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FOR SALE is Steve’s 2000 4.5L Chimaera, 60,500 Mile. Asking $38,000

Described as;

This vehicle has been owned by me for 3 years and was imported into New Zealand from the UK in 2009 by the previous owner. This chimaera 450 was one of the first to be built to International Standards and is a mk 2 with mk 3 headlight conversion by Central TVR.

Modifications carried out by the previous owner include upgrades to the engine induction and exhaust which increased power by approx 60 bhp. When dyno’d it produced 250 bhp to the rear wheels (approx 300 bhp to the flywheel). These modifications include a torqueflow plenum and airflow meter, Piper fast road cam, ecu re-flash, induction kit and de-cat free flow headers. Upgrades include a new tonneau soft top, new carpets, refurbished power steering rack.

Since my ownership I have replaced the dashboard with a custom SS version which incorporates a storage pocket, upgraded the stereo to a high quality system that connects to a phone via Bluetooth (no Radio – Original dash is available but will need to be re-covered/wrapped). I have relocated the ECU to under the dash and changed the battery housing to gain 2” legroom in the passenger side. I have fitted a heads up speedo which is just awesome. The heads up speedo is accurate and at 100KPH, the factory speedo is reading 70MPH. I’m confident that the distance recorded on the factory milometer is 10% over the actual distance travelled. The speedo is currently reading 60,500 miles but will rise with occasional use.

The performance of this 450 is just outstanding, I expect 100KPH can be achieved in around 4.2 sec whilst the car is super smooth and pulls in 5th gear from 40kph with no shunting.

Asking $38K. email steves@tvrnz.co.nz or contact Jim.


Year 1996 Chimaera 4L with 79,451 K’s (subject to change). Ex Japan car. More details to follow.

Feel free to call Jim to discuss this car.