TVR founder dies

TVR founder dies

I always wanted a TVR. The thought of a large V8 slotted into a fairly light body with no driver aids was exciting. My mum never said that eating TVRs for breakfast would put hairs on my chest, but I think it would. I’ve never driven a TVR; just admired their funky interiors with their interesting instrument layouts, and the engine note – a symphony of eight cylinders. Or 6, if you go for the Tuscan.

Trevor Wilkinson founded TVR, loaning three letters of his first name to the brand. He owned the company until 1965, when he moved to live in retirement in Minorca, Spain.

TVR’s ownership since Wilkinson is far too complex to explain in just a couple of paragraphs, but it now rests with Russian Nikolay Smolensky. Its most radical car to date was the 800+hp Speed 12.

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I always wanted a TVR. The thought of a large V8 slotted into a fairly light body with no driver aids was exciting. My mum never said that eating TVRs for breakfast would put hairs on my chest, but I think it would. I’ve never driven a TVR; just admired their funky interiors with their interesting instrument layouts, and the engine note – a symphony of eight cylinders. Or 6, if you go for the Tuscan.

Trevor Wilkinson founded TVR, loaning three letters of his first name to the brand. He owned the company until 1965, when he moved to live in retirement in Minorca, Spain.

TVR’s ownership since Wilkinson is far too complex to explain in just a couple of paragraphs, but it now rests with Russian Nikolay Smolensky. Its most radical car to date was the 800+hp Speed 12.

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