We offer specialist repairs on gearbox, DMF, CSC and all clutch related hydraulic systems and clutch replacement for your TVR. So whether you drive a:
- S3, S3C (1989 – 1994)
- Griffith (1991 – 2002)
- Cerbera (1994 – 2005)
- Chimaera (1992 – 2003)
- T350 (2002 – 2006)
- Tamora (2002 – 2006)
- Sagaris (2005 – 2007)
- Tuscan Speed 6, Mk1 (1999 – 2005)
- Tuscan Speed 6, Mk2 (2005 – 2007)
We can help get your car firing on all cylinders again.
In addition to our offering the best in clutch and gearbox reconditioning, repair and replacement, we also provide a full range of garage services for your TVR. These include, but are not limited to, battery inspection, general repairs, full servicing and we also hold full MOT capabilities.
So give our team a call, whatever your motoring need, and they will gladly help you and arrange for you to get back on the road. The full range of options is offered at each of our four branches – Birmingham, Cannock, Derby and Tipton – simply choose the branch closest to you for your convenience. We offer vehicle recovery if you require rescuing from the roadside, and we also offer a free courtesy car for you to use while we carry out the repairs to your vehicle. We appreciate how valuable your time is, and we want to make car repairs and maintenance as minimal a distraction as possible.
As an independent business, we are not tied to a particular manufacturer and also we are free to source the highest quality replacement parts for all of our jobs. The beauty of being independent is that we can offer the highest level of care and expertise, without charging main dealership prices. Our technicians are trained to be experts in their field, with many years experience on hand to identify the problems, diagnose the issues and implement the repair. We are a family owned business and are very proud of our 25 year heritage, and we are keen to keep our excellent reputation within the industry by continuing to provide A1 levels of service and care to our customers.
All of our work is covered by our comprehensive parts and labour warranty. Even better, all of our clutch kits are covered for 2 full years, an industry leading offer. This is part of the reason we get so many happy customer reviews.
Click on the links above to find your closest branch and get in touch today. We will have you back on the road, for less money, in no time!
TVR, or TreVoR to reveal the exotic source of the company name, is an independent British car manufacturer making high end sports and luxury models. Founded in 1947 in Blackpool, England, birthplace of the founder Trevor Wilkinson the company remained in his charge until 1962 leaving the business before it was sold to Martin Lilley in 1965. Martin Wheeler purchased the company from Lilley in 1981 and held it until 2004 when Russian banker and businessman Nikolai Smolenski bought it. TVR continued to operate until 2013 under Smolenski’s ownership until he sold it to a company called TVR Automotive Ltd. A UK firm headed by Les Edgar.
Starting in 1956, the firm has always produced sports cars, never ones for the mass market but instead ones for the individual who likes to turn heads. Never manufacturing their own engines or gearboxes etc. TVR took the pick of what was on offer from well established manufacturers in these areas – such as Rover, BMC and Cosworth – coupled them with sports oriented chassis and killer looks and sold them under the TVR banner.
One of the first TVRs produced was the Grantura, simply put way ahead of its time in terms of looks at the launch in 1958 – a simply stunning car and arguably the best looking in production until the Grantura II arrived 2 years later. Not met with the same commercial success as some other sports cars of this era from the likes of Triumph, TVR instead had to produce in small numbers and this exclusivity helped keep the allure around the brand – and also helped to keep the prices high.
The Grantura was replaced in 1965 after 4 type variations, by the Trident which was not very successful before being replaced by the Griffith. Forbear for the later Griffith; the original sold over 300 units, meaning the company was secure and attractive to buyers – hence the Martin Lilley takeover.
The Tuscan was the first car designed during the Lilley era, although the Grantura Mark IV launched prior to the Tuscan. The Tuscan V8 sold 55 units, but the later V6 managed over 100. The TVR Vixen would be the model of the Lilley era to shift units – with over 1,000 selling in 4 years to mark itself as the most successful TVR to date.
With an expanded workforce the company focused on more mass market models from here on in the Lilley era – the TVR 1600, 2500M, 3000M, 3000M Turbo selling over 1,500 units in the mid to late 1970’s. The Tasmin was the last TVR of the Lilley reign, billed as part of TVR ‘Wedge’ range, the aesthetics of the model have not aged well and it looks horribly dated.
The Peter Wheeler era saw the adoption of numbers as model names continue, with the TVR 280i, 350i, 350SX, 400SX, 450SE and 450SEAC among others in the 80’s and early 90’s. The 1991 TVR S2 laid the path for the design policy at TVR for the next 15 years – leaning more towards the design aesthetic of old with rounded, flowing lines. The S series was followed by the most successful model TVR ever created – The Chimaera. Selling over 5,250 units, the Chimaera is comfortably the best selling TVR ever, from the updated Griffith model launched at the same time. They were followed by the beautiful but savagely aggressive Cerbera. The Cerbera and the demand for it (over 1500 units) gave TVR the green light to increase the individuality of their designs – with the Tamora, Tuscan and Sagaris resembling no other car available at their time of launch. Beautiful even if not in the conventional sense, these cars set TVR apart as much as the early Granturas did.
The Sagaris was also the last TVR to be produced, the last models coming off the line under the leadership of Nikolai Smolenski in 2006.