1 owner - 5,440 miles See engine pics....
Colour: Starmist Chianti
TVR Tuscan MK1 – 2000 – one of the very first cars off the production line fitted with original 16″ alloys.
Just the 1 owner from new and 5,440 miles.
The owner had his money down on the previous model, like some 400 others who at one point thought there was a Griffith Speed Six coming, but that never came to pass.
Built in Jan/Feb 2000, possibly earlier, we are looking to get more information at the moment as the first and only owner set down the spec on this car in mid-1999, when TVR announced the new model.
He went over to Bristol Avenue and spent a great day at the factory – in Peter Wheeler’s office with him and Dorothy Cureton. Agreeing colours, full leather etc.
At that time, as he was a repeat client, they promised him a very early car.
The car has been garaged the whole of its life in the Isle of Man, and only ever went off the Island to be serviced back at Bristol Avenue and after that at David Gerald.
In recent years it’s been looked after by the local sports car specialist SCP on the IOM.
Due to work and other travel commitments, over the past 15 years the car has only been out on sunny weekends when he was back on the Island. Hence the low mileage.
A unique example of a highly specified original Tuscan, just like it came out of Bristol Avenue.
Original paintwork and in fresh condition that only a genuine, super low mileage car can really reflect. The interior is beautiful, as close to new as you’ll see on a 17yr old TVR.
No shine on the steering wheel etc. Makes you smile… it’s that lovely.
There is the odd touched in mark and stone chip on the car, we have left it as is in the main as the next owner may wish to leave it untouched, but these are options to be discussed. We can go through these in detail.
It runs very well, we’ve just had our TVR tech check the top-end, and carried out a valve clearance adjustment. Only 2 needed to be done. The cams, finger followers and valve guides are original and show no signs of wear. (See photos.)
All very healthy and in good order. Obviously being such an early engine we can’t offer an engine warranty. However, it’s lasted nearly 20yrs and looks to have no top-end wear, so it’s certainly not something we would be looking to rebuild if it was our car until such time as that situation changes.
If you’re planning to add this to a low-mileage collection we’d again suggest leaving it as is it is for the reasons stated above, we are happy to discuss all options with the new owner, including sending the car to Powers for a refresh/rebuild if that’s desirable.
Please contact us for a chat should you have a serious interest in the car.
£32,500 taken ‘as is’ or £40,000 with engine rebuild and fully prepped.
We appreciate that not everyone is a mechanically trained engineer, but for those of you who are we have included these.
You are very welcome to have a chat with our factory trained TVR tech who works on these engines 6 days a week and he was very pleased and impressed by the condition of the top-end.