Griffith Appreciation Topic

Ha! A Griff! My favourite car of all time. I’ve owned 5 (yes 5!!) all 500’s and wish I have kept one.

It’s an early pre cat 4 litre Griffith, which means an even louder exhaust note :slight_smile::slight_smile:.It has only done 8 k miles and I have kept it in storage.
I have an interesting story about my Griffith. When it was announced, I just simply loved the shape, so I had to have one. So I ordered one from my nearest dealer which was near Northampton. There was quite a wait.
Just before I was going to the British Motor Show that year I got the bad news that my local dealer had gone out of business. I was stranded with no supplying dealer. At the BMS I went to the TVR stand and spoke to a very helpful chap. It turned out he was from the TVR dealer from Lincolnshire. I told him my predicament and he said he would be willing to help. Just off the top of my head I said he could be my supplying dealer if he could honour my deal with my Northampton dealer. He said what’s that. I said 10 o/o off list. A lie :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:. To my surprise he agreed. (I supposed it was an easy 7.5 o/o profit for doing nothing. In those days they used to have about 17.5 o/o profit). That was how I got 10 o/o off my Griffith which was definitely not the norm as each one was built to order with no discount.
5 Griffith!!! You must be a fan :slight_smile:

Ha!!! Didn’t know you were a TVR fan? I drove one of the first 4ltr Griffs like yours and after scaring the witts out of my Mrs I knew I had to have one. By the time I ordered one they were 5ltr and I got the one with the new gearbox and dials that went the “correct way” around. Nearly killed me on the way home from Fernhurst (in the fog!!) - the throttle jammed wide open. You’ve got to love TVR…

I’ve had 3 new and one used. Sunset yellow Pearl was my favourite and one I should have kept. The first was Mica Blue Metalic (which I can’t find an image of at the moment) and the rest are here;

My second new one and favourite in Sunset Yellow Pearl

Used one with red interior - yuk! But bought it to get in to the next one… :slight_smile:

…In Rolex Blue with cream interior.

The one above was a used one and again Sunset Yellow.

@K22MDL @askho sorry guys, moved this out of the Twizy topic and into its own one to keep the original topic from straying too far off topic.

Mine is Mica Blue Metallic with grey leather. Got the early BBS wheels

mine is 500 se number 17/100.
brought to france 2 years ago, i bought it last summer.
this car is just awesome i love it…

It’s the one car type I wish I had kept out of over 100 cars I’ve owned. I could have got myself back in to one before I bought my latest toy, the new MX-5 ND but thought maybe I shoudl leave the Griffith’s as a very fond memory.