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Chimaera 5.0 1996/P

  • Spec
  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
Tab 1
TVR Chimaera 5.0 - “Atomic 27”
For sale at £20,000

“Atomic 27?” That’s the atomic number for the chemical element Cobalt - so that title is reasonably appropriate for a 5.0 Litre V8 Chimaera finished in Cobalt Blue!. And this Chimaera’s half hide interior is in the most sought after contrasting colourways - deep Blue and cream - with carpets in deep Blue with cream binding. The dashboard has just been beautifully refinished in deep walnut veneer and features white instrument faces. There is a nearly full complement of Leven Technology aluminium cockpit componentry. The roof is trimmed in Navy Blue Mohair. The alloys are standard, in unmarked silver and shod with Toyo Proxes T1Rs. Everything is in lovely cosmetic condition.

The car has been driven just under 34,000 miles since it was first registered in Oct 1996. Unfortunately the car has a hole in its service records. But relax! The most recent owner purchased the car in Spring 2014 at which time the car had not been used for 7 years. So let’s look at the technical status of the car. Having acquired the car in March 2014, the last owner immediately took the car to experienced TVR dealer, Neil Garner TVR. A full report was prepared and consequently the engine received a new camshaft and a new alternator at 31.607 miles in April. The following month the entire brake system was overhauled and new discs, pads and braided hoses were installed. In July, Powers Performance addressed the engine’s tuning.

The following year, in June 2015, the owner treated the car to a set of brand new Toyo Proxes T1Rs - but these have covered less than 1,900 miles since. In October that year, the car came to Str8six for a full 12,000 mile service and all fuel pipes were replaced with marine grade items and new engine mounts were fitted. More recently, in March 2016, the car returned to Str8six for a 6,000 mile service. We also carried out a small amount of technical rectification, which included replacing suspension components. We can vouch for the chassis, which is in very good order.

Having put the car into very sound technical order, the last owner reluctantly offered the car back to Str8six after driving it just 2,300 miles during his 2 1/2 years ownership. The reason for sale is spelt HMRC!

YDM 278 is a very handsome example of TVR’s “comfy” Chimaera alternative to their biggest engined 5.0 litre V8 Griffith! This Chimaera is indeed equipped with the same 5.0 Litre power unit, which develops 340 bhp and 320 lb ft of torque. It is good for 0-60 mph in 4.1 secs, reaches 100 mph in just over 10 secs and has a claimed top speed of 175 mph. And 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 and MOT, and 12 months/12,000 miles “no quibble” FULL WEAR and TEAR WARRANY, 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. There is also an Anderson connector tactically placed in the engine bay!

The car does not have power assisted steering, and it is not fitted with air conditioning. ICE is provided by a Pioneer DEH – X2900UI CD RDS receiver with i-Pod and Android interface.

Overall mileage - 33,971

Tab 2
The service record listed below is patchy between 27,826 miles and 31,764 - but the car has been fully prepared for its next owner by Str8six’s experienced team under the uncompromising eye of our MD!

21 Oct 96 - 25 miles - PDI service/The TVR Centre, Redhill
15 Feb 97 - 1,186 miles - 1,000 service/The TVR Centre, Redhill
21 Oct 97 - 4,508 miles - 6,000 service/The TVR Dealer, Redhill
15 Mar 98 - 12,597 miles - 12,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
25 Oct 99 - 16,730 miles - 6,000 service/Mole Valley TVR
13 Jul 00 - 20,269 miles - 12,000 service/Team Central TVR
03 May 01 - 23,630 miles - 6,000 service/David Gerald TVR
15 May 02 - 27,826 miles - 12,000 service/Williams TVR, Bristol
04 Mar 04 - 30,794 miles - MOT/Avalon Garage, Bristol
12 May 05 - 31,160 miles - MOT/Avalon Garage, Bristol

Car laid up in 2005 c.31,400 miles

24 Aug 13 - 31,489 miles - MOT/Trowbridge

Purchased by owner No7
24 Oct 14 - 31,764 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR
18 Aug 15 - 32,114 miles - MOT
18 Mar 16 - 32,490 miles - 6,000 service/Str8six TVR
25 Aug 16 - 33,253 miles - MOT/W Portway MOT, Andover

Date TBD c.34,000 miles - PDI & 12,000 Service/Str8six TVR
Tab 3
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.
Tab 4
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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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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