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Post by chrisgallacher » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:14 pm

Even as a restoration job that's a pretty lazy advert


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Post by Will Anderson » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:33 pm

Interesting, registration looks like LYX 175D but unless I have missed it only LYX 176D (No. 172) appears on Matt Greenly's register list. LYX 175D shows as a white Reliant last taxed 1982 but LYX 176D shows as details not found, a typo on the register?


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Post by Stephenl » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:29 am

Maybe LYX 175D is chassis number 213, listed as white?

LYX175D is on the "unknown cars" page with lots of pictures.
http://www.scimitargt.co.uk/ScimitarGT/ ... _175D.html

I think 3k for a basket case like that is a bit OTT - am I wrong?!


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:19 am

1.5K at most!



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Post by David Tew » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:33 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:
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1.5K at most!
Absolutely. It would be interesting to know what parts are inside the car but by the time you've found a grill, front bumper, interior, etc. and refurbished everything else it will be an expensive rebuild.

No pictures of the engine so that's an unknown, as is the chassis. Also, both doors look as if they've dropped which could mean the a-pillar steel is shot.

Hmmm, no thank you. :wink:


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Post by mn757 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:49 pm

We're doing a good job of putting prices down again - it's a handbuilt rare car - compare the price of a rough MGB or GT6


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Post by David Tew » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:27 pm

mn757 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:49 pm
We're doing a good job of putting prices down again - it's a handbuilt rare car - compare the price of a rough MGB or GT6
I agree the cars are undervalued and I'm certainly not trying to drive them lower. I'm just questioning whether this one is realistic and affordable to restore. It all depends on how complete it is.

It's a bizarre situation really as fairly common project cars, such as an MGB, are more sought after and, consequently, worth more more than a Coupe because there's a plethora of cheap parts out there for them. I know which I'd rather have, though! :wink:

That said, I do hope someone buys it and restores it to a high standard. It will be interesting to see what happens.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:35 pm

there are some pictures on face book when it was last sold on ebay and it was much tidier.........can't be a one owner car to start with, v5 would be from the 80's so a new V5c would need to be applied for, sending the new keeper slip to DVLA on an old V5 won't cut it any more .

it is a poor example, we are all entitled to our opinion as to the value an item has, I don't agree that the price of scimitars are low or even influenced by the price being talked down equally talking prices up doesn't work as many manufactures can show. Scimitars will only increase in value when the demand for them increases. Good examples of anything will always sell.

Comparing values with other makes is subjective, there will be endless reasons why more people want a GT6 over a scimitar.

To bring this coupe up to an acceptable standard unless the restorer is extremely skilful, it will cost far more than it would be worth finished.... it would either be a labour of love or money pit.


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