Let This One-Off TVR Griffith Prototype Brighten Your Collection

It's powered by a 260 cubic-inch V-8 engine and it's in beautiful shape.

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RM Sotheby's

Looking for a piece of TVR history to add to your collection? This Griffith 200 is one of the original prototypes, and it's in impeccable condition. It's coming up for sale in May at RM Sotheby's next month.

According to RM, this Griffith Series 200 is the third factory development car created by TVR. It was used as a testbed by Dick Monnich, America's TVR importer, in the mid Sixties. Though this was the only original Griffith delivered with a 260 cubic-inch Ford V-8 engine, the exterior design was used as the basis to form the production car molds.

After Monnich was finished with the car, it was given a replacement 260 cubic-inch V-8 from another prototype, and sold to its first owner in Virginia. Then, in 1968, it was acquired by the second owner in California, who kept it in good running condition for no less than 50 years.

The car has never been restored, but it's been given a host of upgrades over the years to keep it on the road. Modifications include locking hood latches, a tinted rear window, re-trimmed seats, an Edelbrock Streetmaster intake, modern radiator fans, an MSD ignition, an aluminum fuel tank, aluminum valve covers, and a differential from a Jaguar.

The car is coming up for sale without reserve as a part of RM Sotheby's Elkhart Collection event on May 1 - 2, 2020. Considering the car's unique history and highly original condition, we'll be excited to see how much this Griffith ends up going for.

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