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1980 TVR TASMIN 280i
The TVR Tasmin was the first production car in the world to have both a
bonded windscreen and also to incorporate the aerial in the rear screen
heater element. As with all TVRs, the running gear was located in a
tubular space frame steel chassis which was powder coated for extra
corrosion resistance. Much of the running gear was sourced from Ford
cars of the period. The suspension and steering was sourced from the
Cortina, with TVR engineered rear wishbones. Gearboxes were from the
Cortina, Granada, and Sierra. Brakes were discs all round, with
the differential, complete with rear brakes, from the Jaguar XJS.
The engine was the Ford Cologne 2.8 V6 with Bosche fuel injection, producing 160 bhp (119 kW; 162 PS). An auto was available, making it the first TVR to have this as an option. The styling of the car was by Oliver Winterbottom, who had previously styled the Lotus Elite S2.
Offered here is a one owner from new example of Tasmin 280i, which has always been garaged and used only recreationally, which is why the car has covered just 53,000 miles in 34 years! The car is offered complete with fully documented service history, with bills and previous MOTs and original handbooks. The only modification is a factory fitted tilting sunroof.
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