TVR Grantura Series I
1958 to 1960
|Engine||1,098 cc straight-4 1,172 cc straight-4|
|Wheelbase||83.5 in (2,121 mm)|
|Length||136.5 in (3,467 mm)|
|Width||65.5 in (1,664 mm)|
|Height||47 in (1,194 mm)|
The TVR Grantura is the first model in a long line of TVR cars and debuted in 1958.
The first of the Granturas used a fibreglass body moulded to a tubular steel backbone chassis and VW Beetle-based front and rear suspension. The car was designed around a 1,098 cc Coventry Climax type FWA engine but many different makes were fitted from 1,172 cc Ford side valve to 1600 cc BMC from the MGA.
The drum brakes originated on the Austin Healey 100 and the windscreen on the Ford Consul.
Approximately 100 of the series I Grantura were built from 1958 to 1960.