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TVR 'White Elephant' to be a star of the show

Created on Monday, 01 Aug 2016 23:44:44

The amazing TVR 'White Elephant' registered in September 1988 is a one-off prototype built for Peter Wheeler, the Managing Director of TVR as his personal transport and a vehicle for him to go shooting in.

The car features an experimental build 5.0ltr V8 Holden Bathurst race engine given to Peter to evaluate by the Holden Engine Company.

The White Elephant incorporates the nose from a previous prototype and is the first TVR ever to be modelled using quick drying expanding foam. She is also the first TVR to feature a horizontally mounted radiator and to have the rear number plate lit from inside the cabin.

Some of the old girl’s quirkier features include a countersunk dog basket located behind the passenger seat to accommodate Peter’s gun dog Ned and a hidden compartment to the rear of the cabin to accommodate his gun-boots, shotguns, cartridges and pheasants.

See this and many more superb TVRs, including one of the last Sagaris ever produced (pictured above), on the TVRCC stand in Hall 3.

Images strictly copyright TVR White Elephant


Chassis         Developed TVR SEAC race chassis

Body              One-off prototype comprising glass fibre over foam

Engine          Experimental 5.0ltr V8 Holden Bathurst race engine

Gearbox        5 speed manual Borg Warner T5 World Series

Power            400 bhp with 380 lb ft torque

0-60               4 seconds

Top Speed    170 mph

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