TVR Books for M-Series Fans


TVR – Success Against The Odds

Peter Filby, 1976, ISBN 0-905064-08-9

 

A history of TVR from 1947 to 1976 and quite simply the best read of all TVR books bar none. An absolute must !

Now out of print, but to be found occasionally at specialist motoring bookshops for around 100 Sterling.


The TVRs – Grantura to Tasmin

Graham Robson, 1981, ISBN 0-900549-64-5

As the title suggests the cars spanning the M-Series period are covered. Includes technical specifications, chassis number information and road test figures.

Out of print as superseded by later editions (1987 and 1993).


TVRs – Volume 1: Grantura to Taimar

Graham Robson, 1993, ISBN 0-947981-80-2

As the title suggests the cars spanning the M-Series period are covered. Includes technical specifications, chassis number information and road test figures.

Two volume set supersedes earlier single volume editions. All M-Series information is in Volume 1. Only significant change to 1981 edition is addition of a few colour photos.


TVR 1960 – 1980

Brooklands Books, ISBN 0-907073-20-4

 

A compilation of magazine road test reprints including a dozen or so M-Series articles.

Out of print as superseded by a later edition.


TVR Gold Portfolio 1959 – 1986

Brooklands Books, ISBN 1-85520-2573

 

A compilation of magazine road test reprints including a dozen or so M-Series articles.

Supersedes the earlier Brooklands book though the selection of articles is different.


TVR 1959 – 1979

Transport Source Books, ISBN 1-85847-409-4

 

Another compilation of magazine road test reprints including a dozen or so M-Series articles.

A different selection of articles to the Brooklands books though the quality of reproduction is inferior.


TVR Cars

Unique Motor Books, ISBN 1-84155-126-0

 

Yet another compilation of magazine road test reprints this time with four or five M-Series articles.

The quality of reproduction is inferior to the Brooklands books.


Muscle and Curves: TVR 1975 - 1994

Iain Ayre, 1994, ISBN 1-899369-00-7

 

A partial history of TVR with some interesting photos covering the M-Series period.


TVR - The Complete Story

John Tipler, 1994, ISBN 1-85223-796-1

 

A history of TVR with about 20 pages and some interesting photos covering the M-Series period.


TVR (Sutton's Photographic History of Transport)

John Tipler, 1998, ISBN 0-7509-1766-0

 

A photographic history of TVR from 1947 to 1998 with many fine M-Series images.


Automobile Quarterly

Volume XV, Number 2, Second Quarter 1977, ISSN 0005-1438

Strictly speaking not a book but a hard-backed magazine. It is worthy of mention for the two articles entitled "The Kit Car That Grew Up – A History of TVR" and "TVR in America - Road Impressions". Includes several full page colour photos of M-Series cars and their fabrication at the Factory.

It is relatively easily found in specialist motoring bookshops.


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