This is a great project to build an historic racecar. The Grantura MkIII is eligible for almost any event, including Le Mans Classic and Goodwood Revival. Finding an original Grantura MkIII from 1963 (including corresponding paperwork) is not easy, and for that reason this is quite an opportunity to get a nice FIA racer build. This example with chassisnr 9/667 is still all original, but is missing the engine and gearbox. For historic racing, this car will need an early MGB engine and gearbox, which is easily available. All other necessary parts to comply with FIA HTP regulations are also available from specialists like Nigel Reuben Racing. The plan was to prepare the car by ourselves, but due to a lack of time we decided to sell the TVR as it is. Something for you ?
This very competitive TVR has a comprehensive specification including: •Newly refreshed 175 bhp MASS engine with a crossflow head and twin Webers •Brand new Brown & Gammons close ratio gearbox •Nigel Reuben Griffith spec rear end and differential •Long range tank •Current safety equipment The car is prepared for the coming season, having travelled less than five miles since refresh. Prior to this it competed successfully at Spa, Nurburgring etc. Complete with a detailed history file and HTP papers from 2011.
This lovely example is one of the best prepared competition cars we have ever seen, and is the result of a four year labour of love from its fastidious owner The TVR was purchased as a barn find road car in 2006 and completely rebuilt, including: •fitting a new chassis with a bolt on body •lowering the driver's side floor by one inch to increase headroom •boring the original engine block to 1850cc and fitting a flat sided and polished Tuftrided QPQ crankshaft and Carrillo rods •fitting a Peter Burgess gasflowed and polished cylinder head with bigger valves, and a Kent 719SP camshaft •rebuilding the original C/R gearbox •replacing the whole wiring system to incorporate relays •ceramic coating the exhaust manifold (inside and out) and the inlet manifold •setting up the car to optimise corner weights and handling The engine produces 139.9 bhp and 143.8 ft lbs torque. The car weight is 1853 lbs with driver, 3/4 tank and passenger floor plate. FBD 2C was raced during 2010 and 2011 and was prepared for the 2012 season with an engine refresh, extra light flywheel and redesigned cooling system. It has not been raced since, but carefully stored and maintained by its owner. Eligible for a wide variety of attractive events in Europe and further afield, the TVR is also road legal and registered. Complete with an extensive history file, photographic record of the restoration and detailed build, set-up and running notes. Also a useful spares package, including a spare seat and harness for track day or road event use. A immaculate Brian James open trailer is also available by separate negotiation.