1965 TVR 1800S
This lovely example is one of the best prepared competition cars we have ever seen, and is the result of a four year labour of love from its fastidious owner
The TVR was purchased as a barn find road car in 2006 and completely rebuilt, including:
- fitting a new chassis with a bolt on body
- lowering the driver's side floor by one inch to increase headroom
- boring the original engine block to 1850cc and fitting a flat sided and polished Tuftrided QPQ crankshaft and Carrillo rods
- fitting a Peter Burgess gasflowed and polished cylinder head with bigger valves, and a Kent 719SP camshaft
- rebuilding the original C/R gearbox
- replacing the whole wiring system to incorporate relays
- ceramic coating the exhaust manifold (inside and out) and the inlet manifold
- setting up the car to optimise corner weights and handling
The engine produces 139.9 bhp and 143.8 ft lbs torque. The car weight is 1853 lbs with driver, 3/4 tank and passenger floor plate.
FBD 2C was raced during 2010 and 2011 and was prepared for the 2012 season with an engine refresh, extra light flywheel and redesigned cooling system. It has not been raced since, but carefully stored and maintained by its owner.
Eligible for a wide variety of attractive events in Europe and further afield, the TVR is also road legal and registered. Complete with an extensive history file, HTP papers from 2010, photographic record of the restoration and detailed build, set-up and running notes. Also a useful spares package, including a spare seat and harness for track day or road event use.
A immaculate Brian James open trailer is also available by separate negotiation.