TVR's Factory Revamp Seems to Be Back on Track

TVR's Factory Revamp Seems to Be Back on Track


In December, we learned that progress on TVR’s revival had come to a halt for a perplexing reason. Because the Welsh government bought a three-percent stake in the automaker, the construction and renovation work to be completed at TVR’s proposed factory in South Wales must be held to EU government construction standards—including a rule that says any construction work must go out to bid across the entire EU, as opposed to being bid on simply by local or regional firms.

In the process of complying with this rule, TVR went into nearly six months of almost complete radio silence. Basically, the red Griffith prototype was displayed at the 2017 Goodwood Revival, then came the news about the EU regulations a year later, and then a frustrating silence for the fans. The only certain thing was that, after quite a few people had put down their deposits to support their beloved brand’s (third) revival, TVR’s production plan seemed to be in jeopardy. Thankfully, the company has just announced some great news via Instagram:

Talking to Autocar this past December, TVR Chairman Les Edgar hinted that if their original plan didn’t pan out, some work could begin as early as March 2019 at a different facility. It’s June now, but at least refurbishment work can start this summer. Hopefully. But for now, it’s time for Le Mans, and the racing debut of TVR’s art car:

Happy Le MansDay – it’s almost that time of year again and look at this striking beauty. These are the first art cars in LMP1 history! Rebellion Racing’s stunning new colours have been unveiled for the 87th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We’ll all be down there for the Great British welcome on the Friday – hope to see you there 🏎🏁 . . . . #TVR #TVRGriffith #RebellionRacing #24hrlemans #24hrrace #TVROwnersClub #RoaringBack #BritishCars #CarsofInstagram #SuperCars #InstaCars #InstaGood #SpiritOfDriving

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