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Chimaera 4.5 Conv. 1998/R

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TVR Chimaera 4.5 Conv. “The Archetypal Classic TVR”
SOLD

This Classic TVR is finished in Brooklands Racing Green with biscuit half hide interior. The roof is trimmed in Dark Green Mohair. The carpets are dark green bound in biscuit, but with practical dark green binding to the floor carpets. The dashboard is walnut veneer - very recently refurbished - and features white instrument faces. There is a full complement of Leven Technology aluminium cockpit componentry.

The car has power assisted steering, but is not fitted with air conditioning (very few Chimaeras were). ICE is provided by a Pioneer KEH-P4800R Multi CD control system (believed to be original equipment - so, good for provenance!). There is a Pioneer speaker mounted in each door and there are 2 in the rear parcel vertical upstand. A six CD changer is installed in the boot.

This Chimaera has a "mileage defined" service history - by TVR main dealerships and respected independents. It was first registered on 27 March 1998. It had covered 62,338 miles in 17 years (an average of under 3,700 miles per year), when Str8six sold the car to its 7th owner in Feb 2015. He covered just 1,225 miles - during 30 months of ownership - before selling the car back to us.

The most significant factors regarding the car’s engineering and technical status relate to work carried out by Str8six over the last 8 years. We carried out a full 12,000 mile service in Jan 2012 and renewed much of the cars suspension at that time. In March 2013 we carried out a
FULL body off chassis outrigger replacement operation, and fitted a new camshaft and lifters in the engine; we also replaced all the differential bushes and the under bonnet fuel pipework. And in March 2014 we installed a new clutch. So, £8,000 worth of bills you won’t need to face.

The prep for sale to the most recent owner included the total dash re-veneer. And during his ownership, we fitted stainless steel brake hoses, marine grade fuel lines, a new starter motor and carried out the hot start modification.

So, R362 NGO is pretty much “up to the mark” - particularly as the last owner commissioned a 6,000 mile service just 200 miles ago in Aug 2020. So why did he decide to sell his car to Str8six only 6 weeks later? Apparently the house was irresistible.

This Chimaera is in first class condition inside, outside and underneath. And 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 an extra 35 bhp but only 20 ft lbs more torque - can be a bit more temperamental. 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 Chimaera 4.5 litre is a very desirable example of TVR’s classic British high performance sports tourer - and will be supplied with Str8six's renowned “All the 12s “ delivery specification -
i.e. recent service revisited and upgraded to 12,000 spec, 12 months TAX, and 12 months/12,000 miles FULL WEAR and TEAR WARRANTY (PARTS and LABOUR), plus a 12v battery trickle charger.

Overall mileage - 63,565
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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 records are as follows:

27 Mar 98 - 30 miles - PDI service/Mole Valley TVR
11 May 98 - 1,591 miles - 1,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
28 Aug 98 - 6,937 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
06 Apr 99 - 10,614 miles - 12,000 service/Fernhurst TVR
06 Mar 00 - 18,397 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
16 Jan 01 - 24,680 miles - 12,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
19 Oct 01 - 30,582 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
16 Aug 02 - 35,412 miles - 12,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
28 Feb 04 - 42,160 miles - 6,000 service/Horizon Motorsport
28 Apr 05 - 46,179 miles - 12,000 service/Horizon Motorsport
31 May 06 - 47,893 miles - 6,000 service/Central TVR
23 Mar 09 - 49,781 miles - Oil service/Fisher Restoration
21 Jan 11 - 52,000 miles - Oil service/GTR Motors
22 Jan 12 - 53,490 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR


20 Mar 13 - 54,219 - miles - Oil service/Str8six TVR
& Body off outrigger replacement, replaced camshaft & lifters


30 Dec 13 - Sold to 6th Owner (Northampton) by Str8six TVR
10 Aug 14 - Bridgestone 205 Front & 225 Rear Tyres
17 Oct 14 - 61,517 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
04 Feb 15 - 62,336 miles - PDI & 12,000 service/Str8six TVR


14 Feb 15 - Sold to 7th owner (Coventry) by Str8six TVR
24 Oct 18 - 63,055 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
14 Aug 20 - 63,364 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR

Sept 2020 - Sold by 7th owner to Str8six TVR

POST SALE TO NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c.63,575 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.
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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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