New TVR still under wraps!

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Madest Mike

19 posts

32 months

Saturday 9th February
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V8 GMS said:
Monkeylegend said:
N7GTX said:
Madest Mike said:
Madest Mike said:
Has there been any update from TVR directly?
Guess there is still no news?
The December update said there would be another around the 15th January.........
Don't think it mentioned which year though.
Looks like the next update could now be on 01/04/19.
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I wonder what is going on to have delayed the update.

Timja

1,760 posts

147 months

Saturday 9th February
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Madest Mike said:
I wonder what is going on to have delayed the update.
Not much going on in the news to give a clue...

Monkeylegend

14,857 posts

169 months

Saturday 9th February
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Madest Mike said:
V8 GMS said:
Monkeylegend said:
N7GTX said:
Madest Mike said:
Madest Mike said:
Has there been any update from TVR directly?
Guess there is still no news?
The December update said there would be another around the 15th January.........
Don't think it mentioned which year though.
Looks like the next update could now be on 01/04/19.
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I wonder what is going on to have delayed the update.
Only a fool knows that.

Wacky Racer

30,548 posts

185 months

Saturday 9th February
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Does anyone have any definitive answer to how many people have left deposits at the current time?

bullittmcqueen

647 posts

29 months

Saturday 9th February
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Wacky Racer said:
Does anyone have any definitive answer to how many people have left deposits at the current time?
What do you mean with "left" ? People that have had their deposits returned or people who have put a deposit down and left it with TVR?

I sometimes wonder how representative the group here in this forum is. I get this is an enthusiasts-forum (though that's really not always obvious from the posts biggrin ) and obviously patience is wearing thin, but there must be way larger group out there holding on to the deposits, and maybe people are queuing up.

Can't say that i'm satisfied with the news-flow either, but maybe other people simply aren't looking every 2 hours for news as some here (me included) do, thereby raising perceived pressure. In any case, i don't think it would be wise for TVR to take part in this discussion as there is no chance to please everybody and anything they'd post here would inevitably come back to haunt them.

They are well aware of the discussion and expectations expressed here, but their style of communicating doesn't change. What does that tell us ? They either regard it as insignificant (which would actually be a good thing, because that would mean they are confident about their progress and what complainers here mean to their business). Or they are about to fold anyway and don't dare to communicate more. I think (hope?) that it's the first one and it's simply their style of communicating and customer interaction. That doesnt' mean i like it and it may come accross as if they didn't care, but hey, it's not us running the show. They'll have their reasons.

So what can be done ? Everybody is free to call it quits, and some people do and the number seems to be growing. It's something they will be aware of and for unknown reasons are risking far too easily imo, but maybe they indeed have people queuing up so they just see it as inevitable noise. Don't know what to make of it. I'm sure that things will speed up over the next months and i'm looking forward to it. I still want the car. And we shouldn't forget one thing: despite the public reveal and various articles, this thing has not hit center stage yet.

Que sera, sera.


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N7GTX

3,774 posts

81 months

Saturday 9th February
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I hear you Bullitt but it is very frustrating when someone asks me where my Chimaera is (sold it last year) and during the conversation about TVRs in general they look at me in amazement when I say a new TVR is being built and there is a prototype. Most of my friends are car people, in the trade yet have zero knowledge of a new TVR in the pipeline. Its almost like its a secret. tumbleweed

Zeb74

81 posts

67 months

Saturday 9th February
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bullittmcqueen said:
Don't know if your speaking out of interest, but i think if you get in contact with someone who wants to return you might directly take his position in the queue. But this requires confirmation/consultation from/with TVR first !
I confirm that this is the case, I've sold my deposit to someone else and he took my place in the queue.

TwinKam

1,117 posts

33 months

Saturday 9th February
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Zeb74 said:
bullittmcqueen said:
Don't know if your speaking out of interest, but i think if you get in contact with someone who wants to return you might directly take his position in the queue. But this requires confirmation/consultation from/with TVR first !
I confirm that this is the case, I've sold my deposit to someone else and he took my place in the queue.
I wonder what the situation would be if a TVRCC Member sold their £2500 slot to a non-TVRCC Member... would an additional £2500 be payable to TVR Ltd?
Conversely, if a £5000 deposit slot was transferred to a TVRCC Member, would TVR Ltd hand back half of it? laugh

LLantrisant

282 posts

97 months

Saturday 9th February
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my feeling is the new TVR-factory will be a non-starter.

with Brexit arriving things will be not much better either

bullittmcqueen

647 posts

29 months

Saturday 9th February
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N7GTX said:
I hear you Bullitt but it is very frustrating when someone asks me where my Chimaera is (sold it last year) and during the conversation about TVRs in general they look at me in amazement when I say a new TVR is being built and there is a prototype. Most of my friends are car people, in the trade yet have zero knowledge of a new TVR in the pipeline. Its almost like its a secret. tumbleweed
I think that's actually a good thing. Imagine what they would say if they'd have participated in this forum for the last 3 years wink

Testarossa

1,015 posts

159 months

Saturday 9th February
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I'm keeping my deposit in until I know what my car will look like. From my discussions with Paul I think his name was, he said they may offer the option to add carbon brakes, bodykit etc. If that doesn't happen and the griff still looks the same, I'll be asking for my deposit back - regardless of how good the TVR may be on track due to Professor Murray, I'd rather have a 720s or Aventador as I don't think I can live with the hyundai/toyota looks, especially knowing IF they survive after the first 500 cars, there will be a more aggressive car waiting in the (flared) wings.

I just want to say, I think Les has got into bed with the wrong people and he thinks he has gone too far to not start again - it's never too late, just go back to the drawing board, yes, the real drawing board.

N7GTX

3,774 posts

81 months

Saturday 9th February
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My prediction is that on or very shortly after 11am on the 29th March, all will become clear.

Wacky Racer

30,548 posts

185 months

Saturday 9th February
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bullittmcqueen said:
Wacky Racer said:
Does anyone have any definitive answer to how many people have left deposits at the current time?
What do you mean with "left" ? People that have had their deposits returned or people who have put a deposit down and left it with TVR?
To clarify, how many deposit holders are there at the present time?, that is not including people who have had their deposits returned.

I suppose only Les and TVR know the answer to that.

spagbogdog

662 posts

198 months

Saturday 9th February
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N7GTX said:
My prediction is that on or very shortly after 11am on the 29th March, all will become clear.
Mine is not
Will take far longer than that date

N7GTX

3,774 posts

81 months

Monday 11th February
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spagbogdog said:
N7GTX said:
My prediction is that on or very shortly after 11am on the 29th March, all will become clear.
Mine is not
Will take far longer than that date
Maybe the 'exciting big news' promised was that Mr Ashley was investing in the new company. Probably got delayed after buying House of Fraser and bidding for Valerie Patisserie. Just sayin' ......

Byker28i

15,737 posts

155 months

Monday 11th February
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Zeb74 said:
bullittmcqueen said:
Don't know if your speaking out of interest, but i think if you get in contact with someone who wants to return you might directly take his position in the queue. But this requires confirmation/consultation from/with TVR first !
I confirm that this is the case, I've sold my deposit to someone else and he took my place in the queue.
I thought this wasn't going to be allowed?

bullittmcqueen

647 posts

29 months

Monday 11th February
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Byker28i said:
Zeb74 said:
bullittmcqueen said:
Don't know if your speaking out of interest, but i think if you get in contact with someone who wants to return you might directly take his position in the queue. But this requires confirmation/consultation from/with TVR first !
I confirm that this is the case, I've sold my deposit to someone else and he took my place in the queue.
I thought this wasn't going to be allowed?
Not in the sense that you trade them. But passing it on is ok as long as doesn't get out of hand (at least that's what it said in the FAQ). How often that is, i don't know. But it needs not be registered with TVR anyway to insure that the new contract/deposit relationship is between the new depositor and TVR.

There is of course a way without TVR having to agree and that is, that the original holder keeps his deposit and enters a private, binding agreement with the new depositor. Who could then sell this on to the next person, and so on. This usually ends in no car, money gone and bloodshed whereas being a direct depoitor leaves out the bloodshed-part biggrin

spagbogdog

662 posts

198 months

Monday 11th February
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N7GTX said:
spagbogdog said:
N7GTX said:
My prediction is that on or very shortly after 11am on the 29th March, all will become clear.
Mine is not
Will take far longer than that date
Maybe the 'exciting big news' promised was that Mr Ashley was investing in the new company. Probably got delayed after buying House of Fraser and bidding for Valerie Patisserie. Just sayin' ......
Don't knock him...he also bought Agent Provocateur..which in my book makes him a top-geezer yesyesyes

59 TG

3 posts

Monday 11th February
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Hi Hall.Firstly rang TVR direct on their deposit line last Monday asked when next update would be,told in the next 2 to 3 weeks.Secondly if you pull your deposit out or change name you will definitely go to the back of the queue,so please cash in as I am about number 200 this will be built,it’s a one off car(500) back to school driving,we’ve all been told the price whether it comes in a year or 3 years,in the flesh looks drop dead including the front, I agree photo of front end not good in photos, but trust me every one will be looking at your arse.If your scared of loosing £2500: To£5000: and most have paid by card,you really can’t afford this.So please go and buy RS Fiesta have some fun,on a different Forum.

B17NNS

17,824 posts

185 months

Monday 11th February
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59 TG said:
Hi Hall.Firstly rang TVR direct on their deposit line last Monday asked when next update would be,told in the next 2 to 3 weeks.Secondly if you pull your deposit out or change name you will definitely go to the back of the queue,so please cash in as I am about number 200 this will be built,it’s a one off car(500) back to school driving,we’ve all been told the price whether it comes in a year or 3 years,in the flesh looks drop dead including the front, I agree photo of front end not good in photos, but trust me every one will be looking at your arse.If your scared of loosing £2500: To£5000: and most have paid by card,you really can’t afford this.So please go and buy RS Fiesta have some fun,on a different Forum.
Thanks Les.