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1961 TVR Grantura - Period International / Goodwood Race car

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 53,000 Miles
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1600cc
  • 1961
  • 00
  • Blue
  • Private seller
  • Chelmsford, United Kingdom



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Historic Ex – International Goodwood Race Car

1961 TVR Grantura / MG

I have for sale a 1961 TVR Grantura which was raced by John Woolfe in a number of International race meetings during 1961 including at the British Grand Prix race meeting at Aintree and the British Empire Trophy meeting at Silverstone, plus races at Brands Hatch and at Goodwood.

Other drivers in the same races included Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori, Bruce McLaren and Stirling Moss.

It is a factory Lightweight car.

Running and driving, totally complete and very original.


Raced Internationally from new and then in the later part of the 1960's in lesser club events.

It has spent much of it's life in dry storage.

Some years ago again prepared for historic competition and was at that time issued an FIA historic passport.
But the owner had a change of heart and has since been dry stored and unused.

1226 RO is now back in my workshop and after some checking over the MG 1622cc engine runs very nicely and with excellent oil pressure.

Gears change well and everything seems to be working.

Underside appears to be in an excellent condition with no signs of rust.

With only 53, 000 miles showing on the speedometer, I would think likely this car has rarely been outside in the weather.

A small amount of work to check things over, new tyres and a new battery and the car could be ready to be used again.


Importantly, this car would be eligible for all the very best historic race meetings including the Goodwood Revival if that might interest you.

I have lots of history and many period photographs.

I also have the DVLA Registration document and has been registered in my name for many years.

Comes with the original 1226 RO number plate.

I also have a "brand new" original shape bonnet which is included in the sale.

Correct and (genuine) original historic race cars with such a fine International pedigree and in super original condition rarely come on the market.

And I think this TVR is very realistically priced at £50, 000 (UK Pounds)
But willing to accept a lower offer.
Or will trade up or down for something old and interesting.

Thank you.

Please make contact for further information.

Jim Lowry

Chelmsford – Essex – England.


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