• Feb 9th 2007 at 11:04AM
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TVR SagarisYou may have noticed our post Wednesday about TVR's owner Nikolai Smolenski losing his trademark rights and certain tooling. Yesterday, it was revealed that the entire company is, in fact, for sale. Expected bidders include Al Melling and possibly even Nikolai Smolenski rebidding.

Al Melling recently revealed his Melling Hellcat (could it be released as a TVR?), powered by a 1200 bhp, quad-turbo V10 engine, and has designed TVR V8 and in-line six-cylinder engines. He said, "I'd need the old workforce... it would take between six and 12 months to get the place back in full production, but I'd never expect to make more than 10-15 cars a week, two-thirds of which would be sold in the US." He also said the Sagaris and Griffith would be the two models they'd concentrate on.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't care WHO ends up owning TVR. I just want a Tuscan with anti-lock brakes and an airbag in the US. :thumbs wayyyyyy up:
      • 8 Years Ago
      TVR in America again, back with british boutique-sportscar production... certainly could be worse than that.

      I think Melling would get my vote, if it were open.
      Nothing against smolensky personally, but he is the one who tore TVR out of GB... which is an odd move to say the least. I haven't heard much of any product resulting from all of Smolensky's upheaval.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wish Melling the best! Smolenski seems to have just run the place into the ground. I hope he doesn't win the bid.

      btw where do I register to be able to just log in withough having to deal with this email for verification crap? I cant find anywhere on this site to register.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I want that Griffith.
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