TVR's....where are you?

TVR's....where are you?

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KKson

2,801 posts

70 months

Friday 6th September
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Few and far between here in Herefordshire. If it's not pouring I take my Wedge most days to the office at Ludlow. Mate up the road has a 5l Griff he uses a fair bit. There are two Chimps about, plus one Wedge in bits having it's chassis sorted. As far as I know that's all I've seen in the county.

so called

7,255 posts

154 months

Monday 9th September
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There were two Tuscans in Barmouth a couple of weeks ago and few more about 5 weeks before that.
But, yes, a very rare sight on the road.
In comparison, I nipped in to Crewe last Saturday and again on Sunday and on both days saw a Lambo. Different models, but they all look nearly the same don't they.

smartypants

41,168 posts

114 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Saw a Cerb the other day! Shocked smile

It’s Porsches Porsches everywhere here, sooooo boring.


Jurgen Schmidt

610 posts

146 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I drive mine frequently, mostly at weekends and preferably first thing when the roads are quieter, and therefore reduces the likelihood of being spotted

But when I am, it’s the Tuscan that gets spotted more than the Griff

Tuscan Wil

Original Poster:

364 posts

131 months

Tuesday 10th September
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smartypants said:
Saw a Cerb the other day! Shocked smile

It’s Porsches Porsches everywhere here, sooooo boring.
Yes, there were hundreds of them at Silverstone Classic.

Squirrelofwoe

2,670 posts

121 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Tuscan Wil said:
Is it just me or am I just at the wrong place? I have hardly seen any TVR this summer year? I do lots of driving around the Cotswolds. I've only encountered a few Chims, a griff and a Tuscan for the past 6 months! I have seen more Morgans than TVR's this summer!?!? Are the fellow TVR owners preserving the cars for future value?
I'm often out and about in the Cotswolds in my burgundy Chim- but not much this summer as its been away having an engine rebuild (hopefully getting it back this week!).

I've seen a few about around Lechlade, Stow, Burford etc. Couple of dark blue Chims, a BRG Griff, and at least two Tuscans.

Jon Brown

539 posts

129 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I’ve seen a fair few this year but I’m near Goodwood and that does seem to attract them. Now I have a Porsche I see more tvrs then when I was driving one

so called

7,255 posts

154 months

Wednesday 11th September
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I'll be spottable in Wales this weekend. smile

s6boy

1,259 posts

170 months

Wednesday 11th September
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smartypants said:
Since I moved to Essex I think I've seen about 5 in 5 years. Seems to be a TVR ghost town.
There are 3 down my road alone and a I sometimes see the odd One in Saffron Walden. The Chim of my neighbour gets driven almost everyday if it's not raining, mines out every weekend, and a new 5l Griff with what sounds as though there's not much between the engine and tail has recently moved in but we haven't tracked exactly where it lives. North west Essex is where it's at wink

smartypants

41,168 posts

114 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Ah that's where they are then. I do see the odd one or two when I pop to Finchingfield to see my mate. Although that's a popular gathering for cars and bikes so shouldn't really count smile

North East Essex/Suffolk border is a TVR free zone seemingly!


TR4man

3,403 posts

119 months

Thursday 12th September
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so called said:
There were two Tuscans in Barmouth a couple of weeks ago and few more about 5 weeks before that.
But, yes, a very rare sight on the road.
In comparison, I nipped in to Crewe last Saturday and again on Sunday and on both days saw a Lambo. Different models, but they all look nearly the same don't they.
I often see a blue Tuscan 2 convertible when I go to Crewe. tongue outlaugh

Tuscan Wil

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364 posts

131 months

Thursday 12th September
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Squirrelofwoe said:
I'm often out and about in the Cotswolds in my burgundy Chim- but not much this summer as its been away having an engine rebuild (hopefully getting it back this week!).

I've seen a few about around Lechlade, Stow, Burford etc. Couple of dark blue Chims, a BRG Griff, and at least two Tuscans.
If you ever see a light silver blue Tuscan, it is probably mine. The places you mentioned are my regular hunting ground. A424 between Burford and Stow is one of my favourites.

Byker28i

19,171 posts

162 months

Thursday 12th September
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so called said:
I'll be spottable in Wales this weekend. smile
Thats a pretty big area....

Squirrelofwoe

2,670 posts

121 months

Thursday 12th September
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Tuscan Wil said:
Squirrelofwoe said:
I'm often out and about in the Cotswolds in my burgundy Chim- but not much this summer as its been away having an engine rebuild (hopefully getting it back this week!).

I've seen a few about around Lechlade, Stow, Burford etc. Couple of dark blue Chims, a BRG Griff, and at least two Tuscans.
If you ever see a light silver blue Tuscan, it is probably mine. The places you mentioned are my regular hunting ground. A424 between Burford and Stow is one of my favourites.
I'll keep an eye out- we are only 20 mins from Burford so tend to go out that way whenever we just want to 'go for a drive' biggrin

Andy JB

1,217 posts

164 months

Thursday 12th September
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Byker28i said:
so called said:
I'll be spottable in Wales this weekend. smile
Thats a pretty big area....
Me too Wales - this weekend Chim will be off with an Elise from north/mid wales to St Davids right down in the South 250 miles each way, looks like its going to be great weather. I stay off main routes where possible which may explain lack of sightings.

I've not driven mine much this year as i planned, took it back home to Blackpool from the Midlands in March, got it back in May! No events turned up or weather been too bad, so i've taxed it again to use it as long as i can before i SORN it to get some miles in.

The cost is becoming difficult to justify for a 1000 miles a year. I've exhausted the foreign trips which i used to do 3-4k miles, so i need somewhere new to go. A highland fling sounds promising if weather stays good

pigpen

257 posts

195 months

Thursday 12th September
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Everybody's right, I drive miles, down in to Wales, down to Stratford and Evesham, & I never see a one. Except the other day stuck in traffic on the M6 a silver Chim passed going south, well done that man (or lady). And having done 35k miles or so in my yellow Chim, only had one 'spotted'! It does however make it all the more pleasurable when you see a likeminded enthusiast

CanoeSniffer

641 posts

32 months

Thursday 12th September
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Mine would usually be a regular through the Cotswolds and out on track down south, but to my shame it's laid up for the foreseeable as I try to get the race car working!

JohnGBUK

25 posts

2 months

We have owned a 1988 TVR 280S series 1 since July 2019, and we certainly like to get out in it when there is no rain about.