But three years ago, TVR pulled all the pieces together to make one Speed 12 and sold it to someone rich enough and bold enough to pass TVR's interview process. The new owner then worked with TVR to finish the car and, according to the eBay listing, trimmed the weight down even further through the use of titanium and carbon fiber.
After 32 bids early Wednesday morning, the going price is £150,000, or about $296,000. A tremendous bargain at twice the price, which, during the eBay auction's remaining three days, it is likely to reach. This is one beast of a car, and is unfortunately likely to end up a museum piece. While it can hardly be described as gorgeous, it's easy to respect a car this raw and powerful.
Thanks Steve for the tip!