Our Cars

We don’t just do it for a living here at Southways; these are some of our own cars!

  • 2004 Ultima GTR
    Small-block Chevy-powered Ultima GTR. 506bhp on tap!
  • 1989 TVR S
    Last of the 2.8i cars. Our stand in chassis demonstrator.
  • Rob!
    A beaten-up 1997 Chimaera 400 - our little project!
  • 2004 Ultima GTR
    Small-block Chevy-powered Ultima GTR. 506bhp on tap!
  • Dakar 4x4
  • 1989 TVR S
    Last of the 2.8i cars. Our stand in chassis demonstrator.
  • Rob!
    A beaten-up 1997 Chimaera 400 - our little project!
  • 2004 Ultima GTR
    Small-block Chevy-powered Ultima GTR. 506bhp on tap!
  • 1989 TVR S
    Last of the 2.8i cars. Our stand in chassis demonstrator.
  • Rob!
    A beaten-up 1997 Chimaera 400 - our little project!
  • 2004 Ultima GTR
    Small-block Chevy-powered Ultima GTR. 506bhp on tap!

 

ROB: An extremely tatty Chimaera 400 we purchased back in 2012, probably because no one else wanted to!

  • 1997
  • 4.0 V8
  • 100,000 miles (at least)
  • Outriggers made from gas pipe
  • No service history
  • Previous Cat C write-off
  • Officially named ‘Rob’ after poll on our Facebook page to find a name for the new project car.
  • Will be rather special when restored!

 

ULTIMA GTR: A car from Steve’s garage, rather than our own workshop, the Ultima was completed by Steve – in his own garage – 5 years before Southways even existed! It showcases Steve’s attention to detail with these cars and should shortly be back on the road, sporting our own livery.

  • 2004
  • 6.7 V8
  • Small-block Chevy engine/6-speed Porsche gearbox
  • Very wide tyres
  • Very light
  • Very fast!

 

TVR S: A car from Richard’s garage this time, the TVR S is a car we’re using as a stand-in demonstrator for our chassis work (as ‘Rob’ is some way off completion!) A very late S1 model, fitted with the 2.8i ‘Cologne’ engine but with some S2 spec parts, it probably qualifies as an ‘S1.5’, if such a thing exists!

  • 1989
  • 2.8 V6
  • 67,000 miles
  • Cosworth limited-slip differential
  • Griffith 500 spec front brake setup
  • Rear disc brake conversion
  • Piper BP270 camshaft
  • Gaz Gold Pros on each corner
  • Powerflex poly-bushed throughout
  • ACT stainless headers
  • Fully refurbished chassis, with two-pack polyurethane top coat and thermal-zinc spray protection.
  • Fully re-piped, re-hosed and re-plumbed