Meson Avant Reviews

1968 Meson Avant PSV-002 2.5L 6 cylinder from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1972
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5L 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired12500 miles
Most recent distance48952 miles
Previous carAudi 100

Summary:

Very rare interesting piece of Britain

Faults:

Mainly build problems. Car is a Kit car based on a TR6 chassis, TR6 running gear with O/D gearbox. Mainly spent time tinkering and improving.

General Comments:

Very powerful and lots of fun. It's a rare car here in the UK and was never exported. A local man built it in 1968 from a damaged TR6.

Fibre glass body makes for interesting motoring, especially for that silky Triumph engine. Gives a great power to weight ratio. I have never seen another one in the UK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2001

1973 Meson Avant ASV 2.5L from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6500 miles
Most recent distance37500 miles

Summary:

Weird rare 60's fun. Creates quite a stir!!

Faults:

This is a rare kit car built in Britain from 1967. I found it at a house clearance in 1978 and have owned it ever since. It is built on a Triumph TR6 chassis and running gear with a one off Glassfiber body. Have had few problems other than updating and improving on the original design. Removed the Lucas fuel injection system after a whole host of problems and replaced with carbs.

As far as I know, there were only about 24 of these built. I think mine is one of only four left in the world.

General Comments:

Great fun car for summer use only. Great fun to drive and very fast due to weight reduction with the body being made of glassfibre.

It doesn't have any boot space, or a hood. This is a true sports car!!

Gets a lot of attention; it upsets and also intrigues Triumph enthusiasts.

Not recommended for long journeys!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2001

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews