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Does anyone know this car?

Does anyone know this car?

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jamieduff1981

Original Poster:

5,544 posts

37 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is the done thing here or not so Mods please feel free to wrap my knuckles!

Does anyone here know this car? I've seen it advertised fairly recently but it's just reappeared. I'm on the look out for a good 4.5 and my wife especially is keen that it's purple!

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/4070276.htm

Mark.

11,104 posts

173 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Don't know the car, but it's certainly in the best colour wink

Obiwonkeyblokey

5,331 posts

137 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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dont know it but looks lovely, usual Cerb purchasing rules to apply of course...

The Surveyor

2,936 posts

134 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Ross comes out on quite a few North East TVR CC runs and took the Cerb to Le Mans with us in 2011. It's a beautifull looking car in great nic.

Ross is an enthusiastic driver who looked after the car very well and is a great guy, Used a independent guy to service the car and had everything done on the car when it needed it from what I gather.

Paul

jamieduff1981

Original Poster:

5,544 posts

37 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Thanks very much Paul - that's exactly what I wanted to hear!

I've been in initial contact with him, and am hoping to arrange a viewing soon. With a little luck I'll be a TVR owner soon smile

V8s ONLY

209 posts

95 months

Saturday 27th October 2012
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It appears to be still for sale.Did you go to see it?Was it any good?What put you off?or did you buy it?

jamieduff1981

Original Poster:

5,544 posts

37 months

Saturday 27th October 2012
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I didn't go to see it but I did speak to the seller. The problem is financial - I'm self employed and doing very well but I'd planned to save up and pay cash. When the right car appeared before I'd got all the cash in my own mits (as opposed to in the business) I thought I'd look into a loan, but I've not been self employed long enough and didn't want to tank my credit rating trying too many times!

Kinda hoping the car is still there in January when I've got the cash out!

jamieduff1981

Original Poster:

5,544 posts

37 months

Sunday 30th December 2012
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I'm pleased, excited and slightly terrified to say that I put a deposit on this car yesterday to complete the sale / take delivery at the end of January. Since the advert has gone now, the car is a 1999 4.5 in Rolex Blue and Portland interior. It's done 27k and has a huge stack of receipts and mostly new ancillaries, clutch, gearbox rebuild and steering rack etc. The paint is in pretty good and the RL7s are nicely powdercoated. The interior is fair but we'll probably retrim it in a year or two. The chassis has never been done but it's fine for now. Most importantly, it's a car I can run for a while hopefully but it'll get what it needs while I have it.

FUBAR

16,881 posts

135 months

Sunday 30th December 2012
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Congratulations thumbup

Vee8ight

687 posts

36 months

Sunday 30th December 2012
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Congrats and welcome to the world of overdrafts lol

jamieduff1981

Original Poster:

5,544 posts

37 months

Sunday 30th December 2012
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Why thank you Sir! I'm strictly keeping this car "cash only". I don't mind spending on it, but I'm not going to let it rule my finances! (he says)

Warwick67

418 posts

111 months

Sunday 30th December 2012
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Congratulations, I had my eye on this one too, but hoped it would still be around in Feb - damn!

Enjoy it...smile

slippery

14,046 posts

136 months

Sunday 30th December 2012
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I am jealous. thumbup

jamieduff1981

Original Poster:

5,544 posts

37 months

Monday 21st January 2013
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5 days to go, and a particularly crumby week in the way. I have the train tickets waiting at home, and I REALLY hope any snow has melted by then. It's supposed to be +6deg and raining on Saturday so fingers crossed.

spin

Edited by jamieduff1981 on Monday 21st January 14:52

der1

640 posts

35 months

Monday 21st January 2013
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jamieduff1981 said:
5 days to go, and a particularly crumby week in the way. I have the train tickets waiting at home, and I REALLY hope any snow has melted by then. It's supposed to be +6deg and raining on Saturday so fingers crossed.

spin

Edited by jamieduff1981 on Monday 21st January 14:52
Tick tock tick tock lol

jamieduff1981

Original Poster:

5,544 posts

37 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2013
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der1 said:
Tick tock tick tock lol
Oh you're not wrong. In the evenings at least. One advantage of being rather busy at work and having a crucial deadline in the middle is that those 9 hours per day are gone all too quickly.

I got your email by the way - I'll happily take you out in the Cerb. It's highly unlikely I'll have been anywhere near the rev limiter and/or had the pedal more than half way down, but it's still impressively quick when using nowhere near it's potential. I'll take you out again in summer once I've had a few months to get used to it and the roads have dried/warmed up a bit cool

der1

640 posts

35 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2013
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jamieduff1981 said:
Oh you're not wrong. In the evenings at least. One advantage of being rather busy at work and having a crucial deadline in the middle is that those 9 hours per day are gone all too quickly.

I got your email by the way - I'll happily take you out in the Cerb. It's highly unlikely I'll have been anywhere near the rev limiter and/or had the pedal more than half way down, but it's still impressively quick when using nowhere near it's potential. I'll take you out again in summer once I've had a few months to get used to it and the roads have dried/warmed up a bit cool
No doubt I'll get the tvr bug! in the meantime try and not crash lol

Mags

850 posts

176 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2013
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Congrats and good luck. Rolex blue is a gorgeous colour from memory. Make sure you get some pics up.

jamieduff1981

Original Poster:

5,544 posts

37 months

Friday 25th January 2013
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Tomorrow!

Getting excited now. Please keep your fingers crossed that the snow stays away for me yikes

optimax sniffer

1,802 posts

112 months

Friday 25th January 2013
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Enjoy and take it steady smile