Former TVR Owner’s Amphibious Prototype: Untamed, Still Running and Driving.

British Sports Car Maker’s Unique Prototype: The TVR Scamander Boasts 3 Seats, Amphibious Abilities, and Sleek Canopy

TVR has a diverse background in crafting exquisite British sports cars. However, not all of their creations were solely intended for the race track. In the early 2000s, Peter Wheeler, the owner of TVR, conceived the idea of an amphibious vehicle with multiple capabilities. Recently, a footage by Harry’s Garage showcases the revival of the only remaining Scamander prototype as it revs up and takes its first drive after being dormant for more than ten years.

The Scamander’s last known usage was in 2012 or 2013, as reported by Joe Wheeler, son of the car’s creator. Though time often takes a toll on even the most dependable vehicles that remain static, this unique amphibious car appears to have fared relatively well during the 2010s with minimal deterioration.

The 3.0-liter V6 engine from Ford effortlessly starts up. The turn signals, brakes, and windshield wipers are all functioning properly, and the canopy opens and closes smoothly. One of the rear-view cameras also operates well. However, a slight flaw is evident in the Scamander as the digital screen for the dash is in need of repair. So, it can be inferred that the vehicle is not quite perfect. Some repairs will have to be made before it can be deemed roadworthy again. An initial test drive highlights a potential problem somewhere in the drivetrain.

One might assume that a powerful machine capable of traversing through water would have four-wheel drive, however Wheeler opted to use two-wheel drive in the Scamander to reduce its weight. An automatic gearbox is also in place to transfer the power.

The vehicle features a trio of seats, with the driver positioned in the center. The engine is situated directly behind the passenger area, divided by a slender detachable covering. The two passenger seats can be folded down to accommodate stretchers, while the steering wheel easily flips up to assist the driver in entering and exiting the peculiar contraption resembling a beetle.

In 2005, Wheeler decided to part ways with TVR and sold it. However, he remained dedicated to his project, the Scamander, until his passing in 2009. It is hoped that his son will be able to bring it to fruition soon.

Source: Harry’s Garage


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