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Post by guybetts » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:36 pm

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Hi Chris. My point was that the chassis numbers aren't indicative of the model and it's the overlap details which would be of interest (to me, at least). :wink:
And to me too :)
Okay, there isn't a "model" derivative in the Straight Six's, but its well documented that the rear suspension was modified from chassis 59. However it's probable that it was further modified, as my car has V6 chassis features creeping in before V6's were officially launched. Mine is 50 cars from the end of S6 production, and many years ago I also looked at another car with the same features, at Chris Lloyd's place. I'm not sure which one it was, as I've noted Chris Lloyd told me both 252 and 285 had the same layout as mine, and I believe no 259 (though perhaps Jeff could confirm, if you remember :wink: ) also had V6 suspension features, from factory build.
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Post by Edzed » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:57 pm

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Didn’t Mike have a GTE too? Is it possible that he had two coupes (he did say “1st....Scimitar” to Dave)?
You might be right Jim. Dave's press photo with Scaffold member John Gorman in the boot could be Mike's first Scimitar and maybe had the registration CCM 1C.... is this why the registration is obliterated in the photo? The later photo with GBG could be his second Scimitar.... seems logical to upgrade to a V6 after a couple of years with a S6.

The shot from the Magical Mystery Tour film appears to be GBG... the colour and wheels look correct.
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nd I believe no 259 (though perhaps Jeff could confirm, if you remember ) also had V6 suspension features, from factory build.
I'm afraid I can't remember now Guy, it was too long ago and I don't have any photos of the suspension to help provide an answer.


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:10 pm

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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:11 pm

David, I can send you the spreadsheet (open office) if you let me have your e-mail
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Post by guybetts » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:32 pm

guybetts wrote:
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P.S. Chris, now I've found my list, I will cross-check with yours and see if I have any other cars you don't :D
Chris, nothing stands out. Maybe a couple of different letters, but you've got more :D
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I'm afraid I can't remember now Guy, it was too long ago and I don't have any photos of the suspension to help provide an answer.
Yes, before the digital photo age when taking loads of pictures was too expensive :wink:


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Post by David Tew » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:51 pm

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David, I can send you the spreadsheet (open office) if you let me have your e-mail
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Thanks Chris. I've sent you an email. :)


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:11 pm

Right, I've sorted it all out :mrgreen:
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Post by JohnB » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:15 pm

Chassis 0053 is for sale at Barons Auctions with aguide price of circa £12k. It is now in Silver and retains the original rear suspension
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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:49 pm

Thanks John, noted :D


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Post by scimjim » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:50 pm

I wonder why a singer/songwriter/photographer wanted a COMIC registration so badly?


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:46 pm

I'm not sure that the work of Scaffold involved much singing or songwriting ...


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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:49 am

Latest batch of new finds from 1980 :

0412 KVT 717E M Joseland, Hartlebury
0413 JHU 361E or JUY 361E ? no photo
0422 JKG 541E P Ridgarde, Spondon, Derby, exported, re-registered LV-90-KR
0424 URO 38E MJ Gilligan, Stevenage
0446 HUE 286E H Kessler, Glasgow
0468 NRK 448E P Wyatt, Stone, Staffs
0475 4 CUL N Patterson, Carlisle
0476 ERE 617E W Jenkins, Malvern, Worcs
0485 NRK 446E A Burrows, Kings Langley, Herts
0486 RFM 502E D Sleath, Swanwick, Derbyshire
0491 OXD 386F A George, Wootton-under-Edge, Glos
0493 WRO 984E J Johnson, Stansted, Essex ON REGISTER WITH PHOTO VVX 859E, one could be 0494 ?
0523 ERE 181E C Hilton, Brixham, Devon
0609 LOM 407F R Downing, West Moseley, Surrey


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Post by Edzed » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:19 am

DARK STAR wrote:
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Right, I've sorted it all out :mrgreen:
:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Post by erikscimitardemon » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:49 am

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0422 JKG 541E P Ridgarde, Spondon, Derby, exported, re-registered LV-90-KR
Currrent Dutch RDW (DVLA eq.) data, see picture
No APK (MOT eq) for a long time as no data available. Last owner registation in 2014 so probably still around as a project.
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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:49 am

Great, thanks Erik.
That gives us the export date too (1985)


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