TVR sold to UK Investor, Planning Comeback
According to a report by Top Gear, famous and defunct British automaker TVR is back from the dead. Former Russian owner Nikolai Smolenski had announced plans to use the company’s production facilities to start churning out wind turbines instead of sports cars. Thankfully, before such plans could materialise, Britisher Les Edgar swooped in and purchased TVR from Smolenski in its entirety. Smolenski bought TVR in 2004 for around 15 million pounds, but never got around to producing a vehicle under the brand’s name. Les Edgar won’t say exactly how much he paid for TVR due to non-disclosure agreements, but he has made it clear he has big plans for the brand, and that past mistakes will not be repeated.
You can’t let these great brands disappear or go abroad. The starting point was ‘let’s get it back’. There’s a huge amount of passion with the TVR brand. You’d be hard-pushed to find a British car brand that generates so much passion.
– Les Edgar
Edgar, a Surrey-based entrepreneur best known for developing video games also played a part in reintroducing Aston Martin to GT racing. Although Edgar could not confirm when we will see the next TVR and what it may look like, he is determined to maintain the brand’s heritage and make sure it stays true to its British roots. We hope for more information about the revival of the very charismatic automaker soon, keep checking this space for updates.