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Cerbera 4.2 V8 Coupe. 1997/P

  • Spec
  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
Tab 1
TVR Cerbera 4.2 V8 “Sapphire Blue”
For sale at £33,000

The TVR Cerbera, specifically the model with the registration P688 NNE, first hit the road on May 1, 1997, making it 27 years old. However, its condition belies its age, presenting itself as a remarkably well-preserved and attractive vehicle. A walk-around and an interior inspection reveal a car that is not only well-maintained but also aesthetically pleasing.

The exterior of this Cerbera is finished in a striking Sapphire Blue, a colour that enhances the car's iconic and aggressive design. The latest specification headlight treatment adds a modern touch to its classic silhouette. The 18” Spider alloy wheels in shadow chrome are a perfect complement to the Sapphire Blue, enhancing its dynamic and sophisticated appearance. This combination ensures the car remains a head-turner, whether it's cruising beside other vehicles or storming past them on the open road.

The interior is a testament to thoughtful design and quality materials. Heron grey dominates the seating areas, creating a light and airy feel, while Prussian blue accents on the door cards, dash top, and parcel shelf add a touch of elegance. Dark blue carpets complete the look, creating a cohesive and inviting environment. This setup not only looks good but also provides a comfortable space for both long and short journeys. The experience is further enhanced by the sound of the FlatPlane V8 engine breathing through the sports exhaust system. Air conditioning ensures comfort in all weather conditions.

Mechanically, P688 NNE has been meticulously maintained. It recently underwent a full inspection and a comprehensive 12,000 mile service, which included a critical valve clearance check and adjustment. The inspection revealed that the ignition coils were of an older NGK type, known to be unreliable, so they were replaced with the latest Bosch models. Additionally, the ignition leads were renewed, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

Overall, this TVR Cerbera P688 NNE is an excellent example of a well-maintained classic. Its striking exterior, comfortable and stylish interior, and thorough service history by TVR specialists and dealers make it a desirable vehicle for any enthusiast. Whether admired from the roadside or experienced from behind the wheel, this Cerbera stands out as a remarkable piece of automotive history.

Service items replaced included:
8 x Spark plugs
1 x Oil filter
1 x Air filter
1 x Fuel filter
7 Litres Mobil 2000 engine oil 
2 Litres Mobil SHC synthetic gearbox oil.
2 Litres Millers synthetic diff oil.
0.75 Litres Brake fluid.
The brakes were stripped, inspected, cleaned and adjusted.
The throttle bodies were balanced, fault codes checked and throttle POT sensors tuned.
The car was given a full Inspection and every aspect of the report was addressed.
Our internal invoice for all service and rectification work carried out is available.
The chassis is in very good condition and benefits from having been Dinitrol treated early in its life.
The suspension dampers and springs were not a matched set, so these have been replaced with the latest Bilstein Sport setup and Elbach springs.
The car is now controlled by the very latest Bilstein Sport dampers & Eibach springs.
This suspension system has been finalised by a full 4 wheel alignment on our Optiline camera alignment system.  
The wheels are 18" Spiders finished in unmarked Shadow chrome.
These are fitted with Goodyear tyres. The wheels have new nuts and centre cap badges to finish them off. 
The car has a hard-wired 12 volt trickle charger and an Anderson cable jump lead.
P668 NNE will be supplied with 6 months warranty.



Overall mileage - 41,490
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Tab 2
The service history is as follows:

First Registered: 10 April 1997
09 May 00 - 18,712 miles - MOT/ATS North Western Ltd
13 Aug 01 - 21,607 miles - MOT/ATS North Western Ltd
27 Sep 02 - 23,510 miles - MOT/ATS North Western Ltd
22 Jul 03 - 27,192 miles - MOT/J&S Autos E Sussex
09 Aug 04 - 30,655 miles - MOT/J&S Autos E Sussex
14 Oct 04 - 6,000 service/The V8 Centre H Wycombe

26 Sep 05 - 33,345 miles - Rebuild engine/TVR Power Ltd
17 Nov 05 - 33,348 miles - MOT/The MOTT Centre Ltd
23 Feb 06 - Power Run - 347 Bhp & 373 Tq/Austec Racing
20 Oct 06 - 37,896 miles - MOT/White Hill Service Stn Henley
20 Oct 06 - 37,890 miles - Tech Rectif./Henley Heritage TVR
05 Oct 07 - 40,000 miles - MOT/KAM Auto Services Swindon
19 May 08 - 40,000 miles - 12,000 service/Neil Garner Perf Eng
16 Apr 15 - 40,000 miles - MOT - RS Auto Svcs, Cirencester
06 Apr 16 - Service parts - Racetech Direct
28 Apr 16 - 40,000 miles - MOT/Whizzy Wheels, Wisbech
23 Jul 16 - 40,000 miles - MOT/Whizzy Wheels, Wisbech
02 Aug 16 - 40,000 miles - MOT & service/Whizzy Wheels, Wisbech
07 Feb 18 - 40,333 miles - MOT/Postcombe Service Stn
05 Dec 18 - 40,333 miles - Tech Rectif./Str8six TVR
11 Dec 18 - 40,333 miles - MOT/Postcombe Svc Stn
08 Jan 20 - 40,333 miles - MOT/Postcombe Svc Stn
08 Jan 20 - 40,333 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
01 Feb 21 - 41,000 miles - MOT/Stokenchurch Service Centre
02 Feb 21 - 41,000 miles - Oil service/Str8six TVR
27 May 22 - 41,297 miles - MOT/Str8six TVR
31 May 22 - 41,297 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
April 2023 - 41,480 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR


POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER 
Date TBD c.41,490 miles - PDI/Str8six TVR

Tab 3
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.
Tab 4
P668 NNE will be supplied with 6 months warranty.
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