2001 - TVR CHIMAERA Mk3 450 - “BLUE CLOUD”-
This very handsome, genuine Mk 3 (Covered Headlamps) TVR Chimaera 450 was originally finished in TVR’s lovely “Crystal Topaz”….or so we thought. Some slight blemishes needed attention. And the consequence ? We were confronted with the “Match That !” syndrome.
Long story short … that’s why the car is now named “Blue Cloud”. In Italian, that’s “Azzurro Nuvola”- and that’s an Alfa Romeo colour. Transpired this car wasn’t Crystal Topaz after all - but Alfa’s Blue Cloud proved to be the cloud with the matching silver lining …!
Turning to the interior. This is trimmed in “half hide” and features a Blue Dashtop, Door Tops and Seat Centres. All the rest is Pale Grey; so were the carpets. Too much grey . We changed them to Dark Blue – albeit bound in grey . The dashboard is in striking engine-turned aluminium, and features White-faced instruments. There is also a full complement of “Leven Technology” aluminium cockpit componentry.
The roof is in Blue Mohair with a near new Vybak window, and is in very presentable condition. The car is fitted with the correct OE TVR Alloys . These were stripped and powder-coated in 2018. The car runs on Toyo Proxes tyres all round - in date and with plenty of tread remaining. (The fronts were brand new 2 years ago).
ICE is provided by the OE TVR Pioneer 45w x 4 head unit. This plays cassettes – if you happen to have any ! The unit plays through 2 large Pioneer door speakers and 2 large JVC Speakers mounted above the Rear Shelf.
The car has a very tidy engine bay. This accommodates the much favoured 4.5 litre engine, Power Assisted Steering , and an aluminium radiator - all mounted in a very sound, Dinitrol protected chassis.
Many say that the 4.5 litre engine – developing 285 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 300 ft lbs of torque at 4,500 rpm - is the one to own. The 4.0 litre is “calmer”, and the 5.0 litre - with 35 bhp more but only 20 ft lbs more torque - can be a bit more temperamental . The 4.5 Litre is the “Happy Medium”.
And this is a relatively low mileage car. First registered on 16 May 2001, it has covered only 42,870 miles in 19 years (an average of just over 2,250 miles per year). The car’s service book contains service stamps for every year of its life, bar two, from 2001 to 2020. The Files contain an Inexpensive invoice for work carried out by Central TVR, following an MOT in the missing year - 2013. And the car covered just over 1,000 mls between its 2015 and 2017 services.
The Provenance file contains invoices for all services and rectification work for 15 years from 2005 until the present time. The car has had only 4 owners and, apart from its visit to Central TVR, the car has been looked after exclusively by Str8six for the last 10 years.
The most recent owner acquired the vehicle in July 2018. He was meticulous regarding the specification, condition and the subsequent maintenance of his acquisition. In particular, the car sports a superb but responsible exhaust sound ! This is the result of a revision we recommended when he purchased Y816 UGJ from Str8six !
He has been very happy with his Pride and Joy. The only reason he decided to sell his TVR was because the family’s saloon had to be assigned to his son. And so another 4 door is destined to occupy the TVR ‘s garage space (albeit also with 3 initials – AMG) !
And so we have prepared this car for its next owner and it is now ready to be supplied with Str8six's renowned “All the 12s “ delivery specification – i.e. 12,000 mile service, 12 mths RFL, and 12 mths/12,000 miles Full Wear and Tear Warranty (Parts and Labour), plus a 12 V battery trickle charger and Anderson cable.
Y816 UGJ’s service history is near impeccable and derived from provenance files, as follows:
16 MAY 01 REGISTERED TO FIRST OWNER
17 May 01 PDI Delivery H R Owen, London
28 Jun 01 1K 1,085 mls H R Owen, London
14 Feb 02 6K 5,904 mls H R Owen, London
13 Dec 02 12K 11,771 mls Henley Heritage
23 Apr 04 6K 18,804 mls Mole Valley TVR
23 APR 04 REGISTERED TO SECOND OWNER – HAYWARDS HEATH
23 Mar 05 24K 19,989 mls Mole Valley TVR
07 Apr 06 Low Miles Svc 21,020 mls Dream Machines
29 Aug 07 Classic Svc Lab 22,025 mls Dream Machines
11 Apr 08 Short Svc 22,939 mls Dream Machines
25 Apr 09 Low Miles Svc 24,040 mls Dream Machines
11 JUL 09 REGISTERED TO THIRD OWNER - CARSHALTON
17 Jul 09 6k 24,256 mls Dream Machines
29 Apr 10 12K 26,505 mls Str8six TVR
12 Jul 11 6K 29,946 mls Str8six TVR
19 Nov 12 12K 32,002 mls Str8six TVR
15 Jul 13 MOT 32,530 mls Not Given
26 Jul 13 Minor Work 32,531 mls Central TVR
14 May 14 6K 35,065 mls Str8six TVR
20 Nov 15 12K 36,880 mls Str8six TVR
19 Jun 17 6K 37,924 mls Str8six TVR
30 Jun 18 PDI & 12K 38,418 mls Str8six TVR
02 JUL 18 REGISTERED TO FOURTH OWNER - AYLESBURY
13 Sep 19 6K 41,555 mls Str8six TVR
16 OCT 20 CONSIGNED TO STR8SIX TVR
???????? PDI & 12K c.42,870mls Str8six TVR
PRIOR TO HANDOVER TO NEXT OWNER
Viewing is by appointment please. A test drive is available – subject to conditions.
Special Finance – with terms of up to 10 years – may be available on this car,
subject to the usual terms and conditions.
Please call Str8six on 07810 50 50 59
or 01844 352 735
- LayoutFront Engined
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power 285 bhp
- Torque 300 lbs/ft
- Top speed 165 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 5.2 s
- Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Economy 22 mpg
- Body typeConvertible
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