Griff 500

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allan-m

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50 posts

148 months

Wednesday 13th March
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Hi all
Been away a long time ( not prison!) got cash burning hole in my pocket! Want a nice unmolested Griff, any ideas, have around £19 to £20k cash, good to go.

mcosh

258 posts

185 months

Thursday 14th March
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Alan have a rather nice sorted 500 that came in recently. Best of luck with your search. Mark www.amoreautos.co.uk
allan-m said:
Hi all
Been away a long time ( not prison!) got cash burning hole in my pocket! Want a nice unmolested Griff, any ideas, have around £19 to £20k cash, good to go.

lancepar

268 posts

111 months

Thursday 14th March
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mcosh said:
Alan have a rather nice sorted 500 that came in recently. Best of luck with your search. Mark www.amoreautos.co.uk
allan-m said:
Hi all
Been away a long time ( not prison!) got cash burning hole in my pocket! Want a nice unmolested Griff, any ideas, have around £19 to £20k cash, good to go.
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I keep looking at the photos of RubyRed and wonder if it's for me, Pay em a visit and buy it quick to put me out of my misery.........
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griff59

207 posts

9 months

Thursday 14th March
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Looks good, go for a drive.
It's like mine, colour, milaege, and it's about what I paid for mine, sounds about right to me.

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allan-m

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50 posts

148 months

Thursday 14th March
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Hi Mark
please send me a link to this car.
regards

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Stever

1,117 posts

188 months

Thursday 14th March
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allan-m said:
Hi Mark
please send me a link to this car.
regards
Maybe your colour screen's turned down but there's a link to their website in his post just follow that and look at sales. Here I'll make it easy www.amoreautos.co.uk

Good luck they have some nice cars that to me seem fairly pricedthumbup

mk1fan

9,411 posts

164 months

Thursday 14th March
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TVR-Griffith-500-R-reg-...

Needs Corrado mirrors, a Fibreon vented bonnet and a Surrey Roof. biggrin

allan-m

Original Poster:

50 posts

148 months

Thursday 14th March
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thank you for that, you were right.
looks a nice car but a little on the heavy side mileage wise for me.

allan-m

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50 posts

148 months

Thursday 14th March
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seen this one, again looks nice hate the rear lights though, preffer the original look.

griffdude

1,515 posts

187 months

Thursday 14th March
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allan-m said:
thank you for that, you were right.
looks a nice car but a little on the heavy side mileage wise for me.
Have a look at the condition of the vehicle, not the mileage. If it’s the 62,000 miles in 22 years, that’s not a lot really? My Griff mileage shows less than 4000/year & it runs really well- everything works because it is regularly maintained & driven (I avoid the salt because that’s just cruel) year round. Look at the age of the suspension components, fuel lines, brake lines & tyres. One that’s been driven stands a good chance of having all these done.


a1butch

238 posts

133 months

Friday 15th March
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allan-m said:
Hi all
Been away a long time ( not prison!) got cash burning hole in my pocket! Want a nice unmolested Griff, any ideas, have around £19 to £20k cash, good to go.
Hi, my blue 94 500 is currently listed for sale on PH, asking price is £20,295. Please read the advert first and if you would like to view the car you are welcome to PM me.


allan-m

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50 posts

148 months

Friday 15th March
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Thank you for your response. I will come back to you, ideally looking for serp.

nawarne

2,722 posts

199 months

Saturday 16th March
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griffdude said:
allan-m said:
thank you for that, you were right.
looks a nice car but a little on the heavy side mileage wise for me.
Have a look at the condition of the vehicle, not the mileage. If it’s the 62,000 miles in 22 years, that’s not a lot really? My Griff mileage shows less than 4000/year & it runs really well- everything works because it is regularly maintained & driven (I avoid the salt because that’s just cruel) year round. Look at the age of the suspension components, fuel lines, brake lines & tyres. One that’s been driven stands a good chance of having all these done.
I just so agree with comment re: look at condition - NOT at mileage.

Had club meet last week and a newbie attended with a list of Q's. He'd bought the car, probably attracted by the mileage of ~ 40K on a '98 vehicle.....Tyres date stamped as 1998!!, needed outriggers fairly soon, dampers probably original and suspension spring-bound, dash needed re-veneer. If the miles show car has had some use, to me it indicates that components have been rotated and oiled??

They are cars first & foremost and we buy them to drive do we not?

Nick

a1butch

238 posts

133 months

Sunday 17th March
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allan-m said:
Thank you for your response. I will come back to you, ideally looking for serp.
No problem. Is there something about the pre serp you do not like?
For your budget you probably need to be flexible if I'm honest. Not many lower mileage, good condition serps will be selling around the 19,20k mark esp. now spring is around the corner.
Like others have said, condition is paramount so don't discount the higher mileage cars either.
Best of luck with your search though.

allan-m

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50 posts

148 months

Sunday 17th March
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thank you Guy's, I will keep looking, maybe up my budget as well.

RichB

41,296 posts

223 months

Sunday 17th March
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allan-m said:
seen this one, again looks nice hate the rear lights though, preffer the original look.
I agree with you. The pepper-pot lights were best suited to the Tuscan and were an attempt by TVR to update the Griffith. It's a common trick used by manufacturers to facelift run-out cars but personally I don't think it's an improvement.

Ducati0

67 posts

73 months

Sunday 17th March
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Yes totally agree about lights, 100% has to be original lights (upside down Vauxhall Cavalier biggrin ) the pepper pot lights do not work imo. I also prefer the early style rims on a Griff

allan-m

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50 posts

148 months

Monday 18th March
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Thank you for your response. I will come back to you, ideally looking for serp.

robsco

6,502 posts

115 months

Monday 18th March
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I would let my very late Rolex Blue example go, but it's some way over your proposed budget.

neutral 3

3,019 posts

109 months

Wednesday 20th March
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