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griffith92
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Post by griffith92 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:59 pm

Just thought I would say hello to everyone.
My name is John and although I have been on here for a while, this is my first post.
I had been thinking of buying an SE5 for a while and a few month's back I took the plunge when I spotted one I fancied and decided I had been looking at them long enough.
I don't know much about it's past other than I believe it was last on the road in 1987 and came with no history. Needless to say although the paintwork is ok, it pretty much needs everything else doing and is currently a non runner.
As yet I haven't had much chance to get started on it, other than sourcing a few parts for it.
Fingers crossed I get some time soon.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:02 pm

welcome :)

that tan vinyl roof looks familiar?


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Post by griffith92 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:13 pm

Thaanks, hoping that the car is recognised on here. Would be interested to learn a bit more about it



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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:20 pm

Welcome to the forum! :D

Looks pretty good, bearing in mind how long it's been off the road - certainly a good place to start a project

Difficult to be sure from the photo, but are they "Princess Anne" ("MAG") wheels? That's a bonus, if they are.

Is that a Riley RM hiding in the background? :)


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Post by griffith92 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:44 pm

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Yes they are Princess Ann.
Sorry but that is the only side view I have of the car at the mo.
I am afraid the Riley in the background isn't mine. That picture is from the place I bought the car



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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:53 pm

That's good news on the wheels as when they are cleaned-up they look great, and they are fairly rare now as well :)

I know a number of people who run Rileys so that's why it jumped-out at me. If those are the conditions your car has been stored in, then that's a good sign


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Post by Scimher » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:27 pm

Not usually a huge fan of red (ironic given I had an MGA Roadster painted in 'orient red'....& loved it!), but I love the contrasting colour of the vinyl roof & matching sunroof - perfect combination. That with the 'PA' wheels really sets your car off...Not personally keen on different colour headlight surrounds on the '5' series as I tend to think they make the front look a bit bitty & detract from what is a pretty smooth & sensuous prow...Lovely car (& getting rare!) Well done on your purchase....



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