TVR Chimaera 400 1994

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Lot No: 42
Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1994 TVR Chimaera 400 73,513 (Not Warranted) £7,100 + buyers premium


In Brief:

  • One of just 5256 Chimaeras produced
  • Comes with a comprehensive history file with £23,000 worth of invoices
  • Regularly serviced with lats service taking place just 400 miles ago
  • Comes with original TVR Owner’s Handbook
  • Recently rebuilt suspension and uograded brake systems

On the Surface: This is a 1994 TVR Chimaera 400 finished in Cooper Green with a black soft top roof, over a Magnolia leather interior over British Racing Green Carpets.

Maintenance: Having been under the custodianship of its current owner for the past four years, this Chimaera has undergone thorough care, ensuring its continued performance and reliability. Some of the work includes a recent extensive suspension rebuild, which included the installation of new wishbones, bushes, and coilovers. Additionally, the brakes have been upgraded to Wilwood 4-pot calipers, enhancing both stopping power and driving confidence. Servicing in The Vendor’s ownership has been carried out by TVR101 Ltd in Surrey with the most recent service being carried out just 400 miles ago in October 2023 – the invoice for this amounts £1,139.13. Prior to this the car was service in 2021 with £7,448.82 worth of work being carried out.

History: The history on the car is something in itself, from archived MOT certificates to copies of former keeper’s V5C documents. The invoices, totaling an impressive £23,000, prove owner’s past and present unwavering commitment to preserving this TVR. The car also comes with the original TVR Owner’s Handbook which holds the service history of 13 stamps between 1994 and 2010 with 6 of these stamps being done by the Main Dealer who supplied the car.

The Model: From the well loved TVR lineage, the Chimaera is yet another great model from the marque. It shares its backbone chassis with the Griffith. Powered by a spirited 4.0-liter V8 engine derived from the 3.5 litre Rover V8, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, this Chimaera delivers a potent 235 BHP to the rear wheels. With a blistering 0-60 acceleration time of just 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 152 MPH, this car offers an exhilarating driving experience that is second to none.

Sale Insight: This TVR Chimaera should appeal to enthusiasts and collectors alike. With it’s formidable performance, and meticulous maintenance history, this Chimaera represents a great buy.

Lot No. 42
Auction 25th April 2024 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make TVR
Vehicle Model Chimaera 400
Year of Manufacture 1994
Mileage 73,513 (Not Warranted)
Registration L400OVB
Date first Registered 10/06/1994
MOT 26/05/2024
Chassis Number SDLDCC4P3RD011406
Engine Number 47A40P1933
Estimated Sale Price £6,000 - £7,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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