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Chimaera 4.5 1999/T

  • Spec
  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
  • Finance
Tab 1
TVR Chimaera 4.5 - 1999 - “Ninja Chim”
For sale at £24,000

“Ninja Chim?” Seems reasonable, given that this very sound TVR Chimaera 4.5 Litre is finished in Starmist Green with a lot more green throughout the car plus unusual, for a Chim, serious looking anthracite alloys. And OK, the car isn’t a Mk3 but it has been revised to carry sleek Ninja suitable covered headlights. All in all, this Chim 450 makes rather more of a statement than your average Chimaera.

And T68 SSX is far from average. First of all the condition is extremely presentable - even in those areas that don’t normally stand close inspection. This car has been cherished and upgraded all the way through its life and is definitely a front runner amongst Chimaeras.

The bodywork is in exceptional condition and finished in gleaming Starmist Green. And this is complemented by an interior trimmed in Ocean Green and Magnolia half hide with carpets in Fern green throughout extending onto the door centres. These are further trimmed in green on their uppers and Magnolia below the waistline. The colour selections are good and clearly work well with the green Mohair roof - which is also in first class condition and equipped with a very well preserved Vybak window.

The dashboard is finished in Carbon - definitely more Ninja than Burr Walnut veneer - and in perfect harmony with the Carbon inner surface of the Targa roof panel. The dashboard instrumentation features bright white faces which benefit from the full complement of Leven Technology - aluminium instrument rings, control stalks, air vent surrounds, gear and handbrake levers, control knobs and buttons. This “statement” array even extends to a full set of machined and fully adjustable foot pedals.

The car’s ICE is provided by an Alpine CDA 9885R head unit, which offers an MP3 facility and features an in-dash, single slot CD facility playing through 4 Pioneer speakers. As previously stated, this TVR is a significant step up from the common or garden Chimaera.

And when you open the bonnet, the “wow” factor keeps on rolling. The engine bay has been extensively “dressed” - underlining the fact that more than one owner (as supported by the available invoices) set great store in the painstaking preparation of the car’s mechanical equipments. OK. the rocker covers and the plenum chamber may be finished in a non standard colour, but there is no gainsaying the standard of their execution. In addition, the cooling hoses are all silicone and colour-matched to the HT leads and there is a plethora of other enhancements. These include reflective heat shields, and polished components including gloss silver and clear coated tanks - and the piece de resistance, the Zircotec ‘performance antique silver’ coated exhaust manifolds and Y piece collector.

And Yes, T68 SSX does have a very well protected chassis - with new outriggers installed in August 2017 - plus Nitron shock absorbers and power assisted steering. The alloys are standard, in unmarked anthracite, and shod with Toyo Proxes T1R tyres, which have covered just 2,700 miles. And the car will be fully Optiline-aligned before it is handed over to its next owner. So this is a Chimaera with a very well honed ride and handling compromise - pure Ninja.

This car was first registered on 9 June 1999. It has had only 5 owners during its short (;-) ) 19 years life and has covered just under 53,000 miles in that time - or less than 2,800 miles per year.

The most recent owner acquired the vehicle in 2017 and drove it just under 1,500 miles before deciding to part exchange “Ninja Chim” (our name for the car, not his!) for a Jet Black TVR Tuscan Mk1 4.0S in equally beautiful condition. The reason for the sale was simply his wish to experience the characteristics of a Speed Six – engined TVR.

T68 SSX is equipped with TVRs well respected 4.5 Litre V8 engine. Many say that the 4.5 litre engine - developing 285 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 310 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 but only 20 ft lbs more torque - can be a bit more temperamental. Compared to the 5.0 litre, the 4.5 is only half a second slower to 60 mph (4.7 secs) and only a second slower to 100 mph (11.2 secs). OK , the 5.0 litre is claimed to reach 175 mph, but the 4.5 litre’s top speed of 160 mph is still very respectable.

This Classic British Sportscar will come with the complete piece of mind afforded by Str8six's renowned “All the 12s” delivery specification - i.e.
12,000 mile service, 12 months TAX, 12 months MOT and 12 months/12,000 miles “no quibble” FULL WEAR and TEAR WARRANTY which covers, PARTS and LABOUR, plus a 12 volt battery trickle charger.

The car has a slimline spare wheel in the boot and will come with a jump cable and jack. It also has an Anderson cable charging and jump start point in the engine bay. The distinctive Reg No. T68 SSX will remain with the car.

Overall mileage - 52,804
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 record is fulsome, as listed below, and is supported by a full complement of invoices and MOT Certificates:
04 Jun 99 - 26 miles - PDI service/Brandon TVR Scotland

09 Jun 99 - Registered to 1st owner
30 Jun 99 - 982 miles - 1,000 service/Brandon TVR Scotland
23 Mar 00 - 5,896 miles - 6,000 service/Brandon TVR Scotland

05 Jul 00 - Registered to 2nd owner - SE17 3AD
07 Nov 00 - 12,052 miles - 12,000 service/Kerridges TVR E Anglia
09 Apr 01 - 18,041 miles - 6,000 service/H.R.Owen TVR London
05 Dec 01 - 24,822 miles - 12,000 service/H.R.Owen TVR London
01 Jul 02 - 29,971 miles - 6,000 service/Offord Motor Co TVR
31,124 miles - New Speedo/Offord Motor Co TVR
30 Oct 04 - 31,124 +3,905 miles - 12,000 service/Walldonway TVR, Kent

06 Jan 05 - With 3rd owner - E1 6NW
24 Jul 07 +10,758 miles - 6,000 service/Castle TVR, Essex
29 Jul 08 +13,209 miles - MOT/Mercedes Benz, Bishops Stortford
29 Jul 09 +14,998 miles - MOT/Rowland Ridgwell, Bishops Stortford
06 Sep 10 +15,641 miles - MOT/Rowland Ridgwell, Bishops Stortford
07 Jul 11 +16,144 miles - 6,000 service/Castle TVR Essex

05 Oct 11 - With 4th owner - Brackley
02 Jul 12 +17,369 miles - MOT/Melton Auto services/Melton Mowbray
09 Jul 13 +18,564 miles - MOT/Melton Auto services, Melton Mowbray
20 Jun 14 +18.964 miles - MOT/Crudwell Garage, Malmesbury
01 Jul 15 +19,917 miles - MOT/John’s Motors, Towcester
05 Jul 16 +19,975 miles - MOT/John’s Motors, Towcester
02 Aug 17 +20,175 miles - Outriggers, etc/Neil Garner TVR Wilts
20 Sep 17 +20,207 miles - PDI/12,000 service/Neil Garner TVR Wilts
26 Sep 17 +20,200 miles - MOT/Kemble MOT Centre, Kemble

30 Sep 17 - Sold to 5th owner - Swindon
03 Oct 18 - Taken as px against a Str8six Tuscan

POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER 
Date TBD c.52,814 miles (21,690 + 31,124) - 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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