Lot 163 - 1997 TVR Cerbera (4.2 litre) *WITHDRAWN*

Lot 163 - 1997 TVR Cerbera (4.2 litre) *WITHDRAWN*

Lot 163 - 1997 TVR Cerbera (4.2 litre) *WITHDRAWN*

Lot Number 163
Registration P986 MLA
Chassis Number SDLFAC2P1TJO12001
Engine Number 4200274
Odometer reading 58,637 miles
Estimate £20,000 - £25,000
  • Specialist TVR headlight upgrade
  • Full stainless-steel exhaust
  • Will arrive serviced and with a fresh MoT test certificate



The Cerbera, more than any other TVR before it, cemented the Blackpool company's place in the big league of performance car manufacturers. Here was a proper 2+2 sports coupé with crushing power, sleek good looks and an affordable price tag. With its wild interior and long doors, no handles to break up the curvaceous lines, advance orders were taken from day one and hit the covers of every motoring magazine in the country with its incredible performance figures. It's a magnificently hard-edged sound combined with simply explosive performance.

Owned by the vendor for the last 25 years, this sinister example occupied part of a large TVR and Lamborghini collection, all of which were painted in the owners bespoke colour scheme. Serviced and maintained by TVR Power of Coventry over the years and more recently, TopCats Racing of Westcott in Buckinghamshire, it benefits from the TVR headlight upgrade with new double HID lights, front and rear, a lower front lip spoiler and Gaz Gold shock absorbers. Under the bonnet, a performance ECU has been installed and remapped for fast road/race use but, importantly, never used in anger or been near a circuit. A full stainless-steel exhaust system can also be found complete with ‘over-fuel’ mapping. Dedicated to purists, Hertz audio speakers are in the door pods and the vendor has also opted for the slightly larger 18” matt-black ‘Spider’ wheel design thus filling the wheel-arches well. This fine-looking Cerbera will arrive with a new service and a full 12-month MoT test certificate. Feeling brave?

Interested parties should note that there is an insurance marker against this car due to flood damage. This took place in a warehouse holding a collection and the effect was minimal with the car simply sitting in several inches of water and with no cabin or engine ingress. It was subsequently serviced by Top Cats TVR and given a clean bill of health.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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