$300k Tuscan

$300k Tuscan

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unrepentant

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20,272 posts

217 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...

Geezer's having a giraffe. The Swordfish reference is spurious as this is a T2, the price is hilarious and the car probably in't even legal in the US.............

markreilly

795 posts

133 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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Well i guess thats the good old US of A,can't descide if i love or hate the wheels,i think on reflection the former....The dogs spankly's and i'm no lover of after market wheels

Timja

1,850 posts

170 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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Haha... Love the Swordfish reference!

dvs_dave

6,101 posts

186 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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He is having a laugh at that price. This car has been kicking around for a while and was previously for sale down in Miami for $200k. Not sure what it sold for or even if it sold? It was spotted driving around FL by a fellow PHer not long ago so maybe it did? There's certainly some very big question marks surrounding how it got over here and it's legality.

Hoping to bring mine over at some point as a "remanufactured" car however it's a complicated, costly and time consuming process so it has to be for the love of it rather than for any profit.

unrepentant

Original Poster:

20,272 posts

217 months

Saturday 14th May 2011
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I emailed them and asked if it was road legal in the USA.

They replied that "The car is a right hand drive car and is techinically not legal in the US, however several states will let you register it".

Clearly clueless.


so called

7,838 posts

170 months

Saturday 14th May 2011
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I called the dealer in Tampa in February.
He told me it was road legal and there was a way to 'do it'.
Said he would be on the look out in future for more, mine for example. I declined.

He told me he had turned down $98k and $100k but dont know what it went for other than it went off their site and was photo'd in Florida on the road.


Might be crazy money to us but it is very exclusive in the US.
I said last year that if US collectors could buy and drive them then the price could go silly. Still believe it.
I personally have met several wealthy American TVR fans who would love to get their handy on a Tuscan, Mk1 or Mk2, not to mention a Sag.

Its also being followed here.
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Edited by so called on Saturday 14th May 01:48

Terminator

2,420 posts

245 months

Saturday 14th May 2011
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If Unrepentant were to replace the TVR badges on his 280i with Ferrari ones, I'm sure he could pass it off as a rare Fezza prototype in Vegas wink

smokin2

Chris71

21,498 posts

203 months

Saturday 14th May 2011
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If anyone paid that much for a TVR surely they'd want one that was performing as it should .... isn't the 160mph maximum speed a bit conservative for a T2?

unrepentant

Original Poster:

20,272 posts

217 months

Saturday 14th May 2011
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Terminator said:
If Unrepentant were to replace the TVR badges on his 280i with Ferrari ones, I'm sure he could pass it off as a rare Fezza prototype in Vegas wink

smokin2
280i? You mean my 280 GTB Berlinetta Boxer pre production special once owned by Elvis Presley? On it's way to Hank and Betty in Nevada as we speak. Yee Ha! biggrin

dvs_dave

6,101 posts

186 months

Saturday 14th May 2011
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Chris71 said:
If anyone paid that much for a TVR surely they'd want one that was performing as it should .... isn't the 160mph maximum speed a bit conservative for a T2?
Assuming its on factory suspension and god knows what geo set-up (very likely hopelessly wrong!), 160mph might be your lot before the car feels like its about to throw itself off the road.

Jasper Gilder

2,164 posts

234 months

Saturday 14th May 2011
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Clearly this car is worth every cent - as the advert proudly claims, it has

NO VISIBLE RUST

Hardly surprising as it's lived in a desert state and possibly the 'person' who's selling it has failed to notice it's glass fibre ( or is American Education so bad they think that GRP can rust??????)

sidewayz

2,681 posts

202 months

Sunday 15th May 2011
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Splendid chap!

Good morning sir, I understand to sell rare TVR's to discerning orange coloured clientel with ample wonga.
I happen to be selling my rare 4.3 T350, only 20 or so in existence. Previously owned by , well I am not supposed to tell anyone, they were 'that' famous. I am only asking 200 k so you'll make 100 k on top....

unrepentant

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20,272 posts

217 months

Sunday 15th May 2011
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They replied to me again saying that the car is plated in Alaska. So as long as you live in Alaska, or can prove residency there you're fine........

so called

7,838 posts

170 months

Friday 27th May 2011
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The price is dropping.