The Tuscan, initially with a 360bhp 4-litre version of TVR’s own straight-six, went on sale in 1999.The early cars were a curious mixture of ultra-pointy steering and disconcertingly soft suspension, though by the end of the year the damping had been improved. That was typical TVR: constant evolution, which, of course, means the late car, generally the better is it.
In the early days there was a “Red Rose” upgrade with an extra 20-30bhp, better brakes and tauter damping. That then formed the basis for the Tuscan S, which added front and rear spoilers to aid high speed stability. Following Nikolai Smolensky’s buyout, the Tuscan Mk2 arrived in 2005 with a new front grille and fared lights. Underneath, the changes included revised suspension , a close-ratio gearbox, bigger brakes and-crutially-better quality engine components.
This wonderful low mileage example, having covered a mere 25,546km from new, has remained in single ownership for a number of years. Described to be in immaculate condition it is finished in a beautiful purple with grey interior.