Tasmin History

Tasmin History

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K&K

Original Poster:

18 posts

177 months

Friday 10th March 2006
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Does anybody know who has details/history on the early Tasmins? Neil at TVR Car Parts in Collumpton kindly tried to find out some details but was told by his contact that the records had been lost. I have just bought a second Tasmin, a S1 FHC which although was first registered in 1981 must have been built pre June 1980, and which still has its original rear number plate with TVR Engineering Ltd printed on it.
The car all being well is going to be used for hillclimbing and sprinting, as there is too much work for a restoration, but it would be interesting to know a bit of its history.

wedge girl

4,688 posts

199 months

Friday 10th March 2006
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YHM

dickymint

18,607 posts

218 months

Saturday 11th March 2006
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Welcome to the madhouse Peter: You'd better get your name down for the BBWF 2006. over 100 Wedges last year and people with a mine full of history and knowledge.

wedg1e

26,736 posts

225 months

Saturday 11th March 2006
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Not chassis number ending in 5010 is it?

K&K

Original Poster:

18 posts

177 months

Saturday 11th March 2006
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No, sorry it is not that early, it is in the early 40's. What is special about 5010?

wedg1e

26,736 posts

225 months

Saturday 11th March 2006
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5010 was the factory demonstrator. It was last owned by someone on here (though he seems to have been quiet of late). It sat round the factory for a couple of years before being registered on an 'A' plate (ah, that would be '83 then!)... just thought you may have bought that one.

My S1 Tasmin (registered May 1980) was chassis 36 and chassis 33 is owned, amazingly, by a guy who posts on here as ...chassis33

5014 was Peter Wheeler's car... not heard of it for a while though.

rev-erend

20,648 posts

244 months

Sunday 12th March 2006
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Paul

Congratulations on the new car and welcome to the madhouse..

Richard Sails - the TVR CC archivist might be able to find out some information for you (you would need to be a member..) also DVLC do a car history service for a small fee I believe.

Are you coming along to the BBWF to see all the other wedges and owners ?

K&K

Original Poster:

18 posts

177 months

Sunday 12th March 2006
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We will try and get to BBWF this year if I can improve reliability of the Convertible. I have some overheating and braking issues to resolve.

chassis 33

6,193 posts

242 months

Sunday 12th March 2006
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wedg1e said:
chassis 33 is owned, amazingly, by a guy who posts on here as ...chassis33


You rang m'lud???

Regards
Iain

grahamw48

9,944 posts

198 months

Tuesday 14th March 2006
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...and my old car (chassis # 10, of which wedg1e speaks) was/is perfectly roadworthy.


(See 'Does anyone have a good Wedge pic?' thread)

>> Edited by grahamw48 on Tuesday 14th March 15:12

TVR-NUT

1,404 posts

214 months

Tuesday 14th March 2006
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I own chassis number 54

Mark

wedg1e

26,736 posts

225 months

Tuesday 14th March 2006
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grahamw48 said:
...and my old car (chassis # 10, of which wedg1e speaks) was/is perfectly roadworthy.


(See 'Does anyone have a good Wedge pic?' thread)

>> Edited by grahamw48 on Tuesday 14th March 15:12


Bluddy ell he's back...

top secret

14 posts

181 months

Tuesday 21st March 2006
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chassis no 18 still going strong but now fitted with V8 power and a wiff of NOZ! just need to sort out the stoppers now!!!!!

MADNESS

216 posts

201 months

Friday 16th October
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Having seen a tasmin fhc parked up I tracked down the owner.
Turns out it's an early fhc S1 chassis number 5014.
Looks good but work needed after being parked up for some time.

See someone here said it was a Peter Wheeler car. Anyone know anything about that??