There’s a mighty TVR Grantura MK3 “Sebring Specs” for sale at 250.000 GBP (more than 300.000 euros) on Ebay (click HERE).
Here is the story of the car:
1963 TVR Grantura factory special production “Sebring specs” race car
This is 1 of only 5 TVR Grantura racers ever produced to go racing at the great fia Sebring race in 1962 & 1963. In fact, this is the only 1 of the 5 cars that was produced as a TVR Grantura mk3. The other 4 cars produced for the 1962 & 1963 races at Sebring were TVR Grantura Mk2.
That makes this unique car a true & only 1 of 1 ever. Included with this auction is a copy of the original invoice # 88 dated 3/15/63 to its 1st owner & sebring driver “dick simko”. The invoice confirms the chassis / serial # 8/634 TVR Grantura MK3 to Sebring specs.
The invoice also has a hand notation “car # 27″. This was the 27th TVR grantura to be imported by R.M. Imports ltd into the USA. This was the same company to join forces with Jack Griffith to bring the very fast & famous 289 hi-po Ford powered Griffith coupes to the world sports of cars.
The 2nd owner of this unique 1963 Sebring TVR racer was the very famous “Donna mae mims”. She was the first women ever to win a sports car club of america SCCA points championship which also was during the 1963 racing season.
Donna mae was a life long personal friend of the driver of the 1963 tvr sebring # 51 racer, the very famous & very loved Mark Donohue (see photo) He is at the right side of photo wearing orange racing suit, with the # 51 tvr”). Mark Donohue’s 1st ever appearence at Sebring great FIA American race was the previous year’s 1962 effort driving in the # 55 Sebring TVR Grantura mk 2. He would go on to finish 25th over-all after 163 laps completed in the TVR cars limited 1962 effort.
To be noted:
This is the first time that this as found (Unrestored) Sebring FIA TVR Grantura MK3 racer has ever been offered to the world for sale. The car still has remains of its “original untouched” racing stripes under the windshield / rear window edge rubber & rear of car ( see photos ) as painted at factory works “Grantura Engineering ltd, Blackpool England in 1963.
Factory works Sebring “roll bar” still in car as installed at factory in 1963 for racing at Sebring. This car is eligible to attend & participate in all FIA races & related exibits & shows.
[Thanks to CHRIS from France for the tip]
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