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Cerbera 4.2 2003/03

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  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
  • Finance
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TVR Cerbera 4.2 - “Tahiti Treat”
For sale at £32,000

Are you considering ownership of a stunning TVR Cerbera? If you are, do be sure to take a serious look at this very handsome example.

This is a Supercar with 4 seats - so an eminently sensible, fully justifiable purchase! If “she who must be obeyed” understands you, she‘ll let you buy it! Plus, this one is in “grown up” colours - BMW Tahiti blue exterior with Oxford blue and Portland grey interior. And note the date of first registration - 16 April 2003. Many sources claim this was the LAST year of Cerbera production, but there were a few in the next couple of years. However, there were probably no more than 25 Cerbera’s built after this example. And back in 2009, when this car was available to buy from Racing Green TVR, their advertisement suggested that YJ03 GTF was possibly the last 4.2 Cerbera built by TVR. Furthermore, by 2003, TVR were on top of chassis durability, and the electronics were much improved. Plus of course, this car has the final, desirable styling features… YJ03 GTF's interior is in nicely preserved condition, having been carefully looked after by each of only 5 owners, And yes, the car is equipped with air conditioning.

So what would you want from your Cerbera? A 4.5 Litre engine rather than a 4.2 Litre? Not a lot of people know this, but TVR ran out of 4.2 Litre engine blocks and the last 50 or so 4.2’s were actually built with 4.5 litre blocks and 4.2 Induction systems. YJ03 GTF is such a Cerbera. There is a slight difference in power and performance capability, but it is not that dramatic in the real world. The 4.5 engine develops 420 bhp and 380 lb ft of torque, whereas the 4.2 engine produces 360 bhp and 320 lb ft of torque. But the performance statistics are very close. Max speeds are 185 mph (4.5L) and 180 mph (4.2L) respectively, while the 0-60mph figures are 4.1 secs (4.5 L) and 4.2 secs (4.2 L).

YJ03 GTF was originally supplied by Harrogate Horseless Carriages (now Drivestyle) who serviced the car for its first 2 owners for the first near 25,000 miles of its life (6 services in all). TVR Power then rebuilt the engine (a little over 15,000 miles ago) and Scole Engineering renewed the clutch (just over 13,000 miles ago). Subsequent servicing was carried out by Racing Green TVR, which company looked after the car for its last 2 owners from 2008 onwards. Ultimately they bought the car in 2015 and they kept it in dry storage thereafter. The company now majors on the sale of TVR parts, rather than cars, and Str8six agreed to buy this Cerbera when it was offered to us in May this year.

We have addressed the car’s paintwork (which is now up to Str8six standard) and we have of course also worked through the car technically from nose to tail, from top to bottom, and underneath as well.

Str8six will supply this very capable car with a
Full 12,000 mile service completed, 12 months MOT, 12 months TAX and a full, “No Quibble” 12 months/12,000 miles WEAR and TEAR WARRANTY, which covers PARTS and LABOUR. The car will be equipped with a 12 volt battery charger and a set of Anderson leads.

Overall mileage - 50,075
Finance to suit all needs
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Pegasus Finance to offer flexible, and affordable finance to our customer that wish to purchase their dream TVR. Finance is available over periods of UP TO 10 years, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
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Check this History!:
27 Mar 03 - Manufacture completed/TVR Engineering Ltd
16 Apr 03 - Delivery/PDI service/Harrogate Horseless Carriages

16 Apr 03 - Supplied to 1st owner

29 May 03 - 1,182 miles - 1,000 service/Harrogate Horseless Carriages
22 Sep 03 - 5,500 miles - 6,000 service/Harrogate Horseless Carriages

Supplied to 2nd owner
23 Apr 04 - 12,478 miles - 12,000 service/Harrogate Horseless Carriages
07 Dec 04 - 17,526 miles - 6,000 service/Harrogate Horseless Carriages
05 Oct 05 - 24,124 miles - 12,000 service/Harrogate Horseless Carriages           
26 Apr 06 - 28,244 miles - MOT/Baxters Garage, Harrogate
21 Jul 06 - 30,204 miles - 6,000 service/Wiliams of Harrogate Ltd
27 Mar 07 - 34,608 miles - Engine Rebuilt/TVR Power Ltd
02 Apr 07 - 34,608 miles - 12,000 service/SSCC Technical Vehicle Repairs
10 May 07 - 34,632 miles - MOT

Possible supplied to 3rd owner - London
24 Aug 07 - 35,010 miles - Coolant review/Henley Heritage 
23 May 08 - 36,737 miles - Clutch slave/Scole Engineering, Norfolk
10 Oct 08 - 37,308 miles - MOT
08 Nov 08 - 37,349 miles - Clutch/flywheel/Scole Engineering, Norfolk
16 Dec 08 - 37,614 miles - 6,000 service/Racing Green TVR

25 Oct 09 - Supplied to 4th owner (London) by Racing Green TVR 
24 Nov 09 - 38,194 miles - MOT/Cobbs, Ash Vale
24 Nov 09 - 38,194 miles - 12,000 service/Racing Green TVR 
23 Aug 10 - 43,265 miles - 6,000 service/Racing Green TVR
24 Feb 11 - 43,360 miles - MOT
06 Jul 12 - 45,839 miles - MOT
05 Nov 13 - 46,933 miles - MOT
05 Nov 13 - 46,964 miles - 12,000 service + valves/Racing Green TVR

12 Nov 13 - Supplied to 5th owner (Paisley) by Racing Green TVR
24 Nov 14 - Last MOT expired
13 Apr 15 - c50,000 miles - Sold to Racing Green Cars
Dry stored
08 May 18 - 50,065 miles - Sold to Str8six  

POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER 
Date TBD c.50,085 miles - PDI & AMP, 12,000 service/Str8six TVR
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Please contact Jason Clegg on 07834 739307, or Chas Whitaker on 07810 505059. Alternatively call 01844 352735 or email sales@str8six.co.uk for more information and to book 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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Finance to suit all needs
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Pegasus Finance to offer flexible, and affordable finance to our customer that wish to purchase their dream TVR. Finance is available over periods of UP TO 10 years, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
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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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