TVR’s V8 Holden Bathurst Race engined ‘White Elephant’ is just one of the stars to appear at The Footman James Classic Car Show Manchester in September.
This one-off prototype built for Peter Wheeler (TVR Ex-MD) was to be his regular run-around. The 5ltr Holder V8 was a race prep’d donation from 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 (below) ever produced, on the TVRCC stand in Hall 3 at the show.
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