TVR 1946-1982

The Trevor Wilkinson and Martin Lilley Years

TVR 1946-1982 The Trevor Wilkinson and Martin Lilley Years
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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781785003516
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TVR 1946-1982 - The Trevor Wilkinson and Martin Lilley Years describes the complete story of the early days of TVR from Trevor Wilkinson establishing the company in 1946 through to the Martin Lilley years, which came to an end in 1982. The design and development of these classic British sports cars, with their defining characteristics of tubular backbone chassis and glass fibre bodywork, are described in detail.  Illustrated with over 200 colour and black and white photographs the book covers all the early years, including the Sports Saloon, the Jomar, the Open Sports, TVR's first true production car the Grantura from 1958, Griffith models with their remarkable 289 cu in Ford V8 motors, the Vixen and Tuscan range of the late 1960s, the M Series models launched in 1972 and finally, the Tasmin range introduced in 1980.  

The author

Matthew Vale has been writing books on classic British motorcycles and cars since 2004. Now retired from his work as a Chartered IT Professional specializing in computer security, he is devoting his free time to classic car and bike restoration, writing classic motoring books and articles, and spending time with his wife and family. In the past he has run such diverse classic cars as a Triumph Spitfire Mark III, MGB, Triumph Stag, and a Lotus Elite. He also restores and rides classic bikes, including the Triumph Bonneville, Norton Commando and BSA Lightning. With a lifelong fascination for glass-fibre-bodied cars (stemming from early holiday jobs at various glass-fibre factories, and ownership of many rusty cars), he is currently carrying out a nut and bolt (and glass fibre) restoration of two Lotus Elan Plus 2s.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781785003516
Illustrations: 223 color & 31 b-w photos
Size: 8.46 in x 10.2 in / 214.88 mm x 259.08 mm
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