Tuscan Mk1 4.0S Targa 2002/02
- Test Drive
Remember this title and the words that follow? Yes, this is the second time that Str8six has offered this very desirable TVR for sale! And this time, we are just one week ahead of the launch of the Les Edgar generation of TVRs which, in our opinion, will have a very positive effect on the values of TVRs built at Blackpool in the Peter Wheeler/Nikolai Smolenski eras.
And one of the models which is destined to be a true collectable is the Tuscan Mk1 - especially in the 4.0S configuration!
And if you buy a thoroughbred Greyhound with a pedigree like this car, then you can expect it to come with all the bells and whistles, collars and blankets - and it does. When new in 2002, this car retailed at just over £50,000. And since then, a number of worthwhile upgrades have been incorporated.
But first, the OE factory specification! The exterior is finished in Iced Titanium and this beauty’s sleek coat is in remarkably fine condition. It is complemented by a splendid, predominantly black, half hide interior. Everything is either in black leather, Ambla, Lamonta or black carpet set off by Nimbus Grey stitching. Features include Nimbus grey binding to the carpets (even in the fully carpeted boot), and Silver-painted seat backs.
Let’s now check the list of useful improvements which have been added since the car’s initial handover! Nimble handling has been ensured by the installation of Nitron dampers with Eibach springs. “Night Vision” is improved by the high intensity discharge light installation! The car is sure-footed too - running on immaculate shadow chrome Spider alloys, fitted with metal valves, retained by a set of stainless steel “Shiny Nuts” and further improved by a wheel spacer kit. These wheels are shod with Toyo Proxes T1 R tyres. The car is equipped with air conditioning, and there are Leven stainless steel components fitted, as well as shiny chrome and red Tuscan S kickplates and polished Stainless rear window retainers. This TVR Greyhound even has the very rare, very desirable, fast-action bootlid “pop up” kit installed. This makes opening the boot really easy - despite the proximity of the rear spoiler!
The car’s ICE system has been upgraded three times now! The latest iteration is an Alpine CDE-183BT which incorporates Alpine Tuneit App compatability for iPhone and Android based phones. This allows full sound tuning and sharing via your phone, as well as new Facebook message alerts.
It also has built-in Bluetooth giving hands free car phone operation. The system plays through upgraded JC Audio 400 and 525 speakers.
But we digress… more importantly for TVR afficionados, “Gorgeous Greyhound” has a strong and reliable heart - following a full engine rebuild carried out by TVR Power 20,000 miles ago. Needless to say, this is also the real music source in the car and, having had an exhaustive and full health check carried out by Str8six, it is now warranted by Str8six for a further 12 months!
This Tuscan is of course being supplied with Str8six’s renowned “All the 12’s” handover schedule completed. This will include the most recent 6,000 mile service brought up to full 12,000 mile specification, a meticulous pre sale pre-delivery inspection, 12 months MOT and 12 month TAX, Str8six’s class-leading 12 months/12,000 miles FULL WEAR AND TEAR WARRANTY (covering PARTS and LABOUR on the whole car), a 12 volt trickle charger and an Anderson jump start lead. And this car is even supplied with a Specialised Covers Interior Car Cover to help preserve its beautiful appearance!
So now there is only the question of the service history to wonder about? Relax! This car’s provenance file is possibly the most comprehensive and best presented we have seen! The service invoices are supported by a fully stamped service record booklet.
Overall mileage - 56,015
21 May 02 - 36 miles - PDI/Mole Valley TVR
31 May 02 - 982 miles - 1,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
09 Dec 02 - 5,988 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
20 Dec 04 - 11,953 miles - 12,000 service/Gatwick TVR
27 Mar 06 - 14,830 miles - 6,000 service/Gatwick TVR
22 Dec 06 - 17,589 miles - Engine Rebuilt/TVR Power
19 Feb 07 - 18,646 miles - 1,000 service/TVR Power
08 May 08 - 24,215 miles - 12,000 service/Racing Green TVR
06 May 09 - 27,544 miles - 6,000 service/TVR Power
24 Feb 10 - 33,714 miles - 12,000 service/Sebring International
05 Jul 10 - 36,227 miles - Engine Rebuilt/TVR Power
16 Jul 10 - 37,278 miles - 1,000 service/TVR Power
11 Mar 11 - 40,216 miles - 6,000 service/Sebring International
25 May 12 - 45,196 miles - 6,000 service/Mat Smith Sportscars Ltd
29 Apr 13 - 47,739 miles - 12,000 service/Mat Smith Sportscars Ltd
30 Apr 14 - 50,141 miles - 6,000 service/Mat Smith Sportscars Ltd
18 May 15 - 51,629 miles - 12,000 service/Mat Smith Sportscars Ltd
05 Aug 16 - 52,380 miiles - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR
03 Aug 17 - 55,763 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c.56,025 miles - PDI & 6,000 up to 12,000 Service/Str8six TVR
So, another very rare, very desirable, “Str8six specially selected and prepared” example of a TVR Tuscan Mk1 4.0 litre S - supplied with an extensive no quibble warranty!
If conditions are wet we reserve the right to provide a demonstration drive, rather than a customer driven test drive. Please bring your driving licence if you wish to test drive this car. Finance is available, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
- with our 12 months full wear & tear warranty
The above car comes with Str8six's renowned full 12,000 miles service completed, 12 months MOT, 12 months Tax and 12 months/12,000 miles full wear and tear warranty covering parts and labour. Plus an inbuilt 12 volt trickle charger and a 12 volt auxiliary cable (if applicable) will also be provided.
This car comes with Str8six's renowned "All the 12’s” handover specification
The 12 months/12,000 miles warranty - is FULL WEAR AND TEAR (Parts and Labour)