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Chimaera 4.5 Conv. 1997/R

  • Spec
  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
  • Finance
Tab 1
TVR Chimaera 4.5 “Green King”
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!

R752 UKJ 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 - therefore 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 first the extremely handsome, engine - turned aluminium dashboard and second, the full complement of Leven Technology aluminium cockpit componentry.

This is a rare upgrade combination, which sets "Green King" 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 300ft 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 20ft 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!).

This particular 450 also benefits from a Tornado chip package, and an ACT Air filter with super flare trumpets. These were fitted just prior to the most recent owner purchasing the car in June 2017.

First registered on 1 Aug 1997 this car has covered a little over 63,000 miles in 24 years. It has a very full TVR service history, which has been certified exclusively by TVR main dealerships for the last 22 years. This servicing has been related to mileage but it is fulsome, as shown in the tab. 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. The car 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 this 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 TVRs classic British high performance sports tourer - and it will be supplied with the renowned Str8six “All the 12s “ delivery specification -
i.e. 12,000 mile service, 12 months MOT and 12 months TAX, and our 12 months/12,000 miles Full WEAR and TEAR WARRANTY, plus a 12v battery trickle charger.

Overall mileage - 63,360
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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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Tab 2
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 03 - 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
24 Jun 17 - 53,085 miles - PDI & 12,000 service/Str8six TVR

24 Jun !7 - Sold by Str8six to owner no 8 - GU35 0JU
22 Jun 18 - 56,328 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
21 Jun 19 - 59,546 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
26 Jun 20 - 62,082 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR

10 Aug 21 - at 63,354 miles - Sold to Str8six

POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER - Yourself maybe?
Date TBD c.63,385 miles - PDI & 12,000 service/Str8six TVR
Tab 3
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.
Tab 5
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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