The TVR Jomar was introduced in 1957 and was introduced in 1957 at New York Auto Show. The Jomar was produced between 1957 and 1958 with only a small number being produced.
It began with Ray Saidel in 1955 placing an order for a TVR rolling chassis for him to form the base of a sports racer he planned to sell. He made specifications such as it having to be light, strong, have independent suspension and most important, be able to carry a powerful and lightweight Coventry Climax engine. The cars were fitted with a 1098cc four-cylinder engine.
In order to improve handling, the centre of gravity had to be lowered, the chassis adopted a backbone style chassis, this allowed the seats to sit on the floor instead of the frame. This first basic chassis would become a hallmark of all TVR's and is still used today. The Jomar incorporated independent front and rear suspension, a trailing link design, this was taken from the front suspension of a Volkswagen Beetle.
The very first TVR Jomar was an open roadster with a sleek and elegant body. It did not take long for a coupe version of the car to be fashioned, creating many characteristic TVR lines for years to come. When presented at the New York Auto Show, the public loved the car and a flood of orders were made, far to many for the limited TVR to produce.
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