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robsco

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5,659 posts

59 months

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Saturday 25th August 2012 quote quote all
Hello all.

Looking forward to collecting my new Tuscan, hopefully in time for the BNG. It is a lovely example in BMW Estoril Blue, 1 owner from new and 28k miles. My current 1997 4.2 Cerbera is making way for it, so I'm all too familiar with the TVR foibles! The car will be provided by the best boys in the business, Track V Road, so I'm hoping to have many happy miles in the old girl.



http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/4059928.htm

One question I could do with answering is this... Can somebody identify the exact name of the colour of the carpets photographed below? The ones in mine are currently grey, but have been sun and/or heat damaged as per usual, so she'll be getting a full recarpeting prior to collection. I think I'm decided on this colour here with Portland binding to match the seats, but feel free to add any ideas if anyone has another suggestion.



Thanks.

Cockey

1,143 posts

111 months

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Sunday 26th August 2012 quote quote all
Welcome!

You'll have to let us know how you find the transition from Cerb to Tuscan.

Ropps

548 posts

30 months

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Sunday 26th August 2012 quote quote all
Congrats.

Re build or not?


robsco

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5,659 posts

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Monday 27th August 2012 quote quote all
No rebuild that we know of Ropps. It was serviced at the factory up to its closure, so there's nothing to say it hasn't had a factory rebuild and TVR have given no paperwork for it, as usual. Obviously it's safer to work on the proviso that it hasn't.

Robertjp

2,279 posts

108 months

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Tuesday 28th August 2012 quote quote all
Congratulations and welcome...

I made the same transition, cerby 4.5 to Tuscan.

I find the Tuscan more practical and more flexible believe it or not. Nothing to do with how refined the engine is etc but just the physical size of things....Tuscan is smaller, smaller doors easier to get in and out of, roof comes off, can just relax in a Tuscan but i always used to get out of the Cerby tired...

Anyway, great looking car, enjoy smile
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robsco

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5,659 posts

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Tuesday 28th August 2012 quote quote all
Hi Robert, thanks for the welcome. Strange, I got the impression that the Tuscan was a bigger car, despite the shorter wheelbase and 2 seats. It just looks more bulbous. I'm looking forward to spending some time with the car and comparing how living with each car differs. Immediately the Tuscan feels better finished inside, everything feels more modern etc. The engine also seems more urgent, although that could be more to do with my familiarity with the Cerbera's power delivery. I understand what you mean about the Cerb, they do test you physically when driving. After a run of more than a few hours or a couple of hundred miles, the first thing I end up doing usually is having a nap. hehe

The first phase of the Tuscan process is underway. She's gone to the trimmer today for the new carpets fitting in the above colour (Oxford Blue). Should look the bees knees when complete.


AGumbo

477 posts

64 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
Welcome, the blue ones are the fastest....

CLJ69

34 posts

29 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
that is a fantastic tuscan and drives like a dream, i always said that all tuscans should have been built like that one, i re-painted it a few years ago and was left with us on a sale or return policy, the owner was quite happy for us to use it and i had it for most of the summer of 08, there was 26000 miles on it and drove like new, a really stunning car that the owner decided to keep in 09 and used regular until it came back into our possesion in 10, the speedo hadnt been working for a while so we fixed that and a quick polish brought it back to stunning condition, im sure the carpets are oxford blue and the car has never had an engine re-build, we looked after it since 2006 and im sure we have the original bill of sale, we will of course pass it on

robsco

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Thursday 30th August 2012 quote quote all
Thanks Colin. I spoke to Dave on the telephone yesterday. When you say the speedo wasn't working, you mean the reading or the odometer? It's only got 28500 showing on the clock now.

verminator

716 posts

115 months

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Friday 31st August 2012 quote quote all
Robsco, Would love to know how the cerb & Tuscan compare performance wise.

Smooth Smith

419 posts

47 months

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Friday 31st August 2012 quote quote all
AGumbo said:
Welcome, the blue ones are the fastest....
I agree. Welcome to the fold. I saw your car when mine was last in for a service at TvR. Someone was taking a keen interest whilst I was there. May even have been you!!

robsco

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5,659 posts

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Saturday 1st September 2012 quote quote all
A slim, handsome (bespectacled) man in his early 20s? That would have been me.

Paulgooner

178 posts

116 months

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Saturday 1st September 2012 quote quote all
AGumbo said:
Welcome, the blue ones are the fastest....
I thought that only applied to the chimaerasbiggrin

Gray_101

1,040 posts

73 months

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Saturday 1st September 2012 quote quote all
Looks really good Rob, will you be taking it to Malton Big breakfast in Oct ?

robsco

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5,659 posts

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
Now then Graham. Yes we'll be there all being well. I'll PM you my number if you want to have a look around it. We missed each other at the last meet.

Verminator, I'll keep the thread updated. smile

robsco

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Some photos at last.








alphaone

563 posts

56 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
So how are you getting on with it? Do you prefer the Tuscan or Cerbera?

robsco

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Tricky to say really, as they're both completely different cars. The Tuscan is certainly the easier of the two to drive and live with. Little things like proper heaters, brighter headlights, better windscreen wipers, improved build quality, and all the things we take for granted in the "dailys". The Tuscan also feels quicker, and rather surprisingly, feels marginally more urgent from lower revs. That said, I'm torn. For all the Cerbera's flaws (of which it has many), it had an indescribable something which I can't put my finger on. The fact that a 100 mile drive in the Cerb left me tired out and aching almost added to its appeal in a strange sense.

The last drive in the Cerbera was an 80 mile journey to collect the Tuscan. During it, I had no windscreen wipers as the motor had burnt out, and it was pissing it down. Through the motorway speed limits, the Rain-X did its job just fine. Through the average 50 zones, there I was, hanging out of the window with a waterblade every 30 seconds to clear my view. And that kind of sums the Cerb up for me. It was never ever a boring car, and although the bloody thing had me pulling my hair out sometimes, everything we did, we did together somehow.

Not sure whether the bond will be so strong with the Tuscan, but only time will tell...

Cockey

1,143 posts

111 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Interesting to hear. Anyway, glad you're enjoying her smile

Lovely car. Have you considered clear indicators? (no idea about the front ones, but the clear side repeaters are super expensive!)

robsco

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Cockey, I'm actually quite keen on the orange indicators on this car, but who knows. Interesting you mention the expense of the side repeaters... Aren't they only MK3 Fiesta? As for the fronts, they're just military Land Rover reverse lights like the Cerb, about 25 quid for the pair.

Edited by robsco on Wednesday 10th October 19:22

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