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TVR or no TVR,why buy one???

TVR or no TVR,why buy one???

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tunepipe911

Original Poster:

486 posts

54 months

Thursday 19th January 2012
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just putting this thread on,maybe a good start to beat South Africa?

question,

Why did any off you ever consider to buy or to buy a TVR,just wondering for the answers?

bxlbaz

231 posts

56 months

Saturday 4th February 2012
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I decided I needed a toy after years of career chasing, fairly open as to car, but fancied a character, smile inducing car, really fancied a V8. Initial thought was to drop a crate V8 engine into a P1800 (I like it's iconic styling )- but that's not "encouraged" by the Belgium government ; wasn't better when we didn't have a government for 18 months ?!?!
The choice eventually came down TVR or an MGB RV8, and my wife preferred the Chimaera and who am I to argue with her excellent taste, the TVR is even more ideosynchratic than the MGB which as a Brit apeals to me immensely, and importantly the Belgian club was very welcoming,which was very important to us, in a very short time I have found TVR owners to be really helpful and friendly with help coming from the Belgian club and the Hampshire TVR club (Classic LeMans)
I look forward to enjoying my car and continuing to making many new, slightly crazy friends, in Belgium and beyond,
Barrie,

tunepipe911

Original Poster:

486 posts

54 months

Sunday 5th February 2012
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think,I will join the club too!
all the rules on cars we have here is no advantage to other contries!!

PascalBuyens

2,868 posts

187 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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tunepipe911 said:
Why did any off you ever consider to buy or to buy a TVR,just wondering for the answers?
I watched the movie Swordfish. When I saw John's character arriving at the disco, I went "WOW, that is a beast of a car".

Came home, looked at what "W998 AFR" was, and... forgot about it because I couldn't really afford one at the time (I just bought a Lotus Elise a few months before).

Beginning of September 2006, after getting rid of the Elise, I looked at PH Tuscan adverts, and found said movie car for sale. Checked with the owner, and two days later it was on the back of a trailer towards Belgium...

PigottBE

18 posts

69 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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For me, there is nothing else like it for the price. I've had 4 over the last 20 years and although I've tried to cure myself of my addiction, I always end up buying another.
Owning one is an adventure. Driving one, even slowly is always an event. Mine is currently off the road, but I still enjoy looking at it, sitting in it and hearing the V8.
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