Wed, 8th Dec 2021 13:00

The Pavilion Gardens Buxton

  Lot 40

1997 TVR Chimaera 4.0

Sold for £14,417

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: R86 DTU
Chassis No: SDLDCC4P7VL012333
MOT: May 2022

  • 52,870 miles from new, just 1 former keeper and current ownership since 2002
  • Said to have only been used in the summer months
  • Offered with a collection of old MOT certificates plus a collection of spares
  • TVR Chimara manual by Steve Heath
  • Original owners wallet, service book with 12 entries
  • Supplied new by Christopher Neil Ltd of Northwich
  • New battery this year plus oil and filter change last year

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.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Excellent'
Engine: 'Excellent'
Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent'
Paintwork: 'Excellent'
Gearbox: 'Excellent'
Interior Trim: 'Excellent'

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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