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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Stephenl » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:42 pm

Here's the link, the comments at the bottom suggest it was bought and now lives in Atlanta.

http://bringatrailer.com/2011/11/01/198 ... mitar-ss1/

A car can be imported for 1 year on UK plates, eg the visiting businessman kind of scenario; 6 months secondment to the US office and then home again. But if you do that, then it can't stay, you have to do the "proper" paperwork upon entry. There may be some loopholes, like popping to Tijuana or Windsor for the day and then reimporting but I'm not sure. Anyhow, unless you live in California, if it's over 25 years old like this you can bring any car in, just fill out a couple of forms to demonstrate its exempt from the various rules by virtue of build year. So given when this article dates (around 25years after the car was made) from that's probably what happened, although clearly not to turn a profit. So i wonder why it was brought all this way only to be sold for probably about the same cost as importing it!!


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by philhoward » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:40 am

Is it Moschops' old 1300? I thought I'd seen that up for sale in the US somewhere.


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Stephenl » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:21 pm

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As spotted by Oaksey.

I'm adding this one to the thread too. As far as I can tell from "UNKLEDUB"s profile and his jive talk about the 2nd Amendment, he is in Florida. But there are a lot of other cars pictured with weird number plates that look eastern european to me.


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:31 pm

those front wheels look very inset


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by scimjim » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:21 am

philhoward wrote:Is it Moschops' old 1300? I thought I'd seen that up for sale in the US somewhere.
yep - go back to page 3 of this thread and DARERacing introduced himself as he new owner. Original ad also here


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Stephenl » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:07 pm

I don't think I found this one before

LFV 464X SCD20015 a Red 1981 MY (so SE6?). In Knoxsville, TN. Imported in 2010

Can't find a picture but see page 4 of this

http://www.jcna.com/clubs/nl/SMJC%20New ... no%206.pdf


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:54 pm

It's green, not red ...
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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:58 pm

Actually it's not a SE6 either but there you go, perhaps there are two of them.
And the Mini is UK registered, perhaps I'd better check the site where I found the pic :-o
Incidentally on that page 4 the mini is amazing, how do you mount the wheels OUTSIDE the wheelarches.


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:00 pm

Yup, I was right
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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by scimjim » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:11 pm

that's a made up VIN to satisfy the US Licensing regs.

SCD is a post 79 Reliant

20 is an SS1 :shock:

and an X reg is a late 6a/early 6b or one of the missing SS1 prototypes!!!


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Re: North American Scimitars

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Stephenl » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:17 pm

Well if you Google that reg. and Knoxville you'll find more info. It says its red there. Weird! But the docs need to be in order to register the car at the DMV. They don't know much, but they do know they need to compare the documentation with the chassis plate on the car. Weird!

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:21 pm

That Photo I posted came from the newsletter of the English Auto Society in Knoxville, here's July 2010 edited by John & Barbara Rigby, see Page 5


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Stephenl » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:25 pm

I think maybe there is some duff info out there then. I found this, which seems legitimate

Model Reliant Scimitar Colour Green Ye One (1) Unpacked Used Motor Vehicle Make Gine No Sc7242 Ar Of Manufacturer 1974 Date Of First Uk Reg Istration 18 01 1974 Chassis No 93 X3624 En


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by scimjim » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:32 pm

that's better :-)


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