We Say Farewell To TVR Founder – Trevor Wilkinson

Written by tonks on June 9, 2008

TVR GranturaTrevor Wilkinson is famous for founding the British sports car marque – which we know as the TVR. We were sad to see that he died in Minorca, Spain at the age of 85. According to reports Wilkinson was seriously ill and it was no surprise to many that he died.

Wilkinson built his company in Blackpool – his hometown. The first car to be produce under the marque was the Grantura. The initials TVR are also his full name officials.

Wilkinson left TVR in 1962 but remained owner until 1965, when the first in a succession of subsequent bosses took the reins. The one constant, however, has been the name — his name — that Trevor Wilkinson gave the company all those years ago, which has since appeared on some pretty impressive cars along the way. Rest in peace, Mr. Wilkinson.

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