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77 Lancia Scorpion


67 Camaro RS Conv.


68 Austin Healey Sprite


68 Cougar


69 Corvette


70 Opel GT


69 Marcos 3000GT


86 TVR 280i


73 TVR 2500M


90 Buick Reatta

1985 TVR
280i Series 1

House Restoration Project




A somewhat tragic story accompanies this TVR. It was a fun daily driver for the prior owner until one day an error in judgement while working on the fuel system ignited an engine fire while he was bent over the engine bay. Burns over the upper half of his body resulted in him deciding to sell this car rather than deal with repairing it.

Of course, everything under the bonnet that could burn did. The windshield and passenger window were shattered and the paint suffered some scorching and bubbling from the heat. The engine was supposed to have been rebuilt just prior to the fire, so the engine internals "should be" in good condition. But, with a replacement fuel injection system being out of the question, a carburetor converison is in order. We were told the suspension was rebuilt just prior to the fire as well, so it may be servicable as-is. Aside from the fire damage and a dismantled interior, the car is in good shape.

Its future is uncertain at this time. However, if it isn't restored, it may provide donor components for our '85 280i Series 1.5 and maybe it's chassis to our Fiberfab Jamaican II body.


BEFORE YOU ASK ABOUT BUYING THIS CAR

Please note that this car was purchased
with the intent of restoring it.

It is not listed here for the purposes of selling it, so please don't call or email asking for a sale price. However, if you really do want to buy this car, feel free to make an offer. Do realize that this car was purchased for our own purposes as opposed to being purchased for resale. So, it will likely take an offer that is greater than what might be considered "market value".

If you are seriously interested in a completed car like this one and have some patience, Midlife Classics can work with you to restore this car (or one like it) to your personal specifications.





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