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1994 TVR Griffith 500 HC

1994 TVR Griffith 500 in Rocky Road, Movie made for TV, 2014 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: UK — Made for: CDN

1994 TVR Griffith 500 HC

Position 00:05:55 [*] Background vehicle

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s13a LT

2023-02-27 18:30

It's a Griffith, but I'm guessing it's a more recent model by those wheels. Perhaps 500?

dsl SX

2023-02-27 19:20

Looks like it, although I'm not sure how to tell 500 from 400 and 430; however most seem to be 500 which had by far the longest production run. Also behind it looks like the nose of a US/CDN Tasmin 280i.

993cc VA

2023-02-28 00:31

This Link to "www.autoevolution.com" says 400/430/450 variants were only made for about a year in 1992-93 before they shut down temporarily, and moved on to the 500. That was the only version up to the end in 2002. According to this https://www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/tvr-griffith.html they made less than 2600 all-in 1992-2002 of which 1811 were the 500.

-- Last edit: 2023-02-28 00:50:48

Sandie SX

2023-02-28 00:45

I didn't think they sold these in Canada, but they did for about one year, 1992-93:

There's also this webpage, which looks like the exact same car and house!:

And the one behind is this one:

-- Last edit: 2023-02-28 00:54:24

dsl SX

2023-02-28 00:47

^^ That's pretty much the impression I got, but more detailed. Although 400/430/450 were 92-93 only, as you say, 602 Griffiths were sold in 1992, so a fair number before 500 arrived.

993cc VA

2023-02-28 00:52

Yes it was more than that ad suggested (ads...) as my updated source breaks it down by year.

dsl SX

2023-02-28 00:55

Sandie wrote There's also this webpage, which looks like the exact same car and house!:

"1994 TVR Griffith 500HC: One of the last TVRs officially brought in to North America, and one of only 7 LHD Griffiths imported from new. I believe this was the penultimate TVR imported to Canada, and one of only two 500 models. The other five cars were 4.3 litre, with one very interesting (and lovely) black 4.3 with the 500 body, and air conditioning. I have seen the total production run of Griffiths quoted at different numbers in the 2,000 + range, most likely a little over 2300. Of the more than ten year production run I understand only 85 of the cars are LHD. The 500 HC is quoted as having 340HP in a 1048 Kg car, thus travelling from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, and topping out at 168 MPH. I suspect these are some pretty optimistic numbers, but it certainly is quick."

... and the same bod on same day posted this one - "This 350i Fixed Head Coupe was the only one imported new to North America. The Canadian importer, TVR North America in Toronto, supplied the car in 1985. A total of 52 examples of the 350i FHC were built over the years, and of these it is unclear how many are LHD. At present it is believed the only other LHD 350i FHC is located in a museum in Germany."

So I think Sandie's nailed it.

993cc VA

2023-02-28 01:04

..also I think the first lhd one on imcdb

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