TVR Griffith 400 1966

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StarLight Garage presents the TVR Griffith Series 400 a very balanced sports/racing car.
A car you could be seen alongside the AC Cobra cars at that time.
And don't you agree that the white stripes are awesome on this red car?
I do, so the suggested car is included the red color and white stripes.



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The TVR Griffith Series 400 is a 2-door coupe sports car produced by Griffith Motor Company in Plainview,New York ( a Ford Dealer in Plainview/Hicksville NY, Long Island ), between 1964 and 1967. It is the successor to the TVR Griffith 200, featuring improved cooling via a larger radiator with twin electric fans, redesigned rear suspension, and a redesigned rear with better visibility and the round taillights sourced from the Ford Cortina Mark I.

The standard engine in the 400 was the more powerful Ford 289 'HiPo' Windsor engine producing 271 hp that was available in the Series 200 as an option. The 400 weighed a few more pounds than the 200 due mostly to the new Salisbury independent differential that gave it a higher gear ratio providing it with a higher top speed.

Grantur Ltd. of England designed the independent suspension for the TVR automobiles which later became the Griffith 200 and 400. The Griffith 400 had then state-of-the-art unequal wishbone suspension on all four corners and the car weighed significantly less than its contemporary, the AC Cobra, making it a very potent racing car.

As the Series 400 cars were being produced in early 1965, the entire east coast of the US was crippled by a prolonged dock strike. This not only caused a disruption in the supply of the series 400 bodies that were being shipped from TVR in Blackpool, UK, it also caused a delay in the shipment of the newer body design of the Series 600. Frank Reisner, whose Intermeccanica body works in Turin, Italy, was building the new steel bodied Griffith, was also unable to have the bodies shipped. Jack Griffith attempted to bring his car to the public by having these bodies airlifted across the Atlantic.

With only 59 copies of the 400 and 10 600s off the assembly line at the Griffith factory in Plainview, Long Island, N.Y, USA, the company was dissolved.


Specifications
Production: 1964-1967
Units produced: 59 pieces
Engine capacity: 4,722cc/289 cid V8
Power: 271 bhp (202 kW; 275 PS)
Top speed: Approximately 155 mph (249 km/h)
Transmission: 4-speed manual gearbox
Drive: Rear-wheel drive
Length: 3600 mm
Width: 1664 mm
High: 1194 mm
Wheelbase: 2171 mm



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OTHER CLASSIC CARS ARE HERE

 
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Looks so tiny! It's like somebody (maybe Hulk) squashed it front-to-back...And those tail lights! TVR just escaped litigation from Mercedes Benz's lawyers...
 
6,643
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Portugal
Looks so tiny! It's like somebody (maybe Hulk) squashed it front-to-back...And those tail lights! TVR just escaped litigation from Mercedes Benz's lawyers...

Know the meaning of the tri-star?
It represents the company's dominance over land, sea and air.

By the way TVR doesn't did anything wrong, the tri-star you see is not literally in the same position, so upside down it's not the same ... no way for Mercedes to stop this. :D
 
6,854
South Africa
South Africa
Know the meaning of the tri-star?
It represents the company's dominance over land, sea and air.

By the way TVR doesn't did anything wrong, the tri-star you see is not literally in the same position, so upside down it's not the same ... no way for Mercedes to stop this. :D
Still worried tho' since your post says this is sort of American and you know how litigious 'Muricans can get...:guilty:
 
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Sick_Cylinder
Looks so tiny! It's like somebody (maybe Hulk) squashed it front-to-back...And those tail lights! TVR just escaped litigation from Mercedes Benz's lawyers...

The tail lights are taken from the Ford Cortina Mark 1. The same tail lights were also used on the Lola Mark 6, TVR Vixen and Ford Saxon Coupe. Below Ford Saxon (this is a replica which I have seen at a few car shows - sadly Ford crushed the original).

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Below the Ford Cortina Lotus (as Ford called it) or Lotus Cortina (as Lotus called it) also had the iconic CND badge rear lights - this is a car we desperately need in the game and was driven to the BSCC title in 1964 by the legendary Jim Clark.

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Below Lola Mark 6 (this is the Chevrolet powered version) - another great car for GT.

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Below the 4 cylinder TVR Vixen.

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PS don't forget to like the original TVR Griffith Series 200 thread - some great videos on that thread. Very few differences between the cars, but the 400 had a Salisbury limited slip differential. Either or both of these cars would be a great addition to the game.

https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/tvr-griffith-200-1964.300485/
 
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bruno_o_bao
Looks so tiny! It's like somebody (maybe Hulk) squashed it front-to-back...And those tail lights! TVR just escaped litigation from Mercedes Benz's lawyers...

Actually, those tail lights are from the Ford Cortina.

Edit: dammit, I should've scrolled the page down before saying that.
 
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Love it. It reminds me of some of the cars from old school racing games. (the ones with fictional cars)
 
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