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Chimaera Mk3 4.5 Conv. 2003/52

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  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
  • Finance
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TVR Chimaera 4.5 Conv. “Final Edition”

If you really want a Chimaera, rather than any other TVR model, do NOT let other priorities prevent you from coming to Str8six (Junction 6 of the M40) to see this car (with full anti Covid precautions in place). You have heard the expression “The first person who sees this car will buy it!” This magnificent Chimaera quite clearly fits that description.

This superb TVR has been maintained regardless of expense by each of its owners. There are only two words to describe the condition of this fabulous sports car - TOTALLY EXCEPTIONAL!

This “final edition” 4.5 litre model is finished in stunning Amazon green with a Nimbus grey half hide interior. The carpets are pale grey with grey binding and complement the seats and dashboard colours perfectly. The dashboard is Walnut veneered and features white instrument faces. There is a full complement of aluminium cockpit componentry. The windscreen is a blue green top tint version. The roof is trimmed in black Mohair.

This very low mileage car, with the highly desirable and very handsome covered headlamps, was first registered on 21 Jan 2003. It has since covered just over 18,000 miles in 18 years (an average of, (“simples”!), 1,000 miles per year! But there were years - early in the car’s life - when it was never driven because the then owner was overseas.

The service history is based on miles covered rather than time passed. Servicing has been by TVR main dealerships and respected independents. The car has power assisted steering, but it is not fitted with air conditioning (very few Chimaeras were). ICE is provided by a Pioneer MOSFET 50W x 4 one slot CD head unit, believed to be original equipment (good for provenance).

This Chimaera is in UNBELIEVABLY beautiful 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 35 bhp but only 20 ft lbs more torque - can be a bit more temperamental.

This car ticks all the boxes. It looks beautiful, sounds beautiful and drives beautifully. And it offers the classic, addictive V8 sound of a Griffith - whilst offering more boot space and a more compliant ride. Plus, it is still capable of 0-60 mph in 4.7 secs with a top speed of 160 mph (or so the TVR brochure claims!).

During the time Str8six has known this car, it has been owned and cared for by 3 total TVR aficionados. From Sep 2011 to 12 Aug 2014, the car was kept mint, and covered only 2,126 miles. Then it was purchased from Str8six by the owner of a Scottish GM dealership. It was displayed in their showroom as eye candy covering just 294 miles until bought back by Str8six in Aug 2017.

The most recent owner bought the car in Dec 2017 and put 8,700 miles on the clock over the next 4 years. But he is enormously careful not to spoil his TVR cars. They are driven in the dry only. If caught out, they are washed off on top and underneath, dried off and garaged on trickle charge. So this Chimaera has remained as eye candy throughout the last 7 years.

This is a near perfect Chimaera Mk3 run out model and this is a car you could genuinely, safely buy without seeing it first!

PL52 USC 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 (NO QUIBBLE PARTS and LABOUR WARRANTY), plus a 12v battery trickle charger.

Overall mileage - 18,300
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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 as follows:
15 Jan 03 - Delivery - PDI/The TVR Centre Barnet
28 Mar 03 - 1,083 miles - 1,000 service/The TVR Centre Barnet

25 Apr 06 - 4,402 miles - 6,000 service/Fernhurst Motor Co

27 Apr 06 - Sold to owner no.3 - Chichester
08 May 07 - 6,514 miles - 12,000 miles/Fernhurst Motor Co
20 Aug 11 - 7,188 miles - 6,000 miles/Fernhurst Motor Co

08 Sep 11 - Sold to owner no.4 - Doncaster
29 Aug 13 - 8,813 miles - 6,000 service/Selby TVR
02 Jun 14 - 9,314 miles - PDI & 12,000 service/Str8six TVR

08 Aug 14 - Delivered to Owner no. 5 - Dumfries
Dry stored as showroom display
30 Nov 17 - 9,608 miles - PDI & 12,000 service/Str8six TVR

01 Dec 17 - Sold to owner no.6 - Frimley
16 Nov 18 - 12,707 miles - MOT/Deepcut
17 Dec 18 - 13,011 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
16 Nov 19 - 16,224 miles - MOT/Deepcut
11 Jun 20 - 17,102 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six Ltd
04 Nov 20 - 18,216 miles - MOT/Deepcut
16 Feb 21 - On display at Str8six

Date TBD c.18,300 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.
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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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