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Griffith 500 1993

  • Spec
  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
Tab 1
TVR Griffith 500 - Secret Blue!
SOLD

A new style Str8six Advert! A little Quiz, followed by cool, calm and controlled facts!

Why “Secret Blue?” Because this car’s chassis plate bodycode “P422 squiggle 2868B” would have you believe the car is painted Cosmic Blue. Well, it isn’t. It must have been repainted at some stage in its life but there are no clues in its papers! So, if you know the colour, there just might be a small prize to be claimed!

This Griff 500 was first registered on 30 Oct 1993 and, so far, has been enjoyed by 6 owners over 24 years. The exterior colour - “Secret Blue” - is attractive, but didn’t really go with the original interior colours, which were uninspiring - and the trim needed attention anyway. So, Str8six spent quite some time carefully selecting new leathers and carpeting, which would coordinate with the car’s distinctive exterior. Hopefully we achieved a result which is both different and attractive? The hides were supplied by UK Hide (Autolux Antique Brown) and by Andrew Muirhead (Sateen Sahara). And the carpet is top quality 80% Wool Kensington Navy. We also re-trimmed the roof in “American Navy Blue” Mohair with a Beige interior lining, and it incorporates a brand new Vybak clear vision panel. All the trim-work was executed by Trim Unique and inevitably features Str8six’s “trade mark”, straked door panels.

And so to the history of the car. B7VRX was driven at the rate of some 7,500 miles per year for the 8 years from 1993 until 2001 - by which time there were 60,306 miles on the clock. And then it covered a mere 7,546 miles over the next 16 years! The penultimate full and recorded service was carried out for the 4th owner in June 2003 at 63,186 miles. It was then MOT’d reasonably regularly until 2013 when the car went into hibernation! When the 6th owner (who bought the car in 2009) eventually brought the car to Str8six in March this year at 67,601 miles, he ran into an invoice of just over £5,000.

This work included a full 12,000 mile service, new engine mounts, dampers and springs, the entire inventory of front and rear wishbone and rear upright bushes, rear track adjusters, 4 new TVR Spec Toyo tyres etc. etc. And in June this year, he decided to offer his car to Str8six as he needed funds to support his daughter’s professional dancing aspirations. We bought B7VRX without reservation and continued the refurbishment by addressing the trim and the roof - as explained earlier! We should mention the chassis. It is in very good condition and needs no work other than continuation of its regular Dinitrol preparation.

So, without belabouring the point, this car is in really nice condition. It’s not concours, but it is a truly
DRIVEABLE and extremely presentable “Pride and Joy” car. Like nearly ALL our sales cars, this car is owned by Str8six. And, although it had a 12,000 mile service carried out in March 2017, this will be re-visited and a full Geo Set up will be repeated, before handover to its next owner!

B7VRX will be supplied with Str8six's renowned "All the 12s" handover specification - i.e.
Full 12,000 miles service revisited, 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 and it will come with a spare wheel in the boot.

Overall mileage - 67,720

Tab 2
The service record and known vehicle history is listed below:

First Owner:
28 Oct 93 - 13 miles - PDI service/TVR Centre, Arkley
30 Oct 93 - Reg L816 ULR
09 Nov 93 - 1,022 miles - 1,000 service/TVR Centre, Arkley
31 Mar 94 - 6,565 miles - 6,000 service/TVR Centre, Arkley
30 Jun 94 - 11,899 miles - 12,000 service/TVR Centre, Arkley
05 Sept 94 - 17,743 miles - 6,000 service/TVR Centre, Arkley
07 Nov 94 - 23,636 miles - 12,000 service/TVR Centre, Arkley
12 May 95 - 31,825 miles - 6,000 service/TVR Centre, Arkley
19 July 95 - 36,420 miles - 12,000 service/TVR Centre, Arkley
17 May 96 - 41,968 miles - 6,000 service/TVR Centre, Arkley
29 Aug 97 - 49,379 miles - 12,000 service/TVR Centre, Arkley
23 Feb 98 - 54,391 miles - 6,000 service/Broughton TVR, Bristol

Second Owner:

29 Oct 99 - 57,861 miles - MOT/Goodmans, Pool Keynes
27 June 00 - 58,945 miles - MOT/Shiners, Bristol
30 June 00 - 58,945 miles - 12,000 service/AJ Greenwood Bristol

14 July 00 - Third Owner: Reg 728 NCG
17 Jan 01 - 60,306 miles - 6,000 service/Kensington Autos, CR7
13 June 01 - 61,037 miles - MOT/Mastons, Croydon
31 May 02 - 62,247 miles - MOT/Autotest, Ewell
29 May 03 - 63,180 miles - MOT/Lovekyn of Ewell
06 June 03 - 63,186 miles - 12,000 service/Elmwood of Ewell

Forth Owner: Thornton Hth
04 May 04 - Reg L816 ULR
11 June 04 - 64,977 miles - MOT/Lovekyn of Ewell
28 June 04 - Reg B7 VRX
13 June 05 - 65,094 miles - Oil Service/Ansam Autocentre CRO
15 June 05 - 65,094 miles - MOT/Ansam Autocentre CRO
08 June 07 - 65,145 miles - MOT/Ansam Autocentre CRO

11 Nov 07 - Firth Owner: Swadlincote
15 Aug 08 - 65,320 miles - MOT/Bradfords, Swadlincote
08 Oct 09 - 65,528 miles - MOT/Bradfords, Swadlincote

16 Oct 09 - Sixth Owner: Chineham
01 Oct 10 - 66,892 miles - MOT/Pinchbeck, Middle Wallop
07 Oct 11 - 67,171 miles - MOT/Pinchbeck, Middle Wallop
19 April 13 - 67,339 miles - MOT
13 Feb 17 - 67,591 miles - MOT
14 Mar 17 - 67,202 miles - MOT
15 Mar 17 - 67,601 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR, Lewknor

POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c.67,720 miles - PDI & revisit 12,000 Service/Str8six TVR
Tab 3
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.
Tab 4
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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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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