1977 TVR 3000M Taimar

Original Earls Court Motorshow car; stunning order; in the same private TVR collection since 1999; blueprinted engine with triple Weber carbs; recently serviced

Originally registered EBV 166S, this Taimar has also been seen as TVR 426S but is now back on its original number.

It was first put on the road in November 1977 with the desirable triple carburettor modification and blue printed engine.

We believe that it was used in its early days at the Earls Court show and although there is no concrete evidence of this, it is definitely recorded as being owned by TVR as a demonstrator from 1977 to 1983 so it is very likely. It was also featured in Autocar in December 1977, although at the time of writing, we have not been able to find a copy. A well documented car by the register and club, it has six other owners before our vendor purchased it in 1999.

It seems to have been maintained thoroughly over the years, most of which is recorded in the file of paperwork. Most importantly, the chassis was restored in 1997, along with £2,300 spent on other parts including new leather seats, carpets, front bumpers, renewed suspension, stainless steel exhaust, new lighting, pumps and belts etc.

Soon after this, it found its way to our vendor, a keen TVR enthusiast and collector, so it has been in good company, alongside several of its TVR cousins.

During this 23 year ownership, it has been regularly maintained and put though MOTs including the most recent at 90,000 miles with no advisories that expires in May next year. He has covered very few miles sinceacquisition but has looked after it carefully. Most recently there has been a full service done by TTP Performance.

A rare opportunity to acquire an iconic late '70s classic and also a chance to do a good deed as the main reason for selling is to contribute some finances to help a friend of the vendor who is currently suffering from motor neurone disease so get bidding and do what makes sense…

Contact - toby.service@brightwells.com

Reg No: EBV166S
Chassis Number: 4035FH
Engine Number: D7529-463
Engine Size: 2,994cc
Docs: V5C, MOT May 2023, 16 old MOT's, Invoices.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £16,500-18,500

Lot 352

Lot ended

Thursday 23/06/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Under Offer @ £13,010
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