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B​ack in 2006 the British car firm TVR closed the doors to its Blackpool factory for the last time. Along with it came the deaths of some of the greatest sports cars ever made. However, after the factory was shut down a few unbuilt examples of the Sagaris sports cars were left to simply rot.

A​nd they would have, if it wasn't for this man:

Meet Ashley Sutherland. Back in 2017 he took delivery of an unfinished Sagaris from the factory in Blackpool. It was nothing more than a rolling shell with no interior, engine, or drivetrain. Over the past two years, he has been restoring the car to what it should have been like back in 2006. Almost two years later the project is finally nearing completion.

He documents the build on his Instagram account @tvrsagaris_build. Sutherland proclaims himself as a "custom car builder".

T​he car is now powered by a throaty 4.0-liter TVR Speed Six engine producing 406 horsepower. This just so happens to be the most powerful naturally aspirated inline-six ever sold in a production car. Sutherland has been working on this project for the past two years and plans to take his freshly built car out on its first drive this weekend. Hilariously, Sutherland has actually managed to build a complete car faster than the TVR factory would have 13 years ago.

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