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Griffith 500 1997/P

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TVR Griffith 500 - 1997 - “Midlife Crisis”
For sale at £29,000

I’m a bit different to most TVR Griffiths in that I am a one owner car - and I was my Lady's second Griffith. Her first was a Cureton Green 4.0 litre, but I am a much more handsome Starmist Green 5.0 litre!

My owner said to me “You’re so Vain” just because, when I was 14 years old, I didn’t want anyone to see my looks going. So, in 2011, I stopped my odometer at 29,999 miles. By then, I was like a lot of older pets - pretty much taken for granted, left in my basket, and only taken out for occasional strolls by my lady owner.

Indeed, since 2007, I’ve only been doing about 750 miles each year and my fitness was suffering. Mind you I did still get my annual visits to the Vet (spelt MOT). He only failed me once - back in 2014 - and I was sorted promptly.

And then my owners decided we weren’t really compatible any more as they were getting older too. So they decided to take me to the Blue Cross last November to see if Str8six could find a new owner for me. Obviously Str8six gave me a thorough health check and it was clear I was heading for a Midlife Crisis - and not in a good way!

So I was assigned a couple of experienced personal trainers and I have had a number of cosmetic sessions too! And now, after 4 months of intensive workouts, I am effectively a fully fit and fettled Griffith again, ready for a new life with a new owner!

Those who have seen me since can’t believe the transformation and I have been asked to reveal what my fitness programme involved. Back in the old days that would have been private, but I am so pleased with the way I feel now that - at the risk of boring you - this is what I’ve been through:

My chassis and suspension have been completely worked through. I have new front top and bottom wishbones with new bushes throughout. My top and bottom front ball joints, front drop links, both rear top wishbones and all their bushes, and my 4 bottom wishbone bushes are all new and have Str8six’s anti migration mods. I have 2 new rear track adjusters and a new differential bush. I also have 4 of the latest Griffith SE spec Bilsteins shocks and Eibach springs.

I now run on 2 nearly new and 2 brand new tyres and my suspension has been fully aligned. My heater cables and controls have been fully sorted. I have a new windscreen and my dashboard has been refurbished. I also have Str8six’s straked door centre panels and new gear and handbrake gaiters as well.

I have also had my bodywork repainted where my age was showing and now I look like a young thing all over again! I am nearly too sexy for my shirt, though I say so myself. And although my speedometer shows 30,000 miles, I have a letter from my sole owner confirming that my real mileage is no more than 35,250.

I do have service records for most of my life but they are a bit skimpy as they consist mainly of servicing by independents and MOT stations, as shown. However, Str8six have pampered me for the last few months and they apparently have every confidence in me. I now have a completely clean bill of health and I will be released "Back into the Wild" with one of their “All the 12’s” certificates.

This means that, on top of all my Spa and Sauna treatments, I will have had a full PDI and
a full 12,000 miles service. I will also come with a 12 months MOT and 12 months road TAX. And of course I will come with Str8six’s unrivalled 12 months/12,000 miles FULL WEAR and TEAR WARRANTY covering PARTS and LABOUR on the WHOLE CAR. I also have an inbuilt 12 volt trickle charger.

I AM A GRRRReat GRRRRiffith!

Overall mileage - 35,250
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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Here’s my history:

9 Jul 96 - Sold by Henley Heritage TVR to 1st owner.
01 Jun 00 - 15,440 miles - MOT/Whitehill Service Stn, Henley
31 May 01 - 17,670 miles - MOT/Whitehill Service Stn, Henley
03 Jun 03 - 22,499 miles - MOT/Chalvey Services, Chalvey
05 Jul 04 - 23,727 miles - MOT/Thames Valley Racetech
09 Jul 04 - 23,727 miles - 24,000 service/Thames Valley Racetech
07 Jun 07 - 27,341 miles - MOT/Courtneys Garage, Henley
17 Jun 08 - 28,097 miles - MOT/Tower Garage, Marlow
29 May 09 - 28,602 miles - MOT/Tower Garage, Marlow
03 Jun 10 - 29,195 miles - MOT/Unavailable
31 May 11 - 29,999 miles - MOT/Unavailable
29 May 12 - 30,000 miles - MOT/Tower Garage, Marlow
30 May 13 - 30,000 miles - MOT/Halfords, High Wycombe
08 May 14 - 30,000 miles - MOT/Halfords, High Wycombe
13 May 15 - 30,000 miles - MOT/Halfords, High Wycombe
19 Apr 16 - 30,000 miles - MOT/Halfords, High Wycombe
18 Apr 17 - 30,000 miles - Tech/Stag & Huntsman, Hambleden
26 Jun 17 - 30,000 miles - MOT/Halfords, High Wycombe
30 Jun 17 - 30,000 miles - Tech/Stag & Huntsman, Hambleden

On file - Certification by 1st and only owner that mileage from 2011 to the present has not exceeded 750 miles annually.

Dec 2017 to March 2018 - Full inspection, rectification, paintwork etc.. By Str8six TVR

POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c.35,255 miles - Final PDI, valet & 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.
Tab 5
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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