TVR 280i "Tasmin" 1984 - If any car epitomised the era of the "Wedge" sport cars it has to be this. Designed by the same man as the Lotus Elite S2 the TVR Tasmin, later to be called a 280i, started TVR's range of this shape car. Fitted for the UK with a Ford V6 2.8 injected engine and offering as a first for TVR, an Automatic option alongside the 4 and 5 speed manual gearboxes. With only just under 1200 V6 engine cars produced over its 7 year production run, they make for a rare but eye catching site on the roads today.
This example is a rare beast indeed, not messed with by any of its owners and apart from a recent set of GAZ shock absorbers (X4), rear suspension springs, rear hatch struts and a full set of silicon water hoses, is completely original.
The metallic grey bodywork shows no signs of delamination or spiders to the fibre glass and is described as very good by the vendor, with only the slightest marks etc. Interior wise the red leather is good with just a small split to one seam on the driver's seat and some areas of dryness that could easily re reconolised on both seats. The dash, door cards, carpets and boot area are all very good. Very unusual for an older fibre glass car is that all the electrics including mirrors windows etc still work!
The vendor states that the engine, gearbox and running gear are all excellent and earlier this year he completed a trouble free tour into Europe. The car comes with a file of old MOTs and receipts helping to back up the low recorded mileage of 58300. With its current MOT until March 2017 this rare TVR is ready to enjoy.
Estimate £3500 to £5000