Posts Tagged ‘TVR’

This stunning original 1997 TVR Chimaera 4.0 litre is finished in Silver with full dark red leather interior, power steering, optional alloy dashboard, immobiliser, CD player and Chimaera 500 wheels.

This superb original TVR has only covered only 24,000 miles and comes with a Full TVR service history since new. Having had three keepers in total the last owner kept the car for eight years and is a long term car enthusiast.

The immaculate bodywork appears original with only a couple of minor blemishes whilst the interior is pristine and does not suffer from the peeling trim and mouldy carpets of many on the market. The hood and targa panel are also immaculate and the car is currently on sale at £11750. This must be one of nicest, unmolested Chimaeras on the market!

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We collected a Paris Blue TVR Tuscan the other day to sell on behalf of the owner and this entailed a stop-start slog across the best and worst parts of South London. It was a Friday and it was 5.30 pm. Nice. Tuscans are not made for life in the slow-lane. Everything about them is manic. The looks, the noise – it’s a kind of Hannibal Lecter of sports cars. Even when it’s parked up all quiet quiet and docile it looks like it could bite your head off. Fire it up and it gets tetchy and angry with its cammy exhausts cackling and spitting daring you to let it off its leash. So it ain’t no wallflower and don’t expect to go anywhere unnoticed. We have driven all sorts of exotic dream-machines (it’s a job and somebody has to do it!) and inevitably some people will often stop and stare either to admire or in some cases express their feelings with a gesture of derision that is recognised internationally and in some countries you can get arrested for. So flash cars stir all sorts of emotions. Drive the Tuscan and the first thing you notice are people waving and smiling. My colleague who was following in a rather expensive, tasty 911 was able to witness all of this from his vantage point. The Porsche was completely ignored – he may as well have been driving a Transit van. On one occasion when the Tuscan was parked at a red light a hooded young lad ran up and knocked on the driver’s window – I thought we were going to get robbed. “Nice car, Mister!” he shouted with a smile as wide as a mile. Even the muggers fall for this car’s charm. So the Tuscan made a whole bunch of new friends South of the river and for a car that started life at the turn of the millennium it has bags of street credibilty. Everyone loves ’em and they look incredibly good value these days. This stunning Paris Blue example has only done 18,000 miles with two owners and comes complete with the all-important TVR service history. What else can you buy for less than £14k with 360 bhp, can do 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and has as much respect as any £100k ‘supercar’ available today? Click here to see Hannibal for yourself.

TVR – no more teasing please!

Posted: July 12, 2008 by The Car Spy in General, TVR
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We love TVR’s. We have sold many of them over the years and they still tug at the heartstrings. The noise, the looks – they are an event and a happening. So when it all went a bit pear-shaped recently we, like all other TVR lovers, had consigned ourselves to the possibility that yet another idiosyncratic car manufacturer from this island was to be confined to the history books. But then the rumours started. Had the company been sold to a couple of entrepreneurs with grand ideas? What was the ‘TVR’ logo doing on the side of a cow-shed in Lancashire? Was it the new UK HQ for the company? Now if we were talking about a company like McLaren the notion of the assembly line being re-born in a chicken barn would have been laughable. Oddly, in TVR’s case it is a credible notion. Even more odd is that it turns out to be true. But it gets even better. According to the TVR Car Club (TVRCC) they are planning a return to production and a preview of the Sagaris II was shown by the ‘new’ management team at this remote rural location. Details are a little sketchy right now but official announcements are apparently due to be made next month. Now the TVRCC are a trustworthy source of knowledge for all things TVR so we’re looking forward to a return of this much-missed marque in the very near future. The Sagaris prototype on show was ‘ready for production’ and certainly the images suggest that the company has lost none of its attitude to bold styling. Love those wheels! Check out the TVRCC article in full by clicking here. Watch this space!