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Post by Oaksey » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:08 pm

The 173rd Scimitar built.
The car was restored around 10 to 15 years ago - this was a full body off restoration with photographic evidence. It was repainted in this wonderful MG Glacier Blue, sympathetically retrimmed and the bumpers, steering wheel and other parts were rechromed.

I would describe the condition of the car typical for an older restoration. It looks absolutely stunning but isn’t without imperfections. The paint work has some of the typical Scimitar bubbling but it’s only really on the roof and it hasn’t got any worse in several years so seems stable. Those that know me know that I’m picky (see my Jaguar thread) and the paint defects don’t actually bother me on this car.
Now for what I think is the special bit. The engine is a freshly rebuilt (by specialist Iain Daniels Classic Motorsport) uprated unit consisting of a ported cylinder head with larger valves, unleaded seats and polished chambers as well as a bespoke camshaft by John Wade. With the triple SUs, it pulls very strongly and sounds glorious – just ask anyone that lives within 5 miles of me.

I have done the following work since I bought it 2 years ago
Brake system checked and rebuilt with braided hoses, restored master cylinder.
Stripped, painted and restored the engine bay and all components within
Rebuilt the pedal box with new bushes and bolts
Rebuilt engine was fitted with a new clutch unit, new engine mounts etc
Converted the car to Overdrive (unit rebuilt) using a bespoke upgraded mounting system
Many parts powder coated
Original type air box colour coded and fitted
Completely rebuilt front suspension using new trunnions, bushes, ball joints, seals, springs and dampers. Custom specification dampers and springs were ordered and all geometry has been set to make the car handle as well as possible.
The interior was already good but unfinished so I trimmed the carpets and glued them properly to make it a much nicer environment.
The gauges were removed and refurbished as it’s a real pet hate of mine
The dynamo was removed and car converted to alternator with a brand new one fitted

Or have a look through the progress thread. http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... 36#p436233


This is a quick list of highlights from the restoration
Rechromed bumpers, badges etc
New headliner, carpets and seat foams
All windscreen and door seals replaced
GAZ adjustable shocks
Brake calipers refurbished by BiggRed
Converted to negative earth
Stainless steel exhaust system fitted

The car will possibly attend Curbs so interested parties can have a look round but I will be busy sprinting and can't guarantee a full sales pitch
Viewing recommended and I have many more photos available if you provide an email address
I am happy to assist in transportation to Europe
Any questions, please ask away

OIRO £18,000
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Post by Supersub » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:06 am

Just so I can put my mind at rest and stop wishful thinking how much? I know it will be out of my reach but it looks a fabulous car and one can only dream.

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Post by Oaksey » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:18 pm

A price won’t be discussed until serious interest has been made Mike.


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Post by rebel alliance » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:04 pm

Interested, and i have lots of spare money,care to send me your email please



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Post by Oaksey » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:28 pm

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Post by Oaksey » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:54 pm

Guide price now added to stop the many messages asking me if a restored Straight Six with a high spec engine is for sale for under £9000 :)


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Post by philhoward » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:56 pm

Oaksey wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:54 pm
Guide price now added to stop the many messages asking me if a restored Straight Six with a high spec engine is for sale for under £9000 :)
I was about to say “double it” so looked at the amended post :D


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Post by tony1966 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:12 pm

what a stunning looking car-color really suits it



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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:08 pm

Love the colour and the wires, GLWTS 8)


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Post by Nick » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:13 pm

Looks and sounds great in the flesh


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Post by dand » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:48 pm

That's much nicer than some of the other cars that have gone through dealers recently for similar prices.

You might want to think about SOR through a dealer. Although you'll be looking at ~10% commission at this price point the ability to p/x, have finance and a warranty offered can push the price up enough to more than cover that.



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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:55 pm

Superb, hope you find a suitable buyer 8)


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Post by Oaksey » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:25 pm

Cheers all.

I know a couple of dealers but I'm not going to be using them. Mainly as I don't actually really want to sell the car yet but if someone wants it and it sells before the XJ is done, they can have it. I also expect the car to end up in Europe where the warranty is usually not honoured.


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Post by scimjim » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:19 pm

I believe this is still for sale?


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Post by Oaksey » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:23 pm

Now I’ve got a daily driver sorted, it is yes.


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