TVR Grantura III
1962-1964, 90 produced.
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
A redesigned Grantura appeared in 1962, the Grantura III. TVR had taken the opportunity to redesign the Grantura and incorporated a new tubular frame along with rack-and-pinion steering, revised suspension and a longer wheelbase. The suspension changes included coil springs and wishbones, front discs were now standard as were centre locking wire wheels.
To start with the Grantura III was offered with the faithful MGA engine, later cars were built with the new MGB engine which meant they could now be ordered with overdrive transmission. Production continued (slowly!) until the arrival of the Grantura 1800S in 1964.
|1216cc||S4 OHC||Coventry Climax||76.6mm x 66.7mm|
|1340cc||S4 OHV||Ford Classic 109E Engine||80.96mm x 65.07mm|
|1622cc||S4 OHV||BMC B-Series||76mm x 89mm|
|1798cc||S4 OHV||BMC B-Series||80.26mm x 89mm||8.8|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|114 mph||9.9 s||98 bhp 5400||MGB engine|
|Disc||Drum||Girling hydraulic, 11inch front, 9inch back|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|235||TVR Grantura FIA Ex-Works Race Car||Coys||15 Jan 2011||Not sold|
|019||TVR Grantura MKIIA (1962)||Poulain LeFur||22 Jun 1998||-||FF88683.00|
MGB & Triumph vs Alfa Giulia GT & TVR Grantura.
|Publication||Classic Cars May 2006|
|Some of us trust in the traditional some yearn to be different. We pit two stalwart British roadsters against a brilliantly individual TVR and sophisticated Italian. Which one would you choose?|
Classic Cars February 2001 pg 63
|Publication||Classic Cars February 2001|
Tracking Devices - Classic Car drivers all over the country are indulging in track days, where they have the opportunity to really drive their cars. We test ten of the best track-day classics. 1973 MG Midget, BMW M3, 1962 TVR Grantura, Caterham Seven 1700 Supersprint, 1956 Lancia Aurella B20GT, 1968 Mini Cooper, 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0, Ferrari 308 GTS QV, Lotus Cortina, 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam.
TVR The full story
|Publication||Octane October 2010|
|TVR The full story - Rumours abound that TVR is about to stage a comeback. What better time to recall the past glories of Blackpool's best?|