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Wednesday 23rd November 2011

TVR: Now they've got a price list...

£100k for a Chimaera? Funny thing is, they ain't joking




TVR seems to be more serious than at any time over the past few years about its latest 're-birth'. Because not only is there the (semi-)swanky new website we showed you a few weeks back; they've now also added a price list.

But this is where it gets a bit ridiculous. Because to get yourself a 'new' TVR, admittedly complete with 430hp LS3 V8, will cost you £99,600. Whether it's a Sagaris, Tuscan, Griffith or Chimaera. That's the same price as a nearly-new 997 turbo, or a brand-new Jaguar XKR-S.


Hilariously, TVR's price list also states that "Due to circumstances beyond our control prices may have to be adjusted..." And not downwards, presumably...

But it's not all ridiculous prices and general silliness - the 're-engineered' cars (ie what happens if you submit your own TVR) range from £12k for a simple engine conversion to £36k for a job that includes engine, brakes, a 'reinforced' gearbox, heavily tweaked suspension, a re-worked body and a full interior refurb.

You can check out the full price list here

Thanks to R44DOR for bringing the new price list to our attention via this forum post

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Pat H

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silly

Blown2CV

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reading between the lines to date, the re-engineering work is all done by TVR Power.... so the only 'true' offering for TVR is the £100k new instances of old models but with LS3.

Is this actually what people want? I wonder whether they have actually done any research whatsoever...

Plotloss

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Moleskins is on smack.

JamesHayward

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I love TVR's - but not that much.

555ST

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jellison's purple Chim with LS power is/was awesome
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ELUSIVEJIM

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The only way this would work is if the TVR was half the price of a Porsche 911 Turbo.

Bye bye TVR

rhinochopig

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12k for an LS swap seems quite reasonable to me.

Blown2CV

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555ST said:
jellison's purple Chim with LS power is/was awesome
I don't think it's his anymore but yea for sure... however he did most of the work himself with help and even then I think it was the purchase price of the car over again and then some. The crate engine plus shipped parts alone was £12k IIRC?

MX7

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[AJ]

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rofl

Oh dear. As much as l would love to see TVR back up and running, they're not going to be able to do it this way.

Dr Interceptor

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Why are price adjustments hilarious?

Lots of companies price lists will state that prices are correct at time of going to press and are subject to alteration without notice.

Fire99

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This is like a game of Monopoly when you lift a 'Community Chest' card and see what madness you get.

£12k for the engine conversion isn't bad but £100k for a 90's alternative to the Boxter (of that era) but with more go.... I think someone has forgotten the whole point of what a TVR was.

Mr Whippy

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So ~ £65,000 for a new TVR shell/chassis, give or take.

Cheap hehe


Why you wouldn't just make the loveliest Ultima GTR instead!?

Dave

British Beef

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What a Joke this Russian idiot is making out of TVR.

A 20year old TVR, with a cheap american V8, made in Austria, for £100k!!! Who on this planet would buy that?

Even a Sagaris with the V8 for £100k is a joke.

evenflow

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I think I'd rather have a tattoo of James May on my inner thigh than pay 100k for a Chimaera.

900T-R

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If I had £100K and I was assured that the car was going to be properly built from top spec components instead of nailed together with whatever they had laying around on the shop floor as in the good old days, I'd have an LS3 Sagaris in a heartbeat.

Porsches, Astons and Jaguars will probably be around for as long as I remain to have a license. This, though, may be the last chance to spec a proper car the way you want it to be rather than some Eurocrat's idea of what I 'need'...

EnjyBenjy

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"Proudly manufactured in the UK"

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robinessex

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A Sagaris with a 430hp LS3 V8. Oh yes !! The Sagaris was always a really anti-social car, and that would make it more so. Watch old ladies fall over when you start it up !!!!

900T-R

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Blown2CV said:
I don't think it's his anymore but yea for sure... however he did most of the work himself with help and even then I think it was the purchase price of the car over again and then some. The crate engine plus shipped parts alone was £12k IIRC?
I don't think he had much change left from £35K all-in and IIRC he and his Dad did lots of engineering/fabrication themselves to make it happen...

MX7

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Mr Whippy said:
So ~ £65,000 for a new TVR shell/chassis, give or take.

Cheap hehe


Why you wouldn't just make the loveliest Ultima GTR instead!?

Dave
I thought that too. As new, with 1,000 miles.



And it leaves you £45k for a new Aston Martin Cygnet.

What was the most expensive TVR from the Blackpool era?
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