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Post by speedy555 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 pm

MarkHawkins wrote:
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I was so amazed by the transformation that I forgot to offer Dave a cup of tea when he returned the car yesterday - sorry, and thanks once again.
No problem, and glad you are pleased. If you or William could leave a review on my SSG facebook page too it would be appreciated - Thanks!


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Post by speedy555 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:30 pm

drcdb15 wrote:
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MarkHawkins wrote:
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I was so amazed by the transformation that I forgot to offer Dave a cup of tea when he returned the car yesterday - sorry, and thanks once again.
A cup of tea !?!?!?!

After that job I think at least a bourbon and a few custard creams are called for ! :lol:

I am curious, though... I recall Dave's post (was it on here, or on his FB page?) where he said he was scraping the old stuff off like the skin on a custard (albeit somewhat harder!) - but what exactly *was* the previous paint that it split and peeled the way it did? It reminded me of Fablon back in the 60s, when with age it shrank and split and left all the exposed areas sticky with adhesive... yuk !
I think it had just gone hard and brittle, but the pale blue about 4 coats down was a synthetic so still soft, giving you a hard skin over something a bit soft and squidgy :)


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:17 pm

Are you allowed to say "do you mind if I just DA this patch down a few layers first :w " before giving a quote? :lol:


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:27 pm

David Tew wrote:
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Wow, Trevor Shortt's coupe (WPL 394G) looks a bit different there!
Yes, owned by Graham Shepherd then. Terry Cox did quite a bit of work on it around that time, the most obvious being the fitting of Les Trafford's headlamp covers.

Graham was the event doctor at the Sabre Days, I was Clerk of the Course, Don Pither cracked the whip! Happy days. :D
I think the two Coupes, WPL and SRE, are getting a bit mixed-up there? They both are/have been owned by Trevor though!

WPL back then was owned by Tony Penfold and used to win the Club Sprint championship. Here it is at Goodwood in 1986:
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Later it was owned by the late Jerry Cunningham and won several more championships, Then it was bought by Trevor and has won another three championships IIRC, having undergone continuous development over the years. One of the Club's most successful cars, I think?

Doc Shepherd's car, the one which was notable at the time for the Les Trafford headlamp covers, was SRE, which later was owned by Trevor and is now owned by Nick Hall.

I'm another one who was at those early 80''s Sabre days, it's amazing how time flies :)


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Post by Nick » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:38 pm

Correct, I still have SRE in Estoril blue by Speedy a couple of years ago. Is a surprisingly good good car being Ok in competition and an excellent road car. Just a bit thirsty, might change back to a 38DGAS.
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Post by David Tew » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:40 pm

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I think the two Coupes, WPL and SRE, are getting a bit mixed-up there?
You're absolutely correct, Roger. My mistake!

Did you take part in the autotest at the Sabre Days? I might have your results sheet somewhere. :wink:

(Dave, sorry to have hijacked your thread!).


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:57 pm

David Tew wrote:
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Did you take part in the autotest at the Sabre Days? I might have your results sheet somewhere. :wink:
No, I'm afraid not - I always did the concours, in XJW the mulberry car (which I still own) - "Best GTE Se6" in 1985 :D
Though I always had a degree of admiration (or amazement!) at Jeff, who managed to combine the grass autotest and the concours in his lovely straight six Coupe! :lol:


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Post by speedy555 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:05 pm

Here's another I recently completed - Changed back to its original Highland Purple
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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:12 pm

Very nice! :)


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Post by speedy555 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:33 pm

New website now up and running...link in my signature below :)


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Post by Nigel Clark » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:30 pm

Had a quiet day today and weather was good, so I went out and gave the SE6A a wash and polish after winter. It still looks fantastic, nearly 3 years after its Speedy respray.

Thank you Dave, your paintwork stands the test of time. It was a great job when new and its still looking great.

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Post by speedy555 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:44 pm

Thanks Nigel - Really appreciate the feedback :)


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Post by MadMax » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:52 pm

That purple is gorgeous


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Thu May 16, 2019 7:58 am

Who’s car is that? Can’t be many Coupes with those arches and wheels... however the car it reminds me of you have already painted :lol:


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