Chimaera's in the USA

Chimaera's in the USA

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OX_TVR

Original Poster:

5 posts

16 months

Sunday 14th July 2019
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I have recently imported a 1993 Chimaera into the USA and love the car, every time I drive it puts a Huge Smile on my face. I'm in the Philly area of Pennsylvania, curious how many others have crossed the pond and where you are located.

Big g

80 posts

217 months

Monday 15th July 2019
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Hi - I am running a 4.3 Chimaera in Connecticut that I bought in Jan.
As an expat Brit I have had several TVR's back home but so happy to be back in one over here.

Loach1

430 posts

100 months

Tuesday 16th July 2019
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I’ve been rolling around North Carolina in mine since last year, loving it too! It is almost time to sell and hunt for another, maybe a Griffith...

Big g

80 posts

217 months

Wednesday 17th July 2019
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There have been a couple of Griffs on BaT lately. I am still surprised how many people know the brand here and shout it out to let me know they recognize it!
It is still a very exclusive club over here ....I do miss the opportunity to pass another TVR, I think the chance of doing that is slim given our locations :-)

My plan is to bring a Cerbera over as soon as the 25 years is up......


so called

7,798 posts

168 months

Monday 29th July 2019
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You may want to check out the 'TVR Car Club North America'.
Lovely bunch of people fro all over the US and Canada.
I dropped out about 3 years ago as my US business trips ended but their, 'Out of the Woodwork', annual meet was, for the last few years, took place at the Carlisle, PA, Show Ground with the Imported Cars Show.

I don't know if they are still doing it but Tony and Joan Reynolds used to organise the club from their home also in PA.

so called

7,798 posts

168 months

Tuesday 6th August 2019
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so called said:
You may want to check out the 'TVR Car Club North America'.
Lovely bunch of people fro all over the US and Canada.
I dropped out about 3 years ago as my US business trips ended but their, 'Out of the Woodwork', annual meet was, for the last few years, took place at the Carlisle, PA, Show Ground with the Imported Cars Show.

I don't know if they are still doing it but Tony and Joan Reynolds used to organise the club from their home also in PA.
Oh yes and forgot to say lots of Chimaera's.

tvrmk363

370 posts

88 months

Tuesday 6th August 2019
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the TVRCCNA is currently run by the board with regional RO's. Tony Hess is our current president. Check out the TVRCCNA details on joining or learning about the club..
Out of the Woodwork, our national meet is being held at Watkins Glen in conjunction with the vintage races this year the weekend of Sept 6-8, 2019.

Anchan747

26 posts

40 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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My 93 4.3 is still sadly for sale!

wedgster

13 posts

213 months

Thursday 7th May
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Big g said:
Hi - I am running a 4.3 Chimaera in Connecticut that I bought in Jan.
As an expat Brit I have had several TVR's back home but so happy to be back in one over here.
I live in Northwest Connecticut, If you ever head to Limerock, look me up. I would love to see your car. Rob

bergxu

328 posts

116 months

Tuesday 14th July
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Haven’t got a Chimp but have a Griff 500 in Cincinnati!

so called

7,798 posts

168 months

Wednesday 15th July
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This is sooo lacking in photo's.

OX_TVR

Original Poster:

5 posts

16 months

Wednesday 15th July
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Yes it is. Sorry.

so called

7,798 posts

168 months

Wednesday 15th July
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I had a 1993 model.
I prefer the grill on that version.

Yours looks great, very nice colour combo.

Edited by so called on Thursday 16th July 13:24

OX_TVR

Original Poster:

5 posts

16 months

Wednesday 15th July
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It is in really good condition. I just sold it and will begin looking for a V8 Wedge to import.

UKAuto

520 posts

236 months

Wednesday 12th August
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so called said:
This is sooo lacking in photo's.
I know the thread is "Chimaeras in the USA", but mine is close, as it is up in Canada.

andrewbr

1 posts

2 months

Wednesday 16th September
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Hi All

I'm beginning to look for a Chimaera to import to the US, figured this thread would be a good place to start. Would any of you who've gone through the process be willing to give me an overview of the general costs involved, and recommend any customs brokers you've worked with?

I've been researching import requirements and costs, most of it seems fairly straightforward except for one thing - the gas guzzler tax. How was that determined when any of you imported your cars?

Thanks
Andrew

OX_TVR

Original Poster:

5 posts

16 months

Wednesday 16th September
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Andrew, I'd be happy to go over the whole process with you. It's not difficult but is time consuming. My cell is 215.353.3578 call or text anytime.

Thanks
Mark
Sunday 15th November
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HI everyone, I just joined this forum after getting my 93 Chimaera about a month ago. I'm located in the Detroit area, and was at the recent Woodward "cruise" hosted by David Tracy of Jalopnik, so you might recognize my car from his pictures. Looking forward to learning a lot more about these cars from this forum!





Zeb74

170 posts

88 months

Monday 16th November
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Nice!
A Fiat 500 and a Chimaera, in the US it's like you are only driving toy cars ;-)

rev-erend

20,640 posts

243 months

Monday 16th November
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Can you own a TVR in all USA states or do some like California not allow them?