Ig­nored TVR is my per­fect match

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Your Letters -

I thought to write, as hav­ing re­cently de­cided to en­ter the clas­sic car world again (hav­ing sold my two 1980s Mercedes-Ben­zes in the last re­ces­sion) my list was quite short: a con­vert­ible, in very good con­di­tion, with man­age­able run­ning costs and a healthy sup­ply of spares. With my ba­sic me­chan­i­cal knowl­edge I didn’t want any­thing overly com­pli­cated.

Hav­ing watched the steady rise in the clas­sic car mar­ket, my £5000 to £7000 wasn’t look­ing to give me too much to choose from. Hav­ing looked through the clas­si­fieds at MGs, Toy­ota MR2s, and nu­mer­ous Mazda MX-5s, I re­mem­bered the TVR S-se­ries.

Af­ter a bit of a hunt, I found my per­fect match, but was in­ter­ested to dis­cover that vir­tu­ally none of the clas­sic car mag­a­zines has cov­ered this par­tic­u­lar model (the spe­cial­ist in­surer strug­gled to find the model to quote on), even in the ‘what al­ter­na­tives are there?’ sec­tion. There­fore I won­dered if you might con­sider be­ing one of the first to run a buy­ers’ guide to the S1-S3 mod­els, as they are great us­able ev­ery­day cars that I be­lieve are be­ing over­looked. And who could mis­take one of the best sound­tracks known to any petrol­head? Peter Ban­field, East Sus­sex You’re in luck! Al­though CCW doesn’t have an S-se­ries fea­ture planned in the im­me­di­ate fu­ture, there is a big write-up on th­ese very cars in Is­sue 3 of our sis­ter pub­li­ca­tion, Mod­ern Clas­sics, which is cur­rently on sale from all good stock­ists. Al­ter­na­tively, if you can can’t find a copy at your lo­cal newsagent, you can buy the mag­a­zine di­rect from us at www.great­magazines.co.uk/ mod­ern­clas­sics3

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