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Key Information

Lot No.
13
Registration Date
1996
Make & Model
TVR Chimaera 400
Registration Number
N499 EUG
Chassis No.
SDLDCC4P8TA011135
Engine size
3,952 cc
Engine No.
37A40P3483
Documents
V5C; MOT March 2020; service history and many invoices
Estimate
£9,500 - £10,500
Description
*MODERN CLASSIC* Tidy 240bhp 4.0 V8 pre-facelift Chim' with a history of regular servicing since new; showing just 72,000 miles

Full Description

At a featherweight 1,060kgs, the TVR Chimaera derived its performance from more than just brute force, although with up to 285bhp on tap it had plenty of that too.

Based on a contemporary Griffith chassis with a slightly more spacious body designed with more comfortable touring in mind, it was replaced by the rather extreme and less popular Tamora. It was pure TVR and used a TVR power version of the Rover V8 with 4.0, 4.5 or 5.0-litre alternatives.

First registered on the 8th February 1996, this 4.0 litre 240bhp TVR Chimaera has 72,000 miles on the clock and a solid service history behind it. Its current registered keeper has owned the car since 2007 and there is a considerable history file since that time.

The car has always been serviced by TVR or performance car specialists and has been well tended to. In 2007 it had attention to the under-body areas and was waxoiled. In 2008 it had a hot-start kit fitted and a new rear screen. The following year it had a smooth-bore induction kit and new air filters and in 2011 new exhaust manifolds and engine mounts. A year later the camshaft was replaced - all this being carried out in addition to routine servicing - details of which are on file.

The most recent service was carried out in 2018, at 70,000 miles and the car has covered just 2,000 miles since then. N499 EUG has an MOT to 15th March 2020.