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2004 TVR T350T Targa
One of only 100 made and c.70 remaining; only 30,700 miles with 16 services to date; uprated brakes, radiator and suspension; air con; 350bhp; 0-60 in 4.4 seconds; the most fun you can have with your clothes on!
Supplied new by Gatwick TVR of Surrey in July 2004, this stunning T350 Targa has been in the current ownership since 2010 with four former keepers. Finished in Iced Titanium with a mulberry red Ambla/grey Alcantara interior, it has covered only 30,700 miles from new with an impeccable service history comprising 16 stamps in the book, the last at 30,613 miles in August this year, plus many supporting invoices. That gives an average service interval of just 1,900 miles which is pretty obsessive by any standards!
Always garaged in the current ownership and used in the summer months only, it is in excellent condition throughout. Invoices show that the air con was regassed at the last service; four new Toyo tyres were fitted around 500 miles ago; a new battery was fitted in 2018; the brakes were uprated with new discs and pads all round in 2015 at 26,358 miles along with new rear calipers; an uprated aluminium radiator was fitted in 2012; a new clutch was fitted in 2011 at 19,340 miles; the chassis was cleaned and rust-proofed in 2011 when the alloy wheels were also refurbished.
The vendor found the original suspension too harsh and crashy on bumpy roads so in 2014 he uprated it to an adjustable Gaz Gold Pro system which is currently set up for British B roads but can be easily adjusted via a spanner in the glove box. A Thatcham Cat 1 alarm system is also fitted and the car comes with some spare bulbs and fuses, a spare accelerator cable and a set of Andersen jump charge leads.
Pampered throughout its life, this stunning TVR T350 is one of only 100 Targa models made, of which only 70 are thought to remain. In exemplary condition throughout, it comes with an impressive history file including the original handbook, 11 old MOTs and a current MOT valid until August 2021 with no advisories recorded. Starting instantly and running beautifully as we moved it around for these photos, it has an exhaust note to die for and is just the kind of thing that any true petrolhead would love to have in their garage.
2020 – low mileage service, David Gerald (Redditch) @ 30,613 miles
2019 – 6k mileage service, Neil Garner (Kemble) @ 30,338 miles
2018 – low mileage service, Neil Garner (Kemble) @ 29,750 miles
2017 – 12k mileage service, Neil Garner (Kemble) @ 28,963 miles
2016 – 12k mileage service, Neil Garner (Kemble) @ 28,381 miles
2015 – low mileage service, Neil Garner (Kemble). Replaced brake discs and pads @ 26,358 miles
2014 – 12k mileage service, Powers (Bedworth). Suspension upgraded to Gaz Gold Pro @24,464 miles
2012 - 12k mileage service, Powers (Bedworth). Upgraded radiator to alloy @ 22,148 miles
2011 - 12k mileage service, Powers (Bedworth). Replaced clutch and slave cylinder @19,340 miles
2010 – Engine inspection (leakdown test) performed. Hot start modification, brake fluid refresh and chassis protection, Powers (Bedworth)
2010 – service mileage performed on behalf of Tony Gilbert Cars (Napton) @ 16,563 miles
2009 – 6k mileage service, Track V Road (Clitheroe) @ 14,041 miles
2008 – 12k mileage service, Track V Road (Clitheroe) @ 12,781 miles
2007 – 18k service, Automedon (Blackpool) @11,204 miles
2006 – 12k service, Racing Green TVR (Guildford) @8,508 miles
2005 – 6k service, Gatwick TVR @ 4,219 miles
2004 – 1k service, Gatwick TVR @1,013 miles
With a top speed of 175mph, a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds and a gurgling exhaust note that could wake the dead, the T350 was a proper TVR in the finest tradition with a better power-to-weight ratio than a Lamborghini Murcielago.
However, it was also remarkably civilised (for a TVR) causing even Jeremy Clarkson to state: "This is the best TVR I have ever driven. The brakes are astonishing, so is the power. It is seriously, properly, eye-poppingly fast. And because it doesn’t try to bite your head off every time you make a mistake, you can use more of the power for more of the time."
With a naturally aspirated 3,605cc Speed Six engine producing 350bhp and 290lb/ft and driving through a 5-speed manual gearbox, it provided all the performance that any sane man could want. Just 460 were made between 2002 and 2006, of which just 100 were Targas, and all are increasingly collectable today.
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