Model Scimitar GTE

For any general chat and banter.

Moderators: scimjim, philhoward, Lukeyboy46, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington

Tinker man
RSSOC Member
Posts: 360
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:39 am
Location: Davenham Cheshire
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Model Scimitar GTE

Post by Tinker man » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:37 pm

Hi all,

you probably already know this, but i searched the reg number on the site and nothing came up, so maybe you dont...

my other half bought me a model Scimitar GTE as all i do is go on about them at the minute. it is a Oxford Diecast vintage model. the reg number is LWK 909P so being sad i googled it and found that it appears on Flickr, i was amazed to see it was a genuine car, even the right colour. looks like in a display at Coventry motor museum. i didnt expect that to be honest. anyone on here know about it at all? probably old hat, but i found it interesting.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/leicester ... 5629062858
LWK 909P.jpg
model GTE
LWK 909P.jpg (91.64 KiB) Viewed 1144 times
cheers


If it is made of nuts and bolts I WILL take it apart..... going back together is a whole different ball game

User avatar
greeny
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5265
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:25 pm
Location: Dukinfield Cheshire
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 108 times

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by greeny » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:41 pm

The others in the range are real cars too. The red one belongs to Dave Pool. The blue one was Princess Anne's car. The yellow one slips my memory for now but is a known car.....


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
GTC drivers doing it under canvas since 1981!!

Website scimitargtc.co.uk
12601 14846 18/09/12

User avatar
peter freeman
RSSOC Member
Posts: 9905
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:12 pm
Location: Newcastle
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 354 times
Contact:

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by peter freeman » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:35 pm

Speaking of models how many of these are still around - Coupe acquired at a German international a good few years ago. Sorry it out of focus somewhat - holding the phone ( camera ) and tape at the same time I am not good at.
Attachments
coupeg.jpg
coupeg.jpg (30.34 KiB) Viewed 1065 times



User avatar
scimmy_man
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1792
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:07 pm
Location: selby yorkshire
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 35 times

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by scimmy_man » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:13 pm

peter freeman wrote:Speaking of models how many of these are still around - Coupe acquired at a German international a good few years ago. Sorry it out of focus somewhat - holding the phone ( camera ) and tape at the same time I am not good at.
I bet you say that to all the girls?


I've taken a vow of poverty ...... Annoy me by sending me money!!

User avatar
DavePoole
RSSOC Member
Posts: 836
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:53 pm
Location: Suffolk
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 23 times
Contact:

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by DavePoole » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:41 pm

peter freeman wrote:Speaking of models how many of these are still around - Coupe acquired at a German international a good few years ago. Sorry it out of focus somewhat - holding the phone ( camera ) and tape at the same time I am not good at.
I've been after one of those Berolina coupe models for a while now!! I can#t seem to find one anywhere for sale :(


Owner of website: www.sporting-reliants.com
Owner of 1969 Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5
Reliant Sabre and Scimitar Owners Club Archivist
Remember a Scimitar is for life, not just for Christmas...

User avatar
peter freeman
RSSOC Member
Posts: 9905
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:12 pm
Location: Newcastle
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 354 times
Contact:

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by peter freeman » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:44 pm

They were made in limited numbers and I cannot think anyone would want to part with them.



User avatar
DavePoole
RSSOC Member
Posts: 836
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:53 pm
Location: Suffolk
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 23 times
Contact:

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by DavePoole » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:50 pm

peter freeman wrote:They were made in limited numbers and I cannot think anyone would want to part with them.
Doh... I thought you were going to say that lol :lol:

I have space waiting for one in my cabinet... :roll:

Image
Image


Owner of website: www.sporting-reliants.com
Owner of 1969 Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5
Reliant Sabre and Scimitar Owners Club Archivist
Remember a Scimitar is for life, not just for Christmas...

User avatar
peter freeman
RSSOC Member
Posts: 9905
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:12 pm
Location: Newcastle
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 354 times
Contact:

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by peter freeman » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:13 pm

Perhaps I'll leave it to you in my will.



User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 19999
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Has thanked: 144 times
Been thanked: 525 times

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:26 pm

greeny wrote:The others in the range are real cars too. The red one belongs to Dave Pool. The blue one was Princess Anne's car. The yellow one slips my memory for now but is a known car.....
I have the nevada yellow one (it was a gift, from someone who didn't appreciate the subtleties of the distinction between Se5a and Se6a) and it's this one:

Image

Image from Dave's Sporting Reliants site, which informs us that it's Phil Howard's car (no, not *the* Phil, I believe there are two! :D )


....Roger

RSSOC member (since 1982)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Image

"Condition can be bought at any time; Originality, once lost, is gone forever" - Doug Nye

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 25038
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 51 times
Been thanked: 617 times
Contact:

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by philhoward » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:29 pm

Yep - there are 2 of us. Spookily we both work in the same(ish) industry as well, albeit several hundred miles apart.


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

Scimher
Posts: 3816
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 11:22 am
Location: Cheddleton, Staffs.
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 68 times

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by Scimher » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:45 am

....There were (or are?) two 'Geoff Wrights'....



User avatar
greeny
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5265
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:25 pm
Location: Dukinfield Cheshire
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 108 times

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by greeny » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:26 am

Both of the above 2 statements are frightening!!!! :lol:


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
GTC drivers doing it under canvas since 1981!!

Website scimitargtc.co.uk
12601 14846 18/09/12

Scimher
Posts: 3816
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 11:22 am
Location: Cheddleton, Staffs.
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 68 times

Re: Model Scimitar GTE

Post by Scimher » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:01 pm

greeny wrote:Both of the above 2 statements are frightening!!!! :lol:
... :lol: ... :mrgreen: ... :lol: ... :mrgreen:



Ladderino
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:38 pm

Model Scimitar GTE

Post by Ladderino » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:51 pm

Sorry for the thread resurrection, but just stumbled across this.

LWK 909P was my mum's car - my parents bought it from brand new in the mid 70s and owned it for the best part of 40 years before donating it to Coventry Motor Museum.

My brother and I spent most of our childhood being driven around in it - which at times wasn't always great - loads of kids at school mocked us for having a 'cr*ppy old banger' (I remember pleading with my parents to get something like a Ford Sierra so that we could be like everyone else). As we got older though, we realised what an amazing car it was to have in the family.

The car as it stands today is actually not quite the original colour. My parents had it resprayed in the late nighties, but the sprayers didn't quite match the original colour and so it ended up having a touch of pink. Other than that, I think it was mostly all per original spec. It was eventually donated to the Museum because it was really starting to show its age (interior needed fully retrimming). Unfortunately, the last time we were in Coventry it wasn't on display in the museum so we couldn't show them Granny's old car.

Am absolutely stunned that there's a minature version of the car - have just bought one for my mum and am sure she'll be over the moon when she sees it!



User avatar
scimjim
RSSOC Member
Posts: 37704
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:08 pm
Location: Gloucester
Has thanked: 136 times
Been thanked: 967 times

Model Scimitar GTE

Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:14 pm

Welcome to the forum :D

Hopefully you’ve seen some pictures of your mums car on Dave’s excellent site here?


Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

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), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

Post Reply

Return to “Non-Technical Discussion”