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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by philhoward » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:46 pm

Welcome, Sangi - we've all been wondering when that Coupe will land with someone who will bring it back to its glory!

If you struggle, the Cadillac Catera engine should be a nice conversion ;)


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:00 pm

Hi Sangi, welcome to the forum, and good luck with the car :D


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by SangiSci » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:01 am

I've been putting in a bit of time on the Reliant, Lord knows that paint aint coming off easy. Here is a question for you, where can I get replacement headlight trim for this car? I have put most of the motor bits together, this weekend I am gonna try and fire up the motor :)

P.S How on earth can I attach pics for the rest of you to see..?



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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by scimjim » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:12 am

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To upload a picture you must be in "full editor" mode, not "quick reply" and you'll see two tabs below the text box "options" and "upload attachment". Pictures must be less than 512k and 1200 x 1200 pixels.

Far easier IMO to use a third party host like photobucket and simply copy the [img] [\img] address.


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by ScimitarMatt » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:53 am

Sangi, if you mean the surrounds which fit over/around the headlights then I have spares I could let you have for £10 plus postage. I assume if you used PayPal it would sort out the exchange rates etc and allow you to pay in dollars and me to receive sterling?

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by canadascimdarren » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:43 pm

Hi All From Canada.

I haved since moved to the beautiful province of British Columbia from Manitoba. My SS1 has now reached a staggering 4000 miles :( and my SE5 project is currently stored in MB until I can get around to making a road trip in the spring...


I see this one has come up again:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/4698507206.html

What is known about this one? I am not sure what is involved with getting a title for it in the US but no title makes it very tricky getting it across the Canadian border. Although I could certainly use some parts from it for my SE5 resto, it looks far too good to be a 'parts car'

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by DARK STAR » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:45 pm

That looks a really nice car, much too good to break.
Needs spring cleaning, even the damp mould will come off the (leather?) upholstery, ask me how I know.
Of course, the chassis may have damp mould too ...

It's nearer to you than to Stephen (and Sangi has enough on his plate, wherever he is) so smuggle it across the border.


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by 747PETE » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:13 pm

A pity our lad is the other side in North Carolina,that has the prospect of being a really nice Scimitar.



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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by scimjim » Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:23 am

Whereabouts in BC Darren?


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Coco La Blanc » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:35 pm

That looks to have the basis of a cracking restoration !!! BUY IT NOW - but offer just 1500$, spend the other 900 on geting it cleaned up and running and you've made a bargain buy !!!
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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Stephenl » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:18 am

On eBay now too
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-Reliant-Sc ... 4897.l4275

I don't really get the whole "bill of sale"/title process here. I met one chap with a Spitfire and it had never been allocated an off the road registration (SORN equivilent as far as I can figure out) so to get it road legal he had to pay the backdated registration fees (road tax). I'm suspicious now that any car with missing papers is going to be unusable. If it was nearby I'd have it for spares i think. Try getting a windscreen over here and it wouldn't be a good percentage of the purchase price of that. The sellers problem is that I'm probably the only person in the US who feels that way!


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by canadascimdarren » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:56 am

philhoward wrote:Welcome, Sangi - we've all been wondering when that Coupe will land with someone who will bring it back to its glory!

If you struggle, the Cadillac Catera engine should be a nice conversion ;)
Looked into this too. Although Cateras appear to be automatic transmission only.


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by canadascimdarren » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:00 am

scimjim wrote:Whereabouts in BC Darren?
Hi Jim,
We relocated to the West Kootenays in a small town called Castlegar. Lovely mountain scenary, mild winter climate (by Canadian standards) and roads built for Scimitars!
Already attended a few shows here with my SS1 while my SE5 is still stored in Manitoba until I am ready to restore.
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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by canadascimdarren » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:17 am

Stephenl wrote:On eBay now too
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-Reliant-Sc ... 4897.l4275

I don't really get the whole "bill of sale"/title process here. I met one chap with a Spitfire and it had never been allocated an off the road registration (SORN equivilent as far as I can figure out) so to get it road legal he had to pay the backdated registration fees (road tax). I'm suspicious now that any car with missing papers is going to be unusable. If it was nearby I'd have it for spares i think. Try getting a windscreen over here and it wouldn't be a good percentage of the purchase price of that. The sellers problem is that I'm probably the only person in the US who feels that way!
I too am in the same boat for a windscreen! I have one but it is in my folks attic in Cornwall!
I could seriously use some parts, but that will be another Scimitar gone forever...I sincerely hope this car finds an enthusiast to save it.
It is impossible to get this car across the Canadian border without a title unless it is parts only, meaning it could NEVER be put back on the road. The trouble I went through getting my titled SS1 from Alabama was bad enough. I paid over $4000cad for shipping and brokerage and the company still messed up.

Was info on this car ever submitted to the registrar?

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by scimjim » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:07 am

It isn't on the database - for the record the ad says its #931339 and these are the pics:
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