SCIMITAR SE5 BASED 1950'S STYLE SPORTS CAR.

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SCIMITAR SE5 BASED 1950'S STYLE SPORTS CAR.

Post by SAMMIO » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:35 pm

Hi,
I have been posting on here for a while under the SE6 section as my original enquiry was regarding wheelbases , track widths etc.
That posting has changed direction a bit and its content isn't really relevant to that section any more - so I thought I would switch to this section 1

I am a manufacturer of Herald and Vitesse , amongst others , based kit cars , not truly kits but a rebodying excersize. We are developing a Beetle based Porsche at present as well as an SE5 / 5A chassied car ....

For the website and a link to the Scimitar one , you can click here ....

www.sammio-spyder.com

Here are three recent pics of the car....

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We are a few weeks away from moulding now and the car is designed to fit a stock , unmodified , SE5/5A chassis with fuel tank , exhausts , etc all in stock positions....as a result this car is SVA exempt and retains its original registration , tax exemption ( where applicable ) etc.

I know its not for everyone and cutting up good examples would be criminal - but there are stacks of abandoned , too far gone or stripped cars out there that can be given a new lease of life rather than just get disposed of or sit to fester !

THANKS FOR LOOKING...



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Post by Mateybass » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:20 am

Maybe you should try a body for the SS1 chassis too... easier to bolt on :)

BTW, you've spelt "Scimitar" incorrectly on your home page.


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Post by 1949bug » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:23 pm

Im all up for kit cars and rebodies, infact I purchased my se5 with the intention of fitting a 32 ford body. Due to a change of heart im now restoring the se5 instead.

Im not sure how much support you will get on here as some will argue the scimitar should be saved as a scimitar and not rebodied.

Looks like a d type replica there?

edit: just been on the website

550 spider replooks intresting. im guessing you are not shortening the wheel base? will be keeping an eye on this one, good price also!



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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:12 pm

Merc Mille Miglia 300 SL style?

+1 for rebodying an SS1, probably easier than a Herald, Fiero MR2 etc as a base too, and lets be fair, its not like you can make a worse job than the factory did lol


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Post by steve bryant » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:05 pm

1949bug wrote:32 ford body.
just in case any one is interested, we have left over from a contract a few 32 ford cars. steel body and original style chassis.
that body looks very interesting.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:22 pm

1949bug wrote: Im not sure how much support you will get on here as some will argue the scimitar should be saved as a scimitar and not rebodied.
I think you'll find we're generally a pretty broad-minded bunch and as long as you're not destroying a good roadworthy car then most people don't mind. :) Reuse and recycle!


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Post by scimjim » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:36 pm

have a read of the original thread here


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:10 am

Oh, as an aside, I think perhaps this thread really belongs in "project progress" as it will (presumably) be tracing the evolution of this particular variant of the Scimitar through to it's completion?


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Post by SAMMIO » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:28 pm

Thanks for comments guys , I think maybe moving this thread to projects is a good idea....sorry should have done that before....

Heres a recent 'outside' pic as we needed to tidy up last week and walking around the car and being able to stand back was deemed important as well....

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The car is 14' long and 5.5' wide , it has great presence , even now at this early stage... go to http://www.sammio-spyder.com/sammioG46.html for full details ....this body will be available in about 1 months time , so we are taking serious enquiries now.... ( got 3 reserved..)



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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:38 pm

Ok, I've moved it to "Project Progress" :)


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Post by SAMMIO » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:43 pm

updates on this car can be found on the www.madaboutkitcars.com website....if you visit their forum , they have a SAMMIO BUILDS section , in there is a thread relating to recent progress of the car...

The kits are now ready for sale ....

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Post by Peter S » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:13 pm

I saw this in the flesh at the Exeter kit car show last week Its quite big for a 2 seater & the rear section is quite long as going from 4 seats to 2 but has presence I hope its a success. I just wonder if a SE6 rear axle would fit? the rear wheels seem to be well recessed in the arches & the wider track would bring them out but I suppose you could do the same with monster wheels.


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Post by SAMMIO » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:36 pm

We are working on making some slightly wider wheels that will look a bit like Rudge knock on steels - similar to mid 50's Mercedes SLR and Gullwings as well as some 356 Porsches from that era as well had ...We are using an adaptor and early 'wide 5 ' Beetle rims to get the look....


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:39 pm

Just a suggestion, but I must admit if it was mine, one of the first things I'd do would be to take a grinder to the wheel arches and make them round (or rounder). I know the Ferrari 410 in your set of "inspiration" photos on your website has non-round arches, but I think generally non-round arches are difficult to get right, and for me they don't quite hit the spot. :)


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