Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

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Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:45 pm

Well I have my sprint/modified Coupe, my new GTC turbo project so I felt the need to have a standard 5 or Coupe to complete the set and fill the annoyingly empty garage space :roll: :lol:

Shortly after coming to this conclusion a low mileage Coupe with one previous owner which had sat in a garage for 27 years appeared on the club Facebook page and I fell for it immediately!! A few messages later and I'd arranged a viewing... The car was just as I imagined, no fairy tale minter barn find, but a good honest straight car which just hadn't been messed with 8)
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A deal was done and on Saturday I set off over the hill to Stockport to collect it :D Since buying it the Webasto roof has turned up, it's a bit worse for wear but it's complete and will refurbish nicely..
Two carrier bags of slice mags and history back up the stories and mileage so happy days!!

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And safely home making that empty garage space look much better :lol:

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In the space between the Grand Prix and Sunday lunch it's now on four axle stands with the wheels off and I'm happy to report the chassis only needs minor work and everything else fastened to it just needs a quick refurb/re-bush. I'll whip the body off asap and start with that then a quick check/clean of the 400 mile Robin Rew engine and clutch (which seems to still work!) before dropping the body back to tidy, fix the roof and get it MOT'd...

This and the racer are the priorities now as the GTC was always a long term project, so we have a busy winter :lol:

Really Looking forward to getting this one on the road 8)
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Re: Standard and leave it that way Coupe

Post by scimjim » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:51 pm

great buy from an appalling advert :-)


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Re: Standard and leave it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:54 pm

scimjim wrote:great buy from an appalling advert :-)
Ha, yeah I love appalling adverts, best way of getting good cars at sensible prices... Knew it was likely to be a good one as soon as I saw the arrow straight sills!


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:13 pm

Why have one project, when you can have three on the go!


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:16 pm

BigBobPilot wrote:Why have one project, when you can have three on the go!
Pretty standard Ben, just not all been Scimitars for a while... must've learnt my lesson??? :lol:


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:41 pm

Well done, it does look a remarkably sound car! :)


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by b.c.flat hat » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:25 am

Crackin' coupe, shed envy, two more toys, yer rubbin' it in!

Can't wait t' get my new garage!



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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:34 am

The maroon colour looks like the original one, so I'm thinking it's Beaujolais, but never seen another Coupe in that?? The engine bay is black and there's only primer and gel under that as far as I can tell, so is this from the factory as I've seen that before and presumed it had been done later?


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:38 am

Nice purchase Paul, bit miffed that the bloody thing has been under our noses at High Peak Noggin all the time, still it's another one the registrar wasn't aware of, hope to see it out and about sometime.


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:54 am

Corr, that looks nice. Look forward to seeing it set to the road!


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:12 am

Beaujolais was available in 1970 - there seems to be a few early SE5 in "coupe colours" so it's logical to assume the late coupes could be painted in "SE5 colours"?

http://www.sporting-reliants.com/colour_guides.htm


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:16 am

Cheers all, I love it!! And I'm sure you're new 'shed' will be worth the wait Brian... The previous owner has been a member of the club for a long time judging by the amount of slice mags, which are up date too.


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:21 am

scimjim wrote:Beaujolais was available in 1970 - there seems to be a few early SE5 in "coupe colours" so it's logical to assume the late coupes could be painted in "SE5 colours"?

http://www.sporting-reliants.com/colour_guides.htm
That's exactly what I thought, I'm sure you would be able to ask for the GTE colours by then and it's good that it's unique at best and rare at worst :D


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by stevmale » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:04 am

That Coupe looks good , well done Paul.

Maroon / dark red Scimi's in my opinion look the sharpest.


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by Nigel Clark » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:52 am

Lovely car, well done!

I think if it was mine (if only...), I'd be tempted to recommission, get an MoT and drive it for a bit before getting into major work.


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