Lot 191 - 1977 TVR 3000M
|£14,000 - £18,000
- Restored example
- In very good condition
- Sizeable history file
When they arrived on the scene in the early 1970s, the M-Series cars were a bold step forward for TVR, despite being an evolution of the Vixen and Tuscan models that preceded them. The first M-Car to go on sale was the Triumph powered 2500M in 1972, but it was soon followed by the Ford-engined 1600M and 3000M, the latter of which had the V6 ‘Essex’ engine from the Ford Capri. By then, the car had evolved further and had an all-new multi-tube chassis, despite its traditional looks. Otherwise, it carried on the front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout that had been used in its predecessors, and continued the fibreglass body-on-frame construction that made their production so flexible.
This wonderful example was subject to a previous restoration and as such, presents very well indeed. Offered in blue coachwork over an ivory leather and walnut interior, there are just a few minor blemishes to the paintwork and interior. In very good running and driving condition, this TVR sounds fantastic when on song and is reported by the vendor to drive as it should. Offered with a sizeable history file which includes many sundry bills, the most recent of which was for new valve guides fitted in 2019 at a cost of £711, many old MoT test certificates, the current V5C registration document and an original TVR handbook. This is a very nice example and is ready to be enjoyed by its new custodian.
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