TVR – no more teasing please!

Posted: July 12, 2008 by The Car Spy in General, TVR
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We love TVR’s. We have sold many of them over the years and they still tug at the heartstrings. The noise, the looks – they are an event and a happening. So when it all went a bit pear-shaped recently we, like all other TVR lovers, had consigned ourselves to the possibility that yet another idiosyncratic car manufacturer from this island was to be confined to the history books. But then the rumours started. Had the company been sold to a couple of entrepreneurs with grand ideas? What was the ‘TVR’ logo doing on the side of a cow-shed in Lancashire? Was it the new UK HQ for the company? Now if we were talking about a company like McLaren the notion of the assembly line being re-born in a chicken barn would have been laughable. Oddly, in TVR’s case it is a credible notion. Even more odd is that it turns out to be true. But it gets even better. According to the TVR Car Club (TVRCC) they are planning a return to production and a preview of the Sagaris II was shown by the ‘new’ management team at this remote rural location. Details are a little sketchy right now but official announcements are apparently due to be made next month. Now the TVRCC are a trustworthy source of knowledge for all things TVR so we’re looking forward to a return of this much-missed marque in the very near future. The Sagaris prototype on show was ‘ready for production’ and certainly the images suggest that the company has lost none of its attitude to bold styling. Love those wheels! Check out the TVRCC article in full by clicking here. Watch this space!

  1. TVRooom says:

    Altough this Sagaris II introduction should have been a positive sign for TVR-lovers everywhere, there was just a brief feeling of relief. Especially when all went quiet directly afterwards. The only thing that distinguished the Sagaris II from its predecessor was some kind of integrated on-board computer (sat-nav?) display. And where was Nicolai Smolenski during this presentation?
    Sadly enough this attempt to let the world know TVR was not yet suffering from Rigor Mortis was a failed one. No, the longer this patient stays braindead, the smaller the chance that it will ever be revived to be become a healthy company that builds exciting machines for pure driving pleasure.
    No matter if our marque lives or not, I will be ‘keeping the dream alive’ by driving and caring for my TVR S3C.

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