2003 Blue TVR Cerbera
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
SOLD-2003 TVR CERBERA 4.2 LITRE – “TAHITI TREAT” !-SOLD
Are you considering ownership of a stunning TVR Cerbera? If you are, do be sure to take a serious look at this very handsome example !
This is a Supercar with 4 seats – so an eminently sensible, fully justifiable purchase! If “She who must be obeyed” understands you, she‘ll let you buy i !! Plus, this one is in the stunning colour scheme –Tahiti Blue exterior with Oxford Blue and Portland Grey interior. And note the date of first registration – 16 Apr 2003. Many sources claim this was the LAST year of Cerbera production, but there were a few in the next couple of years. However, there were probably no more than 25 Cerberas built after this example. Furthermore, by 2003, TVR were on top of chassis durability, and the electronics were much improved. Plus of course, this car has the final, desirable styling features..... YJ03 GTF's interior is in nicely preserved condition, having been carefully looked after by each of only 5 owners, And yes, the car is equipped with Air Conditioning!.
So what would you want from your Cerbera? A 4.5 Litre engine rather than a 4.2 Litre? Not a lot of people know this, but TVR ran out of 4.2 Litre engine blocks and the last 50 or so 4.2s were actually built with 4.5 litre blocks and 4.2 Induction systems. YJ03GTF is such a Cerbera. There is a slight difference in power and performance capability, but it is not that dramatic in the real world. The 4.5 L engine develops 420 bhp and 380 lb ft of torque, whereas the 4.2 L engine produces 360 bhp and 320 lb ft of torque. But the performance statistics are very close. Max speeds are 185 mph (4.5L) and 180 mph (4.2L) respectively, while the 0-60mph figures are 4.1 secs (4.5 L) and 4.2 secs (4.2 L).
YJ03GTF was originally supplied by Harrogate Horseless Carriages (now Drivestyle) who serviced the car for its first 2 owners for the first near 25,000 miles of its life (6 services in all). TVR Power then rebuilt the engine (a little over15,000 miles ago) and Scole Engineering renewed the Clutch (just over 13,000 miles ago). Subsequent servicing was carried out by Racing Green TVR, which company looked after the car for its last 2 owners from 2008 onwards. Ultimately they bought the car in 2015 and they kept it in dry storage thereafter. The company now majors on the sale of TVR parts, rather than cars, and Str8six agreed to buy this Cerbera when it was offered to us in May this year.
We have addressed the car’s paintwork (which is now up to Str8six standard!) and we have of course also worked through the car technically from nose to tail, from top to bottom, and underneath as well ! The engine was removed in 2019 and the cylinder head gaskets and timing chain were replaced, the water & oil pumps rebuilt and the timing & cam covers shotblasted and powdercoated in the original satin black with stainless bolts fitted. At this point it was also verified that the engine is a 4.5ltr unit.
Str8six will supply this very capable car with a FULL 12K service completed, 12 months MOT, 12 months Tax and a Full, “No Quibble” 12 months / 12,000 miles Wear and Tear Warranty, which covers Parts and Labour. The car will be equipped with a 12 volt battery charger.
Check this History!!
27 Mar 03 Manufacture Completed TVR Engineering Ltd
16 Apr 03 Delivery PDI Svc Harrogate Horseless Carriages
16 APR 03 SUPPLIED TO FIRST OWNER –
29 May 03 1,182 mls 1K Svc Harrogate Horseless Carriages
22 Sep 03 5,500 mls 6K Svc Harrogate Horseless Carriages
SUPPLIED to SECOND OWNER
23 Apr 04 12,478 mls 12K Svc Harrogate Horseless Carriages
07 Dec 04 17,526 mls 6K Svc Harrogate Horseless Carriages
05 Oct 05 24,124 mls 12K Svc Harrogate Horseless Carriages
26 Apr 06 28,244 mls MOT Baxters Garage, Harrogate
21 Jul 06 30,204 mls 6K Svc Williams of Harrogate Ltd
27 Mar 07 34,608 mls ENGINE REBUILT TVR Power Ltd
10 May 07 34,632 mls MOT
02 Apr 07 34,608 mls 12K Svc SSCC Technical Vehicle Repairs
POSS SUPPLY to THIRD OWNER - LONDON
24 Aug 07 35,010 mls Coolant Review Henley Heritage
23 May 08 36,737 mls Clutch Slave Scole Engineering, Norfolk
10 Oct 08 37,308 mls MOT
08 Nov 08 37,349 mls Clutch/Flywheel Scole Engineering, Norfolk
16 Dec 08 37,614 mls 6K Svc Racing Green TVR
25 OCT 09 SOLD TO FOURTH OWNER (LONDON) by Racing Green TVR
24 Nov 09 38,194 mls MOT Cobbs, Ash Vale
24 Nov 09 38,194 mls 12K Svc Racing Green TVR
23 Aug 10 43,265 mls 6K Svc Racing Green TVR
24 Feb 11 43,360 mls MOT
06 Jul 12 45,839 mls MOT
05 Nov13 46,933 mls MOT
05 Nov 13 46,964 mls 12K + Valves Racing Green TVR
12 NOV 13 SUPPLIED TO FIFTH OWNER (PAISLEY) by Racing Green TVR
24 NOV 14 LAST MOT EXPIRED
13 APR 15 c 50,000 mls SOLD TO RACING GREEN CARS
08 MAY 18 50,065 mls SOLD TO Str8Six TVR
17 APR 19 50,149 mls 12K svc Str8Six TVR
Viewing is strictly by prior arrangement. Please contact Jason Clegg on 07834 739307, or on 01844 352 735 to make an appointment to visit.
Please bring your driving license if you wish to test drive this car.
Finance is available, (with terms of up to 10 years) - subject to the usual terms and conditions.
- LayoutFront Engined
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Body typeCoupe
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