TVR Tuscan MK1 – 4.3 Powers Performance

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TVR Tuscan 4.3
4.3 - Nitrons - Spiders - 3 Owners- See Text

Registration: 2003/03
Mileage: 36000
Colour: Imperial Blue with Portland
Location: Leicestershire

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TVR Tuscan MK1 4.3 – Powers Performance Engine – Plus many upgrades.

TVR Tuscan MK1 4.3 – Powers Performance Engine – Plus many upgrades.

Please note that this car was an insurance write-off back in Oct 2003 when the car was just over 2mths old – Category C – See the following link.      www.gov.co.uk/scrapped-and-written-off-vehicles/insurance-writeoffs

It started life as a Nightfire Red 3.6 litre. It is recorded as having been changed in April 2005, this would tie in with the last owner who bought the car in April 2006, presumably after the car had been repaired and put back on the road at that point.

The car has had a small fortune spent on by the last long term owner.   He had owned it since the car had been put back on the road 11.5yrs ago in April 2006, when it had covered just 2,857 miles.  Looking back he estimated the total spend on the car over the years was somewhere in the region of £50,000.

There is a file of invoices with the car showing a great deal of history and expenditure up to the point when the Powers upgrades were carried out, and MOT records going right back to the first one in April 2006 at 2,857 miles.

We do not have a stamped service book, but since the car has done so little since the rebuild, and because there is still a great deal of history going back 10yrs within the file prior to that, we don’t see it as a major issue.

A general list of the upgrades and changed items are shown in the long list further down in this write-up, most of which are recorded in invoice form within the general file.   Directly below is more detail on the engine work.

The engine work and costs are as follows:

  • Engine upgrade to 4.3 – 34,000 miles – Sept 2012 -£10,680.11 total cost.
  • 1000 mile service and other work 35,965 miles – Dec 2013 – £1,477.65.

The car has sat unused for quite a few years due to a change in the last owners circumstances. He was having major house renovations carried out and the car was basically trapped in the garage due to the building site and upheaval.  Hence the lack of MOT from July 2014 to the current one we’ve had done.

He’s now sold up and moved to Austria, so we ended up buying the car.

The car has not been driven and was moved on a transporter to Powers Performance so that the engine check and warranty inspection could be carried out.

Some of the overall work carried out on the car, and in most cases within the last 2000 to 3000 miles:

  • TVR Power Full 4.3 rebuild
  • All lights powerful LEDs
  • HID xenon headlights
  • Lightweight Powers Performance ‘Carbon’ can exhausts – Decatted and quite loud!
  • Nitrons Shocks with Eibach Springs
  • Electronic booster radio antenna
  • Sony Bluetooth stereo
  • Aluminium Radiator
  • Front grill modification for increased air flow
  • Private number plate T**TUS Reg Plate (Included with asking price of £24,999)
  • Upgrade larger race brake pads and discs from standard to 322mm
  • Upgraded AP clutch
  • Upgraded lightweight flywheel
  • Upgraded starter motor
  • Upgraded front anti-roll bar drop links
  • New replacement windscreen
  • Dash repaired with upgraded display
  • New ECU remapped
  • New Oil / water cooler
  • Uprated silicone hoses
  • Oil Filtermag
  • Alloy rear window clips
  • New alternator
  • New heater blower assembly
  • Clutch slave cylinder
  • Fully refurbished 18″ Spiders with brand new Toyos (Don’t they look stunning!)
  • New leather gearstick and handbrake gaiters (In Portland Grey) plus new gear knob and trim ring. (Not shown in current photos).
  • Full machine mop and paint correction.

Engine Check.

The car had a Powers Performance engine warranty inspection 30 miles ago at 36,038 miles and it was passed fit for an extended warranty should the new owner wish to take this option up.  That would be a 2yr warranty for £900 based on current prices.

During the inspection the car had a compression test, valve clearances adjusted, new plugs, and an oil change.

*Since these photos were taken the seats have been cleaned and new gaiters and gear knob fitted. (New photos will be uploaded ASAP, please bear with us.)

Ongoing Jobs…

The car is not ‘perfect’ and there are some small jobs and a little bit of fettling required, paintwork and maybe carpets that could be improved upon in areas, but we think you’ll agree the car does look very nice overall and the mechanicals alone on this car are worth a small fortune.

This car represents an ideal way to get into a 4.3 Tuscan for ‘high mileage, non-rebuilt standard car’ money.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to come and see the car.

 

More info

Exterior

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The bodywork is very good in the main, and this car being sold ‘as is’ would be fine left like this and used and enjoyed.

However… you would be into some paintwork and rectification if you want this car to look brand new again.    It’s not something we’d do if we were running it as it still looks, overall.. better than many Tuscans out there.

 

Interior

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The interior is getting a little tired on the carpets.  The stereo sounds great and is a modern, high quality item with bluetooth.  The rear speakers look like they’ve been put in by an angry ape, so maybe an area for the new owner to improve upon.

Engine Bay

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Very tidy as you’d expect from a Powers 4.3 rebuild.

The engine still looks like it’s just been put in.

Chassis

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As you can see the chassis is in very good order and reflective of the low mileage in recent years and dry summer running.

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Sorry it’s a little dark and rather noisy!