So, how many Griffiths have landed Stateside since 2017?

So, how many Griffiths have landed Stateside since 2017?

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geeman237

Original Poster:

877 posts

145 months

Thursday 14th June 2018
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Its been 18 months since the 90's Griffith's are eligible for US import. Just wondering how many have made it across The Pond so far?

Loach1

430 posts

101 months

Wednesday 27th June 2018
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Two? I've got Chimaera plans.....

How do they like the US gasoline?

geeman237

Original Poster:

877 posts

145 months

Wednesday 27th June 2018
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Loach1 said:
Two? I've got Chimaera plans.....

How do they like the US gasoline?
Two? I have no idea, hence the ask. I got the impression there was a fear there would be a mass exodus from UK shores, but this doesn't appear to be the case. As I've stated many times, RHD is the big put off.
I brought over a 4.0 and it seems to run fine on ethanol free petrol, about 91 RON?
Good luck with your Chimaera search and keep us posted.

lfsv8

58 posts

92 months

Thursday 28th June 2018
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Mustangs now come in RHD but that's taken since c.1964.
GM's Corvette remains only LHD but Peter Wheeler's TVR Griffiths came with LHD as an option, discuss...

BIG DUNC

1,803 posts

183 months

Thursday 28th June 2018
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Yes, but...

The OP was asking, now that you can import a 25 year old PW Griff into the states, how many have gone over there? Has there been a big flood, reducing the numbers in the UK? Apparently not.

The next point was that RHD is a big turn off for USA buyers.

While PW did offer LHD cars, the majority of UK cars are RHD. Therefore is understandable that not many have made there way to the USA.

Loach1

430 posts

101 months

Thursday 26th July 2018
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I’ve found a lovely low mileage Chimaera, still a few days short of 25 years old, but will be in Charleston next month!




geeman237

Original Poster:

877 posts

145 months

Thursday 26th July 2018
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Loach1 said:
I’ve found a lovely low mileage Chimaera, still a few days short of 25 years old, but will be in Charleston next month!



We should meet up and get your Chimaera next to my Griffith in Charleston!
Oh, and leave that steering wheel in England..... boxedin

Loach1

430 posts

101 months

Friday 27th July 2018
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I’ll keep you posted on pick up timing and maybe we can get a picture of the cars together in paradise. I agree with the steering wheel - I’m on the lookout for an original!

Loach1

430 posts

101 months

Tuesday 21st August 2018
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The Chimaera is now in Charleston, just waiting for the usual stuff then I plan to collect on Monday morning.

Geeman, message me for a number so we can plan a meet!

geeman237

Original Poster:

877 posts

145 months

Wednesday 22nd August 2018
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Loach1 said:
The Chimaera is now in Charleston, just waiting for the usual stuff then I plan to collect on Monday morning.

Geeman, message me for a number so we can plan a meet!
PM sent.

tj500

91 posts

214 months

Sunday 16th September 2018
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In case it's of interest I will be putting my LHD 1997 Griffith up for sale in a month or so. Will be listed on PH classifieds. The car is in Spain.

BIG DUNC

1,803 posts

183 months

Sunday 16th September 2018
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It needs to be 25 years old to get into the states, so wont be of interest to them for another 4 years.

UKAuto

520 posts

237 months

Wednesday 24th October 2018
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...but it is eligible to import to Canada.

We had a total of seven imported in LHD to Canada when new. Of these two were 500, one was a 4.3 in a 500 style body and wheels (with air), and the other four were 4.3 with flat nose. Of these one of the 4.3 flat nose recently sold to a US buyer.

If you have more photos, some details of the car and a guide price, I can let any of the local potential buyers know.

tj500

91 posts

214 months

Monday 12th November 2018
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Many thanks. Car is now listed on PH: https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

bergxu

328 posts

117 months

Monday 26th August 2019
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Bringing a ‘93 Griff 500 over to the States as we speak. There are two other 500s and one 430 here in Cincinnati already, crazily enough...we must be a TVR hotbed!

jpf

1,287 posts

236 months

Wednesday 13th November 2019
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jfoley@benefitconsultinggroup.com

Hi Aaron...e-mail me!

bergxu

328 posts

117 months

Tuesday 7th April
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jpf said:
jfoley@benefitconsultinggroup.com

Hi Aaron...e-mail me!
Sorry! Just seeing this now. Email sent!