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#12 of 21 I drove a TVR 2500....
Dec 03, 2002 (10:42 am)
it belonged to my cousin ca. 1969. It was pretty sweet to drive. The torquey 6 was quite a contrast to the Triumph 4 I was used to in my car ('66 TR4A) as was the smooth ride and great handling. The rear suspension was much better sorted out than the squat prone Triumph IRS.
IMO the 2.5L six was just enough engine for it. A V8 would have been a handful. the TVR 2500 could have been thought of as a miniature E-type except that it was butt ugly.
In retrospect the distinctive styling was cool in it's own ugly-ass way.
Dec 03, 2002 (11:10 am)
"...except that it was butt ugly."
That's a fairly big difference, isn't it?
#14 of 21 Well yeah...
Dec 03, 2002 (12:13 pm)
considering the E-type was one of the most beautiful cars ever made. The sheer gorgeousness of those things makes people forget they were fantastic to drive as well.
Dec 03, 2002 (2:42 pm)
Yeah, being ugly and lethal to handle isn't a great business plan when competing with the E-Type.
#16 of 21 Shifty I guess you missed my point...
Dec 03, 2002 (3:32 pm)
Although quite ugly the 2500 was as good handling a car of that era as I ever drove.
Dec 03, 2002 (10:33 pm)
No, I meant the V8s andy
#18 of 21 LOL! I missed your point!
Dec 04, 2002 (7:56 am)
Dec 04, 2002 (10:39 am)
I wasn't very clear as to the reference I think. I was referring to someone else's post about V8s.
#20 of 21 A fun drive.
Jan 24, 2003 (8:27 am)
Last spring i decided it was time to buy a fun weekend driver. I wanted to spend no more than $7500 and was looking for something a little different and fun.
I looked at a lot of cars. I was checking out a lotus europe (now thats an ugly car), and found out that their was a tvr down the street. After driving the tvr, i knew i found what i was looking for.
It was in my price range, looked kind of cool, and I was positive that the guy next door wouldnt have one (i personally think its looks are pretty close to a 240z). Drove like a go-cart...not that fast, but it felt fast and handled like a charm. It's pretty cramped, but once your in, you'll feel like you're there to drive.
Ended up buying one and wishing i bought the rusted out 911 targa I also saw. Didn't realize that until trying to drive in the 90degree summer weather with no a/c and only a small sunroof.
Jan 24, 2003 (12:03 pm)
Oh, you don't want a rusty Porsche 911. The body IS the frame---any bad rust you can just throw a 911 away--it's not economically fixable and probably dangerous to do so.