Lot 323 - 1971 TVR Vixen 2500
|Odometer reading||9,900 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £18,001|
|Result||Sold - £16,240|
- Three owners from new
- Totally original specification
The TVR Vixen was built from 1967 until 1973, with a Ford engine in most of its configurations, it succeeded the MGB engined TVR Grantura 1800S. It is also the basis for the high-performance TVR Tuscan which was available in both V6 and V8 engine configurations. The Vixen Series I was introduced in 1967 as an evolution of the discontinued 1800S. Although it used the same chassis as the outgoing car, the significant change was the use of the 1599cc Ford Kent engine. The 1968 S2 was built with the longer (90") wheelbase chassis introduced on the Tuscan V8. The S3 continued to improve the car with a number of detail changes, the heat extraction vents on the bonnet were decorated with 'Aeroflow' grilles borrowed from the Ford Zodiac Mk. IV and the Ford four-cylinder engine was now in the same tune as in the Ford Capri. Finally, the S4 cars were an interim model that used the TVR M series chassis with the Vixen body shell. The 2500, built between 1971 and 1972, was designed to take advantage of the fact that the Triumph 2.5 litre inline-six engine had already been certified for US emissions standards.
This lovely original example is presented in red with a black interior and has only had three owners from new. The car is fitted with the rare 2500 Triumph engine, most of these models were in fact exported to the US. This car had spent a long period of time in storage and when taken out, the body was removed and the chassis was then blasted and painted. The dashboard is in superb condition and the car still retains its original alloy wheels, seats and steering wheel. The car has new brakes, alternator, cooling fan, clutch hydraulics and hoses. A wonderful opportunity to purchase an original example of this classic British sports car.
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