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1972-1977 TVR 1600M specifications


Cleverly restyled from the waist down, the M-series TVRs (the M is for TVR boss Martin Lilley) were wider and nine inches longer, mostly in the nose, and built on a dynamically improved, stronger and better protected chassis. Still using the Capri GT ‘Kent’ engine, the 1600M was a poor seller compared to its more powerful brethren and was dropped in 1973 after less than a year on sale, but reintroduced with a mild restyle and bigger alloys in 1975 in the wake of an energy crisis. The return of such concerns once again makes the 1600M an interesting alternative.

Production

  • Production:
    148
  • Price at launch:
    £1,886
  • Price (excellent)
    £6,000
  • Price (good):
    £4,750
  • Price (average):
    £3,000
  • Price (project):
    £1,750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.4secs
  • Top speed:
    106.0mph
  • Power:
    86.0bhp
  • Torque:
    92.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    26.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, double wishbone, anti-roll bar, coils springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, double wishbone, coils springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    spaceframe
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3940mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2286mm
  • Width:
    1626mm
  • Height:
    1194mm
  • Weight:
    907kgs

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