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Chimaera 4.5 Conv. 2001/Y

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TVR Chimaera 4.5 Conv. “Blue Cloud”

This very handsome, genuine Mk3 (covered headlamps) TVR Chimaera 450 was originally finished in TVR’s lovely “Crystal Topaz”… or so we thought. Some slight blemishes needed attention. And the consequence? We were confronted with the “match that!” syndrome!

Long story short… that’s why the car is now named “Blue Cloud”. In Italian, that’s “Azzurro Nuvola” - and that’s an Alfa Romeo colour. Transpired this car wasn’t Crystal Topaz after all - but Alfa’s Blue cloud proved to be the cloud with the matching silver lining!

Turning to the interior. This is trimmed in “half hide” and features a blue dashtop, door tops and seat centres. All the rest is pale grey; so were the carpets. Too much grey. We changed them to dark blue - albeit bound in grey. The dashboard is in striking engine -turned aluminium, and features white-faced instruments. There is also a full complement of “Leven Technology” aluminium cockpit componentry.

The roof is in blue Mohair with a near new Vybak window, and is in very presentable condition. The car is fitted with the correct OE TVR alloys. These were stripped and powder-coated in 2018. The car runs on Toyo Proxes tyres all round - in date and with plenty of tread remaining. (The fronts were brand new 2 years ago).

ICE is provided by the OE TVR Pioneer 45w x 4 head unit. This plays cassettes - if you happen to have any! The unit plays through 2 large Pioneer door speakers and 2 large JVC speakers mounted above the rear shelf.

The car has a very tidy engine bay. This accommodates the much favoured 4.5 litre engine, power assisted steering, and an aluminium radiator - all mounted in a very sound, Dinitrol protected chassis.

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 35 bhp more but only 20 ft lbs more torque - can be a bit more temperamental. The 4.5 litre is the “happy medium”.

And this is a relatively low mileage car. First registered on 16 May 2001, it has covered only 42,870 miles in 19 years (an average of just over 2,250 miles per year). The car’s service book contains service stamps for every year of its life, bar two, from 2001 to 2020. The files contain an inexpensive invoice for work carried out by Central TVR, following an MOT in the missing year - 2013. And the car covered just over 1,000 miles between its 2015 and 2017 services.

The provenance file contains invoices for all services and rectification work for 15 years from 2005 until the present time. The car has had only 4 owners and, apart from its visit to Central TVR, the car has been looked after exclusively by Str8six for the last 10 years.

The most recent owner acquired the vehicle in July 2018. He was meticulous regarding the specification, condition and the subsequent maintenance of his acquisition. In particular, the car sports a superb but responsible exhaust sound! This is the result of a revision we recommended when he purchased Y816 UGJ from Str8six.

He has been very happy with his pride and joy. The only reason he decided to sell his TVR was because the family’s saloon had to be assigned to his son. And so another 4 door is destined to occupy the TVR’s garage space (albeit also with 3 initials - AMG)!

And so we have prepared this car for its next owner and it is now ready to be supplied with Str8six's renowned “All the 12s “delivery specification - i.e.
12,000 mile service, 12 months TAX, and 12 months/12,000 miles FULL WEAR and TEAR WARRANTY (PARTS and LABOUR), plus a 12v battery trickle charger and Anderson cable.

Overall mileage - 42,865
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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
Y816 UGJ’s Service history is near impeccable and derived from provenance files, as follows:

16 May 01 - Registered to 1st Owner
17 May 01 - PDI Delivery/HR Owen, London
28 Jun 01 - 1,085 miles - 1,000 service/HR Owen, London
14 Feb 02 - 5,904 miles - 6,000 service/HR Owen, London
13 Dec 02 - 11,771 miles - 12,000 service/Henley Heritage
23 Apr 04 - 18,804 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR

23 Apr 04 - Registered to 2nd Owner - Haywards Heath
23 Mar 05 - 19,989 miles - 24,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
07 Apr 06 - 21,020 miles - Low miles service/Dream Machines
29 Aug 07 - 22,025 miles - Classic service Lab/Dream Machines
11 Apr 08 - 22,939 miles - Short service/Dream Machines
25 Apr 09 - 24,040 miles - Low miles service/Dream Machines

11 Jul 09 - Registered to 3rd Owner - Carshalton
17 Jul 09 - 24,256 miles - 6,000 service/Dream Machines
29 Apr 10 - 26,505 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR
12 Jul 11 - 29,946 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
19 Nov 12 - 32,002 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR
15 Jul 13 - 32,530 miles - MOT/Not Given
26 Jul 13 - 32,531 miles - Minor work/Central TVR
14 May 14 - 35,065 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
20 Nov 15 - 36,880 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR
19 Jun 17 - 37,924 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR

09 Mar 18 - Sold to Str8six
30 Jun 18 - 38,418 miles - PDI/12,000 service/Str8six TVR

02 Jul 18 - Registered to 4th Owner - Alyesbury
13 Sep 19 - 41,555 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR

16 Oct 20 - Consigned to Str8six TVR

Date TBD c.42,870 miles - PDI & 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 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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