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Old 01-11-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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TVR in trouble?

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....
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:29 PM   #2
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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That's their fault for not making their cars compatible with US standards!


Biggest market in the world...is waiting for you, TVR.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:44 PM   #4
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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.
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That's their fault for not making their cars compatible with US standards!


Biggest market in the world...is waiting for you, TVR.
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!
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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!
I'm surprised they were even complying with our regulations, lol.....
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I'm surprised they were even complying with our regulations, lol.....
true, they were probably allowed through only just by its exhuast emissions
but all new cars have to add abs to thier cars, like Jeremy Clarkson said, "obviously TVR didnt get that memo"
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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!

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.
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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.
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
and their used cars
and their interioirs are very modern and unique id say
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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.
Before or after your Lotus? lol.
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Before or after your Lotus? lol.

After.. way after lol
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After.. way after lol
when TVR cease to exist!
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when TVR cease to exist!


If lotus can last this long, so can TVR.


They should merge.
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If lotus can last this long, so can TVR.


They should merge.
No they shouldn't, that would be awfull!
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All this talk of car manufacturers going extinct makes me depressed lol.
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