TVR Taimar 1978 (5410)

TVR Taimar 1978 (5410)

Manufacturer: TVR Motors Company Limited, Blackpool, Lancashire – UK
Type: Taimar
Production time: mid-year 1976 – mid-year 1979
Production outlet: 395
Engine: 2994cc Ford British Essex V6 3.0L OHV I-Head
Power: 142 bhp / 5.000 rpm
Torque: 236 Nm / 3.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 201 km/h
Curb weight: 948 kg
Wheelbase: 89.8 inch
Chassis: multi-tubular steel central-backbone frame with outriggers and separate glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) body
Steering: Alford & Alder rack & pinion
Gearbox: four-speed manual / all synchromesh / floor shift
Clutch: hydraulic single dry plate disc
Carburettor: twin-choke Weber 40DFA-1 downdraft 2-barrel
Fuel tank: 54 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 58 Ah
Ignition system: electronic
Brakes front: 11 inch servo-assisted dual hydraulic discs
Brakes rear: 9 inch servo-assisted dual hydraulic drums
Suspension front: independent double wishbones (A-arms, control arms), trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: independent double wishbone (A-arms, control arms), trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, longitudinal coil springs + twin hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: swing type
Differential: hypoid 3.45:1
Wheels: 6J x 14 inch Wolfrace alloy discs
Tires: 185HR x 14
Options: Broadspeed Turbo-charged engine (230bhp/5.500rpm, 370Nm/3.500rpm, top speed 224km/h, 30 units built), switchable Laycock de Normanville overdrive

Special:
– TVR was founded in 1947 by Trevor Wilkinson, under the name of Trevcar Motors. The first car was built in 1949.
– Many of the early cars were sold in kit form to avoid a British tax on assembled cars but in the 1970s the tax loophole was closed and the kit-form option was removed.
– In 1954, Wilkinson changed the name of the company to TVR by removing two vowels and a consonant from his first name: TreVoR.
– They manufactured lightweight Sports Cars with powerful engines and was the third-largest specialised Sports Car manufacturer in the world, offering a diverse range of Coupé’s and Convertibles.
– The Taimar, part of the M Series, was nothing more than the slightly re-styled (at the rear) 3000M, with a large lift-up hatchback, Jensen Interceptor style.
– Its name was supposedly created from "Tailgate Martin".
– It was introduced at the October 1976 British International Motor Show in London.
– The era of the M Series, designed by automotive engineer and dealer Mike Bigland, is commonly associated with Martin Lilley who, together with his father, took ownership of the company on 30 November 1965.
– After production of the M Series ended, TVR sold the production rights and tooling for many M Series components (including GRP bodies) to David Gerald TVR Sportscars Ltd.
– Unusual at the time, TVR offered a five-year guarantee against corrosion on the M Series chassis. Corrosion was prevented by leaving a film of oil from the manufacturing process on the metal, capping the ends of the tubes and fastening components without driving fasteners through the tube walls.

Posted by Le Photiste on 2017-08-16 14:33:05

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