1989 TVR Tuscan

Challenge Race Car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1989
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver/Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

Officially launched at the 1988 Birmingham Motor Show, the TVR Tuscan Challenge was the brainchild of Peter Wheeler, the millionaire businessman who had made his money in chemical engineering and who would become TVR''s much needed saviour after buying the Blackpool manufacturer in 1981. Designed as a marketing tool to promote its production sports cars, and inspired by the success of the works 420 SEAC model during two previous seasons, the inaugural Challenge series began the following year, although originally it was to comprise road-going models producing about 300bhp, the first Tuscan that successfully took to the track in pre-season testing that year had 360bhp, slick tyres and more power than grip - a perfect combination guaranteed to provide very fast, specta