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Post by *JP* » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:29 pm

oddwriter wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:20 pm
After at least two years sat around I suspect the chassis will need work, the interior is shot (dash top, door cards, carpets, dash front, seats, steering wheel, probably headlining too), paintwork is poor, engine looks like its going to be scrap, clutch will be stuck. And so on. I would not be happy to pay more than £200 as spares in its current state. Then I've got transportation costs on top.
Sorry to be so negative but in truth that's all its worth unless you strike very lucky.
£200 is a bit pessimistic.I suggest putting it on eBay as a auction item with a £500 start and cross your fingers it gets bidded up further than that...it's true value will be what it sells for!



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Post by oddwriter » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:57 pm

A bit pessimistic? What parts are gonna be useable? Gearbox, maybe. Rear axle, maybe. And not much else. As for being a resto project, I don't think so. There are many better prospects out there if you look hard and long enough. As I said, I'm being truthful when I said I wouldn't be happy paying more than £200. If someone else wants to that's fine by me.



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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:19 pm

all I would say is dont judge a book by its cover, the chassis in this.....

ImageIMG_20170901_193037 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

ImageWhatsApp Image 2018-04-11 at 19.55.37 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20170902_123152 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:20 pm

became this without much work required....

ImageIMG_20180507_150615 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr


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Post by paintman » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:13 pm

I suspect you're not going to get it for 50p.



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Post by Iain » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:12 pm

Afternoon,

There does not seem to be a Chassis plate in the engine bay but the paperwork has the following information written on it Chassis No - 931086. Engine No SC4831. There is also a piece of metal in with the paper work with 93 X 4123 stamped on it.

Looking at the Chassis from laymans eyes it looms good, a little surface rust but nothing serious.

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Post by philhoward » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:29 pm

That sounds like there’s 2 chassis numbers to choose from - the number is stamped (albeit quite feint) on the chassis so I wonder which one it might be?


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Post by Scimher » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:30 pm

oddwriter wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:57 pm
A bit pessimistic? What parts are gonna be useable? Gearbox, maybe. Rear axle, maybe. And not much else. As for being a resto project, I don't think so. There are many better prospects out there if you look hard and long enough. As I said, I'm being truthful when I said I wouldn't be happy paying more than £200. If someone else wants to that's fine by me.
...It has, apparently, only been off the road for 4yrs......my 5 was recommissioned after having been off the road for 14yrs. & many have been put back on the road without major surgery after a hiatus longer than that! Providing the engine has antifreeze there should be no reason why it should not run - the external condition of the 'oily bits' is probably largely cosmetic! The interior is not bad & could be made a lot smarter for a little effort & no money. The bodywork is concours compared to my (used & much loved) SE5...Hopefully, the clutch is not sticking - but if it is it can be usually freed without dismantling. The vendor has stated that the chassis looks to be sound: with the brakes being sorted (likely to be binding, granted...) & sympathetic 'wakening up' there should be no reason for it not to hit the highway again!

As JP has said, try ebay with a £500 start....With preparation before photos taken, ie. tyres blown up, tidying the interior & engine bay together with the load-space; lay out the spares neatly etc. etc., & you should see the price head for four figures, Iain!! (They are not going to keep surfacing for ever & the demand has seen the ebay 'basket cases' usually fetch at least a monkey!!!)



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Post by Mr Bridger » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:29 pm

oddwriter wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:57 pm
A bit pessimistic? What parts are gonna be useable? Gearbox, maybe. Rear axle, maybe. And not much else. As for being a resto project, I don't think so. There are many better prospects out there if you look hard and long enough. As I said, I'm being truthful when I said I wouldn't be happy paying more than £200. If someone else wants to that's fine by me.
If the engine turns (and maybe even if it doesn't) then it isn't scrap, and the chassis may be fine with a bit of work or even just a wire brush down and a coat of paint - who knows? The previous owner may have Waxoyled it. That dash top just needs sticking down again and I've seen Scimitar seats a lot worse than those. A lot of work to get it to show condition yes, but maybe not so much to turn it into a decent daily hack.


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Post by demonbluedays » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:16 pm

Mighty - my se6, saved by Terry H and was apparently going to be binned before he bought her....

That was nearly two decades ago and she's going strong.

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Post by Miles Burnett » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:46 pm

My tuppenny ha’pennys worth :wink: . £200 is too low and I agree £500 starting bid on eBay would be sensible. From those photos I see nothing that can’t be sorted. Good luck.



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Post by Rural Audio Club » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:56 pm

Hi, Is this car still for sale please?

Thanks, Iain



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Post by Yorkie09 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:33 pm

Would you sell the wheels separately?
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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:20 pm

I can see from the "Engine" pictures, Top Right of engine bay, there are the Four holes that the FACTORY VIN plate should be located.

I don`t have access to the factory numbers at present, BUT it sounds like it may have been "Rung" at some point to get Tax Free.

Early cars used 93X
Iain wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:12 pm
There does not seem to be a Chassis plate in the engine bay but the paperwork has the following information written on it Chassis No - 931086. Engine No SC4831. There is also a piece of metal in with the paper work with 93 X 4123
stamped on it.
What does the Log Book say?.


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Post by Elizabeth's dad » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:16 pm

Neither chassis number is on the RSSOC register. As an N reg car, the later chassis number would seem the more likely one.


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