TVR Tuscan Mk2 4.0S Targa - “Quality Street TVR”
For sale at £46,000
“Quality Street TVR?” Back in 2004, Racing Green TVR was planning to introduce a new TVR Tuscan Show car/demonstrator for the 2005 season. Obviously, the car needed to be stunning, striking and attention - grabbing.
And so it was that a very special colour was chosen. This colour was to be based on the Purple wrapper of a Quality Street sweet. Racing Green TVR’s Sales Manager took such a wrapper to the famous “Gerbil” - TVR’s Master painter - at the TVR factory in Blackpool. And the result, after a fair degree of trialling by the pair, was this stunning “Purple Pearl” Tuscan - commissioned in July 2004 and delivered to Racing Green TVR on 23 Dec 2004.
As an aside, if you search for “Quality Street” on Google Images, and check the sweet at 11 o’clock in the second picture, you will see the origin of this car’s colour.
This colour isn’t for shrinking violets! And Str8six has made this Tuscan even more stunning. We decided an awesome colour like “Purple Pearl” needed our Powder-coated Chrome Spider alloys, rather than Black anthracite wheels. It’s got them now!
So, back to the facts! This is a VERY fine example of this sought after Sportscar - in Tuscan Mk2 guise and to 4.0 litre S specification. First registered on New Years Day 2005 and now it has a total of only 6 owners in 17 years.
This beautiful car is in very good technical condition and its body is once again unmarked and gleaming! The interior is trimmed to half hide specification. The dash, binnacles and lower tray are finished in black with purple stitching. The doors are trimmed to match in black with dark grey Alcantara centres. The seats are in smooth black leather with perforated black centres - in full leather. The roof-lining is in black Alcantara. And finally, the carpets are black with purple binding.
The car runs on 18” TVR Spider alloys finished in “Str8six Chrome”, fitted with Toyo Proxes T1 Sport tyres. The exhaust system is standard and the polished stainless tips of the OE Carbon can exhausts complement the car’s alloys nicely! It is equipped with air conditioning and the in car audio is a Phillips GEM 300B DAB Audio system with i-Phone, i-Pod and MP3 interface - with a black fascia, which suits the interior styling of this Tuscan Mk2 to a T!.
Talking of which, a Tuscan 2 has cutting edge cockpit design, featuring revolutionary and unique shapes enhanced by CNC machined real metal componentry. None of your insipid plastic switchgear here! And there is nothing insipid about the way this TVR handles and performs!
This is no sanitised, mainstream “sportscar”. TVRs have tubular spaceframe chassis - like a racecar - and the entire suspension can be set up to handle the way the owner wants. The Journos say that a real sportscar is about steering feel and the driver being at one with the car! You’ve got it with this Tuscan!!
This is the E-Type Jaguar of the 21st Century; sexy, high powered and eye catching - BUT affordable! And like an E-Type, this Tuscan is an appreciating asset. Currently its £100,000 cheaper than an E-Type. But you may find the gap closes over the next 10-15 years ….. ?!
This particular Tuscan has a fully stamped Service Record by date and by mileage, plus a full provenance record including original Order Forms and Conformity Certificates plus a comprehensive file of supporting invoices.
“Quality Street Tuscan” will be supplied fully Str8six Pre Delivery inspected, with a 12,000 mile service and 4 wheel “Optiline” alignment completed. The car will have 12 months TAX and 12 months MOT. It will come with Str8six’s unrivalled 12 months/12,000 miles FULL WEAR and TEAR WARRANTY covering PARTS and LABOUR on the entire vehicle. It will have an inbuilt Accumate battery charger and an Anderson cable supplied.
Overall mileage - 54,780
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