Lot 249 - 1994 TVR 3000S V8
|Odometer reading||69,360 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
Small scale car producers TVR played the ‘Lotus alternative’ roll throughout the 1960s and ‘70s with a range of pretty, curvaceous fiberglass coupé bodies sitting on a steel tube backbone chassis. Into the early 1980s and TVR caught up with the Origami trend for more angular bodies and though still dynamically excellent machines, the uncompromising styling of the Tasmin and its brethren proved to have a relatively short shelf life. For the V8 S they tweaked the engine up to 3.9 litres with a 10.5:1 compression ratio, popped on gas flowed heads with free breathing manifolds and inserted a high lift cam. The resultant 240 bhp and 270 lb/ft of torque propelled the roadster, via a Rover five-speed gearbox and a limited slip differential, to 60 in five seconds and on to 150mph while giving it real world 50 to 70 in top gear performance that was superior to an Aston Martin Virage or Ferrari Testarossa. ‘Boom’, as they say these days.
This nice British classic is presented in Cooper Green with cream interior and has only had four owners from new which is rare for these sports cars. It was originally owned by BP International and is supplied with a comprehensive service history with many stamps in the book and its servicing has mainly been carried out by TVR dealerships until 2000 when it was followed by many TVR and sports car specialists. More recently it has been looked after by Automark (specialist tuning company). It has the desirable targa top which provides open top motoring and its four litre V8 is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The car drives well according to the owner, with its manual gearbox a joy to use and looking good on its original wheels and it also comes with a spare key and a fresh MoT test certificate. Super British sports car with traditional brutish V8 – great!
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