1964 TVR Grantura

FIA Ex-Works Race Car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: £45,000 - £50,000
Registration Number: APH 223B
Chassis Number: TBA
The TVR Grantura was the first model in a long line of TVR cars and debuted in 1958. The cars went through a series of developments up to the Mark IV and 1800S models, the last ones being made in 1967.
These coupés were hand-built at the TVR factory in Blackpool, with varying mechanical specifications, and could also be purchased in kit form by the enthusiast.
The first of the Granturas used a fibreglass body moulded to a tubular steel backbone chassis and VW Beetle-based front and rear suspension. The car was designed around a 1,098 cc Coventry Climax type FWA engine but many different makes were fitted from 1,172 cc Ford side valve to the 1600 cc BMC from the MGA. The drum brakes originated from the Austin Healey 100 and the windscreen from the Ford Consul.
Built in 1964, APH 223B is a well known original ex-works TVR, raced in period by Paddy Gaston. The car comes with a file of history including bills and