MAL010 was built in 1969 and soon exported into the US where it stayed for almost 20 years. Obviously it was used for quarter miles races in California. The car was modified for this and strengthened to better cope with the needs of fast acceleration. One of the owners also upgraded the interior with leather and a US style steering wheel. The last US owner (T Bartholow Squires) lived in Alexandria VA. David Gerald reimported the car into the U.K. In July 1991 the journal “Classic Cars” compared MAL010 with its rivals Lotus Europa, Marcos GT, Reliant Scimitar and Gilbern Genie. One comment “but you get performance with a capital – it is amazing, exhilarating – an experience – the fastest car I have ever driven – but every day – no way – fun rating 10” summarizes the nature of the car quite well. In 1991 or 1992 the car then came to Germany and was only randomly used on the road until 2004 when the car was bought by the current owner and brought to Switzerland. The TVR specialist “Classic Car Connection” sorted a few of the problems out and made the car road legal in Switzerland. The car received new Minilites and standard size Michelin 185 VR 15 tyres plus a Motolita steering wheel. Other than this the car was left as it was, some things not required (e.g. radio, mid mounted breaking lights) were removed. The cooling system was improved, the carburettors tuned and the back glass screen was replaced with a racing proofed version.