1970 TVR Vixen S2 Modified V8 5-Speed

High bid:$12,500
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: Reserve
1 bid, 5 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1970
  • Make: TVR
  • Model: Vixen S2
  • VIN: LVX14734
  • Mileage Shown: 78,931mi (TMU)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Green
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Montréal, QC H2C 1N8
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0045921

Hand built in Blackpool from 1967 to 1973 with 1,029 examples produced across several generations, the TVR Vixen was the second TVR production model and features lightweight fiberglass bodywork mounted a tubular frame chassis with independent double-wishbone suspension. This 1979 example is an S2 version that was imported to Canada by the current owner in 2018 before being refinished and equipped with an upgraded Ford 289ci HiPo V8 mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car also features four-wheel disc brakes, aftermarket coilovers, a Holley carburetor, a Moto-Lita steering wheel, and more. Previously listed on PCARMARKET, this TVR is now being offered for auction out of Canada.

Compared to the original TVR Vixen, the S2 version featured a longer wheelbase, new wraparound taillights, and bolt-fastened fiberglass bodywork which provided easier repairs. This example’s bodyshell is said to have been placed on a rotisserie and refinished in the current shade of light green under current ownership. The car rides on wire-spoke wheels with knock-off spinners and Signet SB-802 tires. Other details include a bullet-style driver’s side mirror, a polished fuel cap, front fender vents, chrome bumpers, dual exhaust tips, a wraparound glass rear window, and a clamshell hood with integrated air intake.

Inside, this TVR features a pair of fixed low-back bucket seats in black leather along with a matching dashboard, door panels, and carpeting. Accessories include a three-spoke Moto-Lita steering wheel, an aftermarket shift knob, a heater, a dashboard-mounted rearview mirror, and analog Smiths instrumentation.

Power comes from a replacement 289ci Ford HiPo V8 engine featuring an aluminum intake manifold and radiator, dual electric fans, finned valve covers, a Holley carburetor, and a polished air cleaner assembly. The engine is said to have been overhauled before installation and sends power to the rear wheels through a Mustang-sourced 5-speed manual transmission. The suspension has been modified with aftermarket coilovers and disc brakes are equipped at all four corners.

This sale will include a valid registration.

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  • Dwhite (registered bidder) 4 days, 19 hoursago

    This car was listed and not sold here as well.

    I asked the seller then and will again ask if the chassis has had any additional bracing added to the rear as was done in the original Tuscan V8s.

    Additionally, what rearend is in the car? they came with a triumph vitesse/gt6 rear not anything which can take the torque of a V8. Tuscans had Salsbury limited slip, same as an etype Jag.

    I'm speaking as a person who owned a 1969 Vixen S2 for 34 years, did a total restoration and put a 2.0 liter SOHC motor in it. I also know a person with an original Tuscan V8 and did the chassis modifications to my car to help strengthen the rear area of the tubular chassis.

    Car looks beautiful, but doing things to the next level count too.

  • AlexBert (seller) 5 days, 10 hoursago

    @garrege Good Eyes! 😁

    100000$ 🇨🇦 Restoration cost.

    26750$ 🇺🇸 was too low.

    I do not use BaT Anymore.
    It became an unpleasant Tavern.

    You want to Learn more about THIS Car: Look the Before picture, from That Link.

    https://bringatrailer.com/2018/05/17/lean-green-1970-tvr-vixen-in-memphis/

  • Valor1 (registered bidder) 5 days, 15 hoursago

    Lucas, "King of the Road"? I thought it was "Prince of Darkness" and "Why the English drink warm beer."

  • Valor1 (registered bidder) 5 days, 15 hoursago

    I wonder if an all aluminum 427 cubic inch LS7 engine would fit? :)))

  • pdmiller03 5 days, 17 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • garrege 5 days, 18 hoursago

    Previously listed on BaT; bid up to $26,750 on 9/4/23.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-tvr-vixen-3/

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