1995 TVR Chimaera 400
Earlier, well loved 4.0 V8 Chim' with 16
stamps and clean MOT with scope for minor cosmetic
Supplied new in April 1995 by H.R Owen
of London this pre-facelift Chimaera features the 240bhp 4.0 Rover V8 engine
mated to 5-speed manual transmission, driving the rear wheels with no driver
aids. No surprise the performance on offer, even from this, the ‘entry level’
Chim’ is scintillating given the cars low weight GRP body resulting in a 0-60mph
time of just 5.1 seconds.
Finished in Cooper Green with contrasting
parchment hide and matching green dash roll and centre console accents with wood
veneer dash trim. Outside we find an aftermarket mesh grill insert and a set of
17inch 7-spoke lightweight alloy wheels in grey shod with a decent set of Cooper
Starting promptly as we manoeuvred the car round for these shots
and video the car felt, and sounded as it should with that wonderful V8 burble
TVR’s are so known for.
In our vendor’s hands since August 2019, he has
found little opportunity to enjoy the car with all the restrictive lockdowns so
has opted to let us find it a new home at No Reserve. The car’s history file
reveals a V5C showing 5 previous owners, owner’s pack and service section with
an impressive 16 stamps including PDI, the last by Thameside Automotive of
Shepperton, Surrey in September 2014 at 76,321 miles.
To back up its
83,005 miles currently indicated, a sheaf of paperwork accompanies this Lot in
addition to the stamped service book, purchase invoice dated February 2004 (at
which time the chassis was wax oil injected) and 12 old MOTs including, but not
limited to bills for a routine service and maintenance. Others include fitment
of new radiator hoses May 2020 and repair to a wiring error also in 2020 which
was causing a battery drain, new veneer dash in 2019, fuel regulator in 2011,
new windscreen and replacement rear diff unit in 2009 and a reconditioned
steering rack in 2005.
For peace of mind the TVR comes with a clean MOT
valid until December 2021 which bodes well for the new owner. Spend some time
improving some minor cosmetics commensurate with its age and mileage and you
should have a very usable and tidy Chimaera to enjoy, values are only going up.
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