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Superturismo

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1 posts

25 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Hi,

New to the forums and the possibility of TVR ownership.

Given the attention this car has had in other threads does anyone know much about it or owned it prior to the current owner.
The mileage seems good but I am concerned it might need engine work given the age of the car and that no rebuild has been done.
Is the rule of thumb that they normally let go after around 35 to 40K

http://pistonheads.co.uk/sales/4226538.htm

Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

Regards



7 TVR

2,423 posts

54 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
No but if you ever find out who did the carbon please give me a shout?

Getsis

1,440 posts

102 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
For me it would be worth a punt if all the original kit comes with it. It's been too "personalised" for my taste. It would be around £600 to get the back end to standard. The price is bang on what it should sell for. Note the turnbuckles have no function except to look "good".

nightSpirit

627 posts

54 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Getsis said:
For me it would be worth a punt if all the original kit comes with it. It's been too "personalised" for my taste. It would be around £600 to get the back end to standard. The price is bang on what it should sell for. Note the turnbuckles have no function except to look "good".
I still have the original exhaust cover and plate so reverting to standard would cost nothing, I also have the leather from the rear shelves and a spare speedo binnacle. Unfortunately the door cards and trans tunnel went to another owner some time ago.

On the carbon bits, again unfortunately they were one offs. The moulds for the door cards were damaged/destroyed along with the trans tunnel. It's a real shame as they're a work of art, true autoclaved carbon/kevlar and have to be seen to be appreciated. I'm a slut for carbon fibre.

7 TVR

2,423 posts

54 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
nightSpirit said:
I still have the original exhaust cover and plate so reverting to standard would cost nothing, I also have the leather from the rear shelves and a spare speedo binnacle. Unfortunately the door cards and trans tunnel went to another owner some time ago.

On the carbon bits, again unfortunately they were one offs. The moulds for the door cards were damaged/destroyed along with the trans tunnel. It's a real shame as they're a work of art, true autoclaved carbon/kevlar and have to be seen to be appreciated. I'm a slut for carbon fibre.
You can see the quality in the pictures! real shame the moulds are damaged, i would love the trans tunnel in mine!
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twinreal

196 posts

41 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all

nightSpirit

627 posts

54 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Well if it sells maybe the new owner will prefer the leather look and sell these on, they're worth a few quid I can tell you!

I would advise against just one CF part in the car as it looks out of place. That's why I added the glovebox and rear shelves. I also have a spare speedo binnacle with the intention of doing that in carbon/kevlar skin but never found the time.

Edited by nightSpirit on Tuesday 25th September 11:38

SPS

821 posts

146 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Hi Mark - a real shame about the moulds, (the Tamora looks fantastic by the way).
I note with interest that your domain is night-spirit. My son is part of a group that is into drifting and they have a tag very similar to yours - just a coincidence.!
Cheers
Steve

Edited by SPS on Wednesday 26th September 16:19

awhite2199

147 posts

25 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
I love the back end. Looks amazing, the bottom of the rear end has always bothered me and opening up makes for a much smarter look. Where did you get the tie bars from?

Cheers.

nightSpirit

627 posts

54 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
SPS said:
Hi Mark - a real shame about the moulds, (the Tamora looks fantastic by the way).
I note with interest that your domain is night-spirit. My son is part of a group that is into drifting and they have a tag very similar to yours - just a coincidence.!
Cheers
Steve

Edited by SPS on Wednesday 26th September 16:19
Not a shame for me smile

I started night-spirit back in the day with a chap called Chris Parry, you might know him wink. A few of the guys in our 'JDM lifestyle crew' went down the route of dori/drift where I stayed into curcuit/grip and didn't spend nearly enough time keeping up socially. Drift has taken off in the UK since those days and they continue to use the name I believe.

Edited by nightSpirit on Wednesday 3rd October 11:46

SPS

821 posts

146 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
nightSpirit said:
Not a shame for me smile

I started night-spirit back in the day with a chap called Chris Parry, you might know him wink. A few of the guys in our 'JDM lifestyle crew' went down the route of dori/drift where I stayed into curcuit/grip and didn't spend nearly enough time keeping up socially. Drift has taken off in the UK since those days and they continue to use the name I believe.

Edited by nightSpirit on Wednesday 3rd October 11:46
Yes I think I know the little sodcool It all seems to have sort off drifted away somewhat (no pun intended) which is a shame as I loved the atmosphere in the pit lane. I remember one event at Silverstone - you and Paz where literally smoking the backside off the cars - great! Paz still keeps his hand in but only at Buxton these days. He and his old man have started doing some track days in his Beemer!
He is good, old man - past it ha,ha.
Anyway stay paint side up!
Cheers
Steve
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