A NEW exhibit at the Lakeland Motor Museum looks set to drive visitors wild with excitement.

The Backbarrow attraction will house the oldest existing car built by Trevor Wilkinson, inventor of the popular TVR series.

The car was one of a series of specials built before the first TVR production model – the 1958 Grantura was made.

Complete with the original number plate, FFV 62, it is the second car built at Mr Wilkinson’s small garage in Blackpool.

The first was damaged in an accident, dismantled and the salvagable parts were used in the third car.

Museum director Edwin Maher said: “This is the most important surviving part of TVR history – a small company in Blackpool that went on to produce stunning models favoured by many famous, discerning buyers, looking for value and exceptional performance combined with stunning looks.”