The little things you like about your TVR

The little things you like about your TVR

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FreeLitres

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5,536 posts

121 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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We all know the obvious things to like about a TVR – the noise, the power, the looks, etc. However, sometimes it is the smaller things that put a smile on your face.

For me, there are a couple of things that spring to mind on my Chimaera 500 –

The feel of the boot lid in the palm of my hand – I don’t know why, but the curve just feels so perfect! Operating the boot is an unexpected pleasure.

The dipstick on the Rover V8 is great! On every other car I have owned, the dipstick has been a flimsy strip of tat, but the dipstick on the Chimaera feels like solid, industrial-strength engineering!

I also like the way that if you encounter another TVR when you are out for a drive, there is always an exchange of cheery waves and excited pointing!

So come on Gents - what TVR do you have and what are the little things/moments that you like about it??

Colin RedGriff

2,418 posts

201 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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Griffith - I think the idea of having the door locks contained in the body rather than the door is a piece of genius from a security point of view; and having the door handles on the transmission tunnel just makes me smile every-time I have to show a passenger how to get out.

With no labels on any of the buttons, I have to know what each button does which makes the relationship that bit more special.


LordGrover

30,783 posts

156 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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Eighties gauges; the speedo & techo starting at 2 o'clock in my precat.
The gear lever and tunnel height is perfect.
Trevor.

Vixpy1

42,353 posts

208 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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It starts

SteveO...

464 posts

169 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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The floor hinged pedals on my T350. I find them absolutely perfect for H&T blippery.

jammy_basturd

22,838 posts

156 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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Two things:
The deft push of the button under the mirror and the clunk of the door opening.
The steering wheel. Not needing the cross my hands for all but the tightest of corners, and having all the important controls right at my finger tips.

LordGrover

30,783 posts

156 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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You have the fag lighter at your finger tips? wink

ajp70

543 posts

130 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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CERBERA. It's the positive attitude of the general public toward the car, ie. it's a petrolheads car not a status symbol and therefor the owner is not an anus hole. People are more admiring than jealous of it. Although, one night it was damaged by an idiot who threw house bricks at it.

Grey Ghost

4,335 posts

164 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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The fact I've just found the dashboard dimmer switch after 7 months of ownership biggrin

Plus, the looks I get from the non PH neighbours when I get back from an early run hehe

Steve in Stoke

5,415 posts

128 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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Colin RedGriff said:
having the door handles on the transmission tunnel just makes me smile every-time I have to show a passenger how to get out.
This too!

Toltec

5,753 posts

167 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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The sense of anticipation from the sound the wedge makes turning over on the starter just before it actually fires up.


Mr MoJo

4,698 posts

160 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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The fact it's not a Chimp wink

Seriously though. If I had to put my finger on one thing. The slash cut tail pipes, they make me smile every time I polish them smile .........

........and the fact it's officially the best TVR ever made. (See Octane for references).


parvs

176 posts

117 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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All those little beautifully machined bits of aluminium. Actually everything!

Car Mat

57 posts

109 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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The random and sporadic green/red lights flashing from time to time in the centre console in my Tuscan II S.

Mattt

16,340 posts

162 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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The smell when you first get in.

grumbledoak

24,367 posts

177 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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The door openers under the mirrors.
The smell when I get in.
The start-up malarky.
Then the noise.

FreeLitres

Original Poster:

5,536 posts

121 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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I also like it when I am crawling along in heavy traffic on the motorway and I find myself directly under a flyover. The sound from the engine is divine! - I just have to give it a blip!

Also, I like seeing the side windows of the car in front get wound down as I am about to overtake.... hehe

ETA - Also like the sound of the fuel pump priming before start-up: like an early indication that what you are about to drive is not a 'normal' car!

Edited by FreeLitres on Monday 13th September 23:20

jammy_basturd

22,838 posts

156 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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Working on the inside of the car, getting really frustrated, and then smiling at the permanent marker scribblings from the factory that you discover behind the fixtures and fittings! biggrin

Ozmira

1,172 posts

133 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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i love looking at her rear with the light on in the dark. she looks as mean as ###k. the way people look at you with a big smile on your face sitting in traffic, while their sitting in a box looking miserable, the door lock button and the heater in winter.

bsdnazz

758 posts

197 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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jammy_basturd said:
Two things:
The deft push of the button under the mirror and the clunk of the door opening.
The steering wheel. Not needing the cross my hands for all but the tightest of corners, and having all the important controls right at my finger tips.
I'll second the door buttons under the mirror. I'm always amused by people not being able to figure out how to get in.
The fast steering is good too.

Oh, then there's the amount of throttle travel. Sometimes I forget that and discover hidden performance by pushing the throttle all the way. Perhaps it goes to 11.