Only 148 of these were ever produced, and they are much harder to find than the troublesome 3.0 vision.
1.6 ford xflow
plus 40 oversize chambered pistons, 1640cc
fast road high profile cam.
New electronic ignition and distributor
Uprated polyurethane engine mounts.
GT spec big valve cylinder head, polished & ported
Alloy rocker lid with breather return, one off TVR plaque
Breather system with catch tank
Twin 40 weber Dcoe Carbs, long manifold and trumpets, twin cable linkage.
New thick core radiator
With twin cooling thermostatically control with manual override, full set of new silicone hoses.
High torque gear reduced starter motor.
Standard 'type E' Ford gt 4 speed gearbox, one off billet aluminium tvr engraved gear knob.
Rebuilt front suspension,
New Poly and rubber bushed upper and lower arms
New trunnions and upper ball joints, new track rod ends and front anti-roll bar links.
New front braided brake hoses.
Very good second hand 3000m shocks/springs all round.
Four branch manifold, Custom made exhaust with sports silencers.
Good solid chassis.
Body shell was originally red but was changed to white many years ago..
Paintwork will require work to make perfect, it has blisters appearing and some surface crazing as most fibreglass cars, but is perfectly usable as it is.
I was considering changing it back to the factory red.
The front end has been altered to make removing easier.
One off custom TVR graphics
Original T slot alloys (five) with excellent tyres
Alloys would bennifit from being refurbished to make mint.
Spacesaver spare wheel relocated in the rear of the car with a custom one off cover.
The interior still looks good, yes it has wear, good carpets and dash, black headlining. Low back leather look sports seats.
Fold back sunroof works perfectly
Looks like the windscreen and rear screen rubbers have been replaced at some point
Ign barrel /key has been moved from a knee bruising middle of the steering column to the centre of the dash, incorporating a push button start.
It starts and runs but
The twin 40's will need setting up on a rolling road.
It is tax and mot exempt but I have put it through the test.
Car is in Manchester
Numerous spares that come with the car
New front discs and pads
original twin choke carburettor, original push type starter solenoid
New water pump
New side exit distributor caps x3
new rear driveshafts uj, rear differential
Smiths instruments full cluster as from the Dolomite
Original 1600m coil springs.
I DON'T need to sell the car however an ever increasing house refurbishment would benefit from the sale
Having said that I'm NOT giving it away.
These cars are very rare and going up in value.
This car is truly one of a kind. The Griffith 500 has to be seen and heard to truly appreciate. The car was registered by Mole Valley TVR in May 1997. The services have been carried out at TVR and.....