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Scottish Support

Post by pumpactionsunshine » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:44 am

Hi All

I'm poised to buy my first SE5a. It is in Scotland. I am not. Some would say more fool me.

If I do buy it (online auction, less than 3 days left) pretty blind. Would anyone be willing/able to help me give it a once over so I can drive it back to Preston?

Even better someone scope it out for me first to check it's not a complete duffer? Can show gratitude in Irn-Bru or other wise for your time.

If i just throw caution to the wind and do it solo, would you recommend taking a fire extinguisher, as a precaution?

Cheers folks!


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Re: Scottish Support

Post by Will Anderson » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:03 am

Which part of Scotland are you buying it from, give us a location and we can try to get a contact with someone local who might be able to help?

Always take a get out of jail free card on any post purchase journey - RAC/AA/Green flag etc! :D


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Re: Scottish Support

Post by tnarg8 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:33 am

same as Will, what location, in local classic car club so might be known to someone there?



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Re: Scottish Support

Post by pumpactionsunshine » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:47 am

Dundee. eBay. DD52PJ.

Zoomed in on the pictures and spotted the postcode PH14 9ST on a Ministry of Transport document, that places it in Abernyte, Perth at some point in the mid 90s. It's tax wasn't renewed then so i'm assuming it was from around that time.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322001960287 - I'm assuming the comradare and general bon-homie of the board and fellow Scimitar lovers extends to not nicking other people auctions ;) (please!!! I've very excited!!)


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Re: Scottish Support

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:09 am

pumpactionsunshine wrote:Hi

Can anyone give me any info on JWE 848N. White SE5a, Manual. Last taxed '94. It's a potential purchase.

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Dundee. eBay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322001960287 - I'm assuming the comradare and general bon-homie of the board and fellow Scimitar lovers extends to not nicking other people auctions ;) (please!!! I've very excited!!)
I don't know if you've seen this thread?

I haven't seen the car in the flesh, so it's difficult to advise on value, but I'd advise a certain amount of caution. Personally, I must admit that there's no way I would consider driving a car (any car) that's been off the road for at least 22 years, for any distance. It's likely to need some decent recommissioning before it's safe to to use (that's safe for the car, as well as the occupants! :wink: ), then there's the little matter of getting it through an MOT and getting it taxed.


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Re: Scottish Support

Post by pumpactionsunshine » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:12 am

No but thank you!

Trailer it is then, right?


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Re: Scottish Support

Post by pumpactionsunshine » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:49 am

Just to help consolidate this ill thought out repetitious posting, please respond to this thread here.

viewtopic.php?f=1&p=369225#p369225


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Re: Scottish Support

Post by tnarg8 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:42 am

post code given is about 1/2 mile from me!!! will have walk past without interfering! let me know if you want more info?



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Re: Scottish Support

Post by pumpactionsunshine » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:13 pm

Ahh that'd be brilliant, thank you! If I win and end up towing/collecting it myself I'll shout you a chippy and you can have closer gander if you fancy?


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Re: Scottish Support

Post by peter freeman » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:49 pm

Don't Mr and Mrs Hoole live in spitting distance.



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Re: Scottish Support

Post by Will Anderson » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:10 pm

peter freeman wrote:Don't Mr and Mrs Hoole live in spitting distance.
Nope, they are about as far away from this (100 miles) as I am (125 miles) - but then all distance in Scotland is relative! :wink:

This is definitely tnarg8's territory. Good luck on the auction OP and I would second Roger's comments!


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Re: Scottish Support

Post by pumpactionsunshine » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:16 pm

Will Anderson wrote:
peter freeman wrote:Don't Mr and Mrs Hoole live in spitting distance.
Nope, they are about as far away from this (100 miles) as I am (125 miles) - but then all distance in Scotland is relative! :wink:

This is definitely tnarg8's territory. Good luck on the auction OP and I would second Roger's comments!
Thanks. It seems competition has sprung up for it now too :( .

I've abandoned the 'drive it home' idea since speaking to the seller, apparently blue smoke and overheating on tick over.


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Re: Scottish Support

Post by jeff hoole » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:59 am

peter freeman wrote:Don't Mr and Mrs Hoole live in spitting distance.
As Will says were 100 miles north.

It does look like a decent project though, if it doesn't go to high.
Fortunately I've got enough projects.


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Re: Scottish Support

Post by peter freeman » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:31 pm

I never thought you would pass up a challenge Jeff - see you both at the inter no doubt.



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Re: Scottish Support

Post by tnarg8 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:54 pm

Had walk past, sitting on flat bed so too high to see inside properly, paint tired, not surprising! Slight crazing front of bonnet. Just usual good clean up needed, no idea mechanically?



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