1970 TVR Vixen 2500

1970 TVR 2500 Vixen Yellow (2)

This car is a very important part of TVR history. It is mentioned and photographed in the TVR book by Peter Filby, (A PASSION TO SUCCEED), as the 1st TVR Vixen fitted a Triumph TR6 engine. It is the only TVR that was fitted with the Lucas mechanical fuel injection and overdrive transmission, from the factory. According to this book, Gerry Sagerman, (the US TVR importer) and Martin Lilly (current owner of TVR), took a trip together to meet with the people at British Leyland to source a new supply of engines for the US market. They worked out a deal for British Leyland to supply TVR with engines and transmissions that were currently being used in their production Triumph TR6 roadsters. This engine had already been approved certified for the US market. Gerry and Martin left that meeting with a new TR5 fuel injected engine which was fitted with a 4 speed transmission and electric overdrive. At the TVR factory in Blackpool England, this engine was fitted into a new TVR Vixen rolling chassis. The finished TVR 2500 was then shipped to the US for Gerry Sagerman to use as his factory demonstrator for the new Vixen 2500 model.

1970 TVR Vixen 2500 #LVX17456T

Chrome Yellow with black interior

1st Vixen 2500 built by TVR

Excellent condition, Frame off restoration

Lucas mechanical fuel injection

Four speed transmission with electric overdrive

Restored by Abington West, David Zumstein, concours/show quality restoration

Spax adjustable shocks

Stainless steel exhaust system

Aluminum fuel tank

Factory sliding sunroof

Original finned alloy wheels with Dunlop radial tires