This is a very desirable Chimaera whose specification, condition, and provenance marks it out as THE TVR to inspect and test drive if a “Chim” is on your wishlist.
This example is one of the last of the limited number of genuine Mk 3 versions equipped with faired in headlamps and the more compliant, “GT” version of TVR’s firmer Griffith “Sports”suspension. It is also equipped with the 5 litre engine - as incorporated in the most powerful version of the Griffith . So it looks pretty similar to a Griffith and goes like one too !!
And Y72 CGJ ‘s condition is far from average. The Bodywork is in outstanding condition and finished in GLEAMING Cooper Green. This colour has been enhanced by the incorporation of a nicely judged metalflake content. The exterior colour is complemented by an interior trimmed in Magnolia leather and green carpeting. The seats are of course Cerbera seats – the factory’s specification for the Mk 3 Chimaera. The car’s ICE is provided by a Pioneer head/CD changer unit playing through two front and two rear speakers.
The dashboard panels are new – not re-veneered - and are finished in deep Walnut. The dashboard instruments feature bright white faces, and Leven Technology control stalks operate the lights and wipers. Note also the door sills fitted with Leven Kickplates. The roof is trimmed in Black Mohair. It is in first class condition and equipped with a very well preserved Vybak window.
And when you open the bonnet, the “satisfaction factor” keeps on rolling. The engine bay is in very good condition , and reflects the car’s regular technical attention (see the service records). Even the reflective heat shielding is in first class order. The car does benefit from Power Assisted Steering, but is not fitted with Air conditioning (very few Chimaeras were.).
Y72 CGJ does have a very well protected chassis - with all wishbones and outriggers in very sound condition. The alloys are standard, finished in unmarked silver, and shod with Toyo Proxes tyres, with very legal life and tread remaining. And the car will be fully Optiline-aligned before it is handed over to its next owner.
This car was first registered on 1 May 2001. It has had only 2 owners during its short (;-) ) 19 years life and has covered 41,500 miles in that time – or less than 2,200 miles per year.
The second owner acquired the vehicle in 2019 and drove it under 500 miles before deciding to Part Exchange his Chimaera for a Tuscan Mk 2 - in equally beautiful condition. The reason for the sale was simply his wish to experience the characteristics of a Speed Six –engined TVR !
This Classic British Sportscar will come with the complete piece of mind afforded by Str8six's renowned “All the 12s “ delivery specification – i.e. 12,000 mile service, 12 mths RFL, 12 mths MOT and 12 mths/12,000 miles “no quibble” Full Wear and Tear Parts and Labour Warranty, plus a 12 Volt battery trickle charger.
The service record is fulsome , as listed below, and is supported by a full complement of invoices and MOT Certificates:
30 Apr 01 Delivery PDI Svc Mole Valley TVR
01 May 01 REGISTERED TO FIRST OWNER
04 Jun 01 1028 mls 1K Svc Mole Valley TVR
30 Apr 02 3,058 mls 6K Svc Mole Valley TVR
15 May 03 4,937 mls 12K Svc Mole Valley TVR
05 May 04 6,158 mls 6K Svc Mole Valley TVR
04 Aug 06 11,531 mls 12K Svc Mole Valley TVR
03 Jul 07 14,265 mls 6K Svc Mole Valley TVR
12 Apr 08 15,451 mls 6K Svc Racing Green TVR
20 Apr 09 17,977 mls 6K Svc The Garage, TVR Specialist
19 Apr 10 21,713 mls 12K Svc The Garage, TVR Specialist
27 Apr 11 24,634 mls 6K Svc The Garage, TVR Specialist
15 Feb 12 27,304 mls 6K Svc The Garage, TVR Specialist
Aug 12 to Apr 14 CAR IN STORAGE
30 Apr 14 29,524 mls 12K Svc The Garage, TVR Specialist
23 Apr 15 33,961 mls 12K Svc The Garage, TVR Specialist
CAR IN STORAGE
20 Apr 17 35,151 mls Post Storage The Garage, TVR Specialist
31 Jul 18 37,400 mls 6K Svc The Garage, TVR Specialist
29 May 19 41,155 mls VEHICLE ACQUIRED BY SECOND OWNER
13 Jul 19 41,255 mls Tech Work Dreadnought Garage TVR
15 Aug 19 41,329 mls Tech Work Dreadnought Garage TVR
05 FEB 20 CAR TAKEN IN PART EXCHANGE BY STR8SIX TVR
NEXT SERVICE - Pre Delivery to NEXT OWNER
Date TBD c. 41,500 mls PDI & 12K Str8six TVR
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Finance can be arranged, if required, and may be over specially extended terms..
Please call 01844 352 735 or 07810 505059 or 07834 739307 to arrange viewing.
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- LayoutFront Engined
- Size5,000 cc
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power340 bhp
- Torque300 lbs/ft
- Top speed165 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 4.7 secs
- Driven WheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Economy22 mpg
- Body typeConvertible
- Vehicle height-
- Vehicle width-
Previous Owners 2
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