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Here's how t​his Guy saved a TVR Sagaris from certain death

T​he incredible story of a nearly dead TVR

1y ago

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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Comments (12)

  • This man is doing the Lord’s work

      1 year ago
  • I think that for this, he should get a free TVR Griffith

      1 year ago
  • As an American! I must say TVR makes very amazing cars that look great and from what I heard are awesome to drive. To me the TVR is just a cooler example of the Front engine Vettes

      1 year ago
    • It’s like comparing Fiat with ferrari they are both Italian but that doesn’t mean they share the same philosophy in building cars. Well both catch fire during accidents though. But a TVR is like Lotus on Speed, quite dangerous but a lot of...

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        1 year ago
    • I think of c6 corvette

        1 year ago
  • I recognise the cup holder too, BMW 6 series? Talented guy 🏁

      1 year ago
  • I was kind of expecting this to be a story about the guy who now owns tvr 😂 but this was a good read too, gotta love the tvr speed six engine

      1 year ago