1996 TVR Griffith 500

Lot: 849

Sold for (£): 14,300
Offered for sale is a 5.0L 1996 TVR Griffith 500 manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 50 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

For recommissioning and offered from a deceased's estate...This 1996 TVR Griffith 500 is presented in Metallic Blue with a magnolia leather interior and has 57,881 miles indicated. In terms of its history, we know that it changed hands in 2012 for £14,000 and its original TVR service handbook shows some service information.

This Griffith 500 'N233 SGX' was first registered in April 1996. The last MoT expired on 18/08/2012, and the car recently failed an MoT test in April 2016. We are told the car is running poorly and that the engine kept cutting out during the MoT and the test was aborted by the inspector as he was not able to test emissions nor the brakes. A scanned copy of the MoT failure sheet which shows all failed items can be seen below. All interested parties should satisfy themselves, prior to the auction, as to what may need doing and the current condition of the car. The car will be available to view on the viewing afternoon and the morning of the auction, unfortunately, the car will not be available for viewings prior to this date.

These 5-litre TVRs are fabulous when they are running properly, and if you are reasonably 'hands-on', this could be a great opportunity to acquire one at a very sensible price. This is what auctions are all about!

Lot Details

Registration: N233SGX RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1996 Engine size: 5.0L
Make: TVR Odometer reading (miles): 57882
Model: Griffith 500 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: SDLDGC5P8TC011353

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 50 / 135


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Paint: Chrome:


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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