My town of Lake Forest, California had a small car show this weekend. In the background was an outdoor concert with some food trucks as well. I strolled through the line of cars and everything there was pretty expected. Some old Mopar, a few Camaros, mostly Boomer-spec ultra-chrome wheels as far as the eye could see. Except for a bit of British Racing Green tucked away in the distance. Is that…? Yes, holy hell it’s a TVR Chimaera!
This is one of less than 5,300 cars built. It’s rare to see a TVR here in the US, and I’ve never seen a Chimaera before. This model is a 1993, so it should have a 4.0-liter V8. Power steering is an optional extra, and early cars like this one used a five-speed manual from Rover while later cars got a BorgWarner gearbox.
The paint looks fantastic. Inside, the cabin appears to be in perfect shape. And overall this is one sharp machine. It did an excellent job of stopping me in my tracks at this gathering of automobiles. The funny bit is that I saw this car on the road earlier in the day, did a triple take, and was upset I couldn’t grab a photo in time. Fast forward a few hours later, and there it was in front of me.