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Chimaera 4.5 Conv. 1999/T

  • Spec
  • History
  • Test Drive
  • Warranty
  • Finance
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TVR Chimaera 4.5 “Cristal Verde”

Why “Cristal Verde?”
Because this Chimaera 450’s rather rare and very attractive colour is TVR Code 186 - officially known as “Crystal Verde!”
And this Chim is a stunning example. It seems only fair to relate it to the best Champagne that money can buy.

So, “Cristal Verde”… Cristal Champagne (Green)

And, as the photos show, this is a car that majors on Green. The interior trim is half hide in deep green (Code V0077) and the carpet is also deep Green (code V0622). The theme is continued with the roof colour being dark green Mohair (recently fitted with a new Vybak window!). The seat belts are in Olive green and the seats have unique leather (rather than metal) seat belt guides which make “buckling up” really easy.

There is one unusual contrast in the cockpit and that is the dashboard. This is right on today’s ecological trend - it’s Bamboo! The dashboard instruments feature bright white faces which benefit from Leven Technology aluminium instrument rings, plus Leven control knobs and buttons. This array even extends to a full set of machined and fully adjustable foot pedals - and there are Leven oil filler and fuel tank caps as well.

The car’s ICE is provided by a Pioneer head unit, featuring an in-dash, single slot CD facility playing through 4 Pioneer speakers. In addition there is a CD stacker secured in the boot immediately ahead of the centrally mounted spare wheel. This arrangement greatly simplifies the transfer of the car’s roof panel into the capacious luggage area.

When you open the bonnet, the “wow” factor keeps on rolling. The engine bay is extremely tidy and evidences the attention of competent TVR dealer servicing. The car is equipped with power assisted steering and the engine was fitted with a replacement TVR 885 camshaft, and matched ECU chip, just over 10,000 miles ago. So the cam should be good for another 40-50,000 miles.

And yes, in case you were wondering, T6 CHM does have a very well protected chassis - with new outriggers installed in July 2018. The car’s wheels are in unmarked OE silver, and are shod with Toyo Proxes T1R tyres. And the car will be fully Optiline-aligned before it is handed over to its next owner. It also has HID headlights.

This Chim 450 was first registered on 9 Jun 1999. It has had 6 owners during its short ( ;-) ) 23 years lifespan. In that time It has covered just under 63,700 miles - or less than 2,800 miles per year.

The most recent owner acquired T6 CHM in May 2020. He did enjoy driving the car a little over 3,300 miles during his tenure. The only reason for the sale of his TVR to Str8six was simply that a close friend “made him an offer of a “Bond, James Bond” Aston Martin at a price he could not afford to refuse!”. (Sorry, Hollywood film quotes getting mixed up!).

T6 CHM is powered by TVR's well respected 4.5 litre V8 engine. Many say that the 4.5 litre engine - developing 285 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 310 ft lbs of torque at 4,500 rpm - is the one to own. The 4.0 litre is “calmer” and the 5.0 litre - with 35 bhp but only 20 ft lbs more torque - can be a bit more temperamental. Compared to the 5.0 litre, the 4.5 is only half a second slower to 60 mph (4.7 secs) and only a second slower to 100 mph (11.2 secs). The 5.0 litre is claimed to reach 175 mph. But the 4.5 litre’s top speed of 160 mph is still very respectable.

This Classic British Sportscar will come with the complete piece of mind afforded by Str8six's renowned “All the 12s“ delivery specification - i.e.
FULL 12,000 mile service, 12 months TAX, 12 months MOT and 12 months/12,000 miles “no quibble” FULL WEAR and TEAR PARTS and LABOUR WARRANTY. In addition, the car is equipped with a 12 volt battery trickle charger and an Anderson 12 volt jump lead. This interfaces with an Anderson cable charging and jump start socket fitted at the front of the engine bay.

The distinctive Reg. No T6 CHM will come with the car.

Overall mileage - 63,695

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Finance to suit all needs
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Pegasus Finance to offer flexible, and affordable finance to our customer that wish to purchase their dream TVR. Finance is available over periods of UP TO 10 years, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
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The service record, listed below, is supported by a full complement of invoices from 2010 onwards and the MOT History is almost unblemished:

09 Jun 99 - Registered to 1st owner by Kerridges TVR
16 Jun 99 - 820 miles - 1,000 service/Kerridges TVR
01 Mar 00 - 5,670 miles - 6,000 service/Kerridges TVR
15 Dec 00 - 11,701 miles - 6,000 service/Kerridges TVR
23 Dec 01 - 18,260 miles - 6,000 service/Kerridges TVR
20 Aug 02 - 25,146 miles - 12,000 service/Kerridges TVR
21 Jul 03 - 28,500 miles - 6,000 service/Dream Machines TVR
29 Jul 04 - 29,909 miles - 12,000 service/Dream Machines TVR
19 Apr 05 - 30,400 miles - PDI/Dream Machines TVR
21 Oct 05 - 36,100 miles - 12,000 service/SW Auto’s, Ashford
10 May 06 - 42,810 miles - 6,000 service/SW Auto’s, Ashford
02 Nov 06 - 46,380 miles - 12,000 service/Dream Machines TVR
03 Sep 09 - 47,681 miles - 6,000 service/Dream Machines TVR
17 Oct 10 - 48,482 miles - Tech Rect/Str8six TVR
New clutch, chassis Dinitrol, W/bone bushes, dash veneer

11 Nov 10 - 50,086 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six Ltd
12 Oct 11 - 51,833 miles - 6,000 service/Castle TVR
21 Jun 12 - 52,723 miles - Camshaft/Rockers/Powers Perf
29 Jun 12 - HID Headlights/Central TVR
28 Mar 13 - 55,028 miles - 12,000 service/Powers Perform
16 May 13 - 55,623 miles - Clutch & G/Box Rectif/Powers Perf
05 Nov 14 - 57,246 miles - 6,000 service/Powers Perform
05 May 15 - 57,555 miles - Short service/Powers Perform
23 Aug 17 - 59,545 miles - 12,000 service/Powers Perform
03 Jul 18 - Both Outriggers Replaced/Powers Perform

20 Apr 20 - 60,289 miles - Low miles service/Schmoo Automotive
09 Jul 20 - 60,780 miles - Inspection/Str8six TVR
16 Mar 21 - 62,131 miles - 12,000 service/Str8six TVR

12 Jan 22 - 63, 693 miles - Car bought by Str8six TVR

Date TBD c.63,710 miles - PDI & 12,000 service/Str8six TVR
Tab 3
Please contact Jason Clegg on 07834 739307, or Chas Whitaker on 07810 505059. Alternatively call 01844 352735 or email sales@str8six.co.uk for more information and to book an appointment. If conditions are wet we reserve the right to provide a demonstration drive, rather than a customer driven test drive. Please bring your driving licence if you wish to test drive this car. Finance is available, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
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Complete piece of mind purchasing
- with our 12 months full wear & tear warranty

The above car comes with Str8six's renowned full 12,000 miles service completed, 12 months MOT, 12 months Tax and 12 months/12,000 miles full wear and tear warranty covering parts and labour. Plus an inbuilt 12 volt trickle charger and a 12 volt auxiliary cable (if applicable) will also be provided.
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Finance to suit all needs
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Pegasus Finance to offer flexible, and affordable finance to our customer that wish to purchase their dream TVR. Finance is available over periods of UP TO 10 years, subject to the usual terms and conditions.
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This car comes with Str8six's renowned "All the 12’s” handover specification
The 12 months/12,000 miles warranty - is
FULL WEAR AND TEAR (Parts and Labour)

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