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Amore Autos. What are they like?

Amore Autos. What are they like?

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StuVT

Original Poster:

8 posts

35 months

Monday 20th November
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I'm looking to by my first TVR soon. The cars from Amore look good and pricing seems mid range of what's being asked. They're a long way from me so would like to make sure their reputation is good.

Thanks
Stuart

Classic Chim

7,352 posts

73 months

Monday 20th November
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TVR people through and through. Well worth a look see I’d say.
The company is fairly new in Tvr terms but the guys are well known Tvr fanatics and you can’t ask for more than that. wink


citizen smith

266 posts

105 months

Tuesday 21st November
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StuVT said:
I'm looking to by my first TVR soon. The cars from Amore look good and pricing seems mid range of what's being asked. They're a long way from me so would like to make sure their reputation is good.

Thanks
Stuart
Would you consider buying privately, you could possibly buy the car of your dreams for less money!

Tomtvr1

3 posts

1 month

Wednesday 22nd November
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Hi I recently bought my Chimaera from them and they couldn't of been more helpful. Makes me smile every time I drive it.

olliete

303 posts

35 months

Wednesday 22nd November
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I spoke to them over the phone as I am thinking of selling my Tamora.

They were very helpful and obviously know their TVRs!

Ollie.
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JGavlarr

2 posts

41 months

Tuesday 5th December
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I bought my Tuscan from Amore and they were absolutely fantastic to deal with. The whole process from initial enquiry to collecting the car was brilliant. Paul and Mark are proper TVR guys, they know their stuff and treat you as a mate down the pub chatting about cars would. I would recommend them highly. Oh.....and the Tuscan is Superb!!!!!!!

Andrew Gray

4,619 posts

73 months

Tuesday 5th December
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Top guys taking there love for TVRs to a point where they are now sharing that love by helping others find that special TVR if they have the model your looking for well worth traveling to see i rather think you will come away with a nice car.
A

Supercharged5

6 posts

1 month

Thursday 7th December
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Hi PHers!

After selling out all the mx5 related things - including my 5th mx5, an 1.8 swapped mp62'd '90 - I am on a hunt for a decent TVR Chimaera.
My budget is tight - 10k - but I think with a bit of luck I can find a good one.

My first questions: my mx5 had 260hp, will a 4.0 Chim give similar exoerience in terms of perfornance? Is a 10k budget realistic for a reliable Chim?

As I will bring the car to Hungary MOT not needed, Cat C or D is also no probkem but the car must be good/properly repaired.

I check PH every day (well, a couple of times per day....or per hour:-) and I found Amoreautos being a good source but they have nothing within my budget now.

Any kind of Cimaera or Amoreautos related comment, idea, opinion or warning wellcome.

Thanks,

Peter

Belle427

2,502 posts

157 months

Friday 8th December
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On paper the Mx5 should be quicker, Tvr are well known for over egging their power figures with most standard 400 cars being closer to 200 Bhp. You will find cars with slightly more but this is a complete lottery.
The 400 is still a cracking car but most owners wish they had a bit more grunt, the bigger engine cars command a premium.
Looking at the market in the summer 10k would get you a nice 400.
Supercharging/Turbocharging the 400 is a possibility but it gets expensive, I looked at those options before deciding on a fresh 4.6 engine

Supercharged5

6 posts

1 month

Saturday 9th December
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I thought this was the best time of the year to buy cheap.
But Amoreautos stock is very low, no options arround 10k.

TR4man

2,267 posts

98 months

Saturday 9th December
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Supercharged5 said:
I thought this was the best time of the year to buy cheap.
But Amoreautos stock is very low, no options arround 10k.
You'll be very lucky indeed to get a Chimaera for under £10k that doesn't require some serious work.

ianwayne

1,473 posts

192 months

Saturday 9th December
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This one has sold for £7750. Don't like the aftermarket lights personally, and it has gauge problems as described but has gone pretty cheap I'd say:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-racing-green-TV...

Supercharged5

6 posts

1 month

Saturday 9th December
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And this for 10,5k was very close an looked decent. Already sold unfortunately.

http://www.amoreautos.co.uk/car-listings/zircon-si...


Belle427

2,502 posts

157 months

Saturday 9th December
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How about this?
There is another partially restored one on there too for similar money.
Most people would probably settle for a decent offer for a hassle free sale. May be too far for you to travel though.
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C942210

Supercharged5

6 posts

1 month

Sunday 10th December
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Good find.
I've just finished the communication with the owner. He would let it go for 10.500.
I told about myself and asked him if he could transport the car to Cambridge to the site of the trailer company.
I got a short answer in a minute " I am not interested "......
I think he really wants a hasslefree solution and the business with me seems problematic for him.
From my side I don't want to push him and he didn't confirm the car has PAS so I am not sure the car is the right one for me. There are engine bay pics in the ad, can you see if it had PAS?
I wrote a bloody long letter to Amoreautos yesterday to start communication with them but just before sending it my iphone decided to switch off for a second......I lost the letter of course....

SMB

1,270 posts

190 months

Sunday 10th December
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Supercharged5 said:
Good find.
I've just finished the communication with the owner. He would let it go for 10.500.
I told about myself and asked him if he could transport the car to Cambridge to the site of the trailer company.
I got a short answer in a minute " I am not interested "......
I think he really wants a hasslefree solution and the business with me seems problematic for him.
From my side I don't want to push him and he didn't confirm the car has PAS so I am not sure the car is the right one for me. There are engine bay pics in the ad, can you see if it had PAS?
I wrote a bloody long letter to Amoreautos yesterday to start communication with them but just before sending it my iphone decided to switch off for a second......I lost the letter of course....
It looks like the car and classic car has pas as the reservoir is next to the plenum. By asking him to deliver to a courier you come across as a scammer, you may be genuine but that sort of approach will stop people trusting you. You would be best to travel, view and drive it back yourself.

Classic Chim

7,352 posts

73 months

Sunday 10th December
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It has PAS

On most Chims the PAS system has a black re fill bottle usually situated at the top of the engine next to the Plenum similar to this.
The Plenum being the big cast metal thing on top of the engine with engine size plate.




Supercharged5

6 posts

1 month

Sunday 10th December
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Ah I see, thanks.
It costs a lot travelling there and back to Cambridge with the car and the price is already out of budget by 500...
Sadly I must forget it.
It's frustrating people think I am a scammer.... I hink my initial idea of turning to Amoreautos was good, they can handle a buyer like me I assume. It is not that complicated or risky. I am the one who will pay a small fortune without seeing the car, the risk is on my side.

SMB

1,270 posts

190 months

Sunday 10th December
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Supercharged5 said:
Ah I see, thanks.
It costs a lot travelling there and back to Cambridge with the car and the price is already out of budget by 500...
Sadly I must forget it.
It's frustrating people think I am a scammer.... I hink my initial idea of turning to Amoreautos was good, they can handle a buyer like me I assume. It is not that complicated or risky. I am the one who will pay a small fortune without seeing the car, the risk is on my side.
It's Going to cost money to ship a car, so use that to check your purchase first and drive it back. Cheap flights exist that will make t worthwhile. If you do it all remotely the cost to fix stuff after will likely be greater. The remote buyer is a common scam so you will struggle to find people that will trust you as a private sale.

Amore have a car at 11k currently, that is about as cheap as a chimaera will get from a dealer that has been prepared, and lower risk to you. That is probably your best bet.

Supercharged5

6 posts

1 month

Sunday 10th December
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I've just got an answer from Amore. I think they can work out something for me. They seem to be cooperative and correct. I am happy!