I did tell security so they could watch him but they said he left not long after he spoke to us, so I'm not sure if he embarrassed himself or was scared someone was on to him.
She loves her micros and I think they're a smart investment, a Goggo Dart is still on her list, and they're tough to find in one piece. There's a guy down here with one for sale with trailer for, hold on to your hat, $48,000. Nuts. It looks nice, a Mediterranean blue with white interior, but I wouldn't go a penny over $35k in it's condition. Yesterday she got an Austin Sprite convertible and there are about 7 other micros (including those awesome Subarus), so I'm sure we'll end the week with more cool additions to her growing stable. I'm haggling over a TVR 3000S and I'll talk with them again later if they don't sell it. I last made an offer of 22k and I believe that's fair. The guy's like, "they only made 129 of them", and I replied, "because Cosworth wouldn't sell them any more engines". It's a cute car, but not high dollar. Look at the hood and door gaps in this photo, they're a LOT worse up close, but that's TVR.
Maybe you should be looking to source the Dart out of OZ. Hows the misses with RHD? You may be able to ship one over for way less than the ask of this bloke.
Bugeye sprite. I'll be looking for one. It's one of those cars that seems to appear whenever someone mentions one
TVR's just never seem to make the collectable list do they. You are obviously aware of the build quality issues. Make your Zonda seem like it was assembled by NASA in the VAB. My personal experiences with TVR for some reason mirrored my carrer experience with accounting software. As I got shoehorned into it, I became the defacto residente and therefore sucked into shaking them down when they appeared. More a case of everyone else taking a step back then me stepping up:) I wanted to like that car as a marque, but just too much torment from build to ergonomics. Shifting and toe and heeling always left me feeling like a monkey trying to masturbate in a fishbowl. But, if it's your thing, have at it. (I'd take an S type anyday)