TVR Chimaera 500 Taraka (1996)




For sale my 1996 TVR Chimaera 500 Taraka
Starmist Green metallic with full leather sage and parchment trim with bottle green carpets. Standard Griff style 7 spoke alloys.
66000 miles.
FSH with receipts and stamped service book. Always serviced by TVR specialists including Austec Crawley, TVR Fix Epsom, Dave Batty Godalming,TVR Power.
File of receipts back to 1996 with MOT's back to 2003
The car had a £4500.00 Taraka updgrade ( no.12) done by TVR Power. This included up rated cams, cylinder head,ECU Chip,solid cam followers,pushrods, enlarged plenum,new drop forged pistons, oil pump, starter motor.
In 2009 the car also had a top end rebuild and has covered c.10000 miles since then. This included new camshaft, block rebored,new bearings. Importantly lifters are now hydraulic so no more maintenance.
Other things done under my ownership
Front end respray in May 2011, Austec Sports exhaust May 2011, front upper wishbones replaced March 2010, front and rear pads and discs replaced March 2010 along with new braided hoses. Hot start kit fitted. Quick battery charger fitted.
Car was shown at the 2008 Autosport show at the NEC and has a 2004 Rob Ingleby inspection. ' overall I was impressed with the drive and feel of this Chimaera.
Car has had a new Thatcham Cat1 Alarm and immobiliser fitted by Carl baker in 2012. This now includes a fast boot release button on key fob.
Interior is in good condition- dash top perfect with no bubbles. Veneer dash surround perfect. Veneer radio surround will need replacing  ( c£100.00).
Car has just been MOT'd- 11/11/14 and has 6 months TAX
I have done 10000 glorious miles in this car including two trips to Le Mans. Car always gets admiring looks from people. It's also great to embarrass M3s,911,s etc.
Car always garaged and driven mostly in dry.
Chassis waxoyled last year by Dave Batty.
Comes with 2x bespoke car cover ( half and full) , Steve heath bible, CTEK battery charger and fire extinguisher
Serious enquiries only please

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  • Mileage: 66,000
  • Year: 1996
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Green


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 5.0
  • Engine configuration: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine power (BHP): 320
  • Torque (lbs/ft): 340
  • Top speed (MPH): 170
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 4.1 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (MPG): 18
  • Driven wheels: Front Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 3

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