We’re not sure if you were waiting for them, but you can finally import a “modern” TVR! This is one of very few we’ve seen for sale in the states. The TVR Griffith is a beautiful, fast, great sounding sports car out of England, and the 25 year rule now (as of a year or two ago) allows the importation of these beauties. The TVR Griffith is a fiberglass bodied, front engined V8 roadster that weighed in at only 2300 pounds. This means they’re fast! The V8 was a rover power plant, with displacement varying from 4.0 liters to 5.0 liters, with a 4.3 liter big valve motor in between. The 4.0 liter produced 240 horsepower, whereas the 4.3 and 5.0 motors produced 280 and 340 horsepower, respectively. A 5 speed manual transmission was the only option.
Check it out here in Cincinnatti: https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/d/cincinnati-1992-tvr-griffith/6913144917.html
This particular car is a 4.3 liter big valve car, which the seller states makes 282 wheel horsepower. With 72,000 miles on the odometer, it’s not the lowest mileage car out there but given that there are extremely few TVR’s in the country we would advise you not to sleep on this one if you want it! It benefits from a lot of recent maintenance, including a rebuilt gearbox, suspension and bushings, and many other upgrades. We think these are very cool, and given the fact that they’re still rare in the US that truly kicks it up a notch.