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Country of Manufacture:
England     Vin #: 3850FM
Model Type: 2 Door Coupe
Body Designer: Martin Lilley
Engine: Ford Essex V6 (2994cc)
Horsepower: 230 bhp at 5500 rpm
Torque: 273 lb at 3500 rpm
Transmission: Ford 4-Speed gearbox
Front- Independent, double wishbones, coil springs
Rear- Independent, double wishbones, coil springs
Front- 11-inch Girling discs
Rear- 9-inch drums
Top Speed: 140 mph

History: Trevor Wilkinson founded TVR in 1949. By deleting the letters R, E and O from his first name, he came up with the title TVR Engineering. The TVR formula consisted of a tubular frame with fully independent suspension and a fiberglass fastback body. Over the years a wide variety of engines have been used including, Cooper Climax, MGA, MGB, Triumph and English Ford in-line 4’s and V6’s and American V8’s. In the USA, TVR is best known for its early V8 cars, the Griffith 200 and 400 models. The basic Taimar was powered by a Ford Essex V6 and was the first TVR to have a full opening rear hatch. Very few (30) Taimar’s were built with a Broadspeed Turbocharger. This unit added 100 bhp and produced incredible acceleration for the time with a documented 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds. This particular car was the New York show car and is the only left-hand drive Taimar Turbo in the USA. Kept in impounded storage for nearly 20 years, the mileage is just 1783 from new.

Production: A total of 395 Taimar’s were built over the 4 year, 1976 to 1979 period. Of this number, 30 were turbocharged models. Of these 30 cars, only 3 were left hand drive.

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