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Griffith 500 SE 2002/02

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TVR Griffith 500 SE - No 46 of 100 - “Royal Burgundy”
For sale at £45,000

This is one of the last Special Edition (SE) Griffith 500s - specifically No 46 of the last 100. But this one is rarer than all the others. This is the ONLY TVR to be painted in the stunning Str8six colour “Royal Burgundy!”

This car was originally painted in Rosso Pearl but the very good finish was marred by a couple of stone chips and had faded over the car’s lifetime. An expert tried to match it but pronounced it to be “Mission Impossible” in this instance. So we decided to take the opportunity to create a truly stunning Griffith. The photos give an impression but it has to be seen in real life to be fully appreciated.

Yes, you may well have seen this car advertised before. We put this (now revised) advert into circulation in April last year. The most recent owner was the first person to see the advertisement - and the stunning colour of the car - and he bought it before he even saw the car itself.

He duly visited to inspect this Griffith and, being a car collector with very honed tastes, he decided to re-specify the interior. The vehicle's cockpit remained fully trimmed in black with crimson features. The dashboard has a black upper surface (so no reflections in the screen), and this colour continues on to the centre console. The instrument panel was SE specification in aluminium, but it is now finished in beautiful burr walnut. This is recessed in the original crimson trimmed reveal. The instruments all have crimson faces with white numbers and feature aluminium surrounds. They make a major styling statement.

The black and crimson theme continues onto the doors, but here the new owner introduced Str8six’s trademark straked leather centres. He treated the centre console to a revised central recess with new pillar box red gear stick and handbrake gaiters. The Griff SE has Cerbera style seats which were re-trimmed to incorporate Ferrari Daytona styling.

You will notice that the interior successfully features 3 leather colours, with all the new leather being from Andrew Muirhead’s Inglestone range - in black or butterscotch. Red stitching is used throughout the interior. The carpets are black Wilton bound in crimson. The roof is in black mohair. The use of 3 leather colours - including butterscotch (as used in the cockpit of the Vulcan) - was brave, but we believe it works well - especially when seen for real.

The TVR and Griffith 500 badges are all original Chrome and black, rather than 'gold finish’ versions. And the windscreen has been replaced with a brand new item by an expert fitter.

Lift the bonnet and you will find a very clean, (albeit not “garage Queen”), 5.0 litre engine. You will also note the reservoir for the power assisted steering and the fact that the chassis has been Dinitrol protected - since 2008. Needless to say, the complete chassis is in very good condition - as is every item of the car’s technical specification. The wheels are OE TVR SE 16” specification and are unmarked. They are fitted with Toyo tyres all round; indeed, the fronts are brand new Proxes T1Ss. The car has a full complement of stamped service cards in its (purple, of course!) SE Handbook cover.

First registered in May 2002, this car has now had 6 0wners in 16 years - but it has covered ,on average, under 1100 miles per year! It is not fitted with air conditioning but then, very few Griffiths left the factory with that optional extra. The idea is to take the roof off , avoid sunburn , and listen to the epic soundtrack – be that V8 exhaust thunder or Matt Monroe singing “On Days like These !!” Better still, listen to both at full volume at the same time !! Try that on the Stelvio Pass.

Those words were in the original advert. Since then the most recent owner has specified a full ACT Cherry Bomb large bore exhaust system. That is as good as it gets! But unfortunately, the latest owner has never had the opportunity to enjoy the results of all his planning. He has fallen ill and has therefore commissioned Str8six to sell the car on his behalf.

And so, on offer and likely to be snapped up, this Special Edition Griffith - No 46 of 100 - is fully sorted, in beautiful condition and is an outstanding example of TVR’s classic British very high performance sports car.

This unique TVR will be supplied with Str8six's renowned "All the 12s" handover specification -
i.e. Full 12,000 miles service revisited, 12 months MOT and TAX, along with our renowned 12 months/12,000 miles FULL WEAR and TEAR WARRANTY covering PARTS and LABOUR on the whole car. It does of course also have an inbuilt 12 volt Accumate trickle charger.

Overall mileage - 19,200
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 records are as follows:
02 Oct 02 - 997 miles - 1,000 service/Peter Smith Sports Cars TVR
27 Mar 03 - 1,212 miles - 6,000 service/Peter Smith Sports Cars TVR
11 Nov 0 - 5,906 miles - 6,000 service/TMS TVR Ltd
04 Jan 05 - 7,822 miles - 12,000 service/TMS TVR Ltd

08 Jan 05 - Sold to 4th owner - Maidenhead
07 Nov 05 - 9,709 miles - 6,000 service/Henley Heritage TVR
09 Nov 06 - 10,695 miles - 2,000 service/Henley Heritage TVR
08 Jan 08 - 11,579 miles - 6,000 service/Henley Heritage TVR
23 Sep 09 - 12,238 miles - Oil service/Young & Pollock

06 Dec 09 - Sold to 5th owner - Barnet
25 May 11 - 14,543 miles - 6,000 service/Euro American Ltd
17 May 12 - 15,589 miles - 6,000 service/Euro American Ltd
01 May 13 - 17,011 miles - 12,000 service/Euro American Ltd
22 Jul 14 - 17,863 miles - 6,000 service/Holloway Service Station Ltd
03 Sep 15 - 18,726 miles - 6,000 service/Holloway Service Station Ltd
18 Feb 16 - 18,978 miles - 6,000 service/Holloway Service Station Ltd
26 Feb 17 - 19,153 miles - 6,000 service/Holloway Service Station Ltd
27 Jun 17 - 19,185 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR

Sold to 6th owner but not collected or driven
Str8six commissioned to sell the car (due to ill health)


POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c.19,200 miles - Full PDI & 12,000 service revisited/Str8six TVR

Finance is available, over terms of UP to 10 years, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
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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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