TVR Chimaera 400

In Auction

€ 10,000.-

Car-ID: XT0813
Model, Body type:
Convertible
Registration:
1996
Engine Power:
3,947 CCM (176 KW / 240 BHP)
Transmission:
Manual transmission
Color:
Red
Doors:
2
Mileage:
81,700 mls

Vehicle Description

Distinctly British in every respect
True to the TVR DNA: front engine with manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive
– 4.0 L Rover V8 petrol engine with 176 kW (240 hp) and T5 manual transmission from Borg-Warner
– German registration in 2016
– According to german registration papers, three former owners
– With the current owner since 06/2016
– Glass fiber reinforced (GRP) body on a solid tubular lattice frame
– 2-seater convertible with removable “Targa” roof
– Long wheelbase for more comfort, power steering
– Beige-colored leather interior, electric windows, walnut-veneered dashboard
– Pioneer car radio, rear speakers
Timeless, classic British sports car offering comfort and plenty of power.

Sales on behalf of consignor


The British automobile brand was founded in Blackpool by Trevor Wilkinson in an old wheelwright’s workshop as Trevcar Motors. The first TVR chassis was built in 1949 using components from the Morris Eight. Trevor Wilkinson’s concept was a combination of a lightweight body on a tubular chassis with a front engine and rear-wheel drive. Due to recurring financial difficulties, the concept of a genuine British, two-seater, open sports car was adopted even after changes of ownership from Wilkinson, Lilley, Wheeler to Smolensky.
Production of the Chimaera began in 1991. With its direct lineage from the Griffith, the Chimaera had proved to be the most prolific of all TVR models. The name is derived from the Chimaera, a fire-breathing monster of Greek mythology, with the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a snake. Production began in 1991 and lasted until 2003 with five main versions of the model, namely the Chimaera 400, 400HC, 430, 450 and 500. In total, around 6,000 Chimaeras were built. Famously, Ned, Peter Wheeler’s beloved German Pointer, is often credited with helping to design the Chimaera. As Peter Wheeler was quoted at the time: “Yes, he was running around biting the polystyrene model of the Chimaera we had on the table, as usual.”

Vehicle Overview

Interior Features

  • Beige
  • Leather

Exterior Features

  • Red

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