2001 TVR Griffith 500
Fantastic condition Griffith 500 – one of the last made before the final 100 SE examples.
TVR made much of the fact that at the 1990 NEC Motor Show an order was taken every 8 minutes for their new Griffith . It’s a testament to both John Ravenscroft and Peter Wheeler who penned the design that it still looks as fresh and modern today as it did when first launched 30 years ago.
The proven recipe of shoehorning a large capacity V8 into a TVR began some 30 years earlier when Jack Griffith chose to replace his Grantura’s 4 cylinder lump with a Ford 4.7 V8 – in doing so he not only lent his name to the now iconic model but also formulated a design principle that TVR have followed ever since. So much so, that the same dynamic ingredients have been employed by Gordon Murray and TVR engineers in the latest and third generation of the Griffith.
This particular example is one of the last Griffith 500’s produced before the final run of 100 Limited Edition models were introduced later in the same year. As such, this very late 2001 example benefits from all of the updates and improvements made to the model over the previous ten years production and retains the more appealing and original style rear light clusters, seats and dashboard arrangement.
Finished in immaculate Wedgewood Blue paintwork with a Prussian Blue leather interior, Navy blue mohair hood and wool carpets. The list of optional extras includes power steering and having covered just 21,600 miles in twenty years and with a full service history from respected TVR service agents, the car is both mechanically and cosmetically excellent throughout.
I had the pleasure of selling this superb Griffith 500 to its last keeper in 2012 and the car remains in the same excellent condition today having completed just 5,000 miles during the last ten years.
It would be a pleasure to answer any additional questions you may have and please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss in further detail.
- 21,700 mi
- 5 Speed Manual