The T350 enjoys the performance its looks promise. It is propelled by the same 350 bhp version of TVR's Speed Six engine that has seen the Tamora decimate the competition in test after test by the motoring press. In the case of the T350, acceleration, top speed and handling have been helped by its aerodynamically superb shape as well as its lower weight and centre of gravity.
Manufactured from 2002 until 2006 it was available in both coupe and targa variants, the TVR T350C and TVR T350T. The TVR T350 design formed the basis for the TVR Sagaris, the final one of TVRs production cars.
In production for some five or six years, the Speed Six power unit is a tried and tested and has performed admirably in the hothouse environment of GT endurance racing including the Spa 24 hour race in 2002. In all variants, TVR's own engine has been designed with responsiveness in mind which is the reason for it having individual throttle butterflies per cylinder and an ignition and fuelling map specifically written to make revs rise and fall instantaneously.
Factory optional extras on T350s include Red Rose conversion, air-conditioning, 18” alloy wheels, close ratio gearbox, full hide interior, expensive paintwork and gas discharge headlights.
The TVR T350 is a sensible entry level TVR but ensure that you are buying a car with a good main dealer history including full service history. Typical problems to look out for on higher mileage examples are noisy engines, stiff clutch pedal with clutches typically requiring replacing every 18000-22000 miles, leaking shock absorbers and radiators can also leak. There was an upgrade to the cooling system from the TVR factory but not every T350 has had this fitted.
Brakes are generally good with the exception of the handbrake but the car definitely will benefit from a good set of shock absorbers such as Bilsteins or the fabulous adjustable ASTs from Racing Green and polyurethane suspension bushes make the car more predictable and cut down on a lot of ride noise.
There is more wind noise from the TVR T350T with the removable roof panels above about 80mph but apart from that the targa panels do make a surprising difference to the car when they are removed.
Racing Green TVR can resolve all problems with TVR T350s and also now offer numerous performance upgrades from engine management to high performance shock absorbers so please look at the Upgrade tag for further information on this fabulous sports car. Secondhand TVR T350s are now readily available in the used car market but superb examples are getting steadily harder to find. Racing Green TVR always aims to hold used T350s in stock, and can source a particular specification T350 to order if required. To book a test drive or enquire about T350's in stock please call our Sales Department on 01252 894790 or 01252 894795.