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TVR Tuscan V6, V8 and V8SE (1969 - 1971)

Last updated 5 October 2013

V8s effortless quick, and better developed than the Griffth, choice of engines, improved cabin and build quality
Hard to find, and still tricky on the limit


Of the early TVRs, the Tuscan is probably the most appealing. With more than a decade of series production behind it, and a move to more accommodating premises, TVR was building them better eith each passing year. The Tuscan might have effectively been a Vixen with upgrades, but the new power plants were what gave the car its current following.

It was fitted with a selection of US Ford V8s (like the Griffith), and was available with two body widths. The Capri-engined V6 Tuscan was an appealing addition to the range, plugging the gap in the range between the sweet four-cylinder cars and the lairy V8s. They ended up proving so popular, they paved the way for the upcoming mainstream TVRs of the 1970s.

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