ESTIMATE £48,000- £58,000

Auction Historic Motorsport International February 2017

Lot Details

Lot Number 107
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 9/665
Year 1965
Make TVR
Model Grantura

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The TVR Grantura was the first model in a long line of TVR cars and debuted in 1958.  The cars went through a series of developments up to the Mark IV and 1800S models, the last ones being made in 1967.

These coupés were hand-built at the TVR factory in Blackpool, with varying mechanical specifications, and could also be purchased in kit form by the enthusiast.

The first of the Granturas used a fibreglass body moulded to a tubular steel backbone chassis and VW Beetle-based front and rear suspension.  The car was designed around a 1,098 cc Coventry Climax type FWA engine but many different makes were fitted from 1,172 cc Ford side valve to the 1600 cc BMC from the MGA.  These cars ran at Le Mans in period, and many today are the most competitive of FIA race cars- such as the car on offer today.

An original UK supplied and registered 1965 round tail TVR Grantura Mark 3 and is  wonderfully finished in Gulf livery. Chassis number 9/665 is an original 1800cc Grantura with new FIA Historic Technical Passport for GTS 11 valid until 2026. Correct 1840cc MGB race engine with a Peter Burgess MSX crossflow alloy head and twin 45DCOEs, close ratio 3 synchro gearbox, currently on 15 inch Minilites with Dunlop L section tyres. Beautiful condition inside and out with only two races at Spa and Le Mans since being built.  On the button and ready to go for 2017.

Eligible for a huge number of race championships including Equipe GTS, Masters, GT, Sports Car Cup and Legendary Circuits as well as events like the Spa 6 Hours, Silverstone Classic, Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix, Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix, Angouleme Circuit des Remparts etc etc A competitive car and potential class winner in the right hands in GTS 11 against MGBs, TR4s, Morgan +4s, especially as the Marcos 1800 is now in GTP.


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