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Chimaera 5.0 Mk3 Conv. 2001/Y

  • Spec
  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
  • Finance
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TVR Chimaera Mk3 5.0 Litre “Cooper Green Dream”
For sale at £26,000

This is a very desirable Chimaera whose specification, condition, and provenance marks it out as THE TVR to inspect and test drive if a “Chim” is on your wishlist.

This example is one of the last of the limited number of genuine Mk3 versions equipped with faired in headlamps and the more compliant, “GT” version of TVR’s firmer Griffith “Sports” suspension. It is also equipped with the 5 litre engine - as incorporated in the most powerful version of the Griffith. So it looks pretty similar to a Griffith and goes like one too.

And Y72 CGJ‘s condition is far from average. The bodywork is in outstanding condition and finished in GLEAMING Cooper Green. This colour has been enhanced by the incorporation of a nicely judged metalflake content. The exterior colour is complemented by an interior trimmed in Magnolia leather and green carpeting. The seats are of course Cerbera seats - the factory’s specification for the Mk3 Chimaera. The car’s ICE is provided by a Pioneer head/CD changer unit playing through two front and two rear speakers.

The dashboard panels are new - not re-veneered - and are finished in deep Walnut. The dashboard instruments feature bright white faces, and Leven Technology control stalks operate the lights and wipers. Note also the door sills fitted with Leven kickplates. The roof is trimmed in black Mohair. It is in first class condition and equipped with a very well preserved Vybak window.

And when you open the bonnet, the “satisfaction factor” keeps on rolling. The engine bay is in very good condition, and reflects the car’s regular technical attention (see the service records). Even the reflective heat shielding is in first class order. The car does benefit from power assisted steering, but is not fitted with air conditioning (very few Chimaeras were).

Y72 CGJ does have a very well protected chassis - with all wishbones and outriggers in very sound condition. The alloys are standard, finished in unmarked silver, and shod with Toyo Proxes tyres, with very legal life and tread remaining. And the car will be fully Optiline-aligned before it is handed over to its next owner.

This car was first registered on 1 May 2001. It has had only 2 owners during its short (;-) ) 19 years life and has covered 41,500 miles in that time - or less than 2,200 miles per year.

The second owner acquired the vehicle in 2019 and drove it under 500 miles before deciding to part exchange his Chimaera for a Tuscan Mk2 - in equally beautiful condition. The reason for the sale was simply his wish to experience the characteristics of a Speed Six – engined TVR!

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 PARTS and LABOUR WARRANTY, plus a 12 volt battery trickle charger.

Overall mileage - 41,500
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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 service record is fulsome, as listed below, and is supported by a full complement of invoices and MOT Certificates:

30 April 01 - Delivery - PDI service/Mole Valley TVR

01 May 01 - Registered to 1st Owner
04 Jun 01 - 1,028 miles - 1,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
30 Apr 02 - 3,058 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
15 May 03 - 4,937 miles - 12,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
05 May 04 - 6,158 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
04 Aug 06 - 11,531 miles - 12,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
03 Jul 07 - 14,265 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
12 Apr 08 - 15,451 miles - 6,000 service/Racing Green TVR
20 Apr 09 - 17,977 miles - 6,000 service/The Garage, TVR Specialist
19 Apr 10 - 21,713 miles - 12,000 service/The Garage, TVR Specialist
27 Apr 11 - 24,634 miles - 6,000 service/The Garage, TVR Specialist
15 Feb 12 - 27,304 miles - 6,000 service/The Garage, TVR Specialist

Aug 12 to Apr 14 - Car in storage

30 Apr 14 - 29,524 miles - 12,000 service/The Garage, TVR Specialist
23 Apr 15 - 33,961 miles - 12,000 service/The Garage, TVR Specialist

Car in storage

20 Apr 17 - 35,151 miles - Post Storage/The Garage, TVR Specialist
31 Jul 18 - 37,400 miles - 6,000 service/The Garage, TVR Specialist

29 May 19 - 41,155 miles - Vehicle acquired by 2nd Owner

13 Jul 19 - 41,255 miles - Tech Work/Dreadnought Garage TVR
15 Aug 19 - 41,329 miles - Tech Work/Dreadnought Garage TVR

05 Feb 20 - Car taken in part exchange by Str8six TVR

POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c.41,500 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
FN52 XLR will be supplied with most of Str8six's renowned "All the 12’s” handover specification. This will include a full 12,000 service (incl. valve clearances), 12 months MOT, a 12 volt trickle charger and an Anderson jump start lead. However, our usual 12 months Tax and 12 months Full Wear and Tear warranty, (inc. parts and labour) will be reduced to 6 months, and we will provide 6 not 12 months road tax, to enable a more affordable retail price.
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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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