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I absolutely love TVR's (used to have a Griff 500HC) and think it was an obscenity that the Russian business boy was allowed to buy it and close it down when it was still a perfectly viable business with an amazing product line.

There are, however, constant rumours that they are going back into production. No one seems to be able to get to the bottom of this though so does anyone have any idea what the score is with them?

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I absolutely love TVR's (used to have a Griff 500HC) and think it was an obscenity that the Russian business boy was allowed to buy it and close it down when it was still a perfectly viable business with an amazing product line.

There are, however, constant rumours that they are going back into production. No one seems to be able to get to the bottom of this though so does anyone have any idea what the score is with them?

I absolutely love these cars as well, what was the score with that, he wasn't allowed to take any of the technical know-how to Russia so he faceplanted the company did he not?

Disgraceful really.

I haven't heard anything about a return but I'd be surprised if they were just allowed to die off forever.

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I absolutely love these cars as well, what was the score with that, he wasn't allowed to take any of the technical know-how to Russia so he faceplanted the company did he not?

Disgraceful really.

I haven't heard anything about a return but I'd be surprised if they were just allowed to die off forever.

I read something about a new car at Goodwood this year;

Wiki

TVR seem to have a website;

Warning car porn pic!!

Honestly, it pisses me off. We despereately need a manufacturing industry in this country yet we have allowed some foreigner to buy our biggest (although still tiny) independent car maker and simply close it down! It wasn't as though they were producing a crap product and that he was just asset stripping what was left; TVR made good cars at significantly lower prices than anything comparable.

Personally, I think the UK government should tell him to fvck off, take back the name and put it back into production.

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The Top Gear team filmed quite a moving piece at their old factory, as part of their last show. Disgraceful and very sad.

From 1997 though...

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I read something about a new car at Goodwood this year;

Wiki

TVR seem to have a website;

Warning car porn pic!!

Honestly, it pisses me off. We despereately need a manufacturing industry in this country yet we have allowed some foreigner to buy our biggest (although still tiny) independent car maker and simply close it down! It wasn't as though they were producing a crap product and that he was just asset stripping what was left; TVR made good cars at significantly lower prices than anything comparable.

Personally, I think the UK government should tell him to fvck off, take back the name and put it back into production.

There were issues with them though, really, you could get something like a Honda S2000 and it would be equally fun to drive and not breakdown and rain on the inside as well as the outside.

I agree that they were nice looking cars and I, personally, like alternatives to identikit German and Jap coupes but, their market was essentially weekend cars/track days. If anything they might have been a victim of the economy booming too much. All of a sudden the people who used buy TVRs were rocking up to track days with a Porsche on a car trailer towed behind a Range Rover Sport.

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The Top Gear team filmed quite a moving piece at their old factory, as part of their last show. Disgraceful and very sad.

From 1997 though...

That was a good watch, cheers for that.

It has actually made my night to know that the origins of the name TVR stems from it's inventors first name...

"Trevor".

Outstanding

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There were issues with them though, really, you could get something like a Honda S2000 and it would be equally fun to drive and not breakdown and rain on the inside as well as the outside.

I agree that they were nice looking cars and I, personally, like alternatives to identikit German and Jap coupes but, their market was essentially weekend cars/track days. If anything they might have been a victim of the economy booming too much. All of a sudden the people who used buy TVRs were rocking up to track days with a Porsche on a car trailer towed behind a Range Rover Sport.

This is a very good point, actually. However the rest of your statment isn't entirely correct. Yes, you could buy an S2000 and it would be a bit more reliable but both are essentialy second cars anyway and, whatever way you look at it, they don't drive the same way - not by a long shot. I've driven both (admittedly not much of the S2) and they are very different animals and not really in the same leauge, quite honestly.

Granted, a TVR is a bit less practical (and possibly a bit less reliable) than an S2 but they're both likely to be second cars anyway so you might as well go for the more lunatic one.

We may disagree about this but the fact is that TVR was a perfectly viable business which produced a product that was selling perfectly well and was not showing any signs to the contrary. A few people would still be in a job today if some foreigner hadn't closed it down for no reason.

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we still have Morgan (dont we ?)

We do and more power to them.

That doesn't change the fact that TVR was a viable business producing a product which people were lining up to buy and which was closed down for no apparent reason.

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