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Corky's Scimitars (..and now an SS1 race car build)

Post by Corky » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:10 pm

It seems that every year or so I start a new project thread for whatever Scimitar I happen to be fettling at the time. I've decided to sort of follow Roger and Reviver's lead and start an all encompassing thread..... well sort of :wink:

Here are my threads so far :-

The 3.5lt GTC http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... 579#p17830

Basket case Sabre 6 http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... =20&t=5547

Impulse buy GTC http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... =20&t=9608

GTC no.404 (a masterpiece) http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... =20&t=5721

Sabre Ti (My first pointy one) http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... 20&t=10566

SS1 CA18DET sprint car (2nd pointy one) http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... 20&t=16028

And finally, this is a link to my very old website from 2005, detailing the bits and pieces I did to my very first Scimitar, an SE5A Auto http://www.scimitarcars.org.uk/Scimitar_SE5A.htm. I've started to update the Site here http://www.scimitarcars.org.uk/scimitar ... lcome.html

So this thread is no.7, and I'll try not to start any more, just add them to this one.

Since selling my original 5A to move onto GTCs and various other projects I've gone full circle and bought another. I always wanted a manual 5A so I went looking for something that wasn't concours but was in nice show-able condition. I found the very car on eBay, immediately recognised it as a forum member's car and contacted him directly. We struck a deal and a few days later a transporter was dispatched to Hertfordshire to bring it to Macclesfield.

So here it is :-

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Post by cookieboy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:28 pm

thats looks nice and shiny steve .im jealous now . :wink: was the car on e bay ?


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Post by Corky » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:48 pm



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Post by DarrylWebb » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:07 pm

Very nice. That looks well sorted. Jump-in-and-drive.

[Edit : it just goes to show how nice a set of properly refurbished Dunlops look]


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Post by greeny » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:11 pm

You really are a g1t Mr Cork :wink: and your Wife is much too understanding do you think that she would give my wife lessons???? :D :D lovely car though. Try to keep this one for more than 6 months :lol:


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Post by Corky » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:13 pm

greeny wrote:You really are a g1t Mr Cork :wink: and your Wife is much too understanding do you think that she would give my wife lessons???? :D :D lovely car though. Try to keep this one for more than 6 months :lol:
What do you mean ? I haven't told her yet..... :lol:


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Post by greeny » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:16 pm

Ahhhhhhh so your garage is yours i take it you nont even have a freezer in there do you but are you going to keep this one???


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
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Post by Corky » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:19 pm

I can't commit to how long I'll keep it :oops: we'll see :lol:


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Post by ScimiTom » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:27 pm

And that's NOT concours!? Stunning car, Steve!


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Post by MikeT » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:28 pm

Cracking buy Steve - looks very tidy!

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Post by dcw7095 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:41 pm

I'm not a big fan of the SE5 series but that looks lovely. Something just right about it.


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Post by scotdunc » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:59 pm

Cant believe Mark let his 5a go!!! I thought that was a keeper for him, has he hit hard times Steve?



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Post by libidy54 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:20 pm

Hi Duncan
No hard times !
Sad to see here go, but looking forward to see how Steve improves on her.
Time to move on - you only live once, not sure what will replace the GTE tho'.
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Cheers Guys for all your help and expertise during my ownership.
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Post by scotdunc » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:25 pm

Well sorry you let her go Mark, I was sure she was a long term keeper for you. Still now you've got a few bob burning a hole in your pocket, I'm sure you'll be tempted by something soon! Are you going to stay with Scimitars, or go see if the grass is greener elsewhere?



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Post by libidy54 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:26 am

who knows :wink:



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