1988 TVR 420 SEAC

Lot: 223

Sold for (£): 24,420
Offered for sale is a 4.2L 1988 TVR 420 SEAC manual that has been with the current owner for the last 4 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

"The beginning of a new era in the developing history of TVR"...


  • First registered on the 8th December 1987, E320 EEO was the 1987 Motor Show car
  • Currently showing 23,000 miles supported by 22 older MOT Certificates
  • In 2009, the previous owner spent £7,500 on a full engine rebuild by 'V8 Developments'
  • Stainless steel manifolds and exhaust, new hood and carpets, and polished OZ Split-rim alloys 
  • In 2017, this SEAC won the 'Best Of British' at Salon Prive (Pirelli Prestige and Performance)
  • Supplied with the original sales invoice, the original TVR Handbook and service book, period photographs of the car at the Motor Show coupled with magazines in which the car has featured, 12 months MOT, and a fitted indoor car cover


Lot Details

Registration: E320 EEO RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1988 Engine size: 4.2L
Make: TVR Odometer reading (miles): 23000
Model: 420 SEAC MOT expiry: 2020-03-04
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: SA9DH35P9HB019406

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Professionally resprayed and is in fantastic condition. Show-winning car


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Professionally retrimmed including carpets. Centre wood veneer would benefit from refurbishment.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Rebuilt by V8 developments at the cost of £7,500. Sounds amazing and fantastic torque


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Very smooth

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Chassis has been Waxoyled regularly which has kept it in fantastic condition


Minor: Major:


ECU recently refurbished

Vehicle History


Comprehensive history file. This TVR SEAC is Known as the 'Wild Rover' and features in many publications. This, 1987 Motor Show Car, featured in many magazines, as well as the 'Sporting Supercars' publication and more recently, won the 'Best of British' class at the 2017 Salon Prive. The car has been kept in a heated garage and comes with a TVR fitted indoor car cover.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history