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Griffith 500 1999

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  • History
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Tab 1
TVR Griffith 500 - Hollywood Starmist!
SOLD

This stunningly handsome Griffith 500 was first registered on 1 Dec 1999. That was the final year of Griffith production before TVR announced a Special Edition run of 100 cars to mark the end of Griffith production. (These were built between 2000 and 2002 and are much more expensive than this variant sold a matter of weeks before the SE run!).

“Hollywood Starmist?“ Read on… This Griffith is finished in irresistible gleaming TVR Starmist Grey! The roof is, appropriately, trimmed in black Mohair. The interior is finished in sophisticated black and Portland grey with a stylish chequered aluminium dashboard. The dash top is black with silver stitching. The centre tunnel is trimmed in grey with black sides, and this theme is repeated on the doors - with black outers to grey centres. The seats are completely grey (with TVR Logos on the headrests) and the carpets are black bound in grey throughout. The cockpit features Leven style componentry. The appearance of this Griffith is “full on”, Mr Cool, George Clooney!

And now we come to the sound. Yes the car has a Sony MP3 WMA one shot CD head unit which plays through Pioneer speakers. But the real sound - to die for - comes from the car’s exhaust. This car has the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger … “I’ll be back” and that is all you’ll see of this Griff on the road! And notice that the back of this Griff features the SE rear light treatment - presumably to special order… or as a ”tester” for the SE models that followed (see also next paragraph).

This Griff wears a set of very rare 16” 5 spoke alloys. The car would have needed these - with their 5 stud configuration - as this Griff 500 has the OE factory brake upgrade (c £3000 as an option at the time). Our MD worked in the TVR factory and only saw this type of Factory wheel fitted to 2 cars. They are remarkable because they are similar to TVR’s Saturn alloys, but this set features concave-faced spokes (prototypes ?). The car’s excellent ride and handling balance can be ascribed to the combination of the 16” Toyo Proxes T1-R tyres (225 front and 245 rear) allied to appropriately rated, fully adjustable Nitron dampers with Suplex springs. The car definitely does not float like a butterfly, but it can sting like a bee when the throttles are opened and the 350 bhp and 350lb ft of torque available from the 5.0 litre V8 engine are unleashed. This particular car is also equipped with power assisted steering. Not surprisingly, this Griff 500 has balance, accuracy and punch - like Sylvester Stallone!

At first sight, this car would not seem to be a low mileage example. But if you refer to the Service record, you will see that the last 4 owners have hardly driven the car during the last 7 years. Indeed, the last 3 owners covered less than 2,000 miles, 1,000 miles and 320 miles respectively over the last 5 years. V80 GRF (The Registration number is included in the price) would seem to have been treated as a “Pride and Joy, High days and Holidays” machine - which is entirely reflected in the car’s condition and state of preparation. And the most recent owner bought the car as an investment - only selling it to fund a midlife gap period.

The car has a fully stamped service record and all paperwork and service invoices are available for the last 8 years. Like ALL our sales cars, this Griffith 500 is owned by Str8six and has been given an especially “fine tooth comb” Str8six preparation treatment! It is now technically and cosmetically in outstanding condition.

The car will be supplied with Str8six's renowned "All the 12s" handover specification - ie.
Full 12,000 miles service completed, 12 months MOT, TAX and 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.

Overall mileage - 39,905
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:
Owner 1
12 Nov 99 - Delivery & PDI/HHC TVR
11 Feb 00 - 689 miles - 1,000 service/HHC TVR

Owner 2

05 Oct 01 - 5,886 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
25 Sep 02 - 12,033 miles - 12,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
27 Nov 03 - 16,193 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR

Owner 3
18 Nov 04 - 22,404 miles - 12,000 service/Dream Machines TVR
28 Nov 05 - 23,404 miles - 6,000 service/Dream Machines TVR
31 Jan 07 - 26,313 miles - 12,000 service/Dream Machines TVR

Owner 5 - Manchester

04 Aug 08 - 31,112 miles - 6,000 service/Christopher Neil TVR
18.08.09 - 32,753 miles - 12,000 service/Christopher Neil TVR

Owner 6 - Ipswich
18.08.10 - 34,248 miles - 6,000 service/Kerridges TVR
19.08.11 - 35,691 miles - 6,000 service/Kerridges TVR

Owner 7 - Bury St Edmonds
20 Apr 12 - 36,047 miles (356) - 6,000 service/Kerridges TVR
08 Apr 13 - 37,244 miles - 12,000 service/Kerridges TVR
10 Apr 14 - 37,751 miles - 6,000 service/Kerridges TVR

Owner 8 - Abingdon
19 Mar 15 - 38,027 miles (1980) - 12,000 service/Kerridges TVR

Owner 9 - London
13 May 16 - 38,987 miles (960) - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR

POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c.39,915 miles - PDI & 12,000 Service revisited/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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