Lot 118 - 2000 TVR Cerbera Speed Six Coupé (4.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||32,908 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,120|
The TVR name is derived from 'Cerberus', the three-headed beast of Greek legend that guarded the entrance of Hades. The car itself was designed from the start as a four-seater; however, the interior is designed so that the passenger seat can slide farther forward than the driver's seat. TVR have referred to this as a '3+1' design. Like all TVRs of the Peter Wheeler era, the Cerbera had a long-travel throttle to compensate for the lack of electronic traction-control and very sharp steering. Prior to the Cerbera, TVR had purchased V8 engines from Rover and then tuned them for their own use. When Rover was purchased by BMW, the chairman of TVR, Peter Wheeler, didn't want to risk problems should the Germans decide to stop manufacturing the engine. In response, he engaged the services of race engineer, Al Melling, to design a V8 engine that TVR could manufacture in-house and even potentially offer for sale to other car manufacturers. Wheeler also undertook the design of a Speed Six engine to complement it.
We are delighted to offer this low mileage, four owner, Speed Six Cerbera presented in Tahiti Blue with a contrasting magnolia hide interior. A good history file accompanies the car including servicing records from 2000 to the most recent in October 2016, carried out by the renown, TVR, specialists Taylor TVR, with a recorded mileage at that time of 32,867. During the last service, the starter motor was replaced and the vendor also informs us that the critical valve clearances, so important for the Speed Six engine, that they checked every 12,000 miles, have been inspected by Taylor TVR at 32,599 miles, ahead of due the mileage, therefore, a new owner may feel confident that this important inspection has been attended to. This UK registered Cerbera was first registered on 14th July, 2000 and comes with an MoT test certificate valid until October 2017. Also accompanying this TVR is the leather book pack, alarm code card, two sets of keys, a Sony Radio/CD Bluetooth audio system, invoices and old MoT test certificates. This has been in the current ownership since 2010 and has been enjoyed with UK and Continental trips; it is presented in very good and unmodified order. With a keen estimate, we feel that this attractive TVR offers a great deal, especially in view of current market values.
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