TVR S-series: S1, S2, S3/S3C, S4C & V8S 1986 to 1994

TVR S-series: S1, S2, S3/S3C, S4C & V8S 1986 to 1994

by Richard Kitchen

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Purchasing a TVR S-Series needn’t be a daunting proposition. Led by a voice of experience – someone who works on these cars on a daily basis – this guide is the perfect accompaniment when viewing and buying one of these hand-built sports cars. A TVR S-Series could be a potential bargain and, having this guide in your pocket will greatly improve your odds of finding a good one!
Packed with good advice, including a comprehensive evaluation system, this book considers running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation, the TVR community, and whether a TVR S-series will suit you and your lifestyle. This is THE COMPLETE GUIDE to choosing, assessing and buying the car of your dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787112902
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Series: Essential Buyer's Guide Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Growing up near Southampton in the 1980s, Richard Kitchen became obsessed by all things automotive. A love of TVRs turned into a business when he took over the running of Southways Automotive Ltd in 2012, which is now a renowned classic TVR specialist. The father of three boys, and husband to a long-suffering wife, Richard has restored, or had a hand in the body-off chassis restorations of many TVRs over the past few years. He has owned one of the last TVR S1s produced since 2013, and previously owned a Chimaera 400. He has also contributed short articles to Practical Classics and Citroënian magazines.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the purpose of this book 3

1 Is it the right car for you?: marriage guidance 6

2 Cost considerations: affordable, or a money pit? 9

3 Living with an S-Series: will you get along together? 10

4 Relative values: which model for you? 13

5 Before you view: be well informed 16

6 Inspection equipment: these items will really help 19

7 Fifteen minute evaluation: walk away or stay? 20

8 Key points: where to look for problems 25

9 Serious evaluation: 60 minutes for years of enjoyment 26

10 Auctions: sold! Another way to buy your dream 44

11 Paperwork: correct documentation is essential! 46

12 What's it worth?: let your head rule your heart 48

13 Do you really want to restore?: it'll take longer and cost more than you think 51

14 Paint problems: bad complexion, including dimples, pimples and bubbles 52

15 Problems clue to lack of use: just like their owners, S-Series need exercise! 54

16 The Community: key people, organisations and companies in the S-Series world 56

17 Vital statistics: essential data at your fingertips 58

Index 64

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