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Date Registered    August 1979

Registration           VCG 829V

Chassis                    4661FM

Mileage                   40,516

Exterior Colour     Customers colour Blue with silver band

Wolfrace Aluminium wheels

Webasto sunroof

Interior Colour      Oatmeal & walnut veneer.

Broadspeed Ford Essex V6 3.0 ltr turbo charged, balanced, ported and blueprinted.

Engine Output     230 b.h.p.

Top Speed             150 m.p.h.

0 - 60 m.p.h. in 6 secs. 0-100 in 15 secs.

Janspeed Turbo

4 Speed Manual

Salisbury Differential (Jaguar)

Stainless steel exhaust

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TVR Taimar Turbo 1979


Tan leather interior

Brakes Wheels and Tyres

New TR6 brake callipers and discs

Wolfrace aluminium wheels

Good Year Eagle NCT70 195/70 VR14

Engine and Transmission

Car History

The 29th Taimar Turbo (out of 30), the seventh to be produced in 1979, and was the 54th turbo overall (out of a total 63).  Blue with silver turbo logo, oatmeal and dark brown interior.

Purchased new by Dr Laing and registered on 3rd August 1979.  The car retains its original Broad Speed engine and the low mileage is due to the dry storage from 1988.  The Turbo was upgraded to a Janspeed complete with exhaust system, possibly from new but definitely ordered by Dr Laing.

In 1988 Dr Laings son inherited the car, it went into dry storage and later passed to another member of the Laing family, still tucked away in storage.

In 2002 bought by an enthusiast to add to his collection and put into storage!

In January 2008 bought by its last owner who had started to breath life back into idle machine.  The brakes have been overhauled with new callipers, pads and brake lines.  A new fuel tank, plugs, oil and filters changed, and the engine started.  The work still required to finnish this winter project is the reconnecting of the front lights, some tidying of other electrical components and a small weld repair to one of the outriggers on the chassis.

This is a very original and exceptionally good condition for a 31 year old car, due to its storage history and very light restoration.

Model History


The 3000M Turbo was launched at the Earls Court motor show in 1975.


It was based on the already successful 3000M but with the Ford Essex engine fitted with a turbocharger. This installation was the result of the co-operation with Ralph Broad who had developed this installation for the Essex V6 engines fitted to the various Ford range of cars. Slight modifications had to be made to the chassis and other parts to get the turbocharged installation to fit, along with an oil cooler to keep the oil sump temperatures in check. But it was worth it, with a power out put of 230 bhp and a 0-60 time of just 6 seconds. To achieve this apart from the use of turbocharging boost at a pressure of 9psi, the entire engine was ‘blueprinted’ and balanced before final assembly, while the compression ratio was reduced to 8:1. The turbocharger did not begin to work effectively until 2,700rpm, before which the car performed similar to a normally-aspirated M series TVR.


The car also had the distinction of being the first British turbocharged production car. As the M series range expanded with the Taimar and convertible 3000S body styles the turbo was also offered as an option for these models as well. The Turbo range made little impression in terms of overall sales with just a total of 63 of all body styles being built between 1975 and 1979, but as it generated so much publicity and produced such startling performance figures in the various motoring magazines it served its purpose as a company flagship. Autocar tried a Turbo convertible in 1979 and made the point that it could sprint to the quarter mile from rest slightly faster than the exotic and much more costly Porsche 3-litre Turbo.