TVR’s USA importer had created – almost by accident – a legendary sports car with the Griffith in 1964 by transplanting a Ford 289 V8 into a Grantura chassis, the light weight frame was originally only designed to carry a MGA/ MGB engine and so had to be redesigned prior to production of the car in the UK.
The end result produced a powerful light weight sports car that also became a phenomenally successful race car.
Further versions of the car were produced from 1967, now given the Tuscan name they were available as the Tuscan V8 in both SWB and LWB form. This eventually led to the Ford Essex engined Tuscan V6 that was in production from 1969 to 1970, only 101 of these cars were produced with the 3.0 litre engine and most of them were destined for the home market.
This fabulous example registered 15th Dec.1970 is one of only 20 or so cars known to have survived. It is supplied with an extensive history file that dates back to the 1980’s with restoration work over the years that includes a re paint of the car in 2011. We also understand that the engine was rebuilt, now 3.1 litres it is fitted with a 4 speed with overdrive gearbox that is in good working order. The previous owner of some 10 years kept a hand written diary of works for the car detailing further restoration and repair work and the services that were performed.
Showing just 57,000 miles it remains in truly excellent condition inside and out, this has to be one of the finest examples currently available. It is supplied with an original owners handbook, sales brochure, parts books history file and many spares. Its hard to find a classic car that’s different from the pack that has looks, performance and rarity that is also an absolute blast to drive – well here it is.