Lot 257 - 1983 TVR Tasmin V8 Convertible
|Chassis Number||DH 5503 R1|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,520|
The TVR Tasmin or 200 is a sports car designed and built from 1980 through to 1988. It was the first of TVR's 'Wedge' series which formed the basis of virtually all the 1980's range. The styling of the car was by Oliver Winterbottom who had previously styled the Lotus Elite S2. Available as a 2+2 fixedhead coupé or as a two-seater convertible, the Tasmin was the first production car in the world to have both a bonded windscreen and also to incorporate the aerial into the rear screen heater element. As with all TVR's, the running gear was located in a tubular spaceframe steel chassis which was powder coated for corrosion resistance.
This TVR is in magnificent condition and one of the best examples we have seen. Clearly a highly cherished example, the blue paintwork is unmarked as is the cream leather interior and we are advised she 'drives as good as she looks' with no known faults. Restored to her former glory, it is unlikely you will see a better TVR Tasmin and this one benefits from the 3498cc V8 engine making for a splendid drive. It comes supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until 11th October 2016 and a very comprehensive history folder. With summer just around the corner this TVR could be a great way to experience wind in your hair motoring.
Previous lotLot 256 - 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 2.6
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