2003 TVR T350C
An early T350C without the slightly annoying sun visors, giving better visibility allowing you to concentrate on the road ahead. Of all of the T350’s I’ve driven, this one is the best so far owing to the new dampers, PS4 Tyres and the fact it has been properly corner weighted and set up. To say it whips around the bends would be an understatement.
It has also got the punch in the straights too, as it had a top end rebuild at Powers to alleviate the well documented finger follower issues, so it has every pony Blackpool intended it to.
This car has decent paintwork throughout, all bar a few stone chips commensurate with age on the front end, with no spider cracking to be seen on the body. The interior being half Alcantara is a wonderful place to be and is also in great all-round condition, the comfortable seats hugging you in just the right way, so that you can press on without sliding around. The original steering wheel and radio are available with the car.
These cars were made in very limited numbers (only 450 T350’s were ever built) also ensure it will always be a very special sight wherever you take it.
On the road these cars are seriously quick, pestering highly modified Nismo GTRs in the corners and thanks to their light weight, on the straights too!
With its short overhangs, short wheelbase, lightweight and stiffened chassis the T350 was every bit the driver’s car. The 343bhp from TVR’s own thumping Speed Six engine propels the T with alacrity, cornering speeds are just as impressive – none of the fabled handling woes to be seen here, just a quintessential small numbers British sports car, but without the standard parts bin interior, engine or switch gear. These really are a bespoke, handmade British supercar that not only look, sound and go brilliantly, but are from my book, hugely undervalued considering their rarity and competence.
Clicking gears through the tough as nails T5 box, staring at the custom binnacle and using the factory fitted pedal box with all alloy pedals, you know immediately that you’re in a special car, just wait until you’re on the open road!
Here’s a review from the period from a well-known chap, ...
“By some considerable margin, this is the best TVR I’ve ever driven. With its integral roll-cage it feels stiffer and more together, like all four corners are working in harmony, rather than in discord. And the brakes are just astonishing. So’s the power. You may only get 3.6 litres and no forced induction, but you end up with a better power-to-weight ratio than you get from a Lamborghini Murciélago. That means it is seriously, properly, eye-poppingly fast - Jeremy Clarkson
With a fully documented history file, the car has had all of the normal niggles ironed out already, so an ideal prospect for turn key ownership. Low mileage, accompanied with the full new Nitron suspension set up, 4 new PS4 tyres, a top end rebuild in 2012, uprated starter motor, throttle body mod for better response and smoother low end driving. Alloy radiator upgrade, silicone hoses and stainless coolant hoses too from ACT, this car is as well prepared as you could hope for.
A fully stamped service book and two keys accompany the history file too. The car will also receive a 6k service here at HPC before it leaves us, for the new owner’s peace of mind.
All in all, a cracking car, well cared for, that wants for nothing, a rarity in the TVR world.
Why not get in touch to see just why these exact cars pulled on my heartstrings so well, that it has started a lifetime love of all things TVR, the best cars, the best people, the best club and the biggest grins, come and see for yourself!
FORMER KEEPERS: 9
TRANSMISSION: 5 speed manual T5
ENGINE CAPACITY: 3,605cc
Maximum speed 175 mph
Power 350 bhp
0 – 60 in 4.3 seconds
PRICE: £33,995.00 - Under offer
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