Stop me please

Stop me please

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Skyedriver

Original Poster:

10,578 posts

241 months

Wednesday 26th August
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I've had a 350i Wedge and 3 Chimaera.
Decided when I sold the last one I'd have a change from TVR but just seen this.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tvr-Tuscan/133502644239...

OK so it's a Cat C and the repairs aren't perfect apparently but if it came at the right price....
The chassis looks sound in the photos

Someone knock some sense into me please.

Speed 3

3,106 posts

78 months

Wednesday 26th August
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That was a really nice spec car pre-mishap. It must be one of the very last Mk1's. Light front & rear fibreglass damage is ok if the chassis is undamaged. However, a full respray at a minimum of £3.5k is going to put it at £22k and still Cat C (plus no engine rebuild and part home servicing but we won't go there). If you could get it for more like £16k that would make sense but it's a bit toppy for me unless you plan to keep it for 5+ years and just enjoy it.

Skyedriver

Original Poster:

10,578 posts

241 months

Thursday 27th August
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Speed 3 said:
That was a really nice spec car pre-mishap. It must be one of the very last Mk1's. Light front & rear fibreglass damage is ok if the chassis is undamaged. However, a full respray at a minimum of £3.5k is going to put it at £22k and still Cat C (plus no engine rebuild and part home servicing but we won't go there). If you could get it for more like £16k that would make sense but it's a bit toppy for me unless you plan to keep it for 5+ years and just enjoy it.
Thanks for the guidance

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,607 posts

194 months

Thursday 27th August
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Skyedriver said:
Someone knock some sense into me please.


hehe

cerb4.5lee

16,866 posts

139 months

Thursday 27th August
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
Skyedriver said:
Someone knock some sense into me please.


hehe
hehe

PhilF329

140 posts

197 months

Thursday 27th August
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Its a nice looking car (not the one on the trailer!) but I think a full respray would be nearer £6K.

Even £16K is too high unless you plan to enjoy it as it is for a few years, which is good advice IMO

m4tti

4,912 posts

114 months

Thursday 27th August
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If it starts burning oil and you need a rebuild you’re into 6/8k, plus the paint 4k ish.

So you’re immediately upto 28k at best. Then there’s the yellowing carpets.

28k will get you a decent Tuscan and lots of other stuff.

16k would even get you something like this https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10659869?c...

Which makes a great noise.

Skyedriver

Original Poster:

10,578 posts

241 months

Friday 28th August
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Thanks guys

think you've saved me.......

TR4man

3,903 posts

133 months

Saturday 29th August
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That one in your link on EBay started off at £22k a few weeks ago and he’s been reducing it ever since. He has only owned it a short time himself and I suspect some desperation is settling in.

I’m sure the seller will eventually sell it to someone who will spend the money to make it a decent car albeit still with the stigma of a CAT marker and the hope that the engine doesn’t go bang anytime soon.

Skyedriver

Original Poster:

10,578 posts

241 months

Saturday 29th August
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TR4man said:
That one in your link on EBay started off at £22k a few weeks ago and he’s been reducing it ever since. He has only owned it a short time himself and I suspect some desperation is settling in.

I’m sure the seller will eventually sell it to someone who will spend the money to make it a decent car albeit still with the stigma of a CAT marker and the hope that the engine doesn’t go bang anytime soon.
Thanks for the info, after reading the comments above, I'll quote Bob Dylan

"it ain't me, no, no, no, no, it ain't me your looking for"

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,607 posts

194 months

Saturday 29th August
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babe

Skyedriver

Original Poster:

10,578 posts

241 months

Sunday 30th August
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
babe
I deliberated over that but calling the responders babe may have given the wrong impression.



2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,607 posts

194 months

Sunday 30th August
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Skyedriver said:
2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
babe
I deliberated over that but calling the responders babe may have given the wrong impression.
biggrin

a1butch

264 posts

153 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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I bought it :-)

To be honest is actually a decent car. Plenty of services and work in the past from Powers and Str8six and well looked after by previous owners.
Yes the paint isn't great in some areas and i may well end up sorting that in the future but it suits me to just drive it now.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,607 posts

194 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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a1butch said:
I bought it :-)

To be honest is actually a decent car. Plenty of services and work in the past from Powers and Str8six and well looked after by previous owners.
Yes the paint isn't great in some areas and i may well end up sorting that in the future but it suits me to just drive it now.
We need pics!!

a1butch

264 posts

153 months

Wednesday 23rd September
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Here you go.
I haven't had much chance to take any good photos yet so here's one parked up at home.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,607 posts

194 months

Wednesday 23rd September
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They are still fab looking cars! thumbup

MikeE

1,607 posts

243 months

Wednesday 23rd September
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
They are still fab looking cars! thumbup
Unbelievable that this design was penned 23 years ago and I first saw one of the show cars 22 years ago, and saw my first Tuscan in build almost 21 years ago! cool

Skyedriver

Original Poster:

10,578 posts

241 months

Wednesday 7th October
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There's evil in the air that keeps trying to drag me into the dark side.
Received a load of photos of a one for sale and I'm tempted.......
The receipts for servicing are scary compared to my old Chimaeras, the chassis is 20 years old and we all know about TVR chassis, the engine has had a rebuild already and that photo above of the Tuscan on the recovery truck is the main thing stopping me bidding......help!

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,607 posts

194 months

Wednesday 7th October
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The last time I ever saw that POS. I left it at the services to be returned to sender hehe