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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:16 pm

The inaccuracies in the review make me cringe though!


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Post by Brucky » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:53 pm

Yes even I spotted a few. I didn’t know a certain princess owned one :roll: :roll: . In fairness I think this is Dave Poole’s car (bet he didn’t write the article) and he’s done great work in promoting the brand especially his recent Petrolicious video.



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Post by Nigel Clark » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:12 pm

No such thing as bad publicity!

This paragraph is spot on IMHO:

'For today’s buyer, the GTE offers exclusivity, durability, practicality and a great sporting feel. Costly insurance disappeared when classic policies were born. ‘Catching fire’ was always unfair, resulting from a long-cured Ford V6 carburettor failing. And unreliability results from neglect rather than any inherent weakness, and can be avoided with some intensive tender loving care.'

A Scimitar GTE remains a bargain too.

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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:48 pm

I’ll agree with that part, Nigel - some of the other bits are a bit inaccurate sadly.

As a brief review though it’s enough to hopefully guide a prospective owner to dig a bit deeper?


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Post by rkclodhopper » Fri May 22, 2020 3:04 pm

Classic and Sports Car online magazine have carried a further Scimitar article featuring Phil Otley's race prepared SE5, the mag posted it back in March so people might have already seen it but if you didn't it is worth a read, and pretty accurate. Is it just me or is our breed of car getting a bit more acceptance by the more highbrow magazines like C&SC?
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazin ... ct-recipe/
Their online forum carries some interesting pieces on other subjects.
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri May 22, 2020 4:40 pm

300bhp... :roll:


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Post by turbster » Fri May 22, 2020 4:51 pm

rkclodhopper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 3:04 pm
Classic and Sports Car online magazine have carried a further Scimitar article featuring Phil Otley's race prepared SE5, the mag posted it back in March so people might have already seen it but if you didn't it is worth a read, and pretty accurate. Is it just me or is our breed of car getting a bit more acceptance by the more highbrow magazines like C&SC?
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazin ... ct-recipe/
Their online forum carries some interesting pieces on other subjects.
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazine/

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Hmmm... interesting stuff!


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Post by gtcse8 » Fri May 22, 2020 9:05 pm

thanks to being of a fibreglass construction. This means it’s light

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Erm I think not


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Post by scimjim » Fri May 22, 2020 10:46 pm

turbster wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:51 pm
rkclodhopper wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 3:04 pm
Classic and Sports Car online magazine have carried a further Scimitar article featuring Phil Otley's race prepared SE5, the mag posted it back in March so people might have already seen it but if you didn't it is worth a read, and pretty accurate. Is it just me or is our breed of car getting a bit more acceptance by the more highbrow magazines like C&SC?
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazin ... ct-recipe/
Their online forum carries some interesting pieces on other subjects.
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazine/

Richard
Hmmm... interesting stuff!
its a good job he’s replaced everything! :roll: :roll:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri May 22, 2020 11:27 pm

Yeah i looked at it and looks like when Paul built it.


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