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Chimaera 4.5 1997/R

  • Spec
  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
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TVR Chimaera 4.5 "King Green"
For sale at £18,000

Why “Green King?” Because Carlsberg do Lager… but "Greene King" do Classic Real British Fine Ale - and this is a real British Classic Sportscar!

R752UKJ is a lovely example of a well cared for, well maintained and well-driven TVR Chimaera. This is an ideal mode of transport, on a fine summer’s day, to drive (roof down of course) to the local pub, park up and settle down to enjoy a fine IPA while complimenting yourself on your good taste in choosing a thoroughbred TVR. And, as we have borrowed their name, you might like to note that Greene King run over 3,100 pubs, restaurants and hotels throughout the British Isles - thus the scope for serious enjoyment of your TVR is immense!

So, let’s describe this splendid TVR events and meetings Chimaera! The car has a 4.5 Litre V8 engine and is finished in Starmist Green with half hide Biscuit and Green interior. The carpets are British Racing Green with biscuit binding. The real pieces de resistance, however, are the extremely handsome engine - turned aluminium dashboard and the full complement of Leven Technology aluminium cockpit componentry. This is a rare combination upgrade, which sets this car apart from nearly all other Chimaeras currently available. This cockpit is of course protected by a mohair roof, black in this instance, which is in very good condition.

This car also benefits from the V8 4.5 litre engine. Many say that the 4.5 litre engine - developing 285 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 300 ft lbs of torque at 4,500 rpm - is the one to own. The 4.0 litre is “calmer”, and the 5.0 litre - with another 35 bhp but only 20 ft lbs more torque - can be a bit more temperamental. So, the 4.5 is the happy medium. And the 4.5 litre is claimed to be good for 0-60 mph in 4.7 secs with a top speed of 160 mph (or so the TVR brochure claims!).

First registered on 1 Aug 1997 this car has covered just over 53,000 miles in 20 years. It has a very full TVR Service History, which has been certified exclusively by TVR main dealerships for the last 17 years. This servicing has been related to mileage but is fulsome, as shown. The car will come with a thick file containing the car’s full provenance and service history. This Chimaera is not equipped with power assisted steering, but many owners prefer this because it gives a very communicative steering feel once the car is moving. A brand new pair of Toyo front tyres have just been fitted and the car also benefits from the fitment of a set of 7 spoke Chimaera 500 specification alloys. The car does have the useful remote boot opening system.

If you are tempted to view and to test drive the car, you will be very pleasantly surprised. It has really tractable driveability, is as taut a Chimaera as you will find and it makes all the right noises; there are no suspension rattles or other worrying sounds coming from anywhere - assuming you could even discern them above the characteristic, addictive V8 sound of course!

This car is an outstanding example of TVR’s classic British high performance sports tourer - and it will be supplied with the renowned Str8six “All the 12s “ delivery specification -
i.e. Full 12,000 mile service, 12 months MOT and 12 months TAX, and 12 months/12,000 miles FULL WEAR AND TEAR WARRANTY covering PARTS and LABOUR, plus a 12v battery trickle charger.

Overall mileage - 53,070
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The service records are as follows:
31 Jul 97 - 25 miles - PDI service/WLA Specialist Cars
25 Sep 07 - 802 miles - 1,000 service/WLA Specialist Cars
13 Mar 00 - 6,783 miles - 6,000 service/HR Owen London
01 Aug 01 - 15,591 miles - 12,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
21 Feb 03 - 18,257 miles - 6,000 service/Hawthorns TVR
17 Dec 04 - 19,915 miles - 12,000 service/Hawthorns TVR
05 Jan 05 - 22,831 miles - 6,000 service/Racing Green TVR
13 Jan 06 - 25,811 miles - 12,000 service/Racing Green TVR
04 Jan 07 - 29,598 miles - 6,000 service/Racing Green TVR
31 Jan 08 - 32,601 miles - 12,000 service/Racing Green TVR
23 Jan 09 - 35,707 miles - 6,000 service/Racing Green TVR
20 Jan 12 - 40,174 miles - 12,000 service/Racing Green TVR
01 Mar 14 - 41,230 miles - 12,000 service/Racing Green TVR
06 May 15 - 42,312 miles - 6,000 service/Racing Green TVR
18 Mar 16 - 42,780 miles - 6,000 service/Fernhurst TVR
13 Jul 16 - 47,601 miles - 12,000 service/Fernhurst TVR

POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c.50,080 miles - PDI & 12,000 Service/Str8six TVR
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Please contact us on 07834 739307 or 01844 352735 to make an appointment.
If conditions are wet we reserve the right to provide a demonstration drive, rather than a customer driven test drive. Please bring your driving licence if you wish to test drive this car. Finance is available, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
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Complete piece of mind purchasing
- with our 12 months full wear & tear warranty

The above car comes with Str8six's renowned full 12,000 miles service completed, 12 months MOT, 12 months Tax and 12 months/12,000 miles full wear and tear warranty covering parts and labour. Plus an inbuilt 12 volt trickle charger and a 12 volt auxiliary cable (if applicable) will also be provided.
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This car comes with Str8six's renowned "All the 12’s” handover specification
The 12 months/12,000 miles warranty - is
FULL WEAR AND TEAR (Parts and Labour)

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