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ktm301p

714 posts

69 months

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MPoxon said:
I have owned a Civic Type R and an S2000, I now own a Griff 500.
That is a beautiful Griff you've got, Sir!

roysum

960 posts

69 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Hi Peter, good to hear from you!

Sorry for not responding sooner, don't visit PH's very often now. I get a little itch now and again. Still there is a rather nice car of my son's in the garage, a TVR eater for sure, presently installing a 500 + bhp engine ...............

Are you still doing the odd track day ?


haircutmike said:
Or a boat!

How are you Roy, got the itch back yet?

phazed

9,160 posts

84 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Had a bad 18 months or so with several mechanical feck ups so only have done about 4 in that time.

Hiping to have that all resoved shortly with MS fitted.

What's your sons car?

roysum

960 posts

69 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
You may have seen this picture before..............



Engine (4x4 block) has just been rebuilt and with the bolt on bits and management we are expecting 500 +. The car has been stripped out since the pic and a full cage fitted. It weighs about the same as a Chimaera so 500 / ton is going to be a real mean machine. Will have a modded Supra diff to handle the power, the only weak link will probably be the T5 but will use it for the time being. This is the engine you should put in your Chimaera ! it won't sound like a TVR I admit but you will have plenty of boys in ya mirrors !

I'll wait for the flak !

A clip here at bruntingthorpe on the old engine (if you are interested !)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Ix-LIOH1s

phazed

9,160 posts

84 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
They are lovely cars Roy,cheers for that.

Not sure of that sound in a chim though!
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roysum

960 posts

69 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
phazed said:
They are lovely cars Roy,cheers for that.

Not sure of that sound in a chim though!
Phazed ? what happened to HCM ?

Chilliman

4,997 posts

41 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
roysum said:
You may have seen this picture before..............



Engine (4x4 block) has just been rebuilt and with the bolt on bits and management we are expecting 500 +. The car has been stripped out since the pic and a full cage fitted. It weighs about the same as a Chimaera so 500 / ton is going to be a real mean machine. Will have a modded Supra diff to handle the power, the only weak link will probably be the T5 but will use it for the time being. This is the engine you should put in your Chimaera ! it won't sound like a TVR I admit but you will have plenty of boys in ya mirrors !

I'll wait for the flak !

A clip here at bruntingthorpe on the old engine (if you are interested !)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Ix-LIOH1s
Love it! I bought one of these in '89 and had it for nearly three years, bloody lovely, a great car to drive. It was 'only' 270bhp (chipped) but certainly the most fun I've ever had in a 'family' saloon biggrin

phazed

9,160 posts

84 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
roysum said:
phazed said:
They are lovely cars Roy,cheers for that.

Not sure of that sound in a chim though!
Phazed ? what happened to HCM ?
He became bored and needed a new beginning wobble.

Hot1

375 posts

78 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
roysum said:
You may have seen this picture before..............



Engine (4x4 block) has just been rebuilt and with the bolt on bits and management we are expecting 500 +. The car has been stripped out since the pic and a full cage fitted. It weighs about the same as a Chimaera so 500 / ton is going to be a real mean machine. Will have a modded Supra diff to handle the power, the only weak link will probably be the T5 but will use it for the time being. This is the engine you should put in your Chimaera ! it won't sound like a TVR I admit but you will have plenty of boys in ya mirrors !

I'll wait for the flak !

A clip here at bruntingthorpe on the old engine (if you are interested !)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Ix-LIOH1s
That's an awsome picture a true petrol head cars there! They both look great in their own way! The chim for me tho, although I would not mind experiencing the power of the cossie!!

roysum

960 posts

69 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
If you have watched the old touring car clips, you can see what they are capable of doing :-)

Telsa

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45 posts

60 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
  • * Update *
Seeing as the thread has been bumped, and people are e-mailing me details of their P&J, I should probably give an update (but I well expect to be flamed in this part of the forum wink )

I decided to keep the MX5, and buy something additional to it as a daily. I've just arrived back with a 3.0 Z4. That was a fun trip home! cool

So, it looks like I won't be joining this section of the forum at all, but on the plus side, I'll have a garaged Mx5 to do stupid things to in the months ahead.

Cheers for all the advice, I'll still look wistfully at them... angel

Vmax64

27 posts

30 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
You should have got a Chim. I'd always wanted one or a Griff and sold my Harley D Road King last year to live the dream and bought a 500 off a TVRCC member. Never looked back .... even if I did end up with an unexpected full engine re-build this year! Every time I go into the garage she makes me feel happy. Took a friend out for a drive on Sat' in the sunshine and he said it was the best experience ever. Classic looks, fantastic sound, amazing performance, gorgeous interior, people want to talk to you about the car ... what's not to like for the money? Even when they do go t-ts up the costs are a fraction of what you'd pay for other sports cars offering similar performance. Would never want to use as a daily driver but if you can afford to run one just for fun there's nothing better. I almost bought a Boxter but so glad I didn't. Even my wife (who hates cars) likes a spin in the Chim smile

bad company

3,275 posts

146 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Vmax64 said:
You should have got a Chim. I'd always wanted one or a Griff and sold my Harley D Road King last year to live the dream and bought a 500 off a TVRCC member. Never looked back .... even if I did end up with an unexpected full engine re-build this year! Every time I go into the garage she makes me feel happy. Took a friend out for a drive on Sat' in the sunshine and he said it was the best experience ever. Classic looks, fantastic sound, amazing performance, gorgeous interior, people want to talk to you about the car ... what's not to like for the money? Even when they do go t-ts up the costs are a fraction of what you'd pay for other sports cars offering similar performance. Would never want to use as a daily driver but if you can afford to run one just for fun there's nothing better. I almost bought a Boxter but so glad I didn't. Even my wife (who hates cars) likes a spin in the Chim smile
Agree except for the bit about a daily driver. Mrs BC uses ours as just that.

reddersv8

18 posts

44 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Just listed mine on PH today, heres the link;

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...

If your still considering one, 'Trev' is for sale...

macdeb

4,620 posts

135 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Telsa said:
*** Update *

Seeing as the thread has been bumped, and people are e-mailing me details of their P&J, I should probably give an update (but I well expect to be flamed in this part of the forum wink )

I decided to keep the MX5, and buy something additional to it as a daily. I've just arrived back with a 3.0 Z4. That was a fun trip home! cool

So, it looks like I won't be joining this section of the forum at all, but on the plus side, I'll have a garaged Mx5 to do stupid things to in the months ahead.

Cheers for all the advice, I'll still look wistfully at them... angel
PUFF hehe

Hot1

375 posts

78 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
I sold my chim earlier this year for a z4. The z4 3.0l is a fantastic car especially with a few mods , replace the run flat tyres, and a zhp gear knob make a massive difference!! I find the engine is lovely so smooth plenty of power and reasonable fuel economy! It makes a great daily driver hence why I sold the tvr I found it to expensive as my only car!!
How ever I miss my chimaera more than any other car I have sold, I find myself looking and lusting at the classifieds every single day! The car has such a sense of occasion! As said above it recieves such positive attention I doubt the only cars that could feel as special and get so much attention would be a super car but how many of us can afford one of them??!! I will be getting another chimaera not sure when tho as I want to get a house next year so not sure when, and once I get a house who knows when il have the money! And I have that fear if I weight to long they will go up in value and I will not be able to afford one!!!

Vmax64

27 posts

30 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Agree about the values. Firmly believe that those of us that have bought Chims in the past 12 months or so have had great value. It's just not possible for prices to get any lower on these cars - particularly the good ones. Conditions are right for prices to only go one way and that's up - only 6000 ever made and many of those will no longer be with us, timeless design, character, etc etc etc.
The way I see it, it's depreciation free motoring - buy any TVR and it just won't depreciate. Keep hold of it and look after it and who knows they could end up commanding Austin Healey money in years to come.

Hot1

375 posts

78 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
I have been looking and there have been plenty of bargains recently how long do I dare leave purchasing one before the values go up! I'd kick myself if I could not afford one in the future!

Quietlybonkers

7,179 posts

24 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
There's a place for both the Z4 and the Chimaera on the roads....as said above, it depends on your budget, daily driving requirements, what other transport you have and what your mileage and transporting requirements are.

We do 45,000 miles a year between four of us, need to tow a horse trailer and carry people and dogs, so the Chim is strictly come dancing for me.....the six of us (four adults and two kids) share the daily dragsters, which are an Audi A8 diesel for 25,000 business and motorway miles, a Mercedes ML270 diesel as a 10,000 mile shopping car and trailer tower, and an LPG converted 2.9 T6 XC90 seven seater for the 10,000 miles with the kids, grand-kids, dogs commuting around and going on family outings. They are all over 8 years old (the cars, not the kids).

I can see that a Z4 could make a good daily driver, as could the Chim if I wasn't doing silly mileage. For me, the Z4 doesn't come with the Chim's extras - a big PH following and lots of fun things to do with other TVR owners at weekends. I did look at Z4's, but am so I am so glad I bought a Chim.

Hot1

375 posts

78 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all


I can see that a Z4 could make a good daily driver, as could the Chim if I wasn't doing silly mileage. For me, the Z4 doesn't come with the Chim's extras - a big PH following and lots of fun things to do with other TVR owners at weekends. I did look at Z4's, but am so I am so glad I bought a Chim.
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That is spot on I could not agree more if I had the money and i would have the z4 as my daily and the chimaera for the weekend!

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