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Griffith 500 1998/R

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  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
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TVR Griffith 500 - Cool Blue
SOLD

TVR Griffith production began in 1991 and ended in 2000 - except that TVR created a special run of 100 “SE” models produced between 2000 and 2002. These last are generally very sought after. They feature an aluminium dashboard, different seats and exclusive alloys. But not everyone likes the SE’s rear light treatment

The “Classic” Griffith model, - of which our advertised car is an outstanding example - usually features a burr walnut dash, its own attractive style of alloy wheels and a very characteristic rear light configuration. R360 LBX was first registered on 20 March 1998 - so quite close to the end of the “Classic” run. And, just like the SE models, it is equipped with TVR’s 5.0 litre V8.engine. This power plant develops 340 bhp and 350 lb ft of torque - in a car that weighs just 1,060 kgs “dry”! The Griff 500 is good for 0-60 mph in 4.1 secs, 0-100 mph in 10.5 secs and is capable of a top speed of 169 mph. A pretty cool supercar then - at a very reasonable price point.

“Cool Blue “ then? Read On…..! R360 LBX’s bodywork is finished in TVR’s much sought after gleaming “Starmist Blue”. The roof is trimmed, appropriately, in navy blue Mohair. The interior is finished in sophisticated Ivory which complements the Walnut dashboard beautifully. The dash top is, unusually, trimmed in the same colour, making the interior light and airy. The centre tunnel is trimmed to match - as are the outer areas of both doors. The seats are trimmed completely in the same colour as well. The cockpit features Leven-style aluminium componentry, and the foot pedals are also metal Leven items.

Have a look at the photos to get a true impression of the calibre of this car, but note that the photos may not show you the full story. The engine bay photo does confirm that the car has power assisted steering. The photos may not reveal that R360 LBX is being supplied on brand new Toyo tyres. The photos won’t let you hear the beautiful sound that this Griff’s exhaust makes. Nor will they show the content of the car’s full pre-sale 12,000 service or the accuracy of the car’s suspension set up following the Optiline alignment that is part of our PDI. BUT, the photos do show the condition of the chassis and underside of the car. Why so clean?? Check out the next paragraph!

We called the last Griffith 500 we sold “Cool Grey”. It would seem that R360 LBX has been derived from the same mould! But “Cool Blue” is maybe even more desirable than “Cool Grey”! Check the service history and you will see that R360 LBX was treated to a full body off chassis and outriggers rebuild by Sportmotive in May 2017. And at the same time the engine was equipped with a new camshaft. So this work should allay some of the typical concerns of prospective Griffith owners. And, furthermore, this work was carried out under 3,000 miles ago.

It certainly re-assured the car’s last owner, who bought R360 LBX in March 2019, but then drove the car less than 1,000 miles! Not surprising really, as he owns a stable of 12 cars, of which 5 are TVRs! The only reason he sold his “Classic” Griff 500 - in this exceptional condition - was because he fancied a stunning Rolex Blue Griff 500 SE, which we had in stock!

R360 LBX has clearly been treated as a “Pride and Joy, high days and holidays” machine - particularly since 2010 and especially since 2017. And this is entirely reflected in the car’s condition and state of preparation. The car has a pretty fulsome provenance file and all paperwork, service invoices and MOT records are available for the life of the car. And. like ALL sales cars we have not serviced previously, this Griffith 500 has been given an especially “fine tooth comb” Str8six preparation treatment. It is now technically and cosmetically in exemplary condition.

The car will be supplied with Str8six's renowned "All the 12s" handover specification - i.e.
Full 12,000 miles service completed, 12 months MOT and 12 months TAX, along with 12 months/12,000 miles FULL WEAR and TEAR WARRANTY covering PARTS and LABOUR on the WHOLE CAR. It also has an inbuilt 12 volt trickle charger and is equipped with a spare wheel..

Overall mileage - 38,475
Finance to suit all needs
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Pegasus Finance to offer flexible, and affordable finance to our customer that wish to purchase their dream TVR. Finance is available over periods of UP TO 10 years, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
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The service record is listed below:
11 Mar 98 - 19 miles - PDI/Mole Valley TVR

20 Mar 98 - Registered to 1st owner
25 Mar 98 - 772 miles - 1,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
08 Feb 01 - 7,525 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
10 Sep 01 - 9,489 miles - MOT/Fernhurst Motor Co
28 Aug 02 - 10,992 miles - MOT/Fernhurst Motor Co
02 Sep 03 - 11,919 miles - MOT/Fernhurst Motor Co
11 Aug 04 - 12,158 miles - MOT/Fernhurst Motor Co
30 Aug 05 - 12,818 miles - 12,000 service/Fernhurst Motor Co
25 Aug 06 - 13,102 miles - MOT/Fernhurst Motor Co
09 Oct 07 - 18,103 miles - 6,000 service/Fernhurst Motor Co
30 Sep 08 - 21,012 miles - 12,000 service/Fernhurst Motor Co
21 Sep 09 - 21,556 miles - MOT/Fernhurst Motor Co
27 Aug 10 - 25,588 miles - 12,000 service/Fernhurst Motor Co
13 Aug 11 - 28,194 miles - MOT/Alton Motors, W Norwood
21 Feb 12 - 28,637 miles - MOT/Grayswood, Haslemere

01 Mar 13 - SORN’d
21 Jan 15 - 30,378 miles - MOT/Ribby Rd Garage, Preston
14 Jul 15 - 30,628 miles - MOT/MDR Motor Co, Bradford
12 Jul 16 - 34,025 miles - MOT/New Rd Garage, Stoke on T

24 May 17 - 35,525 miles - 6,000 service/Sportmotive, Stoke on Trent
Full body off chassis & outriggers rebuild, new cam, water pump

24 May 17 - 35,525 miles - MOT/New Rd Garage, Stoke on T
08 May 18 - 36,970 miles - MOT/New Rd Garage, Stoke on T
11 Mar 19 - 37,532 miles - MOT/New Rd Garage, Stoke on T
12 Mar 19 - 37,532 miles - 6,000 service/Sportmotive, Stoke on Trent
28 Aug 20 - 38,198 miles - MOT/F1 Auto Centre, Shrewsbury
21 Oct 21 - 38,430 miles - MOT/F1 Auto Centre, Shrewsbury

16 Feb 22 - 38,470 miles - Sold to Str8six TVR as P/Ex

POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c.38,495 miles - PDI & 12,000 Service/Str8six TVR
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Please contact us on 07834 739307 or 01844 352735 to make an appointment.
If conditions are wet we reserve the right to provide a demonstration drive, rather than a customer driven test drive. Please bring your driving licence if you wish to test drive this car. Finance is available, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
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Complete piece of mind purchasing
- with our 12 months full wear & tear warranty

The above car comes with Str8six's renowned full 12,000 miles service completed, 12 months MOT, 12 months Tax and 12 months/12,000 miles full wear and tear warranty covering parts and labour. Plus an inbuilt 12 volt trickle charger and a 12 volt auxiliary cable (if applicable) will also be provided.
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Finance to suit all needs
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Pegasus Finance to offer flexible, and affordable finance to our customer that wish to purchase their dream TVR. Finance is available over periods of UP TO 10 years, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
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This car comes with Str8six's renowned "All the 12’s” handover specification
The 12 months/12,000 miles warranty - is
FULL WEAR AND TEAR (Parts and Labour)

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