Nikolai Smolenski, the Russian oligarch, has made a surprise bid to buy back
British sports car business TVR
Smolenski was at the helm of the company as it slipped into administration.
The 26-year-old took over TVR in 2004. He split up the company; and the
manufacturing arm of the business, Blackpool Automotive, proceeded to go into
administration before Christmas,
Times reports . Smolenski was then forced to give up the TVR
name and intellectual property.
Sources have said that administrators
had received 30 expressions of interest for the business – including an
offer from Smolenski.
Smolenski’s personal assistant and solicitor did not return calls for
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