1987 TVR 280i (SOLD)
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A rare find.........17,000 original miles and, in many ways, almost like new. One of the very last TVRs ever imported to the USA. Of the seven TVRs that came into the USA in 1987, this is the 4th. Original price was over $30,000.
Excellent fiberglass body and tubular space frame chassis, Ford Cortina front end and disc brakes, Jaguar XJS rear diff and inboard disc brakes with TVR's own control arms. Wide alloy wheels, high performance 195/60 radials.
One of the very few imported with power steering and also fitted with a new (and working) air conditioning system. Originally sold in Puerto Rico, went ot the VIrgin Islands, than Virginia, Tennessee, back to Virginia and to us. MIleage and ownership history documented.
Red leather is almost 'as new' as is the wood dash (which was refinished in 2008), tan top, and very nice engine bay detailing.
Fitted with a new stereo/CD, Momo steering wheel, oil cooler, power windows, VERY comfortable seats, really a plush interior. And wonderful to drive.
Handling is first rate, braking, steering, ride are all very very good. And the 2.8 liter, German Ford fuel injected V6 engine is powerful, silky smooth, and can be repaired at any gas station. All in all, THE MOST OUTSTANDING BARGAIN in an exotic car that is reliable, fun to drive, and as one of maybe 450 imported, not one you will see passing you on the road.
Have owned my identical TVR for a year and just love it. Always starts, never misses a beat, runs cool in Summer, handling approximates my Lotus Elise, have seen 130 mph in a straight line, and the 3 position Drophead top allows one to drive, even in very cool weather, with the roof panel off and with no drafts. Gotta say, those TVR engineers got the top right.
Just in, fully serviced, new battery, spare keys, reprints of manuals, great sounding exhaust, and ready to drive anywhere.