wednesday 1st May 2013
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Post some pictures Adrian may be able to re furbish them for you an important part of the car even if not used often wink
Andrew

coolb

25 posts

176 months

Sunday 1st September 2013
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Its finally finished, unfortunately missed the summer!




pridaux

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4,919 posts

108 months

Sunday 1st September 2013
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coolb said:
Its finally finished, unfortunately missed the summer!



Brian
That looks fantastic well done keep it another 10 years and we will have another summer??? wink
did you do a complete body off and how did the windows turn out can we see lots more pictures the interior trim looks beautiful
A

oliverb205

699 posts

185 months

Monday 2nd September 2013
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You may have missed the summer, but not the Pre1980s meeting. Hope we see you and the car on Sunday.

Oliver.

Hal Adams

2 posts

73 months

Sunday 19th October 2014
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I started out this morning looking for something completely different, but idly surfed a few links and ended up here! I hope the original thread subscribers will see my post:

I thought I would post my tuppence worth on JHG 891S as I was very close to it. A friend of mine, Harry Johnson, was a rabid TVR fan and on a visit to the factory, saw a box in the corner and bought it! The contents were all the bits of JHG 891S which was [i believe] a factory owned 3000M (XKU 3L??) (that was rolled but with only damage to the roof, so in TVR fashion of the day, they cut off the roof, re-registered it and so spawned the idea for the convertible. I understood that the car had a brief airing and then stripped and boxed after the prototypes were built.

In 1979 I helped Harry restore the car for a hilclimber that he fancied at the time. Many parts were missing and some parts did not belong to the car, but Harry doggedly pursued them from TVR so we plodded on and had a great time getting it back to shape. The car came down with two aero screens which were used by TVR, but I cannot remember why only one was fitted.

Sadly, Harry and I drifted apart, so I cannot say what happened to the car after 1980 - but quite a shock to see it in this thread in its glory as a red roadster!

Here is a photo of JHG 891S (not the crispest of pictures, as it is an iphone photo of the original that has been sliding around a drawer for 30 odd years!) that I can categorically say is the car's first guise since it was broken up in the factory!





V8 GRF

7,291 posts

169 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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Holy thread resurrection batman!!

Thought it was worth updating this thread with some new pictures of TVR 366X after its body restoration and respray at S&D by Andy Malpass.

A happier man I have rarely seen, he certainly put some miles on it on his recent trip. His baptism was setting off in torrential rain to visit family in the lacal area, before attending his first TVRCC meet in a car he actually owned, attending the August Tatton Classic Car meeting, a trip up to the lakes and across to the IOM and several trips across Snaefell to meet up with family and do some business before jetting off back to Manila.

He stopped off at the Manx Motor Museum (at their request) and never stopped smiling through rain and the odd minor teething issue.











Edited by V8 GRF on Thursday 29th August 10:41

V8 GRF

7,291 posts

169 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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Interestingly Andy found an advert for the bootless car in the USA from 2010

Not sure about the claims being made about it but it looks a nice car.

http://classiccarsglobal.blogspot.com/2010/05/1978...


Andrew Gray

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4,919 posts

108 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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V8 GRF said:
Interestingly Andy found an advert for the bootless car in the USA from 2010

Not sure about the claims being made about it but it looks a nice car.

http://classiccarsglobal.blogspot.com/2010/05/1978...
Sadly that car is now a total mess it sat outside in all weathers without a buyer a local TVRCCNA member went to see it and reported back on the car regards its condition.
Have not heard anything about the car for a few years so no idea if it ever sold or what.
Would be interesting if anyone knows more about it today.
I have it on my list just not an owner
The picture on the first page of this thread is that car
Andrew

V8 GRF

7,291 posts

169 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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Andrew Gray said:
Sadly that car is now a total mess it sat outside in all weathers without a buyer a local TVRCCNA member went to see it and reported back on the car regards its condition.
Have not heard anything about the car for a few years so no idea if it ever sold or what.
Would be interesting if anyone knows more about it today.
I have it on my list just not an owner
The picture on the first page of this thread is that car
Andrew
Yes saw that thread after I posted unfortunately. What a mess, hopefully someone has bought it?


TrotCanterGallopCharge

82 posts

49 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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62GRANTIII said:


4306FM, ORIGINAL REG. LFV 778T THE 5th 'S' BUILT. DOB 23 FEB 78.
FIRST REGISTERED OWNER TVR ENGINEERING.
CAR WAS ORIGINALLY WHITE AS FOUR OF THE FIRST FIVE WERE.
UNDERNEATH REAR DECK IS EVIDENCE OF THE BOOT FITMENT.
DON'T KNOW IF ANY SUBSEQUENT CARS WERE BUILT 'BOOTLESS'
CHEERS IAN
Looks stunning, thanks for showing.

GAARD

35 posts

169 months

Monday 2nd September 2019
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I really enjoyed the car and yes I was grinning the whole time. As david said first time in 20 years of TVR ownership I actually was able to go to a TVRCC meet in one of my own cars. Fantastic plus great Ale& steak pie. The 3000S never put a foot wrong , from Blackpool to the Lakes to Liverpool then on the ferry to the IOM and many circuits of the coast road and back over the mountain.

Andy

Tom-lehtp

1 posts

3 months

Tuesday 4th August
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Hi all

Re TVR366X, I was the owner until 2011 (the pictures when it was green, with the T-slot alloys). I sold it to Brian, under extreme duress from wife. It was in need of a bit of TLC cosmetically (the car, not the wife), though David Gerald had done a huge amount under the skin (including complete re-wire). Am still gutted that I was forced to sell it, though absolutely delighted that it seems to be properly looked after, loved and appreciated now. It looks amazing. I should have kept it and done all the work myself, but hey ho.

Glad I found this thread, great to see such a beautiful car looking so well.

Tom








plasticpig1972

80 posts

5 months

Wednesday 5th August
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Was the original colour Green for TVR366X.
For sure it's a personal choice to change the colour from original. I have changed the colour of Cars in the past but now i prefer to keep to original colour.
Maybe it's something to do with old age creeping up on me.
If a new TVR was in stock and someone asked for a different colour did TVR have the habit to respray/overspray to the colour of choice. I suppose yes as business is business lol.
Alan

V8 GRF

7,291 posts

169 months

Thursday 6th August
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plasticpig1972 said:
Was the original colour Green for TVR366X.
For sure it's a personal choice to change the colour from original. I have changed the colour of Cars in the past but now i prefer to keep to original colour.
Maybe it's something to do with old age creeping up on me.
If a new TVR was in stock and someone asked for a different colour did TVR have the habit to respray/overspray to the colour of choice. I suppose yes as business is business lol.
Alan
From our research all the prototype (bootless cars) where white from the factory as apparently it was easier to rectify white paint while they were being worked on.

It may have been green when it was first put on the road but I'd suggest white is the correct colour.

This car has an odd history as it wasn't put on the road in period as it went to Coventry Hoods as a rolling tub to be used as the reference for the production hoods. It was 'forgotten' and bought subsequently so isn't a 'factory finished' car in the full sense of the word so it has quirks like a later bonnet and a unique chassis number made up by the owner who recovered it from Coventry when he first registered it.


Edited by V8 GRF on Thursday 6th August 10:00

Adrian@

3,795 posts

241 months

Thursday 6th August
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I posted this on the TVRCC site a while ago....The Coventry hood and Co car was bought locally (from CHC as such, when it went bust) as a none running shell (no bonnet)...and came with nothing. The then owner fitted all sorts of bits and pieces (including Dolomite sprint rear lights) I have hard copies in the loft of the car as it was the then, the owner bought anything he could to cobble it together. From memory it was a green when it was first painted...I understand it has progressively been retro fitted with OE items.
A@

plasticpig1972

80 posts

5 months

Thursday 6th August
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I thought for the Hoods developement it was done by Jensen Healey.
The frames look like on a Triumph TR6.
It's a great pity the Hoods don't fold right down out of sight.
If there were Poppers right across the back instead of the metal plates sewn inside maybe it would be possible to fold down out of sight.
Alan

Adrian@

3,795 posts

241 months

Thursday 6th August
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You have taken a jump from Jensen (development of the screen frame and MK1 version hood frame) to TVR sending a rolling shell for producing the hood for production. The Mk2 version then comes with modified Triumph Spitfire head protectors. A@