Some members may recall seeing a series of requests on our discussion forums last year asking for support to Peter Hingston, who was updating his previous work, 'Guide to Buying a Used Sports Car' which was first published over 25 years ago.We are pleased to report that the book is now complete and contains a number of TVRs from Grantura up to Tasmin, and is expected to be launched at the NEC Classic Car Show next month.
Please note, this is not to be confused with "TVR - The Early Years" which is being rewritten by Peter Filby and is also expected to go on sale before Christmas.
The purpose of this new book, entitled 'The Enthusiasts' Guide to Buying a Classic British Sports Car, is to provide a reasonably comprehensive buyer's guide to over 150 classic British sports cars from the major manufacturers since 1945.
This book is not simply a compilation of previously published information but includes much new material, generously provided by well over two hundred enthusiasts from over 70 car clubs. This new information includes revised production figures for some models, estimates of numbers of survivors for many models and a wealth of suggestions as to what to look for when checking cars.
A feature of the book is an 8-page, 100-point vehicle checklist, of use to both novices and experienced car enthusiasts, to help assess a vehicle's condition.
The book emphasises the many advantages of club membership and there is an up-to-date UK club listing at the back of the book.
The TVRCC will have a number of these books to give away in a free to enter members' competition - watch this space for details.
The TVR Car Club