TVR M-Series & TVR Taimar-3000

The TVR M series is a line of sports cars built by automaker TVR between 1972 and 1979. The series replaced the outgoing TVR Vixen and Tuscan models, and is characterized by a common chassis and shared body style. As with other TVR models before and since, the M-series cars use a front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout and body-on-frame construction. The bodies themselves were built from glass-reinforced plastic (GRP).

The model range started with one fastback body and three engines, 1600M; (1600cc, Ford straight 4) 2500M; (2500cc, Triumph straight 6) and 3000M; (3000cc Ford Essex V6) and ended, in 1980, with three body styles, 3000M, Taimar (a 3000M with a hatchback) and 3000S convertible, all of which incorporated the 3litre engine, of these 63 were built with the Broadspeed derived 230bhp Turbo.

The M series was regarded by contemporary reviewers as being loud and fast and having excellent roadholding.

To celebrate a decade of Martin Lilley’s ownership of TVR, ten 3000M Anniversary cars were produced. These cars were individually numbered with special kick plates and were painted Rover Tobacco Leaf with a Rover Mexico Brown model band with a distinctive two tone vinyl roof. They were also fitted with all the extras available at the time including Wolfrace alloy wheels, tinted glass and an electric aerial. Out of the ten cars produced it is believed there are only a couple registered on British roads today with one known to be residing in Germany.

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