How exciting is this? When first I heard of an early TVR that might be for sale in the north of Scotland I was hopeful of a Vixen or M series. When the year 1959 was mentioned I knew it was an altogether different proposition. TVR founder Trevor Wilkinson did not start series production, with what became known as the Grantura, until 1958, so this was a very early TVR indeed. How early we discovered when we got the car home and saw the chassis number 112. Grantura production started at 101 so this is the twelfth off the line and, according to the register, the third oldest survivor. The car is declared manufactured 1959 on the V5 but we believe it may actually be from 1958. The chassis plate bears the name TVR Engineering Ltd, Wilkinson's original company, but this firm was wound up at the end of 1958 and subsequent cars were sold under the Layton Sports Cars Ltd name.