1991 TVR V8S 4.3

Lot: 882

Sold for (£): 14,080
Offered for sale is a 4.28L 1991 TVR V8S manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A very rare factory 4.3 V8S and the first V8S chassis sold... 


  • The first of, circa 8, V8S' cars that were factory fitted with the 4.3-litre V8 (4.0-litre became standard)
  • TVR's owner, Peter Wheeler, commissioned these early cars for friends and valuable customers
  • Supplied new by Team Central TVR in Monza Red with a Dove Grey half leather interior
  • Dry stored 2000 to 2004 and then again between 2007 and May 2018 (DVLA records)
  • Recommissioned and inspected by David Gerald Sportscars. Chassis and suspension confirmed fine 
  • Recent 12,000-mile service and good to go. Mileage unwarranted.
  • A substantial amount of service history with the car. TVRCC Certificate confirming the car's status



Lot Details

Registration: H962 BTU RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1991 Engine size: 4.28L
Make: TVR Odometer reading (miles): 30700
Model: V8S MOT expiry: 2019-05-13
Warranted: No Chassis number: SDLDSN4P1MD011363

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


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


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


A very small number of cars (possible only half a dozen) were fitted at the factory with 4.3-litre engines instead of the standard 4.0L, for friends of TVR Chairman Peter Wheeler, and this is believed to be one of those. What is certain is that the DVLA have it registered as 4,280cc, 


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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


The chassis and suspension are all in good condition.


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


It was inevitable that the Rover V8 would find its way into an 'S', and it proved an effective way to bridge the gap between the outgoing 'wedges' and the new generation of TVRs that kicked off properly in 1992. That's not to dismiss the V8S, which is a fantastic car in its own right, benefiting from a stiffer chassis, rear disc brakes, larger front ones, and a limited-slip diff. A large bonnet bulge sets it apart from the V6-engined S-series cars, but on the road, the V8S is streets ahead and should be considered more of a match for the Chimaera that replaced it.

Very first V8S chassis sold by the factory. TVRCC Certificate available to verify.


About the Condition Report

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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