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1997 Yellow TVR Chimaera

WEST YORKS, United Kingdom


Chimaera 500

Up for sale is my 1997 Chimaera 500 in Halcyon Midas with red full leather interior. Owned by me since May 2009 with 3 former keepers, I bought it with 36,000 miles on the clock and now taken it up to just short of 54,000 miles. The car was off the road from 2014 to 2019 so required a major service last May. I’ve had terrific fun and adventures with this car but, as is so often the case, two children and working away from home means I rarely get to use it these days. I’ll also be losing my garage in the next few weeks and living outside doesn’t do a TVR any good!
Over my 11 year ownership I’ve replaced a long list of parts, many during the full body off restoration at RT Racing in 2010. There are too many small parts to list but the major items are:
Steering rack 2019
Fuel pipes 2019
Suspension arms 2010/2019
New water pump 2019
Refurbished differential 2019
Propshaft UJs 2019
Battery 2019
New targa roof covering and rear window 2012
Clutch 2010
Brake pipes 2010
Suspension bushes 2010
Engine mounts 2010
Handbrake cable 2010
Chassis refurb (body off) 2010
Suspension shocks 2009
Brakes 2009
Replaced cracked dash 2009
2019 Work - over £5000 spent
Major service
Resealed sump
New PAS Rack
New fuel pipes
New top suspension arms
New water pump
Refurbished BTR diff
New propshaft UJs
New Bosch battery
New genuine alternator
Chassis restoration at RT Racing May 2010 at cost of over £5000 which included:
All new brake pipes, fuel lines, bushes, engine mounts, handbrake cable and consumables.
New clutch 2010
New Gaz Gold shocks 2009
New drop links 2009
New Leven stainless dash 2009
ACT smooth air intake and elbow
- ACT Performance manifolds with performance cats and decat pipes ( cats fitted at the moment)
- Tarox G88 grooves brake discs
- Gaz Gold shocks
I’ll be absolutely gutted to see her go. I don’t think you’ll see a cheaper 500 with so much work carried out. I honestly don’t know how to describe the condition - good, probably. The paintwork has some blemishes and roadrash and is certainly not perfect, but it polishes up brilliantly. Same for the interior. I’ve seen some rough looking TVRs in my time and this sits somewhere between the dogs and the garage queens. It’s one for driving and enjoying.


  • LayoutFront Engined
  • Size5.0L


  • TypeManual


  • TypePetrol


  • Doors2
  • ColourYellow
  • Body typeConvertible


  • Previous owners3

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