TVR CHIMAERA 450 1997 (1997)




A beautiful example of the TVR Chimaera, with the 450 engine.
I have owned this car for just under 3 years and will be very sorry to see it go.
In my ownership I have had the outriggers replaced (September 2014) and carried out a full steam clean, strip down and repaint of the chassis and a light application of waxoil. 4 new Toyo proxes were fitted which have covered 5000 miles, 4 new Gaz Golds fitted and then had the vehicle set up at Neil Garners, this was an absolute transformation of the handling.
I have also replaced the dash panel with an alloy chequered pattern one which suits the interior well thanks to the various alloy switch gear.
The water pump was replaced last year, the starter motor was rebuilt and refitted in 2015.
I have also had the wheels refurbished and the car has had the nose cone and rear wings repainted, it really gave the car a lift in the looks department and thanks to this it really does look bright and catches the eye.
In original and unmolested condition, the engine pulls perfectly, there are no clunks or knocks from the transmission and drive line.
It doesn't suffer from water ingress, 4 years of working at a TVR dealership means I know where these cars leak from and have the know how to put them right, it has all the original trims fitted including strut rubbers and rubber trims behind the roof fabric, the car has also been garaged during my ownership.
As you can see from the pictures the car looks in very good condition both on top and underneath, I have taken 55 pictures of the car that I can email if required, with many pictures of all of the areas of the chassis which are prone to rust, these were all taken in March 2017 when I cleaned the chassis and gave it a light coat of waxoil.
As you can see from the pictures I have a huge amount of service history for the car, with dozens and dozens of receipts for servicing, repairs and parts, with the original handbooks and vehicle specification card, I'm led to believe this was a high spec car back in 1997!
HPI clear, with a dated report available on request, I am the 9th owner of it and the owner before me owned it since 2010.
The car is ready for the summer, If you choose to view the car you won't be disappointed, I have truely cherished this car and will be sad to see it go.
I am in Newton Abbot in Devon.
Please no part exchange or swap offers, or dealers offering to sell the car on my behalf.
Part exchange:No thanks.

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  • Mileage: 63,085
  • Year: 1997
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Red


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 4.5
  • Engine configuration: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine power (BHP): 275

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devon, United Kingdom