Used Tvr Griffith 4 Litre for Sale Stansted, Essex | Used Tvr Griffith 4 Litre Dealer

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Model History: The TVR Griffith, later models being referred to as the Griffith 500, was a sports car designed and built by TVR starting in 1991 and ending in 2002. The Griffith is a light weight, high power, well-balanced car. Like its forerunner namesakes, the Griffith 200 and Griffith 400, the modern Griffith was a light weight (1048 kg or 2310 lb) fiberglass bodied, 2 door, 2 seat sports car with a V8 engine.

Originally, it used a 4.0 L 240 hp (179 kW) Rover V8 engine, but that could be optionally increased to 4.3 L 280 hp (209 kW) in 1992 with a further option of big valve cylinder heads. In 1993 with a TVR-developed 5.0 L 340 hp (254 kW) version of the Rover V8 became available. All models use a five speed manual transmission.

Although the Griffith was almost mechanically identical to its sister car, the Chimaera, it had a different body design and was produced in much smaller numbers. Well-maintained examples generally command higher prices on the second-hand market. In 2000, TVR announced that the Griffith production was going to end. A limited edition run of 100 Special Edition (SE) cars were to be built to mark the end of production.

Although still very similar to the previous Griffith 500 model, the SE had a hybrid interior using the Chimaera dashboard and Cerbera seats. Noticeably, the rear lights were different along with different door mirrors, higher powered headlights and clear indicator lenses. Some also came with 16 inch wheels. Each car came with a numbered plaque in the glove box including the build number and a Special Edition Badge on its boot. All cars also had a unique signature in the boot under the carpet.

The SEs were built between 2000 and 2002, with the last registered in 2003. A register of the last 100 SEs can be found at TVR Griffith 500 SE Register. Every year, to celebrate the TVR Griffith, their owners have a meet called The Griff Growl. Equipment: Non PAS

Electric windows

CD player

15/16 alloy wheels Interior The interior is trimmed in full magnolia leather with black carpets and door inserts. The carpets are piped in magnolia. The dashboard fascia is walnut.

The interior is in fantastic condition and the car shows very few signs of 20 years of wear. The drivers seat has a little more wear than the passenger side as one would expect, but once it has been attended to by our trimmers it should look new. Exterior The Halcyon Atlantis blue paint looks absolutely fantastic, and the general condition of the exterior is superb.

This Griff has had some paintwork in the past (as most have!), but this has been done to a very high standard and looks to all intents and purposes like the original factory paintwork.

The hood is in excellent condition, and the car certainly appears to have been dry stored throughout it’s life. The removable front panel of the roof appears to have been re-trimmed, and the foldable rear section is also well kept, with a replacement rear plastic window as so many of these items perished through UV degradation and the wear and tear caused by folding them down.

Engine and transmission The 4.0 power plant has been well looked after over the years and performs very well, as does the gearbox. We are awaiting a full mechanical report from our TVR service department. Wheels tyres and brakes The car rides on the factory original 5 spoke 15/16 alloy wheels shod with Toyo Proxes T1-R tyres on the rear axle and Bridgestone Potenza S02’s on the front.

The Toyo’s are fresh, having been replaced in July 2011 and the Bridgestone’s still have plenty of wear in them Service history: This particular Griffith has clearly been well loved, with a superb service history covering it’s entire life since new. Virtuall every service has been performed by an official TVR Dealer or a known TVR specialist, and there is an extensive file of invoices, receipts and MOT’s to back up the original stamped service book.

Two Toyo Proxes T1-R tyres fitted 06/07/2011

MOT – 19/07/2011 – 45039 miles

MOT – 03/04/2010 – 43694 miles

MOT – 19/03/2009 – 41600 miles

MOT – 15/08/2007 – 39402 miles

MOT – 18/08/2006 – 38725 miles

MOT – 18/08/2005 – 38025 miles

MOT – 19/08/2004 – 37377 miles

MOT – 23/08/2003 – 36521 miles

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