Lot 271 - 1996 TVR Cerbera (4.0 litre)

Lot 271 - 1996 TVR Cerbera (4.0 litre)

Lot 271 - 1996 TVR Cerbera (4.0 litre)

Lot Number 271
Registration N853 VDV
Chassis Number SDLFAC2P4TA011019
Engine Number 4200063
Odometer reading 28,100 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £15,000
Result Sold - £11,886
  • Low mileage example
  • Good service history

Launched as a prototype in 1994, the Cerbera, with a name derived from the three headed dog in Greek mythology, was the company’s third vehicle created with Peter Wheeler in command. It was not only TVR’s first hard top coupé design but it also came equipped with engines made by TVR themselves, rather than the Rover and Ford engines of its predecessors. There were three different engine options available; a 4.2 and 4.5 V8 in the earlier cars, followed by a 4.0 inline six cylinder in the later cars, all engine variants produced big torque power that gave the 90’s sport coupé the British muscle car status. On top of the monstrous engines, the Cerbera was designed to be as light as possible, weighing in at a mere 1,100kg, with no electronic driver aids, this meant it stayed true to TVR’s tradition of high power to weight performance and certainly wasn’t for the faint hearted driver.

This very nice example is presented in black with a grey and red leather interior. These were exhilarating sports cars to drive with exciting looks to match and so the specification inside was commensurate of a car on a mission; it comes with air conditioning, electric windows, power steering and central locking. Its mighty 4.0 litre V8 engine is mated to a five speed gearbox. For the majority of its life, this car was serviced and maintained by Brooklands TVR , with some servicing carried out in Belgium between 2008 and 2012. The last service was done in March this year in the UK. This car underwent a documented odometer change at 17,017 miles in 1998 by Brooklands TVR, the total mileage covered is 45,100. Striking to look at with road holding capabilities enough to test the skill of the even the most accomplished of drivers. The car comes with a V5 Logbook and an MoT test certificate which expires in March 2020.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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