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    64 Grantura or 74 2500

    I've been wanting to start a new restoration on something and was thinking about TVR'S I found two cars locally that may be for sale buy the same owner. One is a 64 Grantura with a MG engine, and the other is a 74 2500. The 2500 looks like a car that could be enjoyed with a couple weekends worth of work. The Grantura is in worse shape but looks complete. Both cars are original AZ cars so I'm hoping for minimal frame rust. Prices for the Grantura's seem the be all over the board with some close to $40000.00. As for condition of the cars I would say the Grantura is a 4 and the 2500 a 3. I've looked at Bring a Trailer for pricing but was hoping someone here could advise, and what should I look for in problem areas. At this time I don't have pictures.

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    1956 TR3 car is being restored.

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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    Depending on your restoration skills, you should probably have a go at the M. Main reason is that the chassis is not bonded to the body and parts are more plentiful.
    Feel free to send a PM if you like.
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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    PM sent

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    1974 TR6 been the owner of this car for 37 years.
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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    I restored a Grantura Mk 3 and cut the body off the frame, replacing it with fabricated mounts so it was a bolt on. Lot of work.
    Current clutter: 1957 MGA-Jamaican, 1958 MGA Twincam (race car), 1962 MGA Deluxe Coupe, 1971 Jensen Interceptor
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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    Lucky boy! I can feel the itch from here....
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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    Here's the engine I ran for awhile in my Grantura race car

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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    billsphon thank you for the reply your car looks great. I'm sorry about my late thank you. I stopped looking for replies after 6 weeks. Nice collection of cars you have. I'm still on the hunt for a car to restore. I just saw that a Italia came up for sale but when I contacted the seller the car was already pending.
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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    Well I used to have a Swallow Doretti.......
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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    I wish you still had it, would love to restore one of those.
    Keith D
    1974 TR6 been the owner of this car for 37 years.
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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    Quote Originally Posted by mallard View Post
    billsphon thank you for the reply your car looks great. I'm sorry about my late thank you. I stopped looking for replies after 6 weeks. Nice collection of cars you have. I'm still on the hunt for a car to restore. I just saw that a Italia came up for sale but when I contacted the seller the car was already pending.
    Were you looking at Italia #234 in Georgia? If not, could you share which car?
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