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New SS1 Owner

Post by AndyM » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:02 am

Good Morning,

After looking for a classic for the last few years, I have finally taken the plunge and bought a 1985 SS1 1600. I wanted something fun and unusual and when I stumbled across this one on eBay locally, it fitted the bill perfectly. The chassis seems sound and with the fibre body, I can spend my time tinkering with the mechanics rather than cutting and welding like my Minis of old. Its a engine I can understand and teach my 10 year old the basics without plugging in a laptop!

I plan on taking it to a few shows over the rest of the summer and autumn before a tidy up over the winter and hopefully a few sprints and hill climbs if I can? I know it wont be as quick as the 1800 turbos but it will give me some affordable fun.

I am based in sunny (at this moment in time) Weston-Super-Mare.

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Re: New SS1 Owner

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:18 am

Hi Andy, Welcome to SS1 ownership, and to the the club! Enjoy the car :D


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Re: New SS1 Owner

Post by scimjim » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:39 am

Welcome :-)

I'm just up the road (and work in Bristol) if you need any bits.

Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.

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Re: New SS1 Owner

Post by greeny » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:46 am

Hello and welcome
A good ace to cut your teeth with scimitar ownership and get an idea of what can be done is curbourough (scimitarfest) in augaust out traders will he there and also the sprint lads so be on track.

Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
GTC drivers doing it under canvas since 1981!!
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Re: New SS1 Owner

Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:53 pm

Great stuff, hope you enjoy it, make yourself known to the club registrar with your new purchase via

1600 SS1 is the perfect car for entry into sprinting. I'm currently giving a few of the 1800ti's a run for their money in my warmed over 1300!

Philip Andrew.
'74 Robin Super Saloon, '84 SS1 1300, '86 SS1 1800ti, '87 SS1 1300
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