The Griffith was the car that catapulted TVR into the big league of performance car manufacturers when it was unveiled as a concept at the 1990 Motor Show. Quite apart from being incredibly fast, it also looked stunning. Over 300 orders were taken at the show and, when the first cars were delivered to the press and public in 1992, the reception was even better; "Shockingly loud, unapologetically politically incorrect but unapologetically great too", said Autocar.
Based on the spaceframe chassis developed for the Tuscan race car, the first run of cars used Rover V8s reworked to give either 240bhp (4.0-litre) or 280bhp (4.3-litre), but things got even better in 1994 with the launch of the 340bhp (5.0-litre) Griffith 500 which could reach 60mph in just 4.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 167mph. To cope with the uprated performance, the 500 also came with better brakes, Koni dampers and stiffer chassis settings.
Offered here is the ultimate example, the 500. First registered in October 1999, this UK supplied, righthand drive example had the benefit of being ordered with air conditioning from the factory. Presented in Moonraker Black with black interior and gold stitching, this two owner example has a good history, showing the car's maintenance throughout its life. The engine benefitted from a refresh 2,000 miles ago as a precautionary measure after an oil pump failure. The bearings and piston rings were also replaced at this time. The car is reported to run and drive very well making an incredible noise. It comes supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT test certificate valid until September 2020 and its history file includes an extensive compilation of invoices of work carried out. Why not take pleasure in scaring the neighbours every time you start it up!
Imperial Blue, Magnolia upholstery, Blue carpets piped in Magnolia, Fantastic history with a recent bill from TVR Power totalling to £8000 with many upgrades and replacement parts including Gaz shockers,.....
A lovely example of a TVR Griffith 400 from 1965. Only 59 made. 4.8 liter V8 engine. Fully regularity FIVA rally prepared. A huge amount of money has been spent to prepare this car for the highest.....
Due to life changes, it is with great sadness I am putting my beautiful Griff up for sale. I have owned the car for almost 18 years. It has been meticulously cared for and looked after while in my.....
Metallic Cooper Green, with full magnolia hide, walnut dash, and Leven alloy fittings. Sony radio/CD with Bluetooth facility. Battery conditioner wired in passenger footwell. Comprehensive history.....
Mileage : 35 000 kms
First registration date : 30/07/1993
Color : Blue
Interior color : Black
Power (kw) : 206
Power (cv) : 280
Cubic capacity : 4300
Number of cylinders : 8
Fuel type : Petrol