16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 11

1968 TVR Vixen S2

Sold for £15,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: VUC 480G
Chassis No: LVX1236F
MOT: Exempt

  • The third S2 Vixen to be manufactured and therefore retaining some features from the S1
  • Comprehensively restored in 1998 by TVR specialists David Gerald TVR Sportscars
  • Current ownership since 2014 with a recorded mileage of c.54,800 miles
  • Accompanied by a history file

The TVR Vixen was produced between 1967 and 1973, with most examples utilising Ford engines in different configurations. Succeeding the MGB engined TVR Grantura 1800S, it was also the basis for the high-performance TVR Tuscan which was available with both V6 and V8 engines. The Vixen S1 (Series 1) was introduced in 1967 as an evolution of the discontinued 1800S. Although it used the same chassis as the outgoing car, the significant change was the use of the 1599cc Ford Kent engine. Introduced in October 1968, the longer wheelbase of the S2 made it possible to lengthen the doors, improving accessibility, and there were numerous other improvements before the final S3 was launched in October 1970.

This S2 Vixen was the third S2 manufactured and was produced in 1968, being first registered in the United Kingdom on 18th of October 1968. It retains some S1 features due to its early production number, such as the dashboard and pedal box. Presented in the attractive colour scheme of red paintwork with black cloth interior upholstery, it is fitted with the Ford 1.6-litre straight-four engine mated to a four-speed Ford manual gearbox. ‘VUC 480G’ has a recorded mileage of c.54,800 miles and entered into current ownership in 2014. Purchased by TVR specialists David Gerald in 1998 as an abandoned restoration project, the car was comprehensively restored retaining ‘as many period features as possible’. Benefitting from a replacement overhauled chassis; a gearbox refresh; overhauled engine with unleaded cylinder head and reconditioned radiator; bare shell repaint; rewire; new wire wheels and tyres and new front and rear screens. Accompanied by a history file that comprises several restoration images, a large collection of previous MOT certificates back to 1998, several old tax discs, copies of previous logbooks, a current V5C document and a spare set of keys.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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