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12:00 AM, September 20, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:28 PM, September 25, 2017

TVR Collectibles

TVRs are the dragon equivalent of cars. They simply shouldn't exist because they are built around an implausible idea of fire and fantasy. And yet, TVR lived, on and off. It offered crazy designs, pointless horsepower and occasional glorious bouts of fiery display. This is the perfect manly car. So what do we have of it in scale models?

Starting with 1:64, there is a Matchbox Tuscan that is best avoided for its slightly stunted in profile. The Tuscan was one of the first factory cars to come with iridescent paint.  Kyosho on the other hand offers that and the Sagaris for an average of $15 online.

1:43 will offer a few of the older TVRS like the Tasmin and the 3000M. For very select collectors, these are also very pricey if you go by online rates.

Best to jump straight to 1:18. Revell has a brilliant Tuscan with a removable roof so you can recreate that scene from the movie Goldfish where Travolta is shooting at the other bad guys. Paragon Model also makes both the Tuscan and the Sagaris and priced within $60-90. A Hotwheels version of the Speed12 is available for under $25. It looks far too flattened and is usually suitable as a wheel donor for other projects.

I'm surprised there is almost no 1:24 kit available. Or the fact that the most subtle of all TVRs, the Cerbera, isn't anywhere to be found. At least, none worth mentioning. 

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