W762ULK at ACA auction this weekend

W762ULK at ACA auction this weekend

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Wicker Man

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741 posts

207 months

Thursday 25th February
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This looks like a temptingly cheap Tuscan at £8-10k guide price: I nearly clicked my mouse!

Shame about the sound it makes when rev'd from cold! eek
Or do they all sound like that?

hoofa

3,030 posts

172 months

Thursday 25th February
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Even at that price it needs a fair bit of work and if it is a engine rebuild 8k , interior looks ste so reckon another 2k for seats, 200 quid for steering wheel retrim. Plus we do not know how it looks underneath , suddenly it’s not quite a bargain

Edited by hoofa on Thursday 25th February 18:01

LucyP

558 posts

23 months

Thursday 25th February
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It's in a local auction in the middle of Corona lockdown for a reason! It's a shed!

The last MOT expired 8 years ago. It has a high mileage for a car that has been off the road for so long. It's an first year of production car, with all the additional problems that they came with. The radio and pod seem to be missing. The interior is poor. The bonnet has a chunk missing from the leading edge. Wires are hanging down over the rear number plate. I won't say what that may or may not be.

The chassis could be pure rust! It probably needs everything doing, paint and a full interior re-trim and is it worth when finished? £20K? £21K?
There is a 2003 S for sale currently, with almost half the mileage, for £25K and no work to do.

Don't forget there is an 8% plus vat buyer's premium on the hammer price.

Wicker Man

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741 posts

207 months

Friday 26th February
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Hmm, I was thinking it just needed an engine rebuild, retrim and a front end respray. I'd forgotten about the chassis!
But these ACA auctions are well attended (including online) so I wont be surprissed if someone takes it away.


Paul Goldstar

85 posts

91 months

Friday 26th February
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LucyP said:
It's in a local auction
Not sure i would describe ACA as a local auction.

Can’t disagree with the rest of your points though.

sixor8

3,852 posts

232 months

Friday 26th February
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I wouldn't class it as a 'local' auction, it's one of the classic auctions whose data / sale results are included by Glenmarch (Bonhams, H+H, CCA, Historics, Barons, SWVA etc.)

I've bought a car there (although it was old and cheap) and enjoyed attending them in the past. Under present restrictions, only traders (i.e. Carrying out their profession) are allowed to view them up close, so I'm not sure I'd spend a great deal on photos, video and even walk-round voiced inspection myself.

I've never seen a Tuscan with the smaller wheels, they look smaller than 18", perhaps from the Tamora? It's common to fit the 18" Spiders to the Cerbera in place of the originals but I was under the impression all Tuscans came with them? smile

8% is some of the lowest buyer's premium anywhere (it was 6% until late 2019). Many places charge 10% or more (CCA for example now charge 11% + VAT, and H+H Classics charge 12.5% + VAT so basically 15% !)

There's an S1 with a guide of only £3k - £4k which looks OK, and a Chimaera too.

ETA: As of 09:30, the Tuscan has already had pre-auction online bids, now at £5k.



Edited by sixor8 on Friday 26th February 09:31

Gladers01

135 posts

12 months

Friday 26th February
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Wicker Man said:
This looks like a temptingly cheap Tuscan at £8-10k guide price: I nearly clicked my mouse!

Shame about the sound it makes when rev'd from cold! eek
Or do they all sound like that?
Thankfully not, sounds like one of those old wooden football clackers from the 60s plus an unknown chassis, tread carefully, a fool and his money etc eek

LucyP

558 posts

23 months

Friday 26th February
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The wheels are spiders. Those are the wheels that the car was originally fitted with. You are just used to seeing the bigger spiders, that on a W plate, only the Red Rose version came with.

Basil Brush

4,699 posts

227 months

Friday 26th February
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The 18 spiders were an option as my non RR W plate had them. There can't be many left with orange indicators.

The lack of radio pod explains some of the other bits, assuming it had the recall to move the door release. I'd guess the chassis around the exhaust manifolds may well be an issue as there was no heat shielding there on the early cars. At least it's got aircon.

LucyP

558 posts

23 months

Saturday 27th February
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There was never a recall to relocate the door openers on the early cars.

NCE 61

2,311 posts

245 months

Saturday 27th February
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Early Tuscans came with RL16” wheels with RL18” being the option although these were discontinued due to cracking problems, slightly later ones had 16” Spider wheels as standard with 18” being an option at £1000.

The door release buttons being moved to the radio pod was also later, but a lot of early cars had this retrofitted, but not necessarily a recall hence some not being done.

The car that’s for sale would need a lot of TLC and that engine sounds dreadful, at least a top end rebuild required and better change those Indian con rods while it’s apart.

blaze_away

1,193 posts

177 months

Saturday 27th February
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Just been through, hammered at £10,000

sixor8

3,852 posts

232 months

Saturday 27th February
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That was the Chimaera (£10,960 including the buyer's fees).

The Tuscan is lot 184 and will go through well after 1pm tomorrow (3rd car from last)

blaze_away

1,193 posts

177 months

Saturday 27th February
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sixor8 said:
That was the Chimaera (£10,960 including the buyer's fees).

The Tuscan is lot 184 and will go through well after 1pm tomorrow (3rd car from last)
Oops sorry folks, my mistake. It was the Chim

blaze_away

1,193 posts

177 months

Sunday 28th February
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£14250 on the hammer

Wicker Man

Original Poster:

741 posts

207 months

Sunday 28th February
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£14,250 + 8%(+Vat) = £15,618. Plus the cost of renovation!

Good luck the new owner. I do hope he knows what he’s bought.

LucyP

558 posts

23 months

Sunday 28th February
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He's bought a loss. "A loss?" As Alan Sugar would say on The Apprentice!

Whoever bought it was suffering from "auction fever"!

TwinKam

1,763 posts

59 months

Sunday 28th February
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You're very judgemental aren't you, Ms Lucy.
The buyer only bought it because they wanted it, and thought that was an acceptable price to pay for it.
Unless you have evidence otherwise, we must assume that no guns were held to any heads.

Congratulations, New Owner, hope you enjoy both driving it and fixing it up. thumbup

TVRMs

1,874 posts

88 months

Sunday 28th February
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Kind of funny, the number of time people on here say a thing is only worth what someone will pay for it, and as soon as something makes strong money, the new owner bought a loss.

PH - priceless...

robsco

7,085 posts

140 months

Sunday 28th February
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Sounds a lot of money to me, but if the owner was particularly wanting to buy a project car, which he/she can then finish to their own specification, then they’ve picked up a car here for £10k cheaper than anything on PH currently. I sincerely hope that is the case and the new owner doesn’t think it’s a cheap entry to TVR ownership. That engine sounds like it’s on its last knockings.