RE: TVR auctions the last Cerbera

RE: TVR auctions the last Cerbera

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gazm

777 posts

179 months

Thursday 7th September 2006
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My brochure turned up in the post today really good quality print (although i thought they said it was going to be A4 size? mine is A5)

Mr.Cerbera

4,211 posts

165 months

Sunday 10th September 2006
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dinkel said:
I'll see tomorrow . . . it's not on the site yet . . .


And so Dinkel ? Any more 'final' details ?

dinkel

24,719 posts

193 months

Monday 11th September 2006
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The unprecedented live online auction of the last ever TVR Cerbera, which was brought back into production especially for the occasion and was specified personally by TVR's chairman, ended successfully on Thursday 31 August.

Although the reserve price was not met, TVR has chosen to allow this historic car to go to the highest bidder. TVR is pleased that the event was an all-round success, with far more interest, registrations and bids than it had anticipated; the online auction received almost one-million hits during the month that it was live.

The winning bidder speaking today said: "I'm a big fan of TVR, and it's always been an ambition of mine to own a Cerbera. This is a beautiful and momentous example of the car, and it's going to a good home - I intend to treasure it forever and never to sell it." The winner will be announced officially soon, and a handover and press day will take place.

The official website - www.thelastcerbera.com - will remain online indefinitely, catering for the marque's massive worldwide fan-base and serving to commemorate the occasion. A limited-edition catalogue is available to purchase through the website.

gazzab

16,888 posts

217 months

Monday 11th September 2006
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What was the reserve?

BossCerbera

8,188 posts

178 months

Monday 11th September 2006
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At a guess I reckon £45K to which 5% plus 17.5% VAT would be added to make a price of: £55518.75.

It went for about £50K all in - cheap for a new Cerbera 4.5.
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byker28i

13,728 posts

152 months

Monday 11th September 2006
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I See one of the posters are already on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/The-last-TVR-Ce

trackdemon

10,178 posts

196 months

Monday 11th September 2006
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Nice poster

BossCerbera

8,188 posts

178 months

Monday 11th September 2006
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I'm glad I've got a copy and it's nice - it's certainly the best quality marcoms piece TVR has produced. Imagine, though, what this would have looked liked for the last Porsche ...Ferrari ...Lamborghini. I can however well imagine the, ahem, limitations the production team had to work with. But - and you know who you are! - you could gladly have rifled my stash to produce this!

I've shown my copy to a few people now and to a man/woman they've been distinctly underwhelmed which got me thinking about what I'd have expected or liked to have seen. When you think about all the facts and information possible about Cerberas, as a commemorative piece it falls short. I was hoping to get something full of at least everything I know about Cerberas plus - hopefully - a lot I didn't. The Cerbera was the original (and best) 'thoroughbred' TVR - the first TVR-powered model. Where's the Colin Blower-run V8 racer from the late 90s? Shorty's S6-engined racer that did so well at Spa? The Speed 12? That the Cerbera's engine was GENUINELY race-proven in the worlds' fastest (and probably longest lasting not to mention the most exciting ever) one-make series. The Cerbera that blew away all comers on THAT Clarkson video? Maybe even some juicy facts (confessions) about the 'press cars'? Some of the press quotes, the magazine front covers. The celebrity owners - Beckham, Gary Numan, Lenny Henry, Keith Flint... A bit about some of PRW's 'versions'. Dorothy's pink car, the ski-boot coloured car. The comments from the Cerbera's designers/engineers? The statistics (how many made etc.) The fact the Cerbera is the only TVR made with 6, 8 and 12 cylinder engines (in other words, EVERY TVR engine type). The original stylist sketches? Why is top speed quoted as 160+ (when most of us have seen rather more than that with the GPS thing on our Road Angels) Etc etc etc... OK, maybe it would have made the fee rather more than a tenner but as an adios to the best TVR ever (quoting Classic & Sports Car's front cover from 2004) it would have been worth it.

Leafing through my own stash of Cerbera goodies (that includes the last remaining piece of the first Cerbera prototype, the original 1993 sketch, photos of the prototypes in styling, my own photos from the late 90s onwards etc..) there's virtually a book. Plus all the magazine reviews of the Cerbera published in the UK.

I guess as a Cerbera fan I was hoping to drop something into the laps of the 'uninitiated' to say: read that and weep.

As it is, I/we will have to resume business as usual for the uninitiated: sit down, strap yourself in and feel the fu©king force! evil

UKBob

Original Poster:

16,277 posts

200 months

Tuesday 12th September 2006
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Its a good thing they wernt auctioning off the last gerbil. I mean, how would one gerbil breed all by itself.

dinkel

24,719 posts

193 months

Tuesday 12th September 2006
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BossCerbera said:
. . . strap yourself in and feel the fu©king force! evil


Please . . . evil

I had a short blast with Digga951 and his 350i this sunday and he said he wouldn't dare driving a Cerb. Right . . .

BossCerbera said:
The statistics (how many made etc.)


The factory doesn't even know how many Sagaris cars have been made . . . And some dealers say that speaking for the factory, without knowing I mailed TVR that question at the same time yikes

trooperiziz

9,028 posts

187 months

Tuesday 12th September 2006
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BossCerbera said:

I've shown my copy to a few people now and to a man/woman they've been distinctly underwhelmed which got me thinking about what I'd have expected or liked to have seen. When you think about all the facts and information possible about Cerberas, as a commemorative piece it falls short. I was hoping to get something full of at least everything I know about Cerberas plus - hopefully - a lot I didn't. The Cerbera was the original (and best) 'thoroughbred' TVR - the first TVR-powered model. Where's the Colin Blower-run V8 racer from the late 90s? Shorty's S6-engined racer that did so well at Spa? The Speed 12? That the Cerbera's engine was GENUINELY race-proven in the worlds' fastest (and probably longest lasting not to mention the most exciting ever) one-make series. The Cerbera that blew away all comers on THAT Clarkson video? Maybe even some juicy facts (confessions) about the 'press cars'? Some of the press quotes, the magazine front covers. The celebrity owners - Beckham, Gary Numan, Lenny Henry, Keith Flint... A bit about some of PRW's 'versions'. Dorothy's pink car, the ski-boot coloured car. The comments from the Cerbera's designers/engineers? The statistics (how many made etc.) The fact the Cerbera is the only TVR made with 6, 8 and 12 cylinder engines (in other words, EVERY TVR engine type). The original stylist sketches? Why is top speed quoted as 160+ (when most of us have seen rather more than that with the GPS thing on our Road Angels) Etc etc etc... OK, maybe it would have made the fee rather more than a tenner but as an adios to the best TVR ever (quoting Classic & Sports Car's front cover from 2004) it would have been worth it.

Leafing through my own stash of Cerbera goodies (that includes the last remaining piece of the first Cerbera prototype, the original 1993 sketch, photos of the prototypes in styling, my own photos from the late 90s onwards etc..) there's virtually a book. Plus all the magazine reviews of the Cerbera published in the UK.


Boss has his collection, between the rest of us on here we can probably come up with a fair amount more, all we need now is an author...

So, who here knows joined up writing?

jfk1958

128 posts

170 months

Wednesday 13th September 2006
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Boss why dont you turn your collection, stories and anecodtes into a quality A3 book on this definitive mark.

I for one would buy that at 2 or 3 times the cost of the official booklet........looks great on the coffee table

TT Tim

4,127 posts

182 months

Wednesday 13th September 2006
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jfk1958 said:
Boss why dont you turn your collection, stories and anecodtes into a quality A3 book on this definitive mark.

I for one would buy that at 2 or 3 times the cost of the official booklet........looks great on the coffee table


I'll gladly take car of the pre-press side of things, I'm a book designer by trade and have many 100s of books to my name.

Tim

dean_ratpac

1,582 posts

213 months

Wednesday 13th September 2006
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BossCerbera said:
I'm glad I've got a copy and it's nice - it's certainly the best quality marcoms piece TVR has produced. Imagine, though, what this would have looked liked for the last Porsche ...Ferrari ...Lamborghini. I can however well imagine the, ahem, limitations the production team had to work with. But - and you know who you are! - you could gladly have rifled my stash to produce this!

I've shown my copy to a few people now and to a man/woman they've been distinctly underwhelmed which got me thinking about what I'd have expected or liked to have seen. When you think about all the facts and information possible about Cerberas, as a commemorative piece it falls short. I was hoping to get something full of at least everything I know about Cerberas plus - hopefully - a lot I didn't. The Cerbera was the original (and best) 'thoroughbred' TVR - the first TVR-powered model. Where's the Colin Blower-run V8 racer from the late 90s? Shorty's S6-engined racer that did so well at Spa? The Speed 12? That the Cerbera's engine was GENUINELY race-proven in the worlds' fastest (and probably longest lasting not to mention the most exciting ever) one-make series. The Cerbera that blew away all comers on THAT Clarkson video? Maybe even some juicy facts (confessions) about the 'press cars'? Some of the press quotes, the magazine front covers. The celebrity owners - Beckham, Gary Numan, Lenny Henry, Keith Flint... A bit about some of PRW's 'versions'. Dorothy's pink car, the ski-boot coloured car. The comments from the Cerbera's designers/engineers? The statistics (how many made etc.) The fact the Cerbera is the only TVR made with 6, 8 and 12 cylinder engines (in other words, EVERY TVR engine type). The original stylist sketches? Why is top speed quoted as 160+ (when most of us have seen rather more than that with the GPS thing on our Road Angels) Etc etc etc... OK, maybe it would have made the fee rather more than a tenner but as an adios to the best TVR ever (quoting Classic & Sports Car's front cover from 2004) it would have been worth it.

Leafing through my own stash of Cerbera goodies (that includes the last remaining piece of the first Cerbera prototype, the original 1993 sketch, photos of the prototypes in styling, my own photos from the late 90s onwards etc..) there's virtually a book. Plus all the magazine reviews of the Cerbera published in the UK.

I guess as a Cerbera fan I was hoping to drop something into the laps of the 'uninitiated' to say: read that and weep.

As it is, I/we will have to resume business as usual for the uninitiated: sit down, strap yourself in and feel the fu©king force! evil


get this into a book! superb.. it would be good to know more, early developments etc

dinkel

24,719 posts

193 months

Wednesday 13th September 2006
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A TVR book scratchchin Where did I hear that before? hehe

It'd be really something to get a Tipler-beyond / experience TVR's kinda book.

alinton

965 posts

171 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Come on! Who got it and how much??

A.

M@H

11,217 posts

207 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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BossCerbera said:
I'm glad I've got a copy and it's nice - it's certainly the best quality marcoms piece TVR has produced. Imagine, though, what this would have looked liked for the last Porsche ...Ferrari ...Lamborghini. I can however well imagine the, ahem, limitations the production team had to work with. But - and you know who you are! - you could gladly have rifled my stash to produce this!

I've shown my copy to a few people now and to a man/woman they've been distinctly underwhelmed which got me thinking about what I'd have expected or liked to have seen....... OK, maybe it would have made the fee rather more than a tenner but as an adios to the best TVR ever (quoting Classic & Sports Car's front cover from 2004) it would have been worth it.


Totally agree.. I paid the £10 expecting to get something historic not just a little flyer with no real info in it, and to be honest some pretty uninspiring pictures, the "Grafitti look" just confused me too. Aaah well.

Cheers,
Matt.

nickpage

111 posts

211 months

Thursday 21st September 2006
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Yeah, my two bobs worth - I was very unimpressed with the poster and A5 "booklet" - hardly a quote: "commemorative...limited edition catalogue" I thought. Piss poor. I bet over half the 10 quid went on postage and packing. Less than a quid for printing both items in those kind of quantities. The rest would be made up of graphic design fees, photographer fees, transporting the car, paying the grafitti artist and ALL that project management, cappucinos drunketc and the other wank that their (waveform) website spouts on about.
C- 3/10 & no stars IMHO.

alinton

965 posts

171 months

Thursday 21st September 2006
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Poster? I got no poster!

Andy.

BossCerbera

8,188 posts

178 months

Sunday 24th September 2006
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nickpage said:
Yeah, my two bobs worth - I was very unimpressed with the poster and A5 "booklet" - hardly a quote: "commemorative...limited edition catalogue" I thought. Piss poor. I bet over half the 10 quid went on postage and packing. Less than a quid for printing both items in those kind of quantities. The rest would be made up of graphic design fees, photographer fees, transporting the car, paying the grafitti artist and ALL that project management, cappucinos drunketc and the other wank that their (waveform) website spouts on about.
C- 3/10 & no stars IMHO.

You're being more than a little unfair to the producton people. That anything with even mildly professional (and matching throughout) photographs made it to press is a wonder in itself. I would bet the project was like pushing water uphill with a rake. The "TVR account" (for want of a better word) is a poisoned chalice.