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I just read an article in a magazine today that would suggest TVR is in trouble. As most people know, their Blackpool plant closed in October and there are or atleast, were, plans in place to move operations to Europe. After further reading it would appear that the firm has called in the receiver, which suggests that yet another British manufacturer is in financial trouble! Apparently their voicemail still says that they're away untill January 2, for Christmas.....strange? Seems all too familiar as far as Brit car companies go unfortunately, although TVR was supposedly taken over by a Russian in order to stop this happening, lol....:ohcrap:

posted by  Cliffy

Next up.....Noble:laughing:

posted by  True_Brit

That's their fault for not making their cars compatible with US standards!


Biggest market in the world...is waiting for you, TVR.

posted by  Bronxie

its a shame TVR is going under it seems. Where else can you buy a regular production car with pearlescent paint as standard? they were always my favorite brit cars to begin with.

posted by  omegaV12

but if they did that, would that make a slight change in its performance etc, like the Sagaris was faster round the Top Gear track in a one on one race with the Chevy Corvette!
but theres lots of reasons why it wont pass the laws of the us, not just the engine either, they dont have airbags, ABS etc etc and if they added all that, well, you say goodbye to what tvr have done since the early ages!

posted by  True_Brit

I'm surprised they were even complying with our regulations, lol.....

posted by  Cliffy

true, they were probably allowed through only just by its exhuast emissions:laughing:
but all new cars have to add abs to thier cars, like Jeremy Clarkson said, "obviously TVR didnt get that memo"

posted by  True_Brit

I was talking about the air bags, not the engine. I don't think US cars require ABS either, though it's nice to have. :( I'm not sure, though.


If TVR really wanted, I'm sure they could get a nice exemption from the US govt just like ferrari has done for some models and lotus.


So screw them.

I'm still getting one, though.

posted by  Bronxie

what one though? im sure you can get a Cerbera, afterall, its got converted american 4.2/4.5 V8 lump in it, after that, TVR went for straight 6's
TVR's current range (http://www.tvr-eng.co.uk/models.php)
and their used cars (http://www.tvr-eng.co.uk/approvedused.php)
and their interioirs are very modern and unique id say
http://www.tvr.co.uk/vehicles/481_2.jpg

posted by  True_Brit

Before or after your Lotus? lol.

posted by  chris_knows

After.. way after lol

posted by  Bronxie

when TVR cease to exist!:laughing:

posted by  True_Brit

If lotus can last this long, so can TVR.


They should merge.

posted by  Bronxie

No they shouldn't, that would be awfull! :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

All this talk of car manufacturers going extinct makes me depressed lol.

posted by  chris_knows

Does Canada have any car manufacturers? lol. Don't worry, there will always be some sort of car market....:laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

I don't think there are any car designers here, but there are cars assembled here lol.

posted by  chris_knows

Lotus have only survived because Proton have bought them out, and if you dont know who Proton are,,, they are a Malaysian car manufacturer (i believe i have it right)
click here (http://www.proton.co.uk/)

posted by  True_Brit

I know that. But they are worth something so someone bought them.

posted by  Bronxie

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