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1966 TVR Griffith Italia Prototype

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Manual
Red
Black

Reference Number 224582

as of 12/5/2013

Overview
Car 1966 TVR Griffith Italia Prototype
VIN 6006010 
Mileage 19,707 miles 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

 

Exotic Classics is proud to present this rare and unusual 1966 Griffith 600 Serial #6006010 which is believed to be one of ten cars built and sold by Griffith Motorcars. Our car is featured in Red with Black interior, and it is in superb condition. The Griffith 600 is the successor to a number of different cars that were designed by a renowned team of experts and manufactured by Carrozzeria Intermeccanica, all of which were European designs with reliable American powertrains.

 

 

The Griffith Series 600 GT was the final model produced by Griffith Motorcars. After the supply of TVR bodies was no longer available, Jack Griffith partnered with Carrozzeria Intermeccanica to produce a steel-bodied sports car. The beautiful body was designed by former GM Designer Robert Cumberford, with John Crosthwaite detailing the chassis, and legendary racer Mark Donohue responsible for engine installation and assembly. The car was designed for a Ford drive-train as used in the earlier Griffith 200 and 400, but supply problems forced Griffith to choose another engine to power his new sports car. The new Plymouth Commando 273 V-8 was the engine of choice. The total production number of Griffith 600s varies depending on the source. As many as 10 cars may have been produced, but according to Paula Reisner of Intermeccanica, only six bodies were sent to Griffith Motorcars to become Griffith Series 600s. Soon after the initial six cars were received, Griffith Motorcars closed its doors leaving only a handful of Griffith 600’s completed. Our car is one of them.

 

 

The Chrysler 273 engine puts out 235 HP in a car that weighs only 2,600 pounds. Estimated performance is 0-60 in about 6 seconds and the quarter in 14.7 seconds and 94 mph. Top speed is about 130 mph.

 

 

The Griffith 600 belongs to an unrepeatable era in automotive history. The Griffith 600 represents a moment of undiluted possibility when, before government regulations and fuel crises transformed the industry, founding an independent company to produce exotic automobiles really was still an attainable dream.

 

 

Automobile enthusiasts will recognize the elegant lines of this car because Intermeccanica partnered with a number of different aspiring automotive entrepreneurs to produce cars known as the Apollo GT and Omega powered at various times by engines from Ford, Chrysler and Buick.

 

 

Our Griffith has been owned by dedicated enthusiasts and it will be welcome at the finest concours and touring events.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Griffith has been owned by dedicated enthusiasts and it will be welcome at the finest concours and touring events.