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1976 - 1979 TVR 3000M
Enthusiasts Edition Blue 1:43

1976 - 1979 TVR 3000M Enthusiasts Edition Blue 1:43


 
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Official Release Date February 22nd, 2016 // Images ©2015-2016 Automodello

  • Year: 1976 - 1979
  • Exterior: Blue with Cream TVR 3000M Stripe
  • Scale: 1:43
  • Marque: TVR
  • Manufacturer: Automodello
  • Engineered By: Martin Lilley
  • Automodello Official Release Date: February 22nd, 2016
  • Limited Edition: 15 Enthusiasts Edition

TVR’s M-Series was the first clean-sheet design from the Martin Lilley era as head of TVR. In many ways it brought TVR from cottage builder status to full-fledged sports car manufacturer. Its look was sleek and modern by early ‘70s standards—influenced heavily by the Tuscan V8. Introduced in 1972, base models carried a 1.6L Ford inline-4 and were designated the 1600M. A 6-cylinder option came in the form of the 3000M which carried a Ford “Essex” 3.0L V6, but it was available only in Europe as it was not certified for US emissions standards. TVR substituted the 2.5L inline-6 from the Triumph TR6 and redubbed it the 2500M for the US market. That changed in 1976, when the M-series received a mild facelift featuring a redesigned front end and new tail lights. More importantly, the Essex V6 became available to US buyers for the first time late that year when California-based Olsen Laboratories reworked it to meet US emissions. With its more powerful engine the ’76-79 3000M had performance to match its upgraded looks, and helped make the M series the best-selling model in TVR’s history.

The Automodello™ TVR 3000M precision replica represents the first 1:43 scale model of one of TVR’s popular vehicles. It is the latest in Automodello’s extensive series of TVR replicas. This extremely limited edition comes in three versions: the Standard Edition in Silver is limited to just 79 units. Two Enthusiast’s Editions are limited to just 15 pieces each; one in Blue and one in British Racing Green. The 3000M is a model no British sports car enthusiast should be without. Congratulations on being one of a lucky few to own this fine example.

Automodello is a manufacturer specializing in overlooked, neglected and interesting as well as new models from British, European, North American and other marques. Automodello's inaugural model is the 1964 Griffith Series 200 followed by expansion into 1:24 and 1:12 scales.

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