Lot 313 - 2003 TVR Tamora
|Odometer reading||47,000 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
TVR was an independent British manufacturer of sports cars and, until 2006, was based in the seaside town of Blackpool. The company manufactured lightweight sports cars with powerful engines and was, at one stage, the third largest specialised sports car manufacturer in the world offering a diverse range of coupés and convertibles. TVR's are composed of tubular steel frames cloaked in fibreglass bodywork. The two arms of the company were TVR Engineering which manufactured sports cars and TVR Power, their powertrain division. The company has, regrettably, had a turbulent recent history and had not made any new cars since 2006. In July 2012, owner Nikolay Smolensky announced that, despite analysing various potential plans to create a new car, building a new TVR model was not going to be financially viable despite promising to do so when buying the company and thus TVR's existence as a car manufacturer was brought to an end.
This striking TVR Tamora was supplied by Castle TVR in Essex on 28th May 2003. Fitted with TVR's own 'speed-six' 3605cc engine, this TVR not only sounds beautiful, the performance can literally be eye watering. The precise steering ensures an exciting drive and the futuristic brushed aluminium dash layout is evocative. Finished in red with black full leather trim and red stitching, the condition of this Tamora is excellent. As always with a TVR, servicing is vital and EU03 OUP has been serviced regularly within the TVR network or by a recognised specialist. Few cars are as exhilarating to drive as a TVR and with the demise of the company; surely it is only a matter of time before values increase.
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