should i buy a tvr with no garage?

should i buy a tvr with no garage?

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EdT

5,111 posts

287 months

Thursday 13th June
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Dusting this thread off .. (hoping) I soon find myself in this same boat. Is the Leven hood cover still the top choice?

mk1fan

10,592 posts

228 months

Thursday 13th June
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Mine lives outside. No cover. No issues. While the cars leak, they shouldn't and the fixes are, for the most part, ridiculously simple.

Dave85chim

458 posts

89 months

Thursday 13th June
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Mine lives outside under a Leven style cover from Amore. Lovely and dry!




PabloGee

343 posts

23 months

Thursday 13th June
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Mine also lives outside, no garage, but I do have a driveway, and I have an external socket I use for a charger cable when required.
Full cover on when she's clean, and no cover when she's dirty...

As mentioned in this thread, all the leak points can be sealed, my car is dry inside.
Apply a waterproofing coat to the roof once or twice a year (I use Fabsil, it's ok but certainly not permanent).
I also have one of those dehumidifier bags sitting inside it - mostly relevant through colder months, but also go in relatively frequently to dry off the inevitable condensation from the underside of the roof, windows with a soft dry cloth (like a well used tea towel).

I would prefer it to be in a garage, as I am seeing little areas of rust that I chase with treatment and a bit of paint where appropriate, but I have no choice.
I did try to persuade the wife that we should move house, but in my area it is just too damn expensive to move for the sake of a garage!

The main thing is to use it at least once a week, mine is much much happier with regular use, even through the winter.

EdT

5,111 posts

287 months

Monday 24th June
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What does one pay road tax wise these days, for a 5 lir Chim?

sixor8

6,400 posts

271 months

Monday 24th June
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Since the vast majority of them were registered before March 2001, they're the same as any other car over 1549cc, £345 per year. If there were any registered after March 2001, they'll almost certainly have no emission data so will be charged as LGV, £335 p.a. at present. Those with a 2006 onwards late TVR with no data are very relieved at not having to pay £735. smile


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markeastman

2 posts

255 months

Monday 24th June
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Bought my chimp in January and its lived outside since, I've got a mx5 cover which works pretty well, but I'm waiting for Amore to restock the Leven covers. If you're using the car often and reproof the roof and make sure the seals/silicone are spot on you will stop most of the rain getting in. But for torrential rain when the cover hasn't made it on its handy to have a wet vac at work :-)

SpyderMatt

203 posts

221 months

Friday 5th July
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EdT said:
Dusting this thread off .. (hoping) I soon find myself in this same boat. Is the Leven hood cover still the top choice?
18 years later 👋