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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:42 pm

Does seem a bit odd, but then as the old saying goes "there's nowt so queer as folk!".
As a matter of interest, how many Scimitar owners do we know about in Canada?


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:40 pm

Oh, and another thought, any clues from the reg plate on the other motorcycle?


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by scimjim » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:15 pm

which province is he in?


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by canadascimdarren » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:34 am

Hi Jim / Roger.

It's British Columbia. The license plate is the same colour as the BC one. That is definitely a pic taken in North America.

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by tanuki » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:32 am

I have found the following article today, from David Saunders:

http://www.curbsideclassic.com/cars-of- ... mitar-gte/

I believe the car is now Darren's orange SE5 project ?
Just for the records :wink:

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by canadascimdarren » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:31 am

LOL!
Yes, I am still the proud owner of this GTE, along with my low mileage SS1! I moved provinces in 2014 and left my orange GTE in a friends yard until I was ready to have her shipped to my new home in British Columbia. I did some dismantling over the summer. Progress will be slow due to other commitments but I can assure everyone that one day it will be restored.
I am leaning towards an EFI North American Ford conversion. Either a 302 or the 4.0l sohc Cologne. Pics of the old girl to follow!


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by tanuki » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:56 am

Here is a pic of a Reliant New Yorker ... er, I mean a Scimitar registered in New York :lol:
It must be the same mentioned earlier in this thread by Stephen :wink:
Was for sale back in 2010 on bringatrailer: http://bringatrailer.com/2010/09/26/197 ... -scimitar/

Btw, while browsing comments on the thread, someone mentioned a Scimitar appearing in an episode of (Masterpiece) Mystery on PBS (?)

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Stephenl » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:44 pm

One of the USA scimitars I found was a brown one that is/was owned by a movie prop company in LA. I just read about that programme and it sounds like it shows old British shows so probably a UK based car/show?


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Post by tanuki » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:31 pm

Here's another Jalponik thread about WMA-508-M posted in February '17 by David Tracy
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https://jalopnik.com/my-first-mazda-mia ... 1792550545
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Post by Stephenl » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:26 pm

gerrynj wrote:
Thu May 24, 2012 11:40 am
Yup - sold the Scimi after 28 years of ownership. New owners are arriving on Sat and driving 900 miles down to SC/GA;
Glad to see the car going to folks who can give the car the TLC that it deserves. I lost interest in the car a few years ago
and drove it less and less - wanted to pass it on before lack on attention condemned to the car. It is probably one of the
most original SE5a - it's all stock and I never "messed" with it.

I will take it out on my final drive tomorrow and enjoy that torquey V6 for the last time. Not sure if I will have another Scimitar
in my life again - But I am scouring the UK eBay and looking at Coupe's !!!!!!

Gerry
Looks like this car is on the move again. After New jersey I think it went to a collector ex pat (Gordon/Graham? I think his user name here is mushyp) In South Carolina. Not sure if its the same one as towards the current end of this thread at a show in Tennessee - probably; not many green scimitars in that part of the world!

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