TVR Chimaera 500 Taraka 68k Silver with Blue Biscuit interior 16 Spiders
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Sale price: £1,000.00
Car location: United Kingdom
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Item Features TVR Chimaera:
|Model:||Chimaera||Seller"s Warranty Expiry Date:||12 Months|
|Modified Item:||No||Vehicle Type:||Performance Vehicle|
|Colour:||Silver||Independent Vehicle Inspection:||Yes|
|Drive Side:||Right-hand drive||Manufacturer:||TVR|
|Safety Features:||Alarm||Non-Domestic Product:||No|
|Country/Region of Manufacture:||United Kingdom||Engine Size:||4997|
|In-Car Audio:||AM/FM Stereo, Premium Sound System||Transmission:||Manual|
|Interior/Comfort Options:||Leather Seats, Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Locks||Service History Available:||Yes|
|Previous owners (excl. current):||4||Body Type:||Convertible|
|Exterior:||Alloy Wheels, Tuning||Drivetrain:||2 WD|
|V5 Registration Document:||Present|
1997 P TVR Chimaera 500 Mk2 Taraka 68k miles FSH
Finished in Aston Martin Solent Silver with blue and biscuit interior and blue wool carpets and navy blue hood.
This car is an absolute machine....... the engine is Taraka No5 TVR Power"s in house upgrade 5 litre engine, see below for full engine spec, it has the optional power steering, front brakes are the AP TVR set up from a Tuscan, its running ACT exhaust manifolds and sports cats, alloy radiator and silicone hoses, GAZ Gold Pro suspension and has the 5 stud wheel conversion so is currently sitting on 16 spiders with Toyo R888 tyres, the tyres and suspension have only done 5k miles.Bodywork and chassis are in excellent order with just a few minor stone chips to the front bodywork and we have just carried out a de-scale and minor rust cure treatment to the outriggers and repainted them, they do not need replacing and the rest of the chassis is excellent.Interior is a really nice place to be with Navy blue top panels, dash and door card tops with lower panels and seats in contrasting biscuit with new wool blue carpets and the dashboard veneers have been replaced recently and are perfect.
Everything works as it should and the car drives as you would expect such a well developed machine to do and..... it is properly fast!
Full extensive service history from TVR dealers and specialists and a massive file of history with loads of receipts, 14 service stamps in the book up to 68k last year when we got the car. Receipts for virtually every service and part fitted including the original bill of sale and TVR order sheet.
This car was exported to Germany in 2008 and has lived there and in France until we re-imported the car last year when the French owner took a liking to a Tuscan we had for sale and on hearing the spec of this car we were only too happy to take it in part ex, plus the fact that it has lived in sunnier climes and hasn"t seen a salty road for 12 years was also attractive and is obviously why the chassis is so good.
Whilst in Germany the car was looked after by ACS Pro a German TVR specialist and there are lots of receipts for work done by them including servicing and suspension work, then in France it was looked after by Univers Motors another well known TVR Specialist.
When the car came to us it had a timing chain rattle so we opted to get the engine stripped and inspected by our trusted ex TVR factory race engine builder who refreshed the engine with new timing chain and sprockets, new bearings, crank polish and new valve train components including lifters, new complete rocker assemblies ie rockers, shafts and posts so the engine is now as good as new.
We have completed a full 12k service to the TVR schedule for the new owner and offer the car with our own 12 months warranty so that it is ready for 12 months trouble free motoring and with a fresh MOT
The car was supplied by Portfield TVR main dealer in February 1997.
Service history as follows: info from the service book, invoices and German and French sales and MOT documents
26 miles 28/02/1997 Portfield PDI1320 miles 25/03/1997 HR Owen 6159 miles 09/06/1997 Mole Valley 11310 miles 26/08/1997 TVR Factory16927 miles 16/01/1998 Portfield21451 miles 18/08/1998 Portfield27776 miles 30/03/1999 HR Owen32910 miles 25/01/2000 HR Owen37307 miles 16/08/2000 Mole Valley41285 miles 23/04/2001 Mole Valley43542 miles 20/05/2002 The Garage, Compton46277 miles 03/07/2003 The Garage, Compton47832 miles 18/06/2004 TVR Power. ENGINE REBUILD TARAKA No5 Plus service and wheel conversion 51126 miles 26/06/2006 Gatwick TVR53072 miles 01/12/2008 Exported to GermanyApril until Dec 2009 some 13 invoices for various work and parts by ACS Pro TVR Germany56999 miles 16/06/2011 car sold to second German ownerJuly and August 2011 further work and parts by ACS Pro TVR GermanyMay 2012 further work and parts by ACS Pro TVR Germany inc ACT exhaust manifolds57000 miles 21/05/2012 German MOT12/12/2012 TVR Sports Cars Harald Gehrke Germany Service and new valve lifters57741 miles 02/06/2014 German MOT59854 miles 21/05/2016 Car sold to new French owner 63714 miles 12/04/2017 Univers Motors France TVR Specialist , new tyres and GAZ Gold Pro64764 miles 12/07/2017 Univers Motors France TVR Specialist, service66929 miles 14/06/2018 Univers Motors France TVR Specialist, service68930 miles 19/08/2019 Sportmotive 12k service68950 miles 12/09/2019 Engine refresh, new timing chain, bearings, gaskets, seals
TVR Power Taraka engine upgrade described as follows;
CYLINDER HEAD RE-WORKINGThe cylinder heads are re-worked with balanced combustion chambers and modified ports. All installed valve spring pressures and heights are measured and re-worked to TVR Power’s own specification.INLET MANIFOLD RE-WORKINGThe inlet manifold is re-worked with larger ports and a modified trumpet base, and all inlet ports and gaskets are matched and blended to remove any obstructionCRANKSHAFT ASSEMBLYAll components in the assembly are re-balanced on our own dynamic crank balancer to give a smoother, vibration free delivery.VALVETRAIN ASSEMBLYThe camshaft is replaced by one specifically developed by TVR Power for this application, which is timed in with a degree wheel for maximum power. PLENUM TOP / AIR INTAKEThe plenum top is bored out to over 70m/m and a larger brass butterfly is fitted along with a specially machined aluminium bell mouth to increase intake volume.ECU EPROM CHIPThe standard 500 chip is replaced with one specially developed for this up-grade, giving a smooth spread of power throughout the rev range.
The car is HPI clear and from our experience it all looks original with no evidence of any crash damage anywhere.
The car will come with a new MOT at sale.
So to conclude then a properly sorted well developed and rare Chimaera 500 in a lovely colour combination and boasting all the right bits, ready to go and be enjoyed this spring on road and track.
Offered now on auction with a low start, we all know what its worth so please don"t waste your time and ours with silly offers. We expect serious bidders will want to come and view and test the car which you are welcome to do please contact us to arrange
Pictures show the car as is now on satin black wheels and an older couple of pictures when the wheels were silver, we can repaint back to silver if required if the car makes reserve.
We are a long established TVR specialist garage and part of the new TVR Heritage network.
As stated this car will come with our own self funded 12 months warranty, as we fund this ourselves we make sure our cars don"t leave us with faults that some warranty company will sort out later at your inconvenience so you can be assured of trouble free enjoyment. If however problems do arise we will rectify ourselves or if you are not near to us then we will use another member of the TVR Heritage Network to look after you.
Call us on 01782 333008 or 07976 560006 for more details or to arrange to view and test drive.
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