Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

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Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par Ron Edwards » 26 avr. 2019 16:46

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Hi Everyone

We've recently retired to live in our previous 'maison secondaire' near Angouleme and have a Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose. I am going to have to try and register it here along with a number of other vehicles over the next few months so you may well hear cries of angst from my wife and I, particularly as I only speak English so have rely on my wife's bit of French...... it may be a demanding time!

I've been a TVR owner for the last 20 years having had two Chimeras and an S1 prior to buying the Cerbera in 2002. However before I retired I was a garage proprietor, specialising in servicing and repairing TVR's, so I have a pretty good knowledge of most models - if anyone has a problem and wants to pick my brains I'd be willing to help.

It would be great to know if there are any other TVR's near Angouleme as we are both very enthusiastic about the mark so please get in touch.

Ron and Alex
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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par papa125 » 26 avr. 2019 17:24

Welcome and thanks for your proposal of knowledge sharing :cheers:
You should contact Arnaud (4rnO here) who knows very well how to register TVRs in France.

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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par peedeebee » 26 avr. 2019 17:36

Hello and welcome Ron, both here and in France.
as already said, you should get in touch with Arnaud (garage Univers Motors) to get your car registered.

May i ask :
- what are the "specific" mods about a red rose,
- is it still possible to turn a regular cerbera to a red rose nowadays ?

Thanks and see you soon !
(Auvergne meeting and Lyon meeting to come)
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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par Thunderbolt » 26 avr. 2019 18:32

Welcome!!

Nice to know where we could have some troubles in France with our TVR... and maybe be saved (in summer I usually travel to South-West with my Chimaera)! :blackeye:

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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par Ron Edwards » 26 avr. 2019 20:20

Thanks for all your comments :)

To answer your questions Peedeebee, the big differences are that the Red Rose Cerbera has a lightweight body shell, and the ECU has switchable engine mapping to allow change depending on what fuel is used and what engine performance is required. Also the hydra-track differential is standard on the Red Rose.

I'm not sure whether anybody is modifying ECU's to change the mapping on the engine but I think it would probably be possible to do that.

Ron

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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par Chimaera450 » 26 avr. 2019 21:36

Hi Ron,

Welcome... I’m not that near to you, further down near Biarritz...Maybe meet up some time..
Mark..

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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par peedeebee » 26 avr. 2019 22:22

thanks a lot Ron for your answers, so practically, the easiest part to change is the hydra track differential i guess.

friendly yours,

Philippe

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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par _Zeb_ » 27 avr. 2019 17:21

Welcome!
We have a meeting near Clermont Ferrand from the 30th of May to the 2nd of June, you are very welcome here also.
I think that members of our French club are living in the Angoulême area, I will check with my member list but I'm not at home here (but in London :wink:).

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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par gilles37 » 27 avr. 2019 19:01

Cerby serait contente de rencontrer une copine de jeux :D
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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par Photon » 28 avr. 2019 06:39

Hi Ron.
Not very far from you, (174 KL). If you will have an idea to visit SARLAT, it will be nice to meet you there.
Kindly regards, Alain.

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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par peedeebee » 28 avr. 2019 13:17

Alain you moved from Lyon ? with the chim ? :p

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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par Photon » 29 avr. 2019 06:04

Hi Ron.
I am living in Perigord Noir now, 13 km from SARLAT.
Alain.

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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par PATMOISS » 29 avr. 2019 13:45

Hello Ron,
Welcome to Charente. Country of the sweetness of life...
Yes, TVR is present in this country... with 2 chimaera 400 HC 1996, 1 vixen 1600 70, 1 vixen 2500 71, 1 S V8 and 2 S 2.9 L and I also believe 1 Tuscan and Cerbera.
I'm a member of the Angouleme Classic Roadster.
We organise walks and outings several times a year.
If you want, we will contact you for this.
Send us your address, phone and email. Thank you
Patrick M

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Re: Hi All, Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose near Angouleme

Message par Jesse » 17 juin 2019 06:01

Hello Ron,

Beautiful Cerbera. I have just driven a Chimaera 500 (LHD) from Edinburgh to our base near Hautefort, which is not far from you down some lovely roads. Am also looking to import into France so happy to share findings. I'm planning a trip to Angouleme in the not too distant so will let you know, if you fancy a meetup. Enjoy the dry tarmac and look forward to crossing paths.

All best,

Jason
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