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Post by DarrylWebb » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:10 pm

There’s no easy way to say it, yes, it’s for sale. It’s taken much of my spare time over the past few years, but I’m one of those weird people who get fun from the build and lose interest when it’s finished.

Scimitar GTE SE5a full body-off rebuild and conversion to Vauxhall Omega V6 power.

The short version:
Stripped to bare chassis, new side-rails and outriggers. Shot-blasted and POR-15.
New bushes (Supaflex front, metalastic rear), joints, trunnion and fitting kits, rear wheel bearings, diff pinion oil seal, front brake discs, professionally reconditioned brake calipers. New Gaz adjustable coil-over suspension.
Vauxhall Omega X30XE engine/manual gearbox from MY2000 car at 108,000 miles : new timing belt kit, clutch, oil cooler, cam-cover gaskets, aux. belt. Custom prop-shaft from local engineering company.
Modernised electrical system : Omega loom, fusebox, gauges, fuel pump and electric cooling fan for improved reliabilty and to retain matching OEM parts. New lights front and rear.
Bodywork stripped to gel-coat, Door-sills strengthened with GRP repair sections; A-posts replaced; bumperless restyle front and rear. 2-pack primer, roller-painted Rustoleum top-coat.
Aftermarket 8”x16” XXR wheels, and conversion to metric wheel studs.
Interior : Omega gauges and onboard computer integrated into original dashboard; new Coverdale carpets and underfelt, new seat-belts front and back. Corbeau GTB (?) seats, new Mountney wood-rimmed steering wheel.
Other new parts : Tex mirrors, Osculati fuel cap, new windscreen rubber, new tailgate T-sea, new brake bias-box with twin brake master cylinders, new clutch cylinder, new Astra TD radiator. Stainless steel fuel tank and straps.

Bad bits : left exhaust rattles against chassis, paint-job is rollered (I’m happy with it) , just one ignition key, no keys for door locks, heated rear screen not wired, no stereo.

From being off the road for about 10 years it passed the stringent Northern Ireland MoT at first attempt last September. I’ve not put the car on the road, so the new owner will probably have those bedding-in/dialling-in tasks of a completed project.

V5, MoT, V888 history documents and a mass of receipts come with the car.

Long version in the Project Progress build thread http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... 20&t=10951

It’s a hard one to price, but I’m offering it here to the enthusiasts for £5500, before I try it elsewhere.
I’m in Northern Ireland, but can trailer the car to Belfast port (preferably) or Dublin port if necessary.

Any questions, ask away.

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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:20 pm

Congratulations Darrel, that's a beautiful build! I suspect it drives as well as it looks so I hope you get very close to your asking price. Well done mate, best o' luck, Brian.



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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:24 pm

Amazing build quality


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Post by Corky » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:37 pm

DarrylWebb wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:10 pm
It’s taken much of my spare time over the past few years, but I’m one of those weird people who get fun from the build and lose interest when it’s finished.
I totally get that. Good luck with the sale, it’s a cracking car.


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Post by philhoward » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:24 pm

Shame you’re selling up too, Darryl - but I’m the same as you; I enjoyed the build and the problem solving most of all. Once finished, I didn’t really have a use for mine apart from pulling the caravan once a year.


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Post by DarrylWebb » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:45 pm

Thanks, guys. I was a little concerned selling it so soon might create a reaction. The need for tinker-time in the garage is more common than I thought.


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Post by *JP* » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:19 pm

As they say it's better to travel hopefully than to arrive,so onwards and upwards!

Impressive restomod indeed...strangely I skimmed through and didn't see the price, but re- reading it your price is exactly what came to me previously.

Don't sell it for less,although it may take some time to find a buyer for what is a unique car.



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Post by Rev Light » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:42 pm

Fantastic car. Wish I had the money.

Good luck.

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Post by drcdb15 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:57 pm

Umm.... sorry, but *where* are the cup holders ... ? :lol:

Seriously though, it looks amazing. I presume it's the original rear axle - sorry, I confess I haven't read all of the nearly a thousand posts in your build thread - and obviously you haven't road tested it yet - so what does this transplant do for the performance in terms of fuel economy and top speed (I guess a 40% increase in bhp will give just a *tad* more torque!) ?

I think I'd want parking sensors front and rear to protect that 'bumper styling', if I can call it that, given that it doesn't have any - I imagine not everyone will like it, but I think the effect looks superb. And overall, very understated - nice sleeper !


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Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:14 pm

I’d expect similar to my conversion - you’ll be approaching 40mpg on a run. Didn’t do a top speed test but I’d expect it to exceed 140 if you fancied.


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Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:16 pm

Oh - it’s more like a 60% increase in bhp and torque is by th increased in peak figure as well as it’s spread.


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Post by 747PETE » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:10 pm

That looks so well resolved it could be a production build,worth every penny,don’t sell it for less👍👍



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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:33 pm

I think the bumperless look really suits the car 8)


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Post by DarrylWebb » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:06 pm

Ta for the compliments. I've only had it up and down the street for shakedown tests, 3 miles on the odometer. It's driving straight and true, but probably needs a bit more tweaking of the dampers, steering alignment and camber.
Phil has the best real-world figures there.


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