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Cerbera 4.5 V8 1998/S

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TVR Cerbera 4.5 V8 “History Repeating”

An extract from a recent Cerbera V8 advert we posted…

“You love the idea of a TVR in your garage". You can’t justify buying a Sagaris and anyway you’ve got small children. You’ve been tempted by the TVR Cerbera 4.5 - the most powerful road-going TVR produced during Peter Wheeler’s reign at Blackpool”

“History repeating?” “Back in the day”, the Yanks use to take a Sedan and “chop” it (i.e slim the roof down). The result - a mean-looking, low-riding Sports vee-hickle!! Well, probably the closest we Europeans got to that was TVR’s fabulous, timeless, mean-looking Cerbera 2 + 2 Sports car.

Here at Str8six we have a selection. First, there is a very handsome 4.5 Red Rose Lightweight - which is listed at £45,000. Then we also have a “Speed 6-engined Cerbera at - £48,000. But this one has just 9,000 miles, and is a ground up totally restored example.

If these are more than you want to spend? Let’s come back at least £10,000 and see if THIS £35,000 Beauty fits your aspirations.

The car in question is a 1998 Cerbera 4.5 V8 with a Moonraker black exterior and an interior in contrasting cream - with a new headlining in Black Alcantara.

The car was originally bought from Mole Valley TVR, and first registered on 1 Aug 1998. It has been in the hands of its second (only) owner from 30 Apr 2001.

He has had the car regularly serviced. The current mileage is less than 35,000, on the clock. But this is largely irrelevant though - because of the extensive rebuild work. THIS Cerbera is essentially a new car with 4,000 miles on the clock.

There is an extensive list of significant refurbishment work:

a) Major upgrades:
These include Whirlwind induction system and dyno remap by Julian at Joospeed/Track Car Solutions with custom exhaust system to improve power delivery. The car is capable of 430bhp with a larger exhaust but this looked “OTT “ so the owner replaced it. 

b) In 2010 (with approx 25,000 miles on the clock), the car was totally resprayed. This was a proper job in so far as that nine layers of paint were applied - like Rolls Royce used to do. 

The major overhaul continued including fitting a HiD kit to the front lights, replacement wood burr on dash, replacement gearbox, silicone coolant hose kit, Raceproved slave cylinder, etc., etc. All this work was carried out by Raceproved at a cost of £8,500. 

c) In 2018 (with approx 29,000 miles on the clock): the car was subjected to a full body off rebuild with no expense spared. The chassis was completely refurbished, zinc primed and powder coated. A new AP racing clutch, with lightweight flywheel was installed. The differential was rebuilt, the steering rack was refurbished, a replacement starter motor and brake master cylinder were installed. Every fuel and brake line was replaced and new brake discs and pads were installed. There’s a lot more but you get the picture. This work was all carried out by Str8six.

It was at this stage that the vehicle was sent back to the trimmers in Blackpool for the roof headlining to be retrimmed with black Alcantara.

The cost of this phase was £22,000 - with an additional £1,000 for the Alcantara.

d) In 2019 (with approx 30,000 miles on the clock), the car was given a 1000 mile service.
And the car’s engine was remapped by Julian at Kits & Classics (originally Joospeed).

As you can derive from the photos of the car and its rebuild, the car is in very good condition.

To add to that, our primary Cerbera engineer has observed that everything about this car is right - overall condition, colourways, wheel size, tyre selection, ride/handling compromise, headlight appearance, engine tractability, performance and response. And he should know, his name is Wright! He says if you want to sell it in a couple of years give him a call.

So why is the current owner selling this outstanding Cerbera? He has just bought an AMG GTR. (Hope the warranty is as good!)

Str8six will supply S149CGH fully prepared, with a 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 on the whole car. The car will be equipped with a 12 volt battery charger.

Overall mileage - 33,805
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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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The provenance record is comprehensive and includes the service records reproduced below:
01 Aug 98 - Sold be Mole Valley Motor Group to 1st owner
01 Aug 98 - 21 miles - PDI service/Mole Valley
01 Sep 98 - 1,012 miles - 1,000 service/Mole Valley
18 Jun 99 - 6,218 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley

30 April 01 - Acquired by 2nd owner
04 Jan 02 - 13,977 miles - 12,000 service/Harrogate Horseless Carriages
28 Mar 03 - 16,546 miles - 6,000 service/Harrogate Horseless Carriages
30 Apr 07 - 23,108 miles - 12,000 service/Williams of Harrogate
29 Oct 10 - 25,789 miles - 12,000 service/Raceproved, Sheffield
26 Mar 18 - 29,434 miles - Body off/Str8six TVR
07 Aug 19 - 31,157 miles - Oil service/Str8six TVR

Date TBD c.33,850 miles - PDI & 12,000 service/Str8six TVR

If you are looking for a stunning example of a TVR Cerbera - why not make an appointment to view this specific car?
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Please contact Jason Clegg on 07834 739307, or Chas Whitaker on 07810 505059. Alternatively call 01844 352735 or email 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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