A C Roney Sports Cars         07968 624949


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Exterior Features

Interior Features

Mechanical Features

Date Registered    June 1972

Registration           LJC 618K




Exterior Colour     Red

Laminated front screen

Plexglass rear screen

Webesto Sunroof

Aluminium wheels

Rollcenter full FIA roll cage also around foam filled fuel cell.

Interior Colour     Black

Aluminium Kirkey  bucket seats

Sabelt Racing harness seat belts

Extra gauges

Alloy steering wheel

Plumbed in fire extinguisher

Triumph TR6 Straight six engine

Triple 45DCOE Webbers

Engine Output     ? b.h.p.

Top Speed             ? m.p.h.

0 - 60 m.p.h. in ? secs

4 Speed Manual with over-drive

Ceramic coated exhaust manifold

2” stainless exhaust system

Salisbury limited slip differential

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Model History

TVR offered a replacement for its V6 powered Vixen-Tuscan models in 1971, the new TVR 2500. The TVR 2500 used the tried and tested Triumph TR6 engine and gearbox which was already well established in the all important US market. The TR6's popularity in the US meant that the running gear was already homologated to meet all of the stringent emission laws, a real help for this small Blackpool company!

Due to the emission equipment the 2.5 litre six cylinder engine developed a modest 106bhp, although this was enough to deliver a top speed of over 110mph and a fuel consumption of around 30mpg. Like the other TVR's of this period the 2500 only remained in production for twelve months after 385 cars had been built.

Most TVR 2500’s went to the US, very rare in RHD, UK car

Vixen S3 2500 1972


Webesto sun roof, Laminated windscreen and plexiglass rear screen.

The body is all original, It has a few marks and crazes but I feel is in good condition for the age.  It has no accident damage.

Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres

New coil over shock absorbers, rear suspension is Tuscan with two shocks on either side.  The rear uprights were specially commissioned by TVR Car Club in steel with new bearings.  All suspension bushes are nylon and a thicker/stiffer front anti roll bar.

New steering rack, trunnions and top ball joints from David Gerald.

Twin pot front calipers from Austin Princess, twin brake master cylinders with bias adjuster.

Professionally refurbished original wheels and Bridgestone Potenza RE71 195/60 R15 87V tyres

Engine and Transmission

Engine originally built by Triumph Tune in Richmond, Surrey to road/race spec using English spec head as TVR used American low emissions heads.  After 150 miles the cam shaft sheared as a lack of lubrication to one of the bearings.  This has now been rebuilt by Roscoe Engineering, Liverpool using a replacement block and new camshaft, also using all the competition parts done by Triumph Tune.  Ignition is by Lumenition on race spec. distributor.  Fuel System Triple 45 DCOE carburettors on a one piece manifold.  Facet fuel pump.  Foam filled fuel tank in special bespoke protective roll cage fabricated by Racetorations, Gainsborough.  Exhaust Tubular manifold into 2” stainless steel system by Racetorations and Ceramic Coated by Camcoat, Warrington.

Gearbox and Overdrive with new mainshaft, Differential fitted with salisbury LSD all re-built by Triumph Tune.  New drive shafts and universal joints.  Propshaft re-built by North West Propshafts, Trafford Park.

Car History

The last owner acquired the vehicle from Steve Reid in 1994.  Taken in 1995 to Triumph Tune for the engine and gearbox rebuild costing in excess of £2800.

Road Test and Conclusion

The exhaust note sound is exhilarating even at idle.  The ride is firm and sporty, the handling is pointy and precise, and it goes like a rocket.

Additional Equipment

Fire Extinguisher and Rollcage


Roll Centre full FIA roll cage, Plumbed In Fire Extinguisher, Two Aluminum Kirkey racing seats and four point Sabelt seat harnesses.

The Interior has been removed for racing, but could be replaced back to road trim.  We still have the original dash and fascia.