BaT Auction: 1971 TVR Vixen 2500
This 1971 TVR Vixen 2500 is finished in Carnival Red over black and powered by a 2.5L inline-six mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. The previous owner purchased the car from a dealer out of Ohio in 2016, and it was acquired by the seller, an airline pilot, on BaT in September 2017. This TVR is said to be one of 237 built for the year and has been driven by the seller to a couple of Texas Triumph Register club meet ups. Several updates were completed by previous owners, including reupholstered seats, repainting the frame, and installing new suspension components. This TVR Vixen 2500 is now being offered with a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.
The fiberglass exterior is finished in Carnival Red paint, which is believed to have been reapplied by a previous owner. Craze lines are apparent, but no cracks or damage are noted. Chips and scratches are pointed out by the seller in the photo gallery below.
New front and rear windscreen seals were installed by a previous owner, and the seller replaced the weather stripping around the bonnet. 15″ TVR wheels are mounted with Kumho Solus HK16 tires. The video above shows a walk-around, interior tour, engine start, and drive-by.
The factory seats were re-trimmed in black vinyl by a previous owner, and the seller notes that the headliner is due for replacement and the carpets have begun to show signs of age. A battery cut-off switch has been added under the dash, which connects to a relay box in the engine bay next to the battery.
The speedometer and tachometer are not accurate, thus the seller has added corrected marking on the glass faces. The odometer shows 40,580 miles, though true mileage us unknown. The seller has added 500 miles in one year of ownership.
The 2.5L inline-six is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. A shrouded electric pusher fan is mounted in front of the radiator and is controlled by a switch on the dash. A Pertronix Ignitor ignition system has been installed in place of points, and the seller states that when not in use the car is regularly connected to a battery tender. The most recent service included an engine oil change and replacement of the oil drain plug in early 2018.
QA1 coilovers have been fitted by a previous owner and various suspension parts have been replaced, including ball joints, tie rods, and some bushings. Photos in the gallery detail the underside, including the frame, which is believed to have been repainted by a previous owner.
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