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No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by DARK STAR » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:44 pm

Unless anyone knows different.
I waded through hundreds of photos and found no Scimitars but I did find this strange Aston Martin-like beast.
It looks a bit like a Zagato but not really.
I have photos of 22 of the 19 8) DB4GT Zagato cars built and this is not one of them.
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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by scimjim » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:10 pm

Is it a Bradfield replica?


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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by Will Anderson » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:14 pm

I know that there was going to be a UK Middlebridge Scimitar there but it had to pull out at the last minute. I suspect it will be going this year as the owner is a big fan of Circuit des Remparts.


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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by halfpenny » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:19 pm

It's a free form Zagato rep (ie not Zagato) built on a DB6.



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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:34 am

Found it - it's a Shapecraft replica with an RSW engine on DB6 #2417


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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:38 am

DARK STAR wrote:I have photos of 22 of the 19 8) DB4GT Zagato cars built..
19 plus 4 official "sanction II" cars in the 80s?


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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:16 am

....And also not forgetting the two "Sanction III" cars completed at the beginning of the noughties (very naughty if you ask me! :wink: ).


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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by DARK STAR » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:08 am

Thanks chaps, I knew I'd find the answer here!
For a 'replica' it is not very convincing, how could they get the radiator grille so wrong?
But it's certainly better looking than a DB6.


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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by turboscim » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:40 am

The price this year for the package staying at the mercure is £2,690.00 for a car plus two.
I will miss this year, that's a bit much for a weekend !!



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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by Edzed » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:25 pm

I was there last year and can confirm that there wasn't a Scimitar listed in the programme or parked anywhere around Angouleme.


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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by DARK STAR » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:32 pm

Here's another car that isn't a Scimitar - or a Zagato.
It is an Aston Martin DB7, very pretty and probably as quick as a real one ...
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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:44 pm

Since this has become an Aston Martin thread, here's another replica, rather flashy, of the famous 2 VEV.
Pretty good apart from the bulky back end (and the color :shock: )
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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:46 pm

It's interesting that 1VEV and 2VEV as they are now, look significantly different. Here's 1VEV: (photo from the web)

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Both started off the same, but after a major crash in 1962, 2VEV was rebuilt, in DP209 lightweight, lower-drag form (I think there are only 3 Zagatos like that?


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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:56 pm

2 VEV was modified by the works to be lower and wider than the 'average' Zagato.
In early photos it looks the same as 1 VEV.
I think I read somewhere that it has now been restored to original.


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Re: No Scimitars at Circuit des Remparts '16

Post by scimjim » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:11 pm

Previous Zagato rep here


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