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TIV400

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56 posts

126 months

RJDM3

1,441 posts

107 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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$175,000 USD!! What planet is the seller on?!

Also his add is incorrect its not one of two, its one of 4 Tuscan, travolta has 1, this ebay add one and 2 others that i know off and 1 Sagaris

jpf

1,191 posts

178 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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I wonder if they will waive the $299 dealers fee.

Can't open the engine???

Grady

823 posts

162 months

Friday 7th May 2010
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That didn't last long - listing has already been taken down.

dvs_dave

4,497 posts

127 months

Tuesday 11th May 2010
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How did they get it into the country? As a show vehicle is the only thing I can think of?
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RJDM3

1,441 posts

107 months

Tuesday 11th May 2010
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Most likely brought in bits. Chassis, engine trans etc. I think the listing was in florida and if so you can get a title for a toaster there as they just dont care and have no emissions testing.

dvs_dave

4,497 posts

127 months

Wednesday 12th May 2010
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So if it's so easy to bring them in via FL, why aren't there more TVRs in the US?

RJDM3

1,441 posts

107 months

Friday 14th May 2010
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dvs_dave said:
So if it's so easy to bring them in via FL, why aren't there more TVRs in the US?
Honestly not sure, there is interest out there, i think its down to the cost and having to buy from oversears sight unseen.


jpf

1,191 posts

178 months

Friday 14th May 2010
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Well, there is the problem of the $175,000 price tag. You can get the same performance--and a marginal interior--in a Corvette for $50,000. You can swing over to Porsche you can easily purchase a new Carrera for less than $100,000. Throw in the Viper in the $85,000 range, and the problem becomes the TVR is great to look at, has a fabulous interior but is way overpriced. They need to price it between the Carrera and Cayman and they could actually sell in a reasonable volume. It wouldn't hurt to have a dealer network, either...

RJDM3

1,441 posts

107 months

Sunday 16th May 2010
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jpf said:
Well, there is the problem of the $175,000 price tag. You can get the same performance--and a marginal interior--in a Corvette for $50,000. You can swing over to Porsche you can easily purchase a new Carrera for less than $100,000. Throw in the Viper in the $85,000 range, and the problem becomes the TVR is great to look at, has a fabulous interior but is way overpriced. They need to price it between the Carrera and Cayman and they could actually sell in a reasonable volume. It wouldn't hurt to have a dealer network, either...
Impossible to build that cheap for a low volume manufacturer.

Its nigh on impossible to get dealers together in the usa as they have no confidence in its owner.

As much as i love tvr, i would rather have the vette

jpf

1,191 posts

178 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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If you go to Ebay, you will see the Tuscan is for sale again.

28 biders so far...

Let's see how long before they pull the listing again!

jpf

1,191 posts

178 months

Tuesday 17th August 2010
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Sold for $75,000.

Priced right.

Congrats to the buyer!

Rodimus

325 posts

66 months

Tuesday 24th August 2010
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was this tuscan a left hand drive? i am searching for one in LHD or a sagaris LHD but i am told they are extremely rare.

RJDM3

1,441 posts

107 months

Tuesday 24th August 2010
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There are very very few LHD Tuscan let alone Sagaris. Some in germany and some in belgium i believe..sure there will be others

so called

5,476 posts

111 months

Sunday 3rd October 2010
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This Italian web site usualy has info for left handers.

http://tvrblog.blogspot.com/

Rodimus

325 posts

66 months

Sunday 3rd October 2010
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so called said:
This Italian web site usualy has info for left handers.

http://tvrblog.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the link. Just saw the red one for sale and there is an orange one too. Going to call that dealership first thing tomorrow. A friend of mine in Bahrain bought a LHD sagaris thanks to this blog site
http://tvrblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/tvr-sagaris-le...


so called

5,476 posts

111 months

Sunday 3rd October 2010
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My pleasure. Hope it works out for you.
Tony.

RJDM3

1,441 posts

107 months

Monday 11th October 2010
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LHD Sagaris, T350 and Tuscan are available to order in the USA from www.redseadistribution.com

jeff m

3,866 posts

160 months

Monday 11th October 2010
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RJDM3 said:
LHD Sagaris, T350 and Tuscan are available to order in the USA from www.redseadistribution.com
http://whois.domaintools.com/redseadistribution.com

Car salesman in Nissan dealership in Fort Wayne, IN


Edited by jeff m on Monday 11th October 19:48

Slow M

2,318 posts

108 months