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Wanted GTC, late Sabre ... or Sabre Six (the grail)

Post by tanuki » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:35 pm

After nearly 5 years of Scimitar ownership (with an SE5, an SE6a and an SST under my custody)
I am enjoying every single day of it - even when they throw a tantrum 😅 -

Recently a good friend of mine - Xavier Audiau, chief editor of an auto magazine, who also owns an SS1 -
asked me if we should buy together one more English classic to share 😉
While we are considering at the moment a couple of options - a Jag X300 or an XKR - we always
keep an eye on Scimitars ... both of us being nuts about those cars 😄
Also the perspective of loosing our driving license if we get the XKR (400 bhp 4.2L with compressor !)
brings us back to Reliant 😉

We are neither looking for a project - already too busy improving our current cars - nor a concourse car ,
but a good solid car well maintained and if possible good looking 😁
GTCs or late Sabres are tempting, but tbh our grail would be a Sabre Six 😍
We know that they are as rare as hens' teeth ... but it does not hurt asking, does it 😇 ?

Open to suggestions !
Cheers, Fred


now: Scimitar SE5 ('71), Scimitar SE6a ('79), Scimitar SST 1800Ti ('90), Ford Anglia LHD ('61), Ford Consul Capri LHD ('61), TVR Chimaera 400 ('96), Caterham SV ('10), Lexus IS200 ('04), Austin Metro 1000 ('82)
past: Mitsubishi Celeste ('77), Alfetta Quadrifoglio ('85), Nissan Maxima ('95)

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Wanted GTC, late Sabre ... or Sabre Six (the grail)

Post by heathsabre » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:12 am

Your choice of a Sabre Six is an excellent one. But being the owner of two such cars plus the Sabra/Sabre Prototype, perhaps we are biased.
Barry Job’s Sabre Six has just been sold after a few years on the market, but we are not aware of any other good roadworthy Sabre Sixes for sale at the moment. If you fancied a Sabra (LHD) you could bid for the car being auctioned at the Bonhams Scottsdale auction this Thursday. It has an estimate of $80,000 to $100,000 but no reserve.


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1964 Sabre Six GT
1963 Sabre Six convertible

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Wanted GTC, late Sabre ... or Sabre Six (the grail)

Post by Old and Slow » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:34 am

The red Sabre Six raced by the Drabbles was up for sale recently; it carries number plates so might be road-registered still.
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Post by heathsabre » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:43 am

Another couple of cars perhaps worth considering.

Sabra GT for sale in Belgium - www.octane.be/stock/sabra-gt/. The seller has indicated a price of €40,000.

There was a nice Sabre Six for sale in New Zealand. The asking price was the equivalent of about £15,000. This sounds very reasonable, but you would need to add about £4,000 to get the car to Europe to cover shipping, port duties either side, VAT (5% on this age of car) and marine insurance. In any case the owner has indicated that he would prefer the car to stay in New Zealand.


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1964 Sabre Six GT
1963 Sabre Six convertible

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