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so called

4,281 posts

89 months

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Saturday 19th March 2011 quote quote all
Seems to me that it may have sold ?

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a... S Mk11 In SW Florida!

PipeNslippers

256 posts

53 months

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Saturday 19th March 2011 quote quote all
so called said:
Seems to me that it may have sold ?

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a... S Mk11 In SW Florida!
Did anybody notice that it has a 4.0 V6..not a straight six..may'be it's a typo?

Terminator

2,329 posts

164 months

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Monday 21st March 2011 quote quote all
I'm reliably informed that the car was at the Amelia Island show, in Florida, on a trailer in the car park. It had a 'for sale - $120000' on it, so the company who had it for sale previously must have had it on 'sale or return' commission.

smokin2

so called

4,281 posts

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cmb

65 posts

55 months

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Wednesday 18th May 2011 quote quote all
I've been watching the numerous auctions for this car, mainly because I'm curious about how it was imported and where it'll end up.

It's been listed on eBay about five times in the past couple years. Between all these listings, it's (allegedly) been in Florida, Nevada, and California, and it's been offered for sale by at least two or three different companies or individuals.

They've attempted to sell it with regular auctions, Buy-It-Now listings, and reserve-price auctions. There have also been a couple attempts to generate some buzz with shill bidders -- the last auction ended with the car bid up to $276,200, and the high bidder had an eBay feedback rating of zero. Hmm.

I don't know who has their money tied up in this car, but they're out of luck because it's basically unsalable in the States.

--Colin

Edited by cmb on Wednesday 18th May 17:34

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dvs_dave

3,882 posts

105 months

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Thursday 19th May 2011 quote quote all
Anybody able to do a carfax check on it? Might provide some answers?

unrepentant

15,520 posts

136 months

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Friday 27th May 2011 quote quote all
I ran the carfax. It has an inconsistent odometer reading but that looks like an obvious cock up rather than a clocking issue. The first entry would usually be for US customs showing importation. That's missing. The first entry is for March 30th last year in Florida showing mileage of 4,513. The rest of the entries (last one is 2/2/11)are in Florida and suggest that the car was sold on 1st feb 2011 with 4680 miles on the clock.

The dealership in Vegas that is currently trying to punt the car told me that it was titled in Alaska. That does not show on the Carfax. The price on Ebay seems to have dropped from $299k to $199k. Personally I'd treat it with a very long bargepole, whatever the price.

RJDM3

1,439 posts

85 months

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Friday 27th May 2011 quote quote all
Which dealership in vegas is selling the car?

so called

4,281 posts

89 months

so called

4,281 posts

89 months

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Thursday 1st December 2011 quote quote all
Short update on this Tuscan saga.
Back in January I spoke with Mirabela Motors in Florida who had the Tuscan for sale then.
We later saw it for sale on e-bay and in Vegas with Celebrity Cars Las Vegas.
WE all know about the questions about its road legality and being registered in Alaska.
Anyway, I noticed that it was marked as sold and so contacted Celebrity Cars a couple of weeks ago just to get an idea of the level of interest. (just in the case that I want to sell my Tuscan Convertible).
Funny thing was I was told to contact Mirabela Motors.
Closed the loop. scratchchin

deanb

175 posts

164 months

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Wednesday 4th April 2012 quote quote all
There was a Tuscan 2 in the window of this customisation/bodyshop place in LA a week ago (on La Cienaga Blvd. http://www.specialtycarcraft.com/

I thought I saw it the first time I drove past, and then on way back to the airport it was definitely there (seen from the rear, right-hand side of the showroom from the street). Unfortunately I was late for my flight & didn't get a chance to stop/look/take photos

Unclear if it was a customer's car waiting for pick-up after some work, or if it was for sale

DeanB

so called

4,281 posts

89 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
deanb said:
There was a Tuscan 2 in the window of this customisation/bodyshop place in LA a week ago (on La Cienaga Blvd. http://www.specialtycarcraft.com/

I thought I saw it the first time I drove past, and then on way back to the airport it was definitely there (seen from the rear, right-hand side of the showroom from the street). Unfortunately I was late for my flight & didn't get a chance to stop/look/take photos

Unclear if it was a customer's car waiting for pick-up after some work, or if it was for sale

DeanB
In LA this week.
Wondered what I was doing with my free time on Friday.
Now I know smile
Will report tomorrow.
Tony

so called

4,281 posts

89 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
Gave them a call this morning but they havnt called back.
I'll drive round on the way to Santa Monica this afternoon.

so called

4,281 posts

89 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
So visited them today.
Cars in for repairs with front right crunched wing.
I'll post some pictures later and something interesting wink

so called

4,281 posts

89 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
Interesting engine wink
Remember the advert - V6 .....
Pictures tomorrow but if anyone wants to guess.....

Justices

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2,831 posts

44 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
Expand good man, expand. smile

dvs_dave

3,882 posts

105 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
yes, get those pictures up. smile

so called

4,281 posts

89 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
Sorry to keep you waiting, hectic travel schedule. Posting in about 30 minutes.

so called

4,281 posts

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
So here is that Tuscan.
Apologies for the photo quality.
Looking slightly sorry for itself but judging by the work that body shop does on Lambo's and Feraris etc. it should soon be back to looking good.


You can see it has a Celebrity Cars, Las Vegas plate on it and who had sold it when I called last summer.

I think I recognise that air filter box smile

Yep, thats a blue cover Speed6 just like mine eek
Front off side wing a bit broke but could be worse.



So its driving around with its Speed6 engine and doesnt look like its been touched in any other way ? Interesting I think.

Have to thank the guys at http://www.specialtycarcraft.com/
They let me in to take photo's. Were somewhat suspicious which was fair enough and obviously busy so I didnt hang around.
They started to aask about spares locating and then stopped, again in a kind of guarded manner but like I say they let me in.
Cheers.
Oh, not sure I liked the mat black and mat grey Rollers they had. A bit pimpy to say the least.
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unrepentant

15,520 posts

136 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
It's the same one as before. It's not legal unless something has changed.
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