This is a stunning example of the TVR Chimaera 500 Taraka. The car was formerly sold by us in 2021 and is now back on the market for the second time round. Prior to the previous sale, the car was subject to a complete engine rebuild by John Eales in Leicestershire.
The 1997 TVR nicknamed “Tess” by its first owner, has only covered 700 miles since 2021 by the current owner and presents beautifully.
The exterior of the car, finished in Aston Martin Solent Silver is in excellent condition. This is complimented by a navy blue mohair hood which works perfectly. The TVR sits on metallic grey spider alloy wheels, wrapped in Toyo Proxes tyres.
The interior is finished in biscuit leather with a navy leather dashboard and door tops. The carpets are navy blue and were replaced recently. The wooden veneer dash panel presents nicely but may require some attention in certain areas. The interior overall is in good condition for the age of the vehicle and the sporty cockpit is a nice place to sit.
The 5.0l V8’s performance was improved by TVR Power in 2004 with a Taraka No. 5 upgrade. The Taraka upgrade improved the power by 15% and was added to few Chimaeras, making this car quite rare and desirable.
During its recent engine rebuild in 2021, the Taraka upgrade was preserved and the car was dyno tested at 290bhp at 5000 rpm.
The Chimaera is accompanied by a comprehensive history file including the original order form, invoice, owners handbook, an invoice for the Taraka upgrade and lots more.
If this car looks and sounds like the car for you, a trip to see us is well worth the visit – “Our coffee pot is always hot”.