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2000 Beautiful late TVR Chimaera 450 (Germany) For Sale

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  • £18,200 Offers invited
  • 2000
  • Muelheim an der Ruhr
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Price £18,200 Offers invited
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make TVR
Model Chimaera
  Chimaera 450
Year 2000
Mileage 64,000 miles
Country Germany
Town Muelheim an der Ruhr
Telephone +4916097591874
Status Private
Date 12-Nov-2020
Ref C1250905
I am selling my beautiful TVR Chimaera 450

With this car, I fulfilled my dream of a low production quantity sportscar, it made me smile a lot in the last 5 years. I cannot say that it is particular unreliable, as it is said about TVRs, I only had two breakdowns in my ownership (first one was the 100A fuse and the second one was a cheap rotorarm).

The engine is the 450, so a 4.6L crossbolted block with the serpentine belt and the crank-driven oilpump.
The car is a MK.2, so it has the electric door switches under the wing mirrors and the taillights with the 4 individual clusters, the odometer is also already the digital one.

Data: 286hp, 4.6L; a little more than 64.000mls on the odometer, first registration was in september 2000 in scotland and is righthand drive, the car has been driven in germany for many years now and is located in the north-west of the country (near the city of dusseldorf).
Leather is half-hide "magnolia" with blue accents.

The car is my hobby and I drove it only on sunny weekends, its numberplate is also only legal for the summer-months (april to october).
I tried to do a good job with the maintenance (oilchange once a year, despite that the car never did 6.000mls per year) and some of the more expensive repairs have also been done to the car: it got a new roof in 2018, the power steering rack was rebuilt in 2019 and last winter it got a new cam (TVR885, parts from powers performance), new braides brake hoses and new disks and pads at the front (EBC). The previous owner also put some money in the car, he did change the exhaust to a stainless steel version from ACT, put in a new clutch and sent the nitron shocks to the manufacturer for an overhaul.
I have got two original keys with the keyfobs, the car got a new battery from varta and a set of new Toyo tyres last year. I have two sets of the original Imola wheels, so I put also 16" in the front.
The four 15" wheels, the original exhaust, a battery charger with a special plug in the passenger footwell (so you do not have to crawl all the way to the battery) and many documents (even the invoice from TVR for the car itself) will come with the car.
As the car is now nearly 20 years old, there are some scratches all around (no new paint as far as I know) and the frame is also original, no restauration here. On the frame, there is some new paint, to prevent it from rusting, this is not the prettiest job, sometime in the future a restauration of the frame may be necessary but speaking of today, I do not know any rust holes. I can provide extra photos of the frame, if wanted.
The car has german "TÜV" (=MOT) till august but I am going to renew that as I do not think that this will be a problem.
I got an expert opinion from "Classic Data" shortly after I bought the car, which reports an overall good condition and a value of a little under 21.000pound (23.000euro), this was before it got a new roof.
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