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PAUL161
12-22-2006, 04:55 AM
Were any TVRs built in left hand drive models? I'm assuming they did as some euro countries drive on the right as we do, but I don't know for sure. Also, are they able to be licenced in the US? What would it cost to ship one over here? Many questions! PJ

I really like the car though! Has great lines!

WhatsThatNoise
12-22-2006, 05:22 AM
Saw a Griffith 500 at the New Jersey TVR show a few years ago.

Can't remember Left or right hand drive but it sure looked sweet! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yesnod.gif

bravenrace
12-22-2006, 07:23 AM
My 2500M is left hand drive. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

aeronca65t
12-22-2006, 07:26 AM
Paul:

Probably most TVRs were left hand drive, since the US and Europe was a big market in the past. Nowadays, they seem to be mainly in the UK, so most seem to be right-hand drive. I'd bet there were more left-hand drive 2500Ms (one of their biggest sellers in the past) than right-hookers. I've only seen one right-hand drive 2500M in the US.
And virtually all the original, classic '60s TVR/Griffiths (with Ford V8) were left-hand drive, since they were intended for the US market.

mrtvr
12-22-2006, 07:28 AM
At least a couple of thousand TVRs were built for the North American market over the years in left hand drive. Plus, you have others that were built for the European market in left hand drive and, until recently, were still being built in LHD. The great majority of the 2500s, 2500Ms, 3000s, 280i as well as many of the Vixens, Taimars, etc, were built in LHD. Plus you have Jomars, Granturas, 1800s, Tuscans, and the great majority of the original V8 Griffiths, that were built in LHD> The last US-spec TVRs were brought in in 1987. After that, they continued to be imported into Canada into the mid-1990's, including the Griffith mentioned by 'What's That Noise' at a New Jersey Show. There were also several V8 powered 450SEs, 350is and some S2 and S3 models imported into Canada in LHD.
The newer models since then have been built in LHD in small numbers, but not officially imported into North America.
Can you import one now? I supppose, with enough patience, determination and, of course, money, anything is possible.