1968 TVR Vixen

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    224
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

French registration

- No reserve
- One of 52 listed surviving models
- Continuos history
- Well known amongst TVR enthusiasts
- The 1968 London Motor Show display car

This particular TVR Vixen S2 was exhibited at the 1968 edition of the London motor show. Delivered to its first owner, Rob Cutler in a Sahara yellow shade with the optional radio and registered SYD 8G, it was transferred the following year to John Bunting who then owned the car for the next 18 years. A regular participant in various club racing events, he made some changes to make to the car more competitive. In 1980, the car had a complete overhaul with several improvements including a new dashboard and the TVR was repainted white.
Used more occasionally, the car was sold in 1987 and purchased by its third owner, who used it regularly before putting it into storage. In 1993 the car was restored extensively a second time including the replacement of most important components and a neater race preparation. In 2003 the car changed hands again, passing on to the current owner, who overhauled the engine in 2004. The preparation of the car has been the subject of special care, with the X-Flow engine developing 156bhp. Rare, with a continuos history since new and well known in the TVR world, this Vixen is the oldest survivor of this model type. This historic car, with amazing performance, should surely satisfy both the collector and the driver.