As TVR announced a few weeks ago, one of the great icons of the British automotive industry, the TVR Cerbera 4.5 is making a one-off comeback in a live online auction of the last-ever example of the car. The auction runs until 31 August 2006. Proceeds in excess of the reserve price will be donated to a charity -- we don't know which yet.
The TVR Cerbera is a car with a dual role: on the one hand it's an extremely competent 2+2 grand tourer that can be used on any journey, through towns or across countries; on the other hand, it boasts the break-neck performance for which it's become both famous and feared. TVR's own 4.5 litre AJPV8 rockets the lightweight Cerbera from naught to 60 mph in under four seconds, and is one of the most revered sports car engines.
It has become an iconic British sports car, one that obliterated its competition when it was launched and for many years thereafter, and one whose shape has stood the test of time.
The last Cerbera was commissioned and specified personally by TVR's owner and chairman, bringing the car out of retirement for one last time in TVR's true tradition of producing one-off 'specials'. This is his homage to the beautiful but brutish British sports car.
All registrants will gain access to the live online auction, either to simply watch or to bid, and will receive regular e-mail updates, a full-colour 40-page catalogue and an A2 poster, all commemorating this special event and celebrating this very special British sports car.