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Post by Motolab » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:00 pm

Hi,

As a new member an new Scimitar owner and RSSOC member, i like to introduce myself to this forum.

Harold, from the Netherlands, into classics for 33 years now, mainly motorcycles.
i started with my first bike, a BSA B40 in approx 1985.. then a BSA M20/M21, Triumph Speed Twin (T100 Engine) and on and on..
i was not very interested in cars as a youngster, saw them as a practical feature. What i did like to see although by the sheer looks, were '70's British "sport" cars.
As years go by, it became more important to me to drive cars, wich also "look the part" to me.
resulting last month in buying a Scimitar se6a first registered in '77 in i believe the UK.

i bought it in Belgium. In some documents i can see that first registration in Belgium is in 2008.
Beeing a RHD, is presume it is imported arround that time from the UK, there is also a "old" RSSOC sticker on the windscreen, but further no documented history with the car..

having chassis number: 6L51 1820 21xx

it seems to be build at the end of '76, first regisrered in April '77
Beeing a Manual (OD), Greengage Yellow, it has all the available options at that time, except leader interior.

maybe someone here nows the car? would be nice!

The Scimitar is not driven for at least 6 years, since the last Belgian MOT is from 2011 and since then it has only 300 miles extra on the counter..
it is in need now of some TLC, inside and outside.. before i can registrar it in the Netherlands..

with your help, maybe a little bit (or al lot) quicker than otherwise :wink: looking forward to it!

best regards
Harold

ps, as british englisch is not my native language, i apoligize if i make "writing mistakes" for now or in the future.. so in "advance" :wink:


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Triumph speedtwin '49, Sunbeam S7 '48, BSA B33 '54 & M21 '40 , Moto Guzzi LM2 '79, BMW R51/3 '51
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Post by peter freeman » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:07 pm

I find that the best English speakers are from the Netherlands - probably because you seem to watch a lot of British TV programs. I can mange some German and therefore a bit of Dutch Uit being the most familiar. Anyway welcome to the club - no doubt some of our other Dutch members will be in touch with you.



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Post by peter freeman » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:10 pm

ps Forgot to add easier to follow wiring drawings can be found here :-https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/Wiring.htm



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Post by philhoward » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:47 pm

Welcome, Harold :D


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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:55 pm

Welcome :D


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:56 pm

Welkommen!

I suppose you know of Erik Hofman, who is the Scimitar man in Holland -
http://www.scimitar.demon.nl/index.html#.XB-9Qq17SRs

Can you post a photo, perhaps the car is known to Scimitar France 8)


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Post by Motolab » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:52 am

Thanks You all for the warm welcome!


i can not help it, but i have to say something about this quote (mainly because you mention germans) :wink:
peter freeman wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:07 pm
"german" Dutch Uit being the most familiar.
well, what should i say... but the dutch language is NOT more familiar to the German language than to the English language (both 100% west german languages, sorry :wink: ) , a common made mistake..
some dialects do cross borders, but that's it.

the main reason the dutch do speak some english is that they have obligatory english lessons from primary school on.. and indeed tv and films are not dubbed in NL ( as they are in Germany & France more often)
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Welkommen!
thanks! but again, thats almost german again, haha.

Dutch = welkom
German = wilkommen
as in englisch it is welcome

you see "we" are right in the middle
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Can you post a photo, perhaps the car is known to Scimitar France 8)
it is a possibility ofcourse.. but since there is a rather old looking RSSOC sticker on the windscreen, it should have at least some RSSOC history i presume

some pictures (as you can see, it has still se6 details, being a se6a as far as i know, being build in nov or dec 1976 as a model 1977 (normally)
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Scimitar se6a '76
Saab 9-5 Aero estate '02 stage 3, 300bhp,420Nm
Triumph speedtwin '49, Sunbeam S7 '48, BSA B33 '54 & M21 '40 , Moto Guzzi LM2 '79, BMW R51/3 '51
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Post by peter freeman » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:29 pm

I am a Geordie and lots of Dutch words are similar to our local dialect - speaking some German does help although you Dutch do speak very quickly which does not help



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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:50 pm

Could be this one ...
For sale in Belgium in 2011, I have no details though.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:14 pm

That’s a P reg (75/76) Chris (and possibly not on the register?)

Was it originally NTY 885R?


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Post by Motolab » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:06 pm

DARK STAR wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:50 pm
Could be this one ...
For sale in Belgium in 2011, I have no details though.
well could be! although the pictures are from an earlyer date i think... (regarding the UK plates)
first registration in Belgium was 30 / 10 / 2008

but te last owner documents date back to : 03/01/2012 as it was advertised in 2011, could be possible..
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That’s a P reg (75/76) Chris (and possibly not on the register?)

Was it originally NTY 885R?
what do you mean Jim? P reg? what is P reg..? (as i see no registration here starting with P..)

75/76

as mentioned in my topic opening :

having chassis number: 6L51 1820 21xx

it seems to be build at the end of '76, first registrered in April '77


Harold, currently driving:
Scimitar se6a '76
Saab 9-5 Aero estate '02 stage 3, 300bhp,420Nm
Triumph speedtwin '49, Sunbeam S7 '48, BSA B33 '54 & M21 '40 , Moto Guzzi LM2 '79, BMW R51/3 '51
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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:38 pm

Motolab wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:06 pm
scimjim wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:14 pm
That’s a P reg (75/76) Chris (and possibly not on the register?)

Was it originally NTY 885R?
what do you mean Jim? P reg? what is P reg..? (as i see no registration here starting with P..)

75/76

as mentioned in my topic opening :

having chassis number: 6L51 1820 21xx

it seems to be build at the end of '76, first registrered in April '77
P reg refers to the P at the end of the registration on the picture Chris posted and dates the car to 1975/76 - which suggests it’s not your car.

6L is November 1976 build - the last 4 digits of the VIN will confirm which car it is.


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Post by erikscimitardemon » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:50 pm

Welkom Harold!

I think it could be that 'Belgian' car.
It is an earlier se6a, with the ribbed front bumper.


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Post by Motolab » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:44 pm

The pictures are not very high quality, but the details I can see, seems to match..
Towbar incl chrome cover, no shields, hanging right door, small other details....

Would be nice if an former (UK) owner will show up


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Scimitar se6a '76
Saab 9-5 Aero estate '02 stage 3, 300bhp,420Nm
Triumph speedtwin '49, Sunbeam S7 '48, BSA B33 '54 & M21 '40 , Moto Guzzi LM2 '79, BMW R51/3 '51
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Post by td99 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:32 pm

Welcome Harold!
from SS1 driver in Eindhoven, whereabouts are you in NL?


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