Early TVR Pictures

Early TVR Pictures

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prideaux

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Sunday 17th August 2014
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oliverb205 said:


Miss Huge Bazookas, Belgium.
I have to ask the question sorry WHY OH WHY ?
Andrew

Mr Tiger

388 posts

86 months

Sunday 17th August 2014
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oliverb205 said:


Miss Huge Bazookas, Belgium.
Bet she does good bcensored jcensoreds

DavidY

4,224 posts

242 months

Sunday 17th August 2014
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prideaux said:
oliverb205 said:


Miss Huge Bazookas, Belgium.
I have to ask the question sorry WHY OH WHY ?
Andrew
It's common to have to add or replace silencers to meet noise restrictions of some circuits. If its mainly a road car, then bolting on extras is an easy way to go, and of course easily removeable to obtain originality which some crave.................

prideaux

Original Poster:

4,919 posts

107 months

Sunday 17th August 2014
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DavidY said:
prideaux said:
oliverb205 said:


Miss Huge Bazookas, Belgium.
I have to ask the question sorry WHY OH WHY ?
Andrew
It's common to have to add or replace silencers to meet noise restrictions of some circuits. If its mainly a road car, then bolting on extras is an easy way to go, and of course easily removeable to obtain originality which some crave.................
I see your point David there must be an easier way though hehe

Regards Originality I understand where many come from on that with some TVRs that's not always easy David to ascertain totally as certainly the early cars seemed to evolve as the time went by and documentation of exact changes and chassis numbers where things changed from is sketchy to say the least.

From my own perspective its not so much originality but period that is more important but I guess we all have our own thing.
I just hate modern added to old for me it does not work.
However when it comes to my 3000s I actually feel that some subtle changes that take it back 10 years in styling works in ways as the car was in many ways a retro car before the word retro became a car designers marketing edge.
The 3000s in 1978 was in so many ways the convertible TVR should have been building in 1968 to compete with the other top selling cars at that time but did not get round to it and some features where done due to regulations such as the Bumpers for the USA in the same way it spoiled the look of the MGS at that time in the same way chrome or stainless enhances the look today IMOP.

Hence when it comes to my Tuscan I am incorporating some period features that would actually have been on earlier models partly because they enhance the look of the car IMOP and also they are in some cases rather unique and at shows etc are conversation points where I know people will ask as they will not have seen them before there are a few more still to do and also add to the challenge of building the car.

Yes we are all different my Wife for example has her Mini which we bought from new and is nearly 20 years old with 22000 miles on the clock and is just as she was when she came out of the factory and she will not let me change anything no Mini Lights wooden wheel or retro parts allowed when her wheel covers had some scuffs on I took them off and re sprayed however her eagle eye said they where a slightly different shade of silver so I had to find her a new set well that was nigh impossible as they are like hens teeth hardly anyone else wants them as most upgrade there wheels and there is very little market for them so it took an age to finally get a new set.
As they are so rare they go on for shows and the others go back on for daily use.
So as you can see even in one house there are differences of opinion.

As others have said enjoy your cars I guess they can always be changed back in years to come and i am sure some will.
Andrew

GTRene

11,776 posts

182 months

Sunday 17th August 2014
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alphaone said:
GTRene said:
really nice indeed, what would such car be worth?
Dont know about today, but in Sep 1997 it went for £5000 at H&H auction house, with what was beleived at the time to be 20000 original miles on the clock

http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/24-09-199...
a bargain, even by then I guess.














alphaone

961 posts

131 months

Sunday 17th August 2014
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Nice pics ! The Granturas are a thing of beauty, by far the best looking car TVR has ever produced IMHO

Does the car in the last 2 pics belong to someone on here by any chance biglaugh

prideaux

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Sunday 17th August 2014
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alphaone said:
Nice pics ! The Granturas are a thing of beauty, by far the best looking car TVR has ever produced IMHO

Does the car in the last 2 pics belong to someone on here by any chance biglaugh
I think we both know who owns that little beauty and I am sitting on seats that came out of her but yes your right they are stunning that one with the vinyl roof looks stunning.
Sadly we don't seem to see enough of them out on the roads hence its great to see pictures of them on here.
When I need a Grantura Fix I go on the register and have a look through so many of them are in the process of being restored or waiting on being restored lots of great intensions and lack of time or funds or both I suspect.
Andrew

Grantura MKI

808 posts

116 months

Monday 18th August 2014
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I am rather fond of that picture myself. It shows a sort of styling evolution at TVR....I know there are a few missing, but that what was on my field at the time. Blue one is a UK Griff, black one is a Tuscan V8 and one poor little wedgie at the end!
Best,
D.

prideaux

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Monday 18th August 2014
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Grantura MKI said:
I am rather fond of that picture myself. It shows a sort of styling evolution at TVR....I know there are a few missing, but that what was on my field at the time. Blue one is a UK Griff, black one is a Tuscan V8 and one poor little wedgie at the end!
Best,
D.
Its a Stunning one David and your right to be proud of it.
I also love the old Black and white pictures of the cars they really bring history alive in a way that colour detracts from.




And a couple or real Beauties here


Andrew

Grantura MKI

808 posts

116 months

Monday 18th August 2014
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Yummy!

heightswitch

6,130 posts

208 months

Monday 18th August 2014
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prideaux said:
I see your point David there must be an easier way though hehe

Regards Originality I understand where many come from on that with some TVRs that's not always easy David to ascertain totally as certainly the early cars seemed to evolve as the time went by and documentation of exact changes and chassis numbers where things changed from is sketchy to say the least.

From my own perspective its not so much originality but period that is more important but I guess we all have our own thing.
I just hate modern added to old for me it does not work.
However when it comes to my 3000s I actually feel that some subtle changes that take it back 10 years in styling works in ways as the car was in many ways a retro car before the word retro became a car designers marketing edge.
The 3000s in 1978 was in so many ways the convertible TVR should have been building in 1968 to compete with the other top selling cars at that time but did not get round to it and some features where done due to regulations such as the Bumpers for the USA in the same way it spoiled the look of the MGS at that time in the same way chrome or stainless enhances the look today IMOP.

Hence when it comes to my Tuscan I am incorporating some period features that would actually have been on earlier models partly because they enhance the look of the car IMOP and also they are in some cases rather unique and at shows etc are conversation points where I know people will ask as they will not have seen them before there are a few more still to do and also add to the challenge of building the car.

Yes we are all different my Wife for example has her Mini which we bought from new and is nearly 20 years old with 22000 miles on the clock and is just as she was when she came out of the factory and she will not let me change anything no Mini Lights wooden wheel or retro parts allowed when her wheel covers had some scuffs on I took them off and re sprayed however her eagle eye said they where a slightly different shade of silver so I had to find her a new set well that was nigh impossible as they are like hens teeth hardly anyone else wants them as most upgrade there wheels and there is very little market for them so it took an age to finally get a new set.
As they are so rare they go on for shows and the others go back on for daily use.
So as you can see even in one house there are differences of opinion.

As others have said enjoy your cars I guess they can always be changed back in years to come and i am sure some will.
Andrew
Wasn't this the trial car pre Sagaris Production ??
N.

griff 200

509 posts

151 months

Monday 18th August 2014
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. Is that dans car at Le Mans.

prideaux

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Monday 18th August 2014
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griff 200 said:
. Is that dans car at Le Mans.
Yes looks like it

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Adrian@

3,793 posts

240 months

Monday 18th August 2014
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What you mean is that there are 2 cars with the same number....
Adrian@

prideaux

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Not seen this model before scratchchin

Confused

GTRene

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Monday 18th August 2014
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XSF-945 = Grantura mk1








OCM-419 = Grantura mk2



SWB-823 = Grantura





edited to ad plate number for easy Google.

Edited by GTRene on Thursday 2nd April 23:54

prideaux

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Monday 18th August 2014
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Adrian@ said:
What you mean is that there are 2 cars with the same number....
Adrian@
redcardwink
A

The Surveyor

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195 months

Monday 18th August 2014
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Here are some more randoms from my old photo pile.

These were passed onto me by a family friend, taken in the USA. No more background at all I'm afraid.






These were taken in the early 1990's at Tatton Park






The last one being of my old-mans green S3 Vixen which was painted met red as below just before he sold it.




And this one which I've posted before of a Lakeland Grantura


The Surveyor

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Monday 18th August 2014
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Some more from the old photo pile, back home from 1991 I think, with some sprinting on the car park behind the prom:-















Some spirited driving from the Turbos and a nice green Tuscan. Anybody recognise anyone? I recognise the yellow 3000M from a magazine article describing it's restoration, and it all looked so easy!

Paul

vixen1700

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228 months

Monday 18th August 2014
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An old picture of mine taken at the 1999 Back Home. smile