TVR… Never Say Never


TVR is sold back to British interests, igniting the rumors about a full comeback…


TVR is a small British independent sports cars manufacture. In 2004 a Russian banker Nikolai Smolenski, bought the company for rumoured price of £15 million. After several false starts – most known new TVR Cerbera with diesel engine… – he decide that is now longer interested in building cars.


So Smolenski sold back to the Brits the rights to make TVR cars and components, to use existing designs and manufacture components for existing cars. The new owners  interests are  located near London,  involving  a company fronted by a Mr Les Edgar, a Surrey-based entrepreneur.

TVR Cars


3 Comments Add yours

  1. SuperSwede says:

    Not a massive fan of TVR myself, but I have to say that I like the spirit of keeping brands like this alive and far away from the “big” brands. IMO VW destroyed the Bugatti-brand. Or as I see it, there isn’t a single ounce of Bugatti in a Veyron, and hence they will never reach the level of Pagani. So now when Jaguar, Bentley & Aston Martin is mere shells it´s nice to see TVR being proper British.

    1. news4cars says:

      British sports cars it is all about it… From the backyard spirit to little independent manufactures like TVR, Lotus, Austin, even Mini (in the past). It is great to keep them that way, but it is hard and expensive..

      1. SuperSwede says:

        Exactly, and if it’s not possible, let them sleep. There is NO Mini about the new Mini. That’s just to name one example of cars done bad!

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