R752UKJ is a lovely example of a well cared for, well maintained and well-driven TVR Chimaera. This is an ideal mode of transport, on a fine summer’s day, to drive (roof down of course) to the local pub, park up and settle down to enjoy a fine IPA while complimenting yourself on your good taste in choosing a thoroughbred TVR. And, as we have borrowed their name, you might like to note that Greene King run over 3,100 pubs, restaurants and hotels throughout the British Isles – thus the scope for serious enjoyment of your TVR is immense !!
So, let’s describe this splendid TVR Events and Meetings Chimaera ! The car has a 4.5 Litre V8 engine and is finished in Starmist Green with half hide Biscuit and Green interior. The carpets are British Racing Green with biscuit binding. The real pieces de resistance, however, are the extremely handsome engine –turned aluminium dashboard and the full complement of Leven Technology aluminium cockpit componentry. This is a rare combination upgrade, which sets this car apart from nearly all other Chimaeras currently available. This cockpit is of course protected by a mohair roof, black in this instance, which is in very good condition.
This car also benefits from the V8 4.5 litre engine. 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 another 35 bhp but only 20 ft lbs more torque - can be a bit more temperamental. So, the 4.5 is the happy medium . And The 4.5 litre is claimed to be good for 0-60 mph in 4.7 secs with a top speed of 160 mph (or so the TVR brochure claims!).
First Registered on 1 Aug 1997 this car has covered just over 53,000 miles in 20 years. It has a very full TVR Service History, which has been certified exclusively by TVR main dealerships for the last 17 years . This servicing has been related to mileage but is fulsome, as shown below. The car will come with a thick file containing the car’s full provenance and service history. This Chimaera is not equipped with Power Assisted Steering,but many owners prefer this because it gives a very communicative steering feel once the car is moving. A brand new pair of Toyo front tyres have just been fitted and the car also benefits from the fitment of a set of 7 spoke Chimaera 500 specification alloys.. The car does have the useful remote boot opening system.
If you are tempted to view and to test drive the car, you will be very pleasantly surprised. It has really tractable driveability, is as taut a Chimaera as you will find and it makes all the right noises; there are no suspension rattles or other worrying sounds coming from anywhere – assuming you could even discern them above the characteristic, addictive V8 sound of course !
This car is an outstanding example of TVR’s classic British high performance sports tourer – and it will be supplied with the renowned Str8six “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, plus a 12 V battery trickle charger.
The service records are as follows:
31 Jul 97 25 mls PDI Svc WLA Specialist Cars
25 Sep 07 802 mls 1K Svc WLA Specialist Cars
13 Mar 00 6,783 mls 6K Svc H R Owen London
01 Aug 01 15,591 mls 12K Svc Mole Valley TVR
21 Feb 03 18,257 mls 6K Svc Hawthorns TVR
17 Dec 0 19,915 mls 12K Svc Hawthorns TVR
05 Jan 05 22,831 mls 6K Svc Racing Green TVR
13 Jan 06 25,811 mls 12K Svc Racing Green TVR
04 Jan 07 29,598 mls 6K Svc Racing Green TVR
31 Jan 08 32,601 mls 12K Svc Racing Green TVR
23 Jan 09 35,707 mls 6K Svc Racing Green TVR
20 Jan 12 40.174 mls 12K Svc Racing Green TVR
01 Mar 14 41,230 mls 12K Svc Racing Green TVR
06 May 15 42,312 mls 6K Svc Racing Green TVR
18 Mar 16 42,780 mls 6K Svc Fernhurst TVR
13 Jul 16 47,601 mls 12K Svc Fernhurst TVR
Pre Sale 53.080 mls PDI / 12K Str8six TVR
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Finance is available for the purchase of this Very Desirable TVR.
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- LayoutFront Engined
- Size4,500 cc
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power285 bhp
- Torque300 lbs/ft
- Top speed160 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 4.7 secs
- Driven WheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Economy22 mpg
- Body typeConvertible
- Vehicle height-
- Vehicle width-
Previous Owners 7
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Have had it for 5 years, bought against my better judgement. Has turned out to be the best decision I've made. Love it! Read the full summaryView members blog entries about this car
Lusted for a V8 open top sports car, with REAL performance since I was a kid,and its as good as i always wanted it to be!
Had it 10 years and i still get a thrill, esp on a greasy road Read the full summary
My first TVR!
A stunning TVR Chimaera 400 in Porsche Iris Blue. The car had done around 57,000 miles when I bought it and was in excellent condition. The bodywork is near perfect, outriggers have been replaced and the engine runs well.
My girlfriend and I have been really... Read the full summary
|Based on 25,000 miles||Total||Per Year|
|Fuel (18.00 mpg @ 135.00 p/litre)||£3,069||£1,364|
|Servicing / Repairs||£1,273||£566|
|Total Running Costs||£3,846||£1,709|
Well just coming up on 3 years of ownership & I'm still well chuffed. Running costs? Well, if you discount Fuel,tax & ins it's Nil, Nowt,not a thing! That said, I put on new springs and dampers plus grooved discs & EBC green stuff pads which made a huge difference, but these were things I wanted to... Read the full summaryView members blog entries about this car
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