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Oaksey's S6 Coupe

Post by Oaksey » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:13 pm

A few weeks ago, I emailed Matt G saying I was on the lookout for a straight six Coupe and if he knew of any for sale. The day after, the gold one appeared on eBay. Then the red one appeared on eBay (which sold for more than I was prepared to pay) and then a blue came up for sale to me. With 3 S6 Coupes for sale, it would have been rude not to have bought one :D
I went to look at the blue one yesterday and the gold one today. The gold one is in really bad shape. It would need a new chassis and absolutely everything that is supposed to move is seized solid.
So that leaves one. I am now the proud owner of several boxes of bits that used to be a Coupe. Mike Simpson bought it last year off Mark Cooper, but has decided he doesn't have the time for it. That's where I come in :D
These are some pictures Mike took when he bought it
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It's a big task, but I'm sure it will be fine :lol: The plan is to fully rebuild it to near concourse standard, but without going crazy over originality or condition. Usability is key and If something can be improved for safety, it will be :) (or if an original item is ££££ and a non standard part that does the same job is £, I will go for the cheaper :wink: )

All this does mean I have to get the Ti done and sold, but luckily, I have until after Billing before the Coupe will arrive, so it gives me time to do the Ti without rushing it.
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Re: Oakesy's Coupe Project

Post by philynnbob » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:16 pm

Nice one Josh :D



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Re: Oakesy's Coupe Project

Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:17 pm

Nice project Josh :-)

"Near concours standard" is probably "near £20k" - I'd settle for nice but useable :-)


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Re: Oakesy's Coupe Project

Post by Gillsfan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:18 pm

Josh are you planning to have done one of each type of scimitar before you pass your test ;-) best of luck mate


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Re: Oakesy's Coupe Project

Post by Oaksey » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:23 pm

scimjim wrote:"Near concours standard" is probably "near £20k" - I'd settle for nice but useable :-)
Sorry, that's kind of what I meant. Usability will be key, as I'm not going to be selling this one :)
My aim is to rebuild it as well as GeoffTE has done/is doing his 5 :)
Gillsfan wrote:Josh are you planning to have done one of each type of scimitar before you pass your test ;-) best of luck mate
Thanks, it is getting that way :lol: I'll settle for doing one of each type in my lifetime I think :wink:


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Post by ScimiTom » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:25 pm

I am once again both astounded and thoroughly impressed at your mother's patience and understanding... what with Steve and now you! :shock:

I'm just jealous, really. Congratulations on the purchase and best of luck with the restoration! :D

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Re: Oakesy's Coupe Project

Post by greeny » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:27 pm

:hand: :hand: :hand:

I think some one needs psychological help and less pocket money! :shock:


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Post by Oaksey » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:29 pm

ScimiTom wrote:I am once again both astounded and thoroughly impressed at your mother's patience and understanding... what with Steve and now you! :shock:

I'm just jealous, really. Congratulations on the purchase and best of luck with the restoration! :D

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Re: Oakesy's Coupe Project

Post by Oaksey » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:31 pm

greeny wrote::hand: :hand: :hand:

I think some one needs psychological help and less pocket money! :shock:
And this is from the man that has a widened V8 Coupe... :wink:

And I don't get any pocket money, I work for the money :D


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Re: Oakesy's Coupe Project

Post by DarrylWebb » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:35 pm

Gillsfan wrote:Josh are you planning to have done one of each type of scimitar before you pass your test ;-) best of luck mate
I was thinking the same. I like your style, young man :)


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Re: Oakesy's Coupe Project

Post by Gemini Bob » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:35 pm

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greeny wrote::hand: :hand: :hand:

I think some one needs psychological help and less pocket money! :shock:
And this is from the man that has a widened V8 Coupe... :wink:

And I don't get any pocket money, I work for the money :D

They must tip the paper lads well where you live Josh :wink: Nice project and look forward to seeing the project thread and full body off resto, well done :D


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Re: Oakesy's Coupe Project

Post by greeny » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:38 pm

You get payed way too much then :lol: I got £13.30 a week when I was 15 and most of that went on the mountain bike I bought :shock:

And it took until I was 36 to develop this level of infection even though I was brought up with them since being 4!

Well done anyway Josh can't wait to see how this one progresses! :D


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Post by Oaksey » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:41 pm

When I delivered papers, I got £10 a week :D
I was made redundant, so I've got a cleaning job which is much better pay :)

And ALL my money goes into the cars :wink:


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Re: Oakesy's Coupe Project

Post by greeny » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:42 pm

What ever happens to Girls!


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Post by Oaksey » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:44 pm

Girls? :wink:


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