5 TVR quirks that have a purpose

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  • ℹ️ Description

TVR's are known for having some weird 'features' - like not having door handles - so in this video we look at five quirks that contrary to what you may think, are actually ingeniously solving actual problems.

💬 Comments

That kind of security on the doors is a cool solution until you realise it's a convertible.

...The thief must've thought as he got stopped dead in his tracks by the solid roof panel wrapped in fabric.

Author — TheLaXandro


Great video, what a great colour for a Chim.

Author — Bill Gaytes


Enjoyed that. And it’s the first time I’ve seen how the roof opens 👍

Author — Simmo TVR


This was a fun and informative video to watch! thx

Author — TheGetawayer


I like your wave at the end so I left a comment

Author — Callum Reid


Enjoyed the video, have the same car although in NZ rather than Scotland, thanks for that!

Author — leslie hogbin


Another brilliant video, I have just bought my first 400s and pick it up next week from a renound TVR dealer, it's immaculate, chassis, out riggers, wishbones, suspension and brakes all done last year, it drives like a dream! Very, very informative for me to see these brilliant videos, I look forward to more. Cheers :)

Author — Aidan Donegan


Jesus I feel seasick after watching this ! Nice car

Author — PJS C4S


Ok video but ....higher sidewall better turn in? I think you will find that is incorrect.

Author — ValladolidArde


The door handle/security thing was actually just a nice added benefit to the original design thought. Peter Wheeler (who ran TVR back in the 90's to 2000's) had this fascination with clean styling. Hence why not only are there no door handles, there are also no windscreen washer jets on the bonnet, no external aerial, no boot release/key hole, no fuel filler etc. He didn't want any exterior add on's interfering with the cars styling and clean lines. You can see how this evolved through the Chims life as the early cars had external door buttons, exposed boot hinges etc, which later were designed out and hidden.
This also ran through to the other cars produced under his tenure, the Griffith, Cerbera etc. 

And granted I know nobody has conclusively proved if its true or an urban legend, but I can't believe you didn't mention the 'Ned the Dog' styling addition haha !

Author — Kris 450


How do you open a door if a battery is dead? Lovely car

Author — 90's Boiler Room


Does the roof centre section fit in the boot?

Author — viperz888


This car literally has aftermarket sti taillights

Author — Mojo Joji


TVR's where hard to get in an out of because of joyriding, you can tell they were made in Crackpool.

Author — Gerard Montgomery


Anybody getting annoyed with how he clicks his tongue after every sentence?

Author — josh brown


Audio systems were the major theft item. None of the manufacturers systems were any good

Author — Kurt Sumthinorother


Nothing to do with "joyriders" it was just TVR innovation. The Griffith had the same interior door release but, had a mechanical push button release on the outside. As one commentator has stated a thief could just cut the rear hood. However, there's no need to do that when a good whack with the palm of the hand around the roof stays would do the job.

Author — poodle559


Your camera work sucks. Sucks, sucks, sucks. Stop making me seasick. Get the shot and hold it. Then cut to the next shot. TVR. Is an interesting car. Your camera work is distracting.

Author — Andre Butts