TVR Griffith 500, Black, Very Low miles. Excellent condition.
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Sale price: £27,995.00
Car location: United Kingdom
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Item Features TVR Griffith 500:
|Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions– opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition||Year:||1995|
|Previous owners (excl. current):||5||Manufacturer:||TVR|
1995 TVR Griffith 500, only 27,500 Miles.
5 Previous owners
Metallic Moonraker Black
MOT till Nov 2021
Recent full service (4 months ago) - Nov 2020 - TVRSW
Full servicing at TVRSW during my ownership.
Rust free chassis – treated with clear Waxoyl so nothing is “hidden”
Recent tan/camel leather interior and dash – all leather re-upholstered and car re-carpeted in black.
High end sound system with under-seat sub and two amplifiers. Subtle head unit. DAB radio that works!
Bluetooth hands free phone and music.
Leven wipers, stalks, gear knob, and handbrake lever.
New hood, new targa panel.
Sigma full Thatcham approved alarm & immobiliser with remote boot release
Remote central locking
Electric heated mirrors
I present my absolutely superb TVR Griffith 500 with only 27,500 miles!.
I bought her from a chap in the Midlands who lost interest (he has a 997 Turbo to play with) and she needed a few small things doing. The car was parked up between 2004 and 2008 due to a previous owner moving to Canada for 3 years then sadly falling ill. When I received the car I fixed, or had fixed all the small things that needed doing. I’m a perfectionist.
The previous owner had the interior re-trimmed in tan leather as far as the dash – which was black vinyl. I removed the dash and sent it off to be re-upholstered in matching leather. Before I put the dash back I replaced the steel dash facia with a new walnut one, and replaced all bulbs and some of the switches whilst I was there just to be safe. I also wanted the car to look as original as possible.
The interior is pretty much as new – as you can see in the photos.
High end audio system – I genuinely don’t think you can do better in a TVR. One of the previous owners had fitted two 8” subs in the rear which were dead, as was the amp he installed. I’m into my high quality audio (I"m 52, not 25 :-) ) so I started from scratch. I needed to fill the holes left by the 8” subs so I fitted 3-way speakers (which I have used subtle black grills for so they blend in). These are powered by their own Sony Amp. In the front there are competition Kenwood separate speakers – mid/sub and tweeter. They again have their own Kenwood amp. Under the driver’s seat is a Kenwood powered/active sub – this is the only way you can feel proper low frequencies with the roof down. It is all unobtrusive and invisible with the seats back. The head unit is subtle but superb and the windscreen DAB antenna works perfectly.
The cabin heater blower failed the day I bought her so I removed and replaced with new. A nightmare job, but it’s done! Took me a couple of days.
I fitted Leven stalks, and handbrake lever.
I inspected the chassis, which only had very mild surface rust in a couple of places. Sanded it back to metal, treated, primed , painted, and applied clear waxoyl. She’s barely done 10 wet miles since then (last year’s MOT – had no choice!).
Everything under the bonnet is as it should be. Serviced annually. I’m not one for blue water pipes and engine polishing.
The Targa was showing signs of wear so I had that re-trimmed, and then last year I had the entire folding roof fabric replaced – custom made and fitted to the car at the trimmers – so a perfect fit. I went with the slightly larger rear window so the roof folds down almost completely flat (unlike the original design which still sticks up enough to obscure your rear vision when down). You can also see behind you with the roof up!.
I had a Sigma alarm fitted - top of the range and the remote also opens the boot – that cost £600 fitted. Full microwave sensors so you can arm the alarm with the roof down and it’ll sense if someone puts their hand inside, but no false alarms.
She is summer use only – you can check the SORN history – Sorn’d every October until March – NEVER driven in the wet (I have other cars for that). Always garaged. I use her all the time as my daily driver in the summer (you can see the mileage climb as soon as I bought her from 2017 onwards) so she is well “shaken down”– anything that was a niggle has been sorted – engine is smooth and brutal, idles perfectly, no shunting at all, no overheating (I’ve had zero issues with the mechanics since purchase – all the fettling I’ve done is interior stuff). She has behaved perfectly since I bought her in 2017. I take her to TVRSW (Big Col) for a service each year – the garage is about 3 miles from me (rather lucky!). You can call TVRSW and I’m sure they will tell you anything you need to know about the car. If Col said replace something, I told him to go ahead.
She is an absolute joy to drive.
This is genuinely a hard thing to do. I have not loved a car so much before, and I’ve tried all sorts of things! From a 996, to Westfields. The car is such a complete package. Beautiful, amazing to drive, wonderful sound, reliable, an “event” every single time you take her out, and people are nice to you rather than envious (I now have an R8 V10 and I can tell you that the attitude changes drastically!). I just can’t justify keeping so many cars and I don’t want her sitting in my spare garage gathering dust.
Paintwork is original from what I can tell. Some stone chips which have been touched up with the correct paint – normal for her age – but remarkably good condition overall. I have just run over her with clay, then 2 stage Meguires cut and polish and she looks amazing.
An opportunity to buy a great low mileage example of the Griff 500 with no work needed whatsoever and won’t present “issues” the moment you start using her.
Comes with two sets of keys, two alarm fobs, Original TVR handbook and binder, TVR Bible, roof bag, tyre repair kit.
Original reg is M3 STK. You can keep the private plate if you like.
No PX thanks.
1995 – PDI 20m miles (Stamped)
1995 – 1000 Service TMS
1995 – 6000 serviceTMS
1995 – TMS 1006 miles
1996 - ServiceTMS
1997 – ServiceTMS TVR
1998 24000 ServiceTMS TVR
1998 1st Owner 11,647
1999 MOT 11,698
1999 SALE TMS Performance Leics 11,864
2000 MOT 14,488
2001 new battery
2001 MOT – 15,182
2003 Oil, Stainless Steel dash
2003 MOT 16,200
2003 Tove Trimming New rear trim (carpets I believe, leather was the last owner in 2017)
2004-2007 Owner went to Canada – had mental health issues, sold car to son
2008 MOT 16,404
2010 – MOT 18,428
2011 Prestige Performance cars – leven wipers skim manifolds– 19,635
2011 MOT – 19,717
2013 MOT 20,393
2014 MOT 20,951
2015 MOT 21,285
2017 SALE – Tom H Hamilton Grays Limited (I bought off) 21,679
2017 Service Turvey Motors
2017 MOT 21,679
2017 James Agger TVR– 12,000 service
2017 SALE – I purchased the car!
2017 – Sigma S30 alarm fitted with boot release £630
2017 – Roof Targa re-trimmed
2017 – Reverted to brand new walnut dash and new bulbs and switches
2017 – New heater blower
2018 MOT – 22,985
2018 TVRSW – Full service inc brake & clutch fluids, belts 24,130
2019 MOT 25,049
2019 – TVRSW – Full service 26,051
2019 – West country trimmers – new roof
2020 – TVRSW – Service November 27,437
2020 – MOT 27,439Expires on 01/11/2021
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