Thanks Scimmy Ben/ Scim Tom, Good question, why did I sell it? well tbh I own quite a few cars and I am a massive fan of Saabs especially the 900s 16v turbo, like Scimitars
I have owned both, and I have just acquired a superb 900s also show standard
The Scimitar demands a lot of attention to keep it in its present condition, not that I mind
because its always a pleasure not just to look at but also to drive.
I have achieved a lot with it in the short time I have owned it and I am very proud of that
I always new in my heart of hearts the 5 series was undoubtedly a true Classic
despite the fact they never really got the recognition they so rightly deserved, which is why they remained relatively cheap and I suppose not as desirable, god knows why.
I had a good chat with Tom Karen during the photo shoot of my Scimitar, and he was in admiration of its originality and condition, We touched on the topic of why the prices
were so low in comparison to modern retro classics, he said a lot was to do with it being fibre glass, even though TVRs and the like are also Fibre glass, they seemed to have
more appeal to the general public. However he did say examples like mine are most definitely worth more especially to the Scimitar enthusiast, he wouldn't put a price on it
although he did say it should easily fetch five figures, he wasn't wrong.!
I have owned 5 Scimitars since i was introduced to them back in 1984, four of which have been 5a's, I did own a 6a but it wasn't for me, I sold it to Justin (Rebel Alliance)
That's the name he uses on the forum, it was and still is a stunning 6 but it should be after the full respray and wheel refurb I gave it.
The 5a in my mind is what Scimitars are about, they just ooze character and class although the 6 is also a lovely looking car if its the right colour.! some of reliants colours
were awful imho.
My Scimitars new home will be in Ireland a village called Muckalee in County Kilkenny apparently between Kilkenny and Carlow, I have never been to Ireland so I must pay
a visit some time. Wether I decide to have another depends, I cant imagine ever finding anything as good as Stirling (my 5a) but you never know and I never say never
When I made the decision to sell it wasn't easy and Many thought I was a little optimistic with the price, however I was determined to stick to the price I wanted, in fact I
I was offered £9k but refused, Its not about the money I didn't need it, it was the fact that Stirling was worth £10k and more imho, and will be worth even more in years
to come just like all Scimitars should be.!
Anyway the soon to be new owner is flying over next Tuesday and I will be picking him up from East midlands airport, only
25 mins from me. I will be taking some pictures of Stirlings departure
atleast he will be living in a large heated out building with company I believe.