The history of the donor cars used by TVR can not only show one why certain things are
the way they are, but may suggest possible parts interchange. For example, the Triumph
Tr6 could be equipped with optional overdrive, therefore overdrive might be
a bolt-in for the Vixen 2500 and 2500M. The following books cover the histories of various
Triumph 2000 and 2.5PI The Complete Story
Grham Robson 1995, The Crowood Press, Wiltshire SN8 2HR ISBN 1 85223 854 2
The Triumph 2000, 2.5PI and Stag are family car derivatives of the TR family.
Some parts used by TVR were actually from the 2000 family.
Triumph Spitfire and GT6
Grahm Robson 1982, Osprey Publishing ISBN 0-85045-452-2
The GT6 and Tr6 used engines from the same six cylinder family. The decision making processes
at Standard-Triumph were no less than astounding.
TR for Triumph
Chris Harvey 1983, Oxford Illustrated Press; reprinted by J.H. Haynes & Co ISBN 0 902280 94 5
Capri The Development & Competition History of Ford's European GT Car
Jeremy Walton 1981, Haynes Publising Group ISBN 0 85429 328 0 (Paperback) 085429 279 9 (Hardback)
There is a bit about the 3.0 Litre engines and the RS3100 motor.
Last updated on 12 January 2003.