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catfood
07-27-2004, 06:29 PM
TVR, one of the UKs last British owned car manufacturers has been sold to a 24 year old Russian banking millionaire. While this may be good for TVR (the new owner seems to want to bring TVR to a wider, global market) I can't help thinking that this last bastion of British car manufacturing eccentricity may loose some of its appeal if it is forced down a more conventional track in order to establish a 'Global Brand'.

TVR have always ploughed their own furrow so I hope the new owner will allow them to continue with Peter Wheelers vision of brute force and simplicity.

BBC News Announcement (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/3931155.stm)

78Z
07-27-2004, 06:32 PM
So what is left? Just Morgan and a few kit car makers? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Xracer
07-27-2004, 06:49 PM
Yeah....I think Morgan is the only manufacturer left. Thank god it's a family owned business and they have no intention of selling.

catfood
07-27-2004, 06:51 PM
...and the London Taxi Company who are, strangely enough, based just down the road from me in Coventry! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/england.gif

Don Lattimer
07-27-2004, 07:35 PM
Aren't you forgetting Marcos? Just came out with the new TSO Marcos Engineering (http://www.marcos-eng.com/home.html)

hottvr
07-27-2004, 08:32 PM
Thanks for the thread Catfood. Does the sale increase chances of TVR in America?
Rick Hansen

Steve
07-28-2004, 01:44 AM
Thanks Steve, good to know......mind you, Chelsea FC are now Russian-owned too. Good for Morgan, I sincerely hope that they can carry on as they are.

Tiger
07-28-2004, 02:21 AM
Bristol?

Mark Beiser
07-28-2004, 09:34 AM
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Good for Morgan, I sincerely hope that they can carry on as they are.

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Havn't they been building the same car for the last 80ish years? Why stop now? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Steve_S
07-28-2004, 10:29 PM
Here's more information on the subject from a Russian source:

http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/88/354/13578_tvr.html