Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
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

Riggers
2 3 ... 18 19
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

Pat H

Original Poster:

6,473 posts

142 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
silly

Blown2CV

11,281 posts

89 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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

67,262 posts

156 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
Moleskins is on smack.

JamesHayward

544 posts

50 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
I love TVR's - but not that much.

555ST

140 posts

74 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
jellison's purple Chim with LS power is/was awesome
Advertisement

ELUSIVEJIM

124 posts

37 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
The only way this would work is if the TVR was half the price of a Porsche 911 Turbo.

Bye bye TVR

rhinochopig

17,059 posts

84 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
12k for an LS swap seems quite reasonable to me.

Blown2CV

11,281 posts

89 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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

7,897 posts

60 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all

[AJ]

3,036 posts

84 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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

2,619 posts

82 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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

8,683 posts

115 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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

18,984 posts

127 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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

708 posts

51 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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

8,134 posts

168 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
I think I'd rather have a tattoo of James May on my inner thigh than pay 100k for a Chimaera.

900T-R

19,452 posts

143 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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

899 posts

139 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
"Proudly manufactured in the UK"

confused

robinessex

1,865 posts

67 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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

19,452 posts

143 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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

7,897 posts

60 months

[news] 
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
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?
2 3 ... 18 19
Reply to Topic