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1996 Red TVR Chimaera

northants, United Kingdom


96 N Chimaera 400

1996 N Chimaera 400 in Rosso Pearl with magnolia & biscuit interior.
Just 55k miles and fitted with estoril wheels, a sports exhaust & an accumate charger that is hard wired into the car.
Other than the exhaust the car is completely standard, even down to the original factory Pioneer casette player.
I am advertising this chimaera on behalf of my Father in law, who has owned it for nearly 7 years. In that time he has covered just 6k miles and the car has always been garaged.
All of the work in that time has been carried out by Dom & his team at Powers Performance and has had extensive mechanical work to get it all to as it should be.
This work includes:
Recent 12k service, so all fluids, plugs & filters etc & full geo
new rear diff bushes
new fuel lines
new steering rack
new wiper motor
new calipers
new discs & pads
new brake hoses
new throttle cable
new front wishbones
new ball joints & drop links
new tyres
new oil pressure sensor
new temperature sensor
new exhaust gaskets
new vacum advance unit
new lambda sensors
This has made for a chimaera that runs & drives spot on and has been 100% reliable.
The interior of the car is in superb condition and the roof + rear screen are also very good too, with all stitching intact & no rips or tears at all.
The paint / body is very good in general, with just a few marks on the top of the rear wings (common for chimaeras due to the roof panel hitting them) & just a couple of small age related marks, but overall in very good condition.
There have been a couple of advisories noted over a couple of the mot's in the last few years to surface corrosion on the outriggers - some mot's have mentioned it and others haven't.
There is every chance that they can be cleaned back, re painted / touched up and wax oiled etc, but as with most chimaeras it will need outriggers at some point.
The car has been priced taking that into account, as if the outriggers were replaced it would be circa 14k, going by the advice of a few TVR experts in the trade.
The car has an extensive service history and a full folder of all receipts of work carried out over the years, with the vast majority of the servicing throughout the cars life being carried out by Austec Racing and Powers Performance.
All the old MOT's are also present.
The car has an mot till 18/12/2020 & has only covered approx 100 miles since the last one.
Overall a very nice, low mileage and mechanically very sound Chimaera.
Please note, cherished TVR reg plate has been removed form the car, but is available seperately.
Car is back on: N831 DRJ.


  • LayoutFront Engined
  • Size4.0L
  • AspirationNormally Aspirated


  • TypeManual
  • Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive


  • TypePetrol


  • Doors2
  • ColourRed
  • Body typeConvertible


  • Previous owners6

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