1998 TVR Chimaera 500

Ex-TVR promo car boasting the rarer 5.0 V8 engine showing 77,800 miles backed up by 16 services stamps and considerable history file

First registered in December 1998, this 5.0 V8 engine Chimaera 500 is more unusual than most as it was formerly a TVR promotional car, and one of just c.700 built in 5.0 guise being used in some of their advertising and also making appearances at shows. Finished in special order Crystal Verde with a green soft top and a hand-stitched green leather interior, it has a subtly green-tinted dashboard and instruments with green side-repeater indicators – these features apparently being specially made for the car by the craftsmen at Jaguar! 

In the last ownership since 2010 until purchase from us last year, it has covered only 77,800 miles to date and comes with an excellent service history comprising no fewer than 16 stamps in the book up to 73,847 miles in 2010 when the book runs out of pages (the first 14 at TVR Blackpool) plus many supporting invoices and was last serviced only a handful of miles ago. The current MOT runs until May 2022 recording four minor advisories (check online, enter the reg at check-mot.service.gov.uk) with a dozen old MOTs also on file. Equipped with the desirable power steering option and recently fitted with a new set of tyres, it also comes with some Crystal Verde touch-up paint, a spare pair of orange side repeaters, a Pioneer radio/CD and some TVR promo cards featuring this very car.

Sounding thunderous as we moved it around on site, it seems to have developed a slight misfire after seeing little use during the winter period, yet despite that was driven to the sale by its current owner and appears to be in generally good order, the
only real cosmetic blemish we noted being a scuff on the left corner of the rear bumper, as pictured. Only reluctantly for sale due to a change in circumstance, this rare and interesting TVR is sure to put a massive grin on your face when you floor the loud pedal!

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com

Reg No: S798JRN
Chassis Number: SDLBA04R4WB002217
Engine Number: 37A50P6737
Engine Size: 4997CC
Docs: V5C; old V5C; 12 old MOTs; owner's manual & service book with 16 stamps; invoices; TVR promo cards; MOT May-22 with 4 advisories

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £12,000-14,000

Lot 85

Lot ended

Wednesday 30/03/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£11,760
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