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Auction Ended:

Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 - 18:04

Lot Status:

Sold

1998 TVR Chimaera

The TVR Chimaera is a lightweight two-seater roadster fitted with a 4-litre Rover V8 motor good for 240 bhp; it boasts an impressive 0-100km/h time of 5.1 seconds with a top speed of over 240km/h. The Chimaera has the same chassis as its sister car the Griffith but is longer, more spacious and has a slightly softer suspension.

It was produced between 1991 and 2002 with engine variants starting with the 4-litre V8 and ending with the 5-litre V8. With 5 256 units produced, the Chimaera is the most successful TVR ever produced. Standard equipment on the Chimaera includes alloys wheels, electric windows, removable radio cassette, limited-slip differentials, leather seats facings, burr walnut facia, leather-rimmed steering wheel, mohair hood, stainless steel exhaust system, central door locking and adjustable steering.

This Example

Description by seller:
Being sold as a non-runner. Although the car can be started and driven, a major oil leak has resulted in cylinder head damage. Being the 3.9-litre Rover engine found in a large number of Land Rover products, parts for this repair are readily available.

Chassis and underpinnings are in good, original condition. The bodywork has had some touch-ups over the years but could do with a refresh as it has a few nicks and scratches.

The cabin is a luxurious place with heaps of leather, wood and aluminium details, but like the exterior could do with some TLC to repair a few areas: driver side seat squab needs stitching fixed, centre console and dash leather has the odd scuff and window switches need refitting.

With the engine sorted it could be a brilliant running project that could be used while the gratifying tidy-up process continues. With aircon, electric windows, luggage space and some brutal power on tap, this could be an excellent sports tourer and one not seen that often in SA.

This vehicle is available to view by appointment in Randburg.

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Bidding

Bidding Information - 1998 TVR Chimaera

Estimated Price Range:

R 130,000.00 - R 150,000.00

Lot Status:

Sold

Total Bids:

14

Time Left:

Closed

Start Date:

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021 - 08:00

End Date:

Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 - 18:04

Lot Status


Sold

Quick Facts


Reference: LOT-000085
Seller: Private
Year: 1998
Manufacturer: TVR
Model: Chimaera
Derivative: 4-litre
Service History: No Service History
Mileage: 993,353 Km
Engine Size: 3,946cc
Engine Type: V8
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 5 Manual
Layout: Front engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 235 BHP
Exterior: Silver
Interior: Navy/Leather

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