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Post by rrs » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:32 am

Hello Everyone,

I've been lurking on the forum for a while now reading about all your fantastic machines but I felt it was time I introduced myself finally as my Scimitar interest has recently changed as the title suggests from daydreaming to on the hunt! The catalyst for this has been my long serving (read suffering) 1991 BMW 325i touring deciding it didn't like its head gasket anymore.. So in that situation what is the sensible thing to do? buy another car of course! The logic behind my thinking is along the lines of a GTE being a comparable replacement for any number of reasons that I have convinced myself.

Anyway enough waffle. As above I am actively looking for an se5a with MOT to replace the 325i as my everyday car. I am not afraid to get my hands dirty with a rolling resto, if anyone knows of one I would be very grateful if you sent me the details. In an ideal world the spec would be manual with overdrive, tan interior, dark body colour although I would be happy with anything except white or black which I'm just not a fan of, sorry to any offended owners!

So hopefully in the near future I can join in properly :D

Russell



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Post by scimjim » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:19 am

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Post by philhoward » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 am

Welcome Russell :D


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Post by willholderogri » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:40 am

welcome and good luck (good choice by the way )


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:25 pm

Hi Russell, welcome to the forum, and good luck with your search! :D


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Post by rrs » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:02 am

Thanks all, it seems like a very friendly forum!

I've never been in a situation where there just isn't a car to buy. I have to admit it is more than a little frustrating now that I've made my mind up :lol:



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Post by Rev Light » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:16 pm

Russell

They do pop up regularly, sometimes multiples at a time.

Be ready to move quickly, as the good ones don't hang around for long. It took a month or two before I was able to secure mine, and that was at the second attempt. It had its issues, but it was a runner and I broke all the rules buying it.

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Post by DarrylWebb » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:44 pm

Welcome and good hunting. :)

Another idea is to place a Wanted ad on Gumtree, etc. Sometimes it teases out owners who haven't got around to selling, and your'e not competing with other buyers. That's how I got mine. There might be one out there with an owner waiting until the market pick-up in spring.


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Post by Terry H » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:11 pm

There may be a 6a for sale here viewtopic.php?f=17&t=37838&e=1&view=unread#unread from another member.
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Post by ScimitarApprentice » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:48 pm

Hi Russell - and welcome! I happened to see this 5a and 6a on Facebook market place the other day and if your in Kent its a little way away but nearly in the same county!! She's a little rough but if your after a project it may be worth a look!! Good Luck Jon
A very rough 5a I think... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 8653731972
A slightly more complete 6a... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 6296136614



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Post by Jezza » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:49 pm

Good luck with that. Should be something out there for you.



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Post by mark rudder » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:40 am

Hi all, Mark here.
I'm a new member also Russell, live in Sydney, Australia, Scimitars are very rare here but I found one, a 6B, nice too.
Flew to Melbourne & drove it 650Ks home.
Just keep looking & something will turn up, as Steve said the good ones will move promptly, good luck.


Mark from down under.
Current GTE 6B, Dolomite Sprint, Scirocco R. Past XJS (manual), V12 E-type (manual, convertible, lovely) 350 chev XJ6, TR6, TR4, Sprite, Midget, local Ford V8s, others... There's a pattern here.….

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Post by rrs » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:31 am

650km now that's a shakedown test! Do you have a project thread? If not feel free to pop a photo or 2 here, I'm interested to see what an Australian Scimitar looks like :D

Thanks again all that have replied. There have been a couple that have popped up which I've been tempted with but are a bit to far away from the minimum spec I've got in my mind. Must stay strong :lol:



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Post by mark rudder » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:13 am

Hi mate, Mark from down under here, how's the search going?

An Aussie Scimitar looks just like a pommy one ….. but upside-down!


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Current GTE 6B, Dolomite Sprint, Scirocco R. Past XJS (manual), V12 E-type (manual, convertible, lovely) 350 chev XJ6, TR6, TR4, Sprite, Midget, local Ford V8s, others... There's a pattern here.….

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