Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

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Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

Post by dunbar58 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:40 am

Hi, Mark here from sunny Queensland. Well I know I have a 1978 SE6a car, and there is a GTC here in Redcliffe for sale also. Supposedly another SE6a is in the process of being imported by a Jag dealer here in Brisbane but that was 9 months ago and no news on that one. Sydney has a green one out of a private collection that was auctioned off 2 years ago but unheard of since and Western Australia has another GTE. Any other SE^ cars out there?



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Post by SE50039 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:24 pm

Were they ever sold new in Aussie or are they all private imports?
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Post by scimjim » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:26 pm

not sure why I missed this post first time round? I'll try and answer tomorrow but all of my information on NZ & Aus cars comes from Mark Frazer.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:46 pm

seeing as this is the Australia & New Zealand section and my information all came from Mark in NZ:

NZ: 1 x SE2, 4 x SE4, 25 x SE5, 77 x SE5a, 3 x SE6, 21 x SE6a, 2 x SE6b, 1 x GTC, 15 x 1600 SS1, 2 x 1400 SS1, 1 x 1400 Sabre.

AUS: 1 x SE2, 6 x SE4, 22 x SE5, 22 x SE5a, 3 x SE6a, 1 x GTC.

This includes several V8 conversions, a turbo Essex, a 3.8 V6 and a couple of Toyota/Nissan 5 speed boxes on the Essex.


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by Gemini Bob » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:15 pm

Thats a lot more than I thought it would be Jim and they should not suffer as much from tin worm like as our cars do.


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Post by 257sqn » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:14 pm

scimjim wrote:seeing as this is the Australia & New Zealand section and my information all came from Mark in NZ:

NZ: 1 x SE2, 4 x SE4, 25 x SE5, 77 x SE5a, 3 x SE6, 21 x SE6a, 2 x SE6b, 1 x GTC, 15 x 1600 SS1, 2 x 1400 SS1, 1 x 1400 Sabre.

AUS: 1 x SE2, 6 x SE4, 22 x SE5, 22 x SE5a, 3 x SE6a, 1 x GTC.

This includes several V8 conversions, a turbo Essex, a 3.8 V6 and a couple of Toyota/Nissan 5 speed boxes on the Essex.
Not an SE6, but my SS1 ti1800 has been in Australia since 2008 , so can be added to the AUS list.



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Re: Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:24 pm

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Re: Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

Post by scimjim » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:09 pm

Welcome - Mark Frazer in NZ keeps an antipodean register. Does the SS1 registrar (reliant-reviver) have your details? AFAIK that's the only small sports in Oz?


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Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Re: Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

Post by 257sqn » Tue May 15, 2012 4:07 pm

The SS1 registrar does have my details , but Mark Frazer probably doesn't. AFAIK too its the only one here. She was exhibited in the classic car display at the 2012 Wings Over Illawarra air show ( woi.org.au ) on May 6th after a frantic dash to get her suitable for the occasion.



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Re: Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

Post by scimjim » Tue May 15, 2012 4:47 pm

and from your username, presumably an ex junior service pom? :-)


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Re: Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

Post by 257sqn » Wed May 16, 2012 11:38 am

No, its the registration number of the car, which in turn was inspired by a loco on the Swanage railway ( close to where I used to live) , which in turn was named after the real thing . I couldn't think of a different username at the time. Good job I only have one (Reliant) car or I would have had more decisions to make! I thought it had a nice ring to it , but at $400/year for the personalised registration, I'm not sure how long I will keep it on. At least it is offset by the car being less than 1000kg, hence counts as a microcar here and has half price road tax!



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Re: Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

Post by victorgte » Wed May 16, 2012 12:43 pm

Lucky devil. We have to pay full fat tax here because the engine is over the cc limit for cheap tax. Welcome to the Forum. I have family in NZ and OZ but non have scims.....yet!


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Re: Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

Post by Taggers » Wed May 16, 2012 12:46 pm

"Microcar"! HA!


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Re: Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

Post by Scyacht » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:41 am

Hi ,I live in OZ and I am looking for Scimitar GTE owners for info as I am thinking of importing one or buying one in OZ.I live in Wollongong .



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Re: Just how many SE6 cars are over here now?

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:54 pm

Hi, and welcome to the forum. :D

There are a number of Scimitar owners in OZ, I suspect one or other of them will pop up shortly :) . I suspect if you *can* find one for sale down there, it may be easier than importing one, but I may be wrong. Good luck anyway!


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