Ignored TVR is my perfect match
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