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Chimaera Mk3 500 2001/Y

  • Spec
  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
  • Finance
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TVR Chimaera Mk3 500 - Blue for you!
SOLD

This very handsome, genuine Mk3 (covered headlamps) TVR Chimaera 5.0 Litre is finished in Pearlescent Iris Blue with a Magnolia half hide interior. The carpets are Navy blue bound in Oxford blue. The dashboard is walnut veneered and features white-faced instruments. There is a full complement of “Leven Technology” aluminium cockpit componentry. The roof is trimmed in dark blue Mohair and is in excellent condition. The car runs on unmarked alloys fitted with Toyo Proxes tyres all round - and the rears are brand new.

This is a relatively low mileage car and was first registered on 28 July 2001. It has covered just over 58,000 miles in 17 years (an average of just over 3,400 miles per year). The car’s service book contains service stamps for every year of its life from 2001 to 2017.

The car’s provenance file contains invoices for all services and rectification work from 2008 until the present time. Servicing work has been carried out exclusively by just two TVR main dealerships. The car has had a total of only 5 owners and they are listed in the provenance file in a document provided by the DVLA. This is so informative that it could easily have been sourced from Cambridge Analytica!

The most recent owner purchased this car in April 2015, after which it continued to be looked after exclusively by Neil Garner Performance. He owned 3 beautiful TVRs, and he cherished and enjoyed this Chimaera for a little over 3,500 miles during his 3 years tenure. The only reason for the sale was that he was attracted to a Tuscan Mk3 Targa that we were marketing. Having viewed this Tuscan, he decided to part exchange this lovely Chimaera so he could enjoy a top spec Speed Six 6 cylinder-engined TVR on Continental tours.

So, this much-loved Chimaera 500 is now available to be enjoyed by someone with a hankering for a very well sorted, V8-engined TVR convertible. And this is a very, very rare example too, as it comes with power assisted steering and air conditioning as well.

And of course Y592 NLO has the 5.0 litre displacement V8 engine. This develops 340 bhp and 320lb ft of torque. According to TVR, this will power the car from 0-60 time in 4,1 seconds, 0-100 mph in 10.2, and on to a top speed of 175 mph. And all of these are figures which put this car right in amongst some of today’s much more expensive high-end sports cars.

ICE is provided by a classic JVC KS-FX222 45w x 4 head unit which plays cassettes - if you happen to have any! However, the real “surround sound” system runs under the car and exits from two tuned tailpipes…

This car ticks all the boxes. It looks beautiful, sounds beautiful and drives beautifully. And it features the same classic, addictive V8 sound as its TVR sibling - the Griffith - but offers more boot space and a more compliant ride. And as you know, this Chimaera has covered headlamps - like a Griff.

This particular example of TVR’s classic British high performance sports tourer will of course be supplied with Str8six's renowned “All the 12s“ delivery specification
- i.e. 12,000 mile service, 12 months TAX and MOT, and 12 months/12,000 miles FULL WEAR AND TEAR WARRANTY covering PARTS and LABOUR, plus a 12 volt battery trickle charger.

Overall mileage - 58,330
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 service history is impeccable and is recorded as follows:
27 July 01 - Delivery & PDI service/TVR Centre, Barnet

28 July - Acquired by Owner 1 - London
28 Aug 01 - 998 miles - 1,000 service/TVR Centre, Barnet
12 Feb 02 - 5,768 miles - 6,000 service/TVR Centre, Barnet
25 Oct 02 - 11,708 miles - 12,000 service/TVR Centre, Barnet
05 Aug 03 - 18,311 miles - 6,000 service/TVR Centre, Barnet
18 Aug 04 - 23,878 miles - 12,000 service/TVR Centre, Barnet
30 Aug 05 - 28,714 miles - 6,000 service/TVR Centre, Barnet


31 Aug 05 - Acquired by Owner 2 - London
25 May 06 - 34,703 miles - 12,000 service/TVR Centre, Barnet

22 Dec 06 - Acquired by Owner 3 - Bushey
24 Aug 07 - 41,073 miles - 6,000 service/TVR Centre, Barnet

28 Aug 07 - Acquired by Owner 4 - Stroud
23 Jun 08 - 43,874 miles - 12,000 service/TVR Centre, Barnet
08 Jun 09 - 46,096 miles - 6,000 service/Neil Garner Performance
25 Mar 10 - 47,373 miles - 12,000 service/Neil Garner Performance
07 May 11 - 49,369 miles - 6,000 service/Neil Garner Performance
29 Aug 12 - 50,933 miles - 12,000 service/Neil Garner Performance
30 Aug 13 - 52,488 miles - 6,000 service/Neil Garner Performance
15 Apr 14 - 52,582 miles - Low mile service/Neil Garner Performance


09 Apr 15 - Acquired by Owner 5 - Hook
12 May 15 - 52,950 miles - 12,000 service/Neil Garner Performance
25 Apr 16 - 54,428 miles - 12,000 service/Neil Garner Performance
24 Apr 17 - 56,545 miles - 12,000 service/Neil Garner Performance


POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c.58,350 miles - PDI & 12,000 Service/Str8six TVR
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Please contact us on 07834 739307 or 01844 352735 to make 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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