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v8kev

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112 posts

32 months

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have you noticed the amount of chims and other tvrs for sale on ebay theres 31, on pistonheads theres 133 thats without the autotrader and classic mags not many bargains amongst them i dont think its coz of the summer if we get one i think its money what do you think

Edited by v8kev on Friday 27th April 09:36

AJV8

424 posts

33 months

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v8kev said:
have you noticed the amount of chims and other tvrs for sale on ebay theres 31, on pistonheads theres 133 thats without the autotrader and classic mags not many bargains amongst them i dont think its coz of the summer if we get one i think its money what do you think

Edited by v8kev on Friday 27th April 09:36
Probably petrol prices absolutely crippling people. You're right though, compared to a few months ago when i got mine there doesn't seem to be many around at low prices. There were some absolute bargains around when i got mine !

ybt1982

1,967 posts

87 months

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Looks like I have decided to get one at exactly the wrong time then frown

Explains why I can only find 2 within budget that suit my spec.

TOV!E

1,699 posts

121 months

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If you can wait untill Sept/oct time, i am sure thery will be some bargains, BUT the prices for good Chims and Griffs do seem to be on the rise..............

ybt1982

1,967 posts

87 months

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But I don't wanna wait cry
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bobfather

9,200 posts

142 months

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Don't forget that TVR sold substantially more Chimaeras than any other model. It is inevitable that there would be substantially more Chimaeras being sold on the second hand market

Grey Ghost

3,314 posts

107 months

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ybt1982 said:
But I don't wanna wait cry
I was in the same position as you two years ago. I had the money but couldn't find a car I was 90% happy with let alone 100%. After trawling the classifieds on here and other sites I was eventually pointed to a private advert by my mate who had got me interested in TVR's. The car was a little way from me but I decided to go to see it. It had a few imperfections (new tyres needed, wheels to be refurbed, paint to be tidied and mopped and a new dash needed) but engine and chassis wise it was sound and had a decent service history too. This was about the 5th or 6th car I had seen and I bought it with 5 months tax and a new MOT. It was actually £1500 below my budget and I used the balance to gradually fix the little niggles I had with it over the next 12 months.

Keep looking and post up adverts for cars here as a lot of people will know some of them and offer opinions.......good and bad.

Quick edit to add you may just have to move fast when one that suits your needs does come along but at least you have the funds in place to do this thumbup

ybt1982

1,967 posts

87 months

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Grey Ghost said:
I was in the same position as you two years ago. I had the money but couldn't find a car I was 90% happy with let alone 100%. After trawling the classifieds on here and other sites I was eventually pointed to a private advert by my mate who had got me interested in TVR's. The car was a little way from me but I decided to go to see it. It had a few imperfections (new tyres needed, wheels to be refurbed, paint to be tidied and mopped and a new dash needed) but engine and chassis wise it was sound and had a decent service history too. This was about the 5th or 6th car I had seen and I bought it with 5 months tax and a new MOT. It was actually £1500 below my budget and I used the balance to gradually fix the little niggles I had with it over the next 12 months.

Keep looking and post up adverts for cars here as a lot of people will know some of them and offer opinions.......good and bad.

Quick edit to add you may just have to move fast when one that suits your needs does come along but at least you have the funds in place to do this thumbup
Cheers, I have 2 threads running already so I don't want to keep posting stuff up, it may get a bit annoying.

However, these 2 are the front runners for now...

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3516818.htm

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3849255.htm

v8kev

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112 posts

32 months

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if it were me i,d go for the one in crystal topaz

ybt1982

1,967 posts

87 months

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Does look good doesn't it. I am waiting for an email from the vendor.

Zippee

10,170 posts

121 months

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v8kev said:
if it were me i,d go for the one in crystal topaz
Looks by far the nicer of the 2.
One thing, it was last serviced by Joolz (joospeed) - but when did he shut down his TVR servicing? I thought it was 2-3 years ago now but happy to be wrong.

v8kev

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112 posts

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i was quite fortunate with mine it was advertised for £7k and i got it for £5500 its a 97 facelift with 70k 500 wheels multi cd magnolia hide afterburner lights full history fresh mot new tyres enough bills to choke a donkey best of luck

SILICONEKID340HP

12,115 posts

118 months

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The first one as had a fortune spent on it ? if your the type to want upgrades save your self some money and buy the green one .Wheels ccan be changed.

So many owners start posting about wanting more power then they go down the slippery sloap ! It all starts with the smooth bore elbow .laugh

When i say a fortune, i mean probably double what he paid for the car .

ybt1982

1,967 posts

87 months

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I am leaning towards the blue one but am already thinking about exhausts a decatt for extra V8-ness.

ybt1982

1,967 posts

87 months

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Indeed, I have been in contact with him.

Is it a well known car?

Pursyluv

1,367 posts

61 months

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Zippee said:
Looks by far the nicer of the 2.
One thing, it was last serviced by Joolz (joospeed) - but when did he shut down his TVR servicing? I thought it was 2-3 years ago now but happy to be wrong.
You're not wrong, 3 years ago, give or take a couple of months

ybt1982

1,967 posts

87 months

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That is quite some time between services then.

skiver

484 posts

80 months

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I got very close to buying Meatballs car a few months ago but a house move got in the way and took all the dosh! I was very impressed with the spec.and would still go for it if/when things improve workwise. frown

v8kev

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sorry cant live with green

ybt1982

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The colour is the only part of the car I am not 100% on, but as the MX is also Green it might be nice to have a pair.

Would be intersted to know what you thought of the car Skiver? Did you have a look or inspection?
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