Well that did not go too well

Soldato
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I am actually looking at one of these right now.

Can you rip all the crappy wiring and replace?? I can't imagine they're massively complicated wiring wise...?

The wiring loom is zip tied to the chassis under the body, it would require a fair amount of work to get at it all, and it won't just pull through.

Because they are epic, most of the niggles have been identified and have preventative measures in place now thanks to specialists such as TVR Power.

Those fixes aren't cheap though.
 
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I absolutely love the look, and that paintwork, and the sound.

I know they can be an absolute dog with the problems they throw up, but I'd still love to have one.
 
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Anyone that buys one of these now is either mightily naive and/or has mahoosive cojones.

Sadly I don't have the latter so will never know how much fun these can be, when they work :D

I watched Edd China replace the chassis on a Cerbera that Mike Brewer picked up cheap. Some job, but he made it look easy.

Best of luck with it.
 
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Anyone that buys one of these now is either mightily naive and/or has mahoosive cojones.

Sadly I don't have the latter so will never know how much fun these can be, when they work :D

I watched Edd China replace the chassis on a Cerbera that Mike Brewer picked up cheap. Some job, but he made it look easy.

Best of luck with it.

I sent that to my mate when he bought his, he sent this video in response.


Some days, crashing it into a pole to write it off seems tempting instead of dealing with the 'niggles' :D
 
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Its booked in at some specialist, the guy has balls. He knows how much can go wrong with the car but still bought it unseen lol
 
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At least while you wait for the recovery truck you can look at it from millions of angles to see the paint shift colours :)
 
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How much is a Tuscan to buy now anyway? Just interested because problems aside they are awesome!
 

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How much is a Tuscan to buy now anyway? Just interested because problems aside they are awesome!

Usually start around 20k for an alright one. Goes up to a lot more for the later 'S' models and early 'S' as well.
 
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I remember years ago walking down a local street with a friend and stumbling across a Tuscan parked up. We spent a few minutes walking around it admiring the 'flip' paint and the carbon cans poking out of the back. A lady, probably late 30's was walking towards us looking like a stereotypical scruffy tree hugger (matted unwashed looking hair etc) . to my amazement she walked up to the car opened the door hopped in and fired it up (what a noise) and hooned off in it. Me and my buddy just thought WTF and he said "I though she was going to key it!"

No point to this story but I thought I would share. :p
 
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