1998 TVR Chimaera 400

Sold: £7,920

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Manufacturer:  TVR
First Registered:  1998
Model:  Chimaera 400
Registration No:  S949 YON
Mileometer:  61,000
Chassis No:  SDLBA01R1WB002051
MOT:  July 2021
Colour:  Starmist Green

The TVR Chimaera is a two-seater convertible sports car manufactured between 1992 and 2003. The name was derived from Chimera, the monstrous creature of Greek mythology, which was made of the parts of multiple animals. The car used the same backbone chassis as the Griffith and used the same derivatives of the Rover V8 engine. The Chimaera was intended to be the long distance tourer of the range and as such was longer, more spacious and had slightly softer suspension than its sister car. The suspension consisted of all round independent, unequal-length double wishbones and coil over gas dampers assisted by anti-roll bars. The front disc brakes were 10 in diameter and ventilated. The rear disc brakes were 10.7 in in diameter. Both sets were servo assisted with front/rear split dual circuits. There was a cable-operated hand brake for the rear wheels. Steering was optionally power-assisted and worked via rack and pinion with adjustable steering column.

This TVR Chimaera 400 is presented in Starmist green with full tan leather interior. It was first registered in August 1998, and it is now MoT’d until July 2021. The owner has had the car for nearly 4 years, and in that time only covered 3,600 miles. The previous owner had the car for over 15 years, and both of these owners were enthusiastic members of the TVR car club.

The vendor states that the car drives excellently, with the lovely TVR traditional exhaust growl. The car has been recently serviced and has just had a new battery fitted. It has factory fitted power steering from new, which is believed to be an extra, and factory fitted alarm/immobiliser with added remote boot opener.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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