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thegamekeeper

2,268 posts

168 months

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Saturday 23rd October 2010 quote quote all
So not really relevant to the topic since my understanding is that Tuscans in any form are not FIA eligible. Fantastic as the car in question is it would make a hideous road car (i,ve had a couple of similar cars over the years) and I cant see other than modsports or the modern equivalent where it would race in Classic car racing. Cue Neilswitch. Be interesting if the owner added to the discussion

Edited by thegamekeeper on Saturday 23 October 13:44

taimar78

681 posts

148 months

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Saturday 23rd October 2010 quote quote all
To address the issue of whether this is a "real" Tuscan LWB V8, or how the car originally left the factory, it was originally a Tuscan V6 and, of course, all of them were LWB chassis, compared with the original Tuscan V8s which were divided between SWB and LWB chassis. So this one has been modified from its original specification and I suppose, is accurately being advertised as a Tuscan(which it is) and an LWB (which it is).

heightswitch

4,384 posts

136 months

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Saturday 23rd October 2010 quote quote all
thegamekeeper said:
why is dyslexic so hard to spell? While we are being alan, what is the difference between a Tuscan LWB and an LWB Tuscan? What have Griffiths and FIA/HTP go to do with any of this? Your short answer could have been shorter neil if you referrred to the cars as Griffith 200 and Griffith 400 and if people didn,t know the difference they probably wouldn,t be reading this anyway!
Whatever it is it looks a great car and well proven at driving for a minute at a time. Sensible option would be to buy it, sell the engine and gearbox etc and convert it back to what it was. Dont laugh, somebody is already doing it.

Edited by thegamekeeper on Saturday 23 October 13:03


Edited by thegamekeeper on Saturday 23 October 13:22
But!!! The griff 400 was never homologated, The 200 was the only car homologated and to confuse "Alan" even more... The 200 document shows a 400 body which is why the 200 notchback (MK3 Granny) bodied cars are not accepted. That coupled with tha fact that 200 series cars were built with both body styles!! means it is not just a simple matter of quoting griff 200 and griff 400.

it must be wet in Runcorn is it?? You're usually cutting the grass on a saturday!!

I actually think the car is well advertised. and honestly.

I must however Bow to Mr reid in that he is Correct. No tuscan or any TVR older than 1965 vintage is eligible for Fia.

hence why lots seem to be for sale at the mo.

Isn't it a good thing that there is a whole world of alternative racing out their that isn't Fia though!!

25k looks on the face of it as a nice Class B car for the TVR series next year if you wanted something different. The problem with this car is that It would break a lot of sillouette rules for classic racing, and it is to young for Fia racing.

its market as a racing car is therefor limited.

It seems a waste of a car for 1 minute blasts so I think it will probably end up being re-fettled and re-arched to give it a more standard look.

Or just an insane road car!!
N

Edited by heightswitch on Saturday 23 October 16:29


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Edited by heightswitch on Saturday 23 October 16:43

heightswitch

4,384 posts

136 months

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Saturday 23rd October 2010 quote quote all
thegamekeeper said:
So not really relevant to the topic since my understanding is that Tuscans in any form are not FIA eligible. Fantastic as the car in question is it would make a hideous road car (i,ve had a couple of similar cars over the years) and I cant see other than modsports or the modern equivalent where it would race in Classic car racing. Cue Neilswitch. Be interesting if the owner added to the discussion

Edited by thegamekeeper on Saturday 23 October 13:44
My wife isn't prepared to comment on the subject stevehehe

TVR_owner

3,349 posts

77 months

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Saturday 23rd October 2010 quote quote all
Good class B car? What makes you thinks near being a race car N?
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thegamekeeper

2,268 posts

168 months

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Saturday 23rd October 2010 quote quote all
no idea what the weather is like in Runcorn Neil, never been there since I worked at Halton General but anyway cutting the grass only takes 28 mins 40 secs. Reading between the lines it seems you,ve bought Lisa the Tuscan as a race car so at least one of the Russel family will have a complete car and can go racing

Edited by thegamekeeper on Saturday 23 October 19:05

heightswitch

4,384 posts

136 months

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Saturday 23rd October 2010 quote quote all
thegamekeeper said:
no idea what the weather is like in Runcorn Neil, never been there since I worked at Halton General but anyway cutting the grass only takes 28 mins 40 secs. Reading between the lines it seems you,ve bought Lisa the Tuscan as a race car so at least one of the Russel family will have a complete car and can go racing

Edited by thegamekeeper on Saturday 23 October 19:05
As a Non conforming car due to rule changes and Time to build... I have taken the decision to wait until elligibility for VSCC gets a little closerhehe

Next year see's my 40th year on this earth so I think that milestone marker alone will give me the impetus I need.

Today saw the electrics first fixed and the plastering finished. A big chunk of next years racing budget arrives on Monday Morning in the form of the new kitchen. heres Hoping Mr Reid (Blackpool) has a slot open in December for some sparks.

N.

Gregor Marshall

921 posts

114 months

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Wednesday 27th October 2010 quote quote all
As a bit of interest for everyone, the first Tuscan V8 entry I know of is this 19th May 1967 (even if it was really a Griffith!!):-



Apologies for quality, was in an archive and only had camera phone on me!!

Erich Stahler

2,686 posts

156 months

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Thursday 28th October 2010 quote quote all
Slightly off topic, but can someone confirm the Tuscan LWB definitely shares the same chassis, or near as dam it dimensionally, to the later 3000m/Taimar series please?

thegamekeeper

2,268 posts

168 months

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Thursday 28th October 2010 quote quote all
Totally different although dimentionally similar

Edited by thegamekeeper on Thursday 28th October 13:30

jellison

12,746 posts

163 months

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Monday 1st November 2010 quote quote all
heightswitch said:
thegamekeeper said:
no idea what the weather is like in Runcorn Neil, never been there since I worked at Halton General but anyway cutting the grass only takes 28 mins 40 secs. Reading between the lines it seems you,ve bought Lisa the Tuscan as a race car so at least one of the Russel family will have a complete car and can go racing

Edited by thegamekeeper on Saturday 23 October 19:05
As a Non conforming car due to rule changes and Time to build... I have taken the decision to wait until elligibility for VSCC gets a little closerhehe

Next year see's my 40th year on this earth so I think that milestone marker alone will give me the impetus I need.

Today saw the electrics first fixed and the plastering finished. A big chunk of next years racing budget arrives on Monday Morning in the form of the new kitchen. heres Hoping Mr Reid (Blackpool) has a slot open in December for some sparks.

N.
Does this look like a 39 year old.

Life up North must add YEARS!

Get it out in the Thoroughbreds pronto Neil (just pop some 048's on it and drop the ride height, job done. I'll be out before you at this rate smile

dinkel

22,572 posts

144 months

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Tuesday 2nd November 2010 quote quote all
GTRene said:
if you mean this one its really gorgeous by looks...love that wide body looks.
color and shape of the mouth? its different/bigger I guess....nice.

Now that would make a nice road car . . .

jellison

12,746 posts

163 months

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Tuesday 2nd November 2010 quote quote all
I think they have cut the Grills central horizontal glass fiber bar out and then smoothed it all in to make that shape. Yep would be a fun (full on though) Road toy. For a non FIA race series like Thoroughbreds or CSCC I think it would need to drop down to 7J rims (sure it would be fine bar that - less ANAL!).

Vitus

1 posts

36 months

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Thursday 3rd November 2011 quote quote all
Hi,

has anyone the eMail Address or the tel. number of the former salesman of the tuscan v8? I'm searching exactly a car like this and I want to contact him. Thanks in advance

Veit

Mikexxx

2 posts

34 months

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Sunday 1st January 2012 quote quote all
I assume this car is gone by now?

Mikexxx

kartman24

392 posts

137 months

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Tuesday 3rd January 2012 quote quote all
The seller is a long standing friend of mine and i was talking to him just before Christmas, the car was sold to someone in Scotland and it is breaking class records at Hillclimbs...........Martin

my250gt

547 posts

105 months

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Sunday 16th June 2013 quote quote all
GTRene said:
if you mean this one its really gorgeous by looks...love that wide body looks.
color and shape of the mouth? its different/bigger I guess....nice.



Edited by GTRene on Friday 22 October 17:41
Old thread I know but I am looking for more images of this car, does anyone have any? Thanks, Phil.

Slow M

2,003 posts

92 months

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Tuesday 18th June 2013 quote quote all
Check your in-box. Should be full to the point of error messages.

Best,
B.

my250gt

547 posts

105 months

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Tuesday 18th June 2013 quote quote all
Slow M said:
Check your in-box. Should be full to the point of error messages.

Best,
B.
Hi B, havent got anything yet? will pm you another email address.
Thanks Phil.
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