Sold for £11,250
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: M124 XYB
Chassis No: SDLDCC4P7SD011365
MOT: March 2022
Introduced at the 1992 Motor Show, the Chimaera was intended to be a more practical, user-friendly machine than the formidable Griffith. To this end, it sported a proper boot and a more cosseting interior. Power came from a variety of Rover V8-derived units, though, even the entry-level 4.0 litre was quoted as developing 240bhp/270lbft. The slowest of the range, it was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds, 0-100mph in 12.1 seconds and 152mph! Luckily all Chimaeras came with four-wheel disc brakes and a Quaife differential as standard.
Manufactured in 1995, this Chimaera was supplied new by Station Hill Garage (SHG) TVR in Farnham and is fitted with the 4.0-litre V8 engine mated the five-speed manual transmission. Finished in Silver paintwork with Pine Green leather interior upholstery, the TVR has covered just c.55,000 miles, although is displaying 45,000 miles with a documented speedometer change by SHG in 1996 at approximately 10,000 miles. ‘M124 XYB’ was retained by the first owner for c.20 years and entered into current ownership in 2018 with just two former keepers at present.
Since entering into current ownership, ‘M124 XYB’ has benefitted from a full engine and gearbox service, brake discs and pads, new carpets and additional work to the cost of approximately £1,200. The Chimaera is accompanied by a history file containing a large selection of MOT’s dating back to 1998; several past invoices; the original handbook displaying eleven entries (mostly from main dealers); two keys; and a current V5C.
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