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1976 TVR 1600M

 

 

This 1976 TVR 1600M is a unique classic sports car, built only in small numbers and rarely seen on the market today. It is powered by a 1.6-litre engine which sends 64kW/125Nm to the rear wheels. A four-speed manual transmission allows this car to run from zero to 100km/h in 10.4 seconds and run on to a 170km/h top speed. The odometer of this vehicle currently displays 80,311 miles.

 

 

The little-known TVR 1600M is a British sports car that is revered for its impressive dynamics, sound, and roadholding ability. It was first introduced in 1972 as a replacement for the Vixen and Tuscan models, by using parts from other cars such as the Ford Capri GT engine, a Triumph Spitfire differential and a common chassis with TVR’s previous models. Production stopped just one year after it was introduced to market, though it fired up again in 1975 to meet demand for fuel-efficient vehicles in the wake of an oil crisis. Only 148 of these cars were built overall, with the hand-built model becoming increasingly difficult to find on the open market today.

 

 

Presented in an eye-catching red on the outside and upholstered with black trim inside, this 1600M is a head-turner. This car features a black vinyl roof and sunroof, and is shown with a Sharp cassette player and vinyl coverings over the dash and door cards. It presents in unmodified format retaining original items such as the 14-inch TVR wheels which are wrapped in Supercat tyres.

 

 

This particular car was imported by its last owner in 2012 and rarely used in the years intervening. It has been restored by an owner prior and now presents in very good order throughout. The dealership that has ownership assures it is mechanically sound from the limited time they have tested the vehicle, though one aspect of note is a loose baffle in the exhaust and the cassette player has been untested.

 

 

Having benefitted from restoration at some point, the exterior condition of this TVR presents well for its age and mileage. The red paintwork is largely unmarked, though displays some swirl marks and could use a thorough detail. There are no obvious chips, scratches, or body panel damage to the car. The sliding Webasto sunroof works perfectly and the vinyl roof shows in good order. The sought-after TVR wheels are in good condition with no signs of curb rash or damage. The tyres have a good level of tread depth remaining.

 

 

The cabin of this TVR presents very well. The seats hold their original shape beautifully and the upholstery is unmarked of damage/scratches. The carpets, dash, and door card trims all show in good order, while the steering wheel is virtually unmarked. All gauges function as normal and the integrated cassette player operates as it left the factory.

 

 

To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number. It is not recorded as stolen or written off.

 

 

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