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Post by henspeed » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:15 pm

I would love to take it on
Problem is finding the person in charge of her estate



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Post by henspeed » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:15 pm

Some progress has been made
Found the person responsible for liquidating the estate and been offered to bid on the car



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Post by henspeed » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:18 pm

Trouble is what to bid.
Cant see there being much local intrest in it
Its not running as dar as i can tell and has an inch of water in the footwell.
Fairly extensively modded and wont qualify for MOT exemption, i see a yearly test as a good thing however



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Post by ScimiTom » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:31 pm

I'm not sure what would be a reasonable bid without seeing the car, but I do hope you (or someone else) take(s) it under your/their wing. A lot of time and love has gone into that car, by the looks of it, and it'd be a shame for it to just rot away. You really get a sense of that woman's dedication and sense of humour from the article. It would be a great tribute to her if we saw the car cherished once again. The most northerly Scimitar, surely? Let us know how you get on...


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Post by Will Anderson » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:34 pm

Can you get them to allow you to see if you can get it started and take it for a MOT? At least that way you will get an idea of what issues there may be and that could be a good basis for negotiation. Use eBay examples of spares cars/resto projects as a guide to support your offer.

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Post by henspeed » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:50 pm

Its been a year without a ticket, but on concrete throughout, so it cant be that far off the mark
Looks like she did some pretty hefty chassis repairs / upgrades to it when the body was off around 4 years ago
If it will run then we wont be far away

There is another SE6 up here for sure, i used to have it but sold in a weak moment and have been looking for another pretty much ever since



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Post by henspeed » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:52 pm

I am amazed that i tracked doen the corrdct individual so quickly and all done from a hundred or so miles offshore
Thatna bigmadvantsge of living in a small community, you can get folk trscked down quickly
But on the nefative side, everyone knows your business



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Post by henspeed » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:54 pm

Whats the consensus on the V8 conversion?
Does it detract from its value or not?



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Post by Will Anderson » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:42 pm

Only if you are a purist. It is the engine that should have been in it from the start. If it is a good conversion (and it looks like it) I would say it is a plus.


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Post by ScimiTom » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:05 pm

Will Anderson wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:42 pm
Only if you are a purist. It is the engine that should have been in it from the start. If it is a good conversion (and it looks like it) I would say it is a plus.
Hear, hear... If it's had other modifications as well anyway, then it's never going to be a 'standard' car. Embrace the V8! :twisted:


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Post by henspeed » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:18 pm

I must admit, i wasnt that bothered for the car until i seen that article
But the conversion intrigues me
I aint no purist thats for sure



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Post by henspeed » Fri May 10, 2019 3:50 pm

Well, making progress here is proving very tough
But some has been made, looks like there had been engine issues before she passed as it is partially stripped with a plate ready to wing it out.
Interestingly there is a disco V8 sitting beside it which may have been planned for a donor engine.
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Littleun V8
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I also had a look at the biggun nearby, the Chevvy powerplant looks nice, would look good in a Scim, but the benefactor is looking for £4200 for it.
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Biggun Chevvy V8
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Post by henspeed » Fri May 10, 2019 3:51 pm

Apologies for the chevvy being upside doon



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