TVR Taimar 2994cc – ETH 936V
Colour – Tobacco Leaf Gold / Mexico Brown Model Band
Interior – Tan Velour/Corduroy Seats, Brown Carpets
Chassis Number – 4503FM Engine Number – D9721-78
Date of Registration – 1st August 1979
Britax Sliding Sunroof, Panasonic CQ-7300 ENG front loading cassette player, electric ariel, hatchback, heated rear window, kick plates, TVR logo centre caps
Hpi Clear, TVR demonstrator first four weeks,
last owner till we bought the car on 26th February 2020,
Malcolm originally wanted a Triumph TR6 but he just missed the date on which they ceased manufacturing, he also tried to buy one second hand but no suitable ones were available. Bought an MGBGT which started to rust straight away and it was covered under warranty so it was retreated and eventually returned and sold, Malcolm stated he was really disappointed with the car and its performance.
Malcolm kindly sent us this lovely email on the Baron
“I had not considered buying a TVR but one of my business partners suggested I should go to Stoke to Tim and Zoe Randle’s TVR and Lotus main dealer, just to look.
I went with my wife and we immediately fell in love with the car and bought it there and then.
It was such a beautiful car that it needed a fitting name. There was a song we liked entitled Snoopy Vs the Red Baron by the Royal Guardsmen and so we had the inspiration for the name. The Red Baron was fast and it’s sound was distinctive and unforgettable.
The TVR was the same and sitting in the car was like sitting in an old aircraft cockpit. We decided that we did not want to use the colours gold or brown and he became…The Baron
I took one of my business partners to a meeting in the car, but only the once, as he likened sitting in the passenger seat to being in a coffin!
My daughter loved the car (as you can see by the pictures, we have included in the cars paperwork file) and enjoyed being driven around even though she could hardly see out of the windscreen. It was agreed that once she passed her test the Baron would be her car. As I write this now in 2020 she is yet to learn to drive and does not have any facility for garaging the car so, unfortunately, much to her, and our dismay, with the sale of our office premises the Baron had to be sold.
The rest is history, but had I not missed out on a TR6 neither you or I would have had the pleasure of owning the Baron – Regards Malcolm”
Supplying Dealer Tim & Zoe Randles TVR / Lotus Dealership
Owner 1 – Tim & Zoe Randles TVR – TVR Demonstrator
1st August 1979 @ 20 miles – PDI – Tim & Zoe Randles TVR
16th September 1979 – Owner 2- Mr Barnet Purchased vehicle for £8495 with 600 miles.
31st July 1989 – David Gerald TVR valuation £10K listing it as ‘A1’ condition @ 22300 miles.
27th October 1997 – Raise Body, replace rear rail, clean all chassis parts, repaint with hammerite, repair bumper striker, new battery, two new rear springs, brake master cylinder, tailgate strut, new clutch, o/s/r wheel bearing, r/wheel cylinder.
28th October 1997 – MOT @ 22422 miles
Parked up in underground garage beneath Chartered Accountants in Wolverhampton.
Building sold, business partner and his wife retiring to south coast. Car needs new home and recommissioning.
17th February 2020 – Contacted by owner directly.
24th February 2020 – Viewed and agreed to purchase.
26th February 2020 – Picked up on trailer, back to our workshop.
25th March 2020 – MOT @ 22444 miles
Recommission of vehicle by ourselves 2020.
New Imperial Brake Calipers Type 16PB x 2
Front Brake Discs x 2
Rear Brake flexi x 2
Front brake pads
Rear Brake Shoes
New Front brake flexi x 2
New AVO telescopic dampers
springs x 4
Track rod ends x 2
Ball joint Dusty Boot
Rear Wheel Cylinder 0.70 bore
Handbrake cable x 2
Steering column UJ
Steering Rack mounting
Front upper ball joints
Steering Rack Mount
Alloys wheels blasted/painted/ refurbished x 4
7/16 UNF Chrome Bulge Wheel Nuts
Blockley 185 HR 14 New Tyres Fitted x 4
New Number plates fitted x 2 (black /silver)
New Coolant Hoses
New Exhaust Rubbers
New Radiator Cap
Clutch removed cleaned refitted
Full Engine service
Brake Master Cylinder 15066
Next owner who has ran the car for 3000 miles now has another itch top scratch to add to his collections of classic cars and its now time for someone else to appreciate the Baron once more.
11th March 2021 – MOT @ 22807 miles
17th August 2022 – New Alternator Fitted
17th August 2022 – New Electric Fuel Pump, Glass Upgraded Fuel Filter, upgraded Fuel Hoses, Steering Bushes and Column Replaced @ Marcos Engineering
31st March 2023 – Rolling Road, Tune Up Session @ Sigma Engineering
Two sets of keys, original factory service booklet, Original Owners Handbook, original bill of sale, Ford engine original factory certificate, engine warranty booklet, tax disc holder from new,
His name is `The Baron’