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Chimaera Mk3 4.5 2003/52

  • Spec
  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
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TVR Chimaera Mk3 4.5 - “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 (Jct 6 of the M40) to see this car. 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 -

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 covered less than 9,600 miles in 14 years (an average of under 685 miles per year!). But there were years when the car was never driven because the then owner was overseas! And the most recent owner - a TVR afficianado who is the MD of a Vauxhall Main dealer - kept it warm, dry and locked in his showroom from Aug 2014 to Oct 2017. He bought the car from Str8six and sold it back to us only to make room for Vauxhall Sales cars!

This Chimaera 450's service history is based on miles covered, rather than time passed. Servicing has been by TVR main dealerships and by respected independents. In Sept 12 the car was fitted with a top grade aluminium radiator and the cooling system filled with Waterless Coolant. The last service was a PDI and 12,000 miles at 9,318 miles in Jun 2014 - before the car was delivered by transporter to James Haugh Vauxhall in Dumfries. It came back to Str8six by transporter - with only 260 more miles on the clock - in Oct 2017.

This immaculate car's tyres are now “aged” and 4 new tyres will be fitted before delivery to its next owner. The car has power assisted steering, but 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!).

This particular Chimaera 4.5 Litre is an extremely 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. 12,000 mile service, 12 months TAX and MOT, and 12 months/12,000 miles “no quibble” FULL WEAR and TEAR WARRANY, plus a 12v battery trickle charger.

Overall mileage - just 9,580!

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The service record is as follows:
15 Jan 03 - Delivery - PDI service/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
08 May 07 - 6,514 miles - 12,000 service/Fernhurst Motor Co
20 Aug 11 - 7,188 miles - 6,000 service/Fernhurst Motor Co
29 Aug 13 - 8,813 miles - 6,000 service/Selby TVR
07 Jun 14 - 9,318 miles - PDI/12,000 service/Str8six TVR

June 2014 Sold to 6th Owner
25 May 15 - 9,556 miles - MOT/James Haugh (Dumfries) Ltd
20 May 16 - 9,567 miles - MOT/James Haugh (Dumfries) Ltd
03 May 17 - 9,568 miles - MOT/James Haugh (Dumfries) Ltd

October 2017 Sold to Str8six Ltd
Date TBD c.9,580 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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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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