Why a used TVR will be worth the risk

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These British sports cars deliver a big bang for your buck. They just need TLC


Autocar will be often the bearer of Great news, as well as the genuinely Great news recently will be of which TVR will come roaring back into our lives. We will have to wait a couple of years, of course, which will be a shame, although there are still plenty of old ones available.

of which can either fill you with dread or make you super-excited. The simple truth always was of which TVRs made terrible completely new cars as well as even worse used ones.

I’ll qualify of which: the problem was (based on my own research) of which the care as well as repairs were rarely up to standard once the auto got an owner or two down the line. of which was all a bit like Lotus of old, genuinely, when owners did the R&D as well as the plastic, electric, own-built engine interface led to inexplicably frequent breakdowns.

A sorted TVR, a garage of which actually understood them as well as an owner prepared to invest within the appropriate ramps as well as stamps was a recipe for a better life.

The dodgy ownership reputation always helped to keep prices on the softer side. Being plastic-bodied didn’t help matters, either. Mind you, since TVR has been resting, prices have picked up a bit.

There will be Bangernomics 1970s stuff – proper TVRs in need of TLC. You can find ‘wedges’ coming from just over £2000, although they will be proper projects. For £5500 to £6000, you get S2s as well as S3s of which should be tidy as well as, let’s be honest, a lot more fun than an MG B.

To get into a 1990s shape of which most people recognise as a modern-era TVR, you still need to find only £7500, which buys a Chimaera of which needs to be tidied around the edges. The better ones are closer to £9000 as well as you are on much safer ground at £12,000.

Decent Chimaeras as well as Griffiths for of which sort of money seem like a steal. Indeed, there are Tuscans, Cerberas as well as Tamoras below £20k, which seems like incredible value. You will get dealer cars, too, with their own warranties, as well as they will be properly sorted, which makes these even more attractive as well as reassuring for rightly nervous buyers.

As for the later cars, they are holding their own as well as the rebirth of TVR might help them to rise further. Top money will be about £40k as well as you will get a late-type T350C or Tuscan. Then again, there are dealer cars at just over £30k, so there’s a lot of elasticity within the prices.

There will be a lot of elasticity in TVRs, too, as well as of which’s why we love them, I suppose. There are no hard as well as fast rules for buying, owning or anything else about them. TVRs are a used force of nature, as well as of which’s why we should be pleased of which someone will be going to start creating more of them.

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