My old Mk1 Tuscan X363 WVK

My old Mk1 Tuscan X363 WVK

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Rorus Maximus

Original Poster:

58 posts

174 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Is my old Mk1 Tuscan still out and about ? , when I sold her the registration was X363 WVK, Purple Pearl in colour .
Just curious , it would be nice to think she is still being treated well .

Paul Goldstar

85 posts

91 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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DVLA doesn't recognise the registration so hopefully its out there wearing a personal plate

kontortion

18 posts

69 months

Thursday 4th February
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She sure is! smile Currently resides in Nottingham and wears X4LTR... had that on her when I bought in late 2015.

She hasn't had much use over the last year due to Covid and is currently SORN, but will be coming out of the car cover again as soon as the conditions start getting a bit nicer. I had driven her through winter a few times but it's rarely much fun, I have a lot of respect for people who drive these daily whatever the weather!

Might you be the helicopter engineer former owner I was told of when I purchased?

Lovely car, probably the best I've owned.

Rorus Maximus

Original Poster:

58 posts

174 months

Thursday 4th February
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Wow ......... She looks in fine fettle , so nice to see the car looking so well . The respray completed by Chris Gregory certainly still looks fantastic .
Yes indeed i would be the engineer you were thinking . I spent many hours on this car , the most pain in the ass job had to be replacing the seal on the rear screen , that was when i also fitted the stain less retainers ( not to mention money ) trying and i think succeeding in keeping it in top form , to this day i regret parting with her , a gorgeous looking car , i had her for 8 years and enjoyed every minute .......................... but had to make room in the garage for a Sag , which of course is the same colour ............. well its just got to be purple hasn't it .

I still have many pics of the car and smile when i look at them , thanks for looking after her so well



Edited by Rorus Maximus on Thursday 4th February 17:32

kontortion

18 posts

69 months

Friday 5th February
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Ah, great to hear from you, sir! The chaps at Track V Road were very complimentary when I enquired as to the car's history, she's certainly a lovely example.

The respray is holding up very nicely indeed, out of interest was it resprayed the same as the original factory colour? I tried to obtain a build sheet for this car when it was made apparent some were available but sadly my car was one of the ones "missing" from the patchy earlier Tuscan records that were recovered from the factory.

Just had a look at the Sag on your profile - looks amazing! That's up there with the Tuscan as dream car territory for me... If you ever want to meet up and see them side by side we should arrange a purple-off! smile

SFTWend

286 posts

39 months

Friday 5th February
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kontortion said:


She sure is! smile Currently resides in Nottingham and wears X4LTR... had that on her when I bought in late 2015.

She hasn't had much use over the last year due to Covid and is currently SORN, but will be coming out of the car cover again as soon as the conditions start getting a bit nicer. I had driven her through winter a few times but it's rarely much fun, I have a lot of respect for people who drive these daily whatever the weather!

Might you be the helicopter engineer former owner I was told of when I purchased?

Lovely car, probably the best I've owned.
Stunning looking car photographed in magnificent scenery.

mozza42

195 posts

147 months

Friday 5th February
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kontortion said:
Currently resides in Nottingham...
I'm in Nottingham too, recent TVR Tuscan owner. Know of any other local owners for a run out?

kontortion

18 posts

69 months

Saturday 6th February
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SFTWend said:
Stunning looking car photographed in magnificent scenery.
Thank you! Hartsop Valley in Cumbria, hard to take a bad photo round there...

kontortion

18 posts

69 months

Saturday 6th February
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mozza42 said:
I'm in Nottingham too, recent TVR Tuscan owner. Know of any other local owners for a run out?
Ah, welcome to the fold! What colour? Might have seen you around.

There's a few TVRs scattered about, most I know of go to the regional monthly meets (when they are on again) and we sometimes have convoys go to the meets further afield, are you on the TVRCC forums? https://forum.tvr-car-club.co.uk/tvrcceast-midland... if so, that's the regional one, keep an eye out during season smile

mozza42

195 posts

147 months

Saturday 6th February
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kontortion said:
Ah, welcome to the fold! What colour? Might have seen you around.

There's a few TVRs scattered about, most I know of go to the regional monthly meets (when they are on again) and we sometimes have convoys go to the meets further afield, are you on the TVRCC forums? https://forum.tvr-car-club.co.uk/tvrcceast-midland... if so, that's the regional one, keep an eye out during season smile
Cheers - Red Bull blue. I'm out in Bingham, looking forward to getting out to the likes of Ashby Folville - whenever that might be...

I am fully paid up in the TVRCC - saved £400 on the insurance weirdly enough.

Slush fund present and correct!

Rorus Maximus

Original Poster:

58 posts

174 months

Sunday 7th February
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kontortion said:
Ah, great to hear from you, sir! The chaps at Track V Road were very complimentary when I enquired as to the car's history, she's certainly a lovely example.

The respray is holding up very nicely indeed, out of interest was it resprayed the same as the original factory colour? I tried to obtain a build sheet for this car when it was made apparent some were available but sadly my car was one of the ones "missing" from the patchy earlier Tuscan records that were recovered from the factory.

Just had a look at the Sag on your profile - looks amazing! That's up there with the Tuscan as dream car territory for me... If you ever want to meet up and see them side by side we should arrange a purple-off! smile
No actually the original colour was a Paradise Purple , but after a minor scuff from the inside wall of my garage , i wasn't able to get enough of the original colour for a full respray .
I do have all of the pics taken during the respray and also pics of her in Paradise Purple .
Craig and Ian and all the team at TrackVRoad are top guys and I would always call into see them if I was in the area , sadly due to the current situation with Covid I simply haven't been North .
Yes indeed it would be great to see them side by side , there are some truly magnificent roads in North Wales if you are ever up this way i would without hesitation meet up .
I absolutely love the Sag and from a driving perspective it is a more planted car than the Tuscan and totally mental looks, also has a Power 4.3 upgrade ........ BUT asthetically I still think the Tuscan is just fantastic ,lovely curves , with a removable roof just perfect for summer driving............ hence my regret parting with her .
Again thanks for looking after her so well !

Here is a pic of original colour .

topcat1

241 posts

103 months

Monday 8th February
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What are the odds, my Tuscan is X893 WVK! Maybe we can find the 530 in between laugh