Lot 215 - 1999 TVR Chimaera (4.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||15,486 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
TVR was an independent British manufacturer of sports cars and until 2006 was based in the seaside town of Blackpool. The company manufactured lightweight sports cars with powerful engines and was, at one stage, the third largest specialised sports car manufacturer in the world offering a diverse range of coupés and convertibles. TVR's are composed of tubular steel frames, cloaked in fibreglass bodywork. The two arms of the company were TVR Engineering, which manufactured sports cars, and TVR Power, their powertrain division. The company has, regrettably, had a turbulent recent history and had not made any new cars since 2006. In July 2012, owner Nikolay Smolensky announced that, despite analysing various potential plans to create a new car, building a new TVR model was not going to be financially viable - despite promising to do so when buying the company - and thus TVR's existence as a car manufacturer was brought to an end. The Chimera was intended to be the long distance tourer of the range and as such was longer, more spacious and had slightly softer suspension than its sister car.
Originally registered on 17th September 1999 this TVR is finished in the desirable colour combination of Starmist blue with magnolia interior. Superb service history accompanies this TVR with nine services having been carried out by TVR agents and specialists. The Chimaera was regarded as the most reliable of the TVR range, being less stressed and offering a little more comfort and legroom than the other models available at the time. The 3952cc V8 engine of this TVR sounds delightful and performance-as always with this marque can only be described as breathtaking, is there any other car that offers as much excitement as a TVR to drive. In exceptional condition this very low mileage TVR is offered for sale with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, together with the original service books and spare keys.
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