Tuscan V6 DAO 666K

Tuscan V6 DAO 666K

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Mr Tiger

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394 posts

96 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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The light metallic blue Tuscan V6 with the devilishly good reg DAO 666K is a very distinctive car. With chrome wires, wooden dash and that reg number it's hard to forget.

A quick Google suggests the car has been both automatic and manual at various points in its life. It has also lived in France and the UK.

I've recently acquired information that suggests it started off as a 2500 and was converted to a Tuscan V6 by the factory.

Is anyone able to confirm, deny or add any details to this please?

Chris

Mr Tiger

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394 posts

96 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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It's just been confirmed by The Club as starting off as a 2500. Thanks to Mervyn and Marshall.

Another Tuscan with an interesting history!

Does anyone have any photos of it please?

Chris

Edited by Mr Tiger on Tuesday 23 April 20:15


Edited by Mr Tiger on Wednesday 24th April 19:36

the other tim

134 posts

115 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Not that it matters to me personally, however is it a Tuscan or 2500 as the chassis and also consequently the body are different. If someone thought they were purchasing a genuine Tuscan which is inherently more valuable then I suppose it would matter.

GTRene

12,254 posts

192 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Mr Tiger said:
It's just been confirmed by The Club as starting off as a 2500. Thanks Mervyn.

Another Tuscan with an interesting history!

Does anyone have any photos of it please?

Chris



Dollyman1850

6,196 posts

218 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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the other tim said:
Not that it matters to me personally, however is it a Tuscan or 2500 as the chassis and also consequently the body are different. If someone thought they were purchasing a genuine Tuscan which is inherently more valuable then I suppose it would matter.
Different?

Mr Tiger

Original Poster:

394 posts

96 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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Thanks for the photo Rene.

Chris

Mr Tiger

Original Poster:

394 posts

96 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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Dollyman1850 said:
the other tim said:
Not that it matters to me personally, however is it a Tuscan or 2500 as the chassis and also consequently the body are different. If someone thought they were purchasing a genuine Tuscan which is inherently more valuable then I suppose it would matter.
Different?
There are differences in the chassis, apart from the condition.

Tuscan


2500


Chris

Dollyman1850

6,196 posts

218 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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Mr Tiger said:
There are differences in the chassis, apart from the condition.

Tuscan


2500


Chris
Not that much different then hehe

You are aware they didn't make all Tuscans with a Salisbury diff smile

In theory the 2500 should be the most expensive... It has a few more added tubes biggrin

Bye the way I am currently Turning a Griff 400 into a Vixen S1

biggrin

N.

Edited by Dollyman1850 on Wednesday 24th April 23:27


Edited by Dollyman1850 on Wednesday 24th April 23:49

GTRene

12,254 posts

192 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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Mr Tiger said:
Thanks for the photo Rene.

Chris
am I mistaken, or are those 2 pictures also that same car but then the time in France? both different plate (some letters), but looks like the same car.






edit: if it is also AT-119-NW then I have 14 more pictures.

Edited by GTRene on Wednesday 24th April 23:15

GTRene

12,254 posts

192 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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and indeed with different interior details, like manual and I guess automatic (different stick etc) interiors.

also with Tuscan V6 on the rear and or with nothing on the rear :-)

also one with the engine etc, what picture would you like to see?

looks manual >



looks different, could be the automatic



with tuscan v6



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Mr Tiger

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394 posts

96 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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Great photos Rene, thanks for posting them. They certainly look like the same car but as you said, with slight variations in some details including the reg number. A few engine bay shots would be good.

Chris

GTRene

12,254 posts

192 months

Friday 26th April 2019
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Mr Tiger said:
Great photos Rene, thanks for posting them. They certainly look like the same car but as you said, with slight variations in some details including the reg number. A few engine bay shots would be good.

Chris
It is the same, but with changes to the car.
















V6 Pushfit

16,859 posts

78 months

Friday 26th April 2019
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Mr Tiger said:


Chris
Interesting front crossmember - maybe eased to fit a 2CV gearbox?

Mr Tiger

Original Poster:

394 posts

96 months

Friday 26th April 2019
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Thanks for the extra photos Rene. It is much appreciated.

Chris

Mr Tiger

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Friday 26th April 2019
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V6 Pushfit said:
Interesting front crossmember - maybe eased to fit a 2CV gearbox?
I know they're not the most powerful of cars but I hope they've got more than 2 horse power smile

Chris

the other tim

134 posts

115 months

Saturday 27th April 2019
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V6 Pushfit said:
Interesting front crossmember - maybe eased to fit a 2CV gearbox?
Nice thoughtlaugh however all the 2500 chassis I've seen are the same, it's just for the extra length of the Triumph lump.

Edited by the other tim on Saturday 27th April 18:06

V6 Pushfit

16,859 posts

78 months

Saturday 27th April 2019
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the other tim said:
Nice thoughtlaugh however all the 2500 chassis I've seen are the same, it's just for the extra length of the Triumph lump.

Edited by the other tim on Saturday 27th April 18:06
Interesting, and a dipped crossmember under the engine mounts too - so a different chassis for each engine type...

V6 Pushfit

16,859 posts

78 months

Thursday 5th November 2020
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Does anyone know the chassis number ?

baconsarney

10,842 posts

129 months

Thursday 5th November 2020
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Wow..... memory lane for me, I worked for Caterham when they were up on the hill, and I still have vivid memories of Lotus 7's and Elans, and TVR Vixens and Tuscans arriving in 'kit' form.... avoided the dreaded purchase tax, New owner would purchase the kit and have it delivered to Caterham, who would put it together for them.... At that time, an 'affordable' sports car with a V6 was a thing of wonder to us common mortals... Would have been '69/'70......... I remember driving up to the Lotus factory in Norfolk (now a 5 minute drive for me) with the Caterham Land Rover and trailer to pick up a new 7 body chassis unit for a chum... Happy days indeed.....

Monkeythree

485 posts

197 months

Sunday 28th March
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