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Lot 2 - 1983 TVR Tasmin

1983 TVR Tasmin

Sold for £2,025

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: CFD 20Y
Chassis No: DH5278F1
Mot Expiry: July 2006

Reputedly named after his girlfriend by Martin Lilley (company owner at the time), the TVR Tasmin was introduced in 1980. First of the 'Wedge cars' to emerge from the Blackpool factory, it was available in FHC, 2+2 or convertible guises each underpinned by the same tubular steel space frame chassis. Equipped with all round independent suspension, rack and pinion steering and four wheel disc brakes, the fiberglass bodied Tasmin range relied heavily on contemporary Ford running gear. Powered by the Bosch fuel injected 2.8 litre Cologne V6 engine allied to either manual or automatic transmission, performance was predictably strong with a reputed top speed of over 120mph and 0-60mph in 8.0 seconds. With its versatile lift-out targa panel and soft-top rear hood section, the convertible proved the most popular variant.
Finished in red with black and red leather upholstery, this particular manual gearbox example is rated by the vendor as being in "generally good condition". Though, he informs us that "the leatherwork is cracking a little bit on the seats". Benefiting from a stereo, electric windows and alloy wheels, he believes but does not warrant that the 60,530 miles shown on its odometer represents the total covered from new. Offered for sale due to emigration, this striking TVR comes with MOT valid until July 2006 and road tax until 31st December 2005.
PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle will be driven to the sale.

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