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Re: Looking for an Se5 (Now with a new owner)

Post by Scimfancier » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:26 pm

Hi John

Nice meeting you and Jeanette yesterday, and thank you for a pleasant no nonsense transaction, after seeing the pictures you emailed me I knew a couldn't vacillate as it's not everyday you chance upon a 39 year old one owner Scimitar.. :-P pleased to report Bailey and myself made it home safely, it was a big trip for the young fella but I think he enjoyed every minute of it.. :)

Took this in a laybye while I was waiting for him to have a pee...

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The car attracted quite a lot of attention on the way home, noticed more than one or two pulling alongside the trailer taking pics of the Scim with their phones, little Vito towed it effortlessly.
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Re: Looking for an Se5 (Now with a new owner)

Post by Scimfancier » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:56 pm

scimitarcars.org.uk wrote:That looks very nice Rob. Nice shade of blue too !
Hi Steve, the blue on this ones very understated.....I think it shows off the lines of the body and the chromework beautifully.

I remembered something what you said about if the paints still good after all this time, that It must have been put on properly.. (or somethin like that) :lol:


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Re: Looking for an Se5 (Now with a new owner)

Post by Corky » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:13 pm

Scimfancier wrote:
scimitarcars.org.uk wrote:That looks very nice Rob. Nice shade of blue too !
Hi Steve, the blue on this ones very understated.....I think it shows off the lines of the body and the chromework beautifully.

I remembered something what you said about if the paints still good after all this time, that It must have been put on properly.. (or somethin like that) :lol:
Yes, and that was very true of the light blue one. I think the paint had been on for about 15 years and hadn't blistered or crazed. One of the reasons I bought it TBH.

This dark blue one looks stunning, and should do for a long time to come. Well bought ! :D


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Re: Looking for an Se5 (Now with a new owner)

Post by Scimfancier » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:14 pm

...after a week in my stewardship all I can say is, "the car is coming along great" :D

Dropped the old oil straight away, refilled with cheapo 20-50 which I'll add flush to, and drop again in a few miles.
New fuel hoses fitted.
Small hole in expansion tank re-brassed. When I drained the tank the coolant was blue, not bad for 25 years old.
New hatch struts fitted.

Jobs to do are just a brake service, :roll: after that I'll chance an mot and put a few miles on it.

Guess thats not enough to start a project thread.. :D


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Re: Looking for an Se5 (Now mot'd and on the road)

Post by Scimfancier » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:54 pm

Well last thursday I put her through for test and she passed.. :)

And now for the first time in 24 years RCE has some rent in the window and is on the road proper.. :)

Replaced items up to press are;

Most cooling hoses.
All fuel hoses.
Set of plugs.
Brake M/cyl.
Brake servo.
Brake calipers.

And that's it, drove down to Curbs on Sunday and pleased to report no problems at all, she starts on the button and gives a nice refined quiet ride.. for a Scim.
No over heating, clonks or funny noises, just a nice pur from the V6.

Going to put a few miles on her now, and then in for some paint probably in the Autumn. Very :D :D :D
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Re: Looking for an Se5 (Now mot'd and on the road)

Post by philhoward » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:00 pm

I saw it in the car park and thought "I recognise that car for some reason"... Didn't click at the time though :oops:

Well done!


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Re: Looking for an Se5 (Now mot'd and on the road)

Post by Scimfancier » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:07 pm

Thanks Phil, didn't stay too long as I'd spent up within a few minutes, also the Mrs was procastinating..at leaving the dog at home. :roll:


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Looking for an SE5 (now sold)

Post by Scimfancier » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:11 pm

Thought it was time I came clean and updated this thread as I'm temporarily Scimless, actually it's been over a year now that I let RCE go...
I enjoyed owning her and getting her back up and running after a long slumber, but I was moving house and was going to be without a garage for a while and what with one thing and another I got caught at a weak moment and let her go... :cry: :cry: :cry:


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Looking for an SE5 (now sold)

Post by Scimfancier » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:40 pm

Being Scimless for 18 months had gotten me wanting another classic in my life, been flirting with a Tvr 3000M, but then I saw this come up for sale....

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Seeing the house it was outside and after speaking to the owner on the phone, thought to myself, this is one Scimitar not to miss out on, so I bought

it...only trouble was...it was in Mulben near Inverness, and I'm in Derbyshire.


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Looking for an SE5...

Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Sounds like an excuse for a road trip :D


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Post by Scimfancier » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:09 pm

Went on got it Tuesday morning Jim, arrived back home Wednesday evening, 34hrs round trip. Picked up some Dunlop sport wheels from Brechin on the way up the hill as well..👍👍


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Post by Rev Light » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:56 pm

Smashing looking car in Silver, and great looking wheels, I was looking at them myself.

More picks please.

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Post by Scimher » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:55 pm

Well done, Rob - looks a beautiful car.....& that silver was an original option so presume it is in the original colour....

Geoff (who bought your towbar a few months back... :) )



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Post by Scimfancier » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:43 pm

Hi Geoff, yes the silver is the cars original colour but I think it’s a different shade to what it had originally, a bit brighter probably but it suits the car nicely.
Got a few jobs to do but I’ve done some fettlin today and it looks like it’s a goodun..👍👍


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Post by Scimfancier » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:15 pm

Just a quick update, got the cars new number plates on now showing it’s new number, shame it didn’t come with the private plate that the car had from new but the couple who’d inherited fso300 wanted it on their family car, can’t blame them for that as it had some connection with the family name.
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