When the Heart Rules the Head.

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Jezza
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Post by Jezza » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:18 pm

I have recently joined the club.
During the eighties I purchased a 1966 SE4 from a dubious car lot. It was rough but pretty much complete. I tidied her up and got her running well. But having a young family, demanding job and a mortgage. I really could not afford to keep it. I moved it on to a member of the family who ran it, and enjoyed it for many years until the front suspension collapsed. I helped him replace it with one out of an SE6 which I managed to find down in Gloucestershire. I think SE4 front ends were like Hens teeth and probably still are. I have regretted selling that car to this day. I knew I wanted a classic to play with, and had it in my head that I really should purchase and enjoy a Porche 911 before i die, I had began looking for a tidy and affordable example. Then came that fateful day in November when I visited the NEC Classic Car Show. Walking down the aisle at the show, there it was. A SE4 on the RSSOC stand. It wasn't perfect of course, because it was a V6 version. But it did its job, this was the car i had to have in my dotage.
It had to be a straight six, the look, the sound. enough said. I spent some time looking at the few available to buy. A couple of rough one's, A tidy one with a shot engine. This was not what i really wanted. I contacted the club who put me in touch with Matt Greenly the Coupe' Registrar. " Did he know of any tidy straight sixes for sale ?".
He thought there was possibly one available in Yorkshire." give me a bit of time."
Well the rest is history. It was, I went, I purchased. It needs a couple of thousand spending on her to get her shipshape and will no doubt swallow more cash over the ensuing months and years. But who cares, I am reunited with one of these rare ,beautiful British classics. I had forgotten what great looking cars they are.
Stuttgart's finest, who needs 'em !



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Post by Rev Light » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:51 pm

Welcome and well done.

Steve


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Post by briankenyon » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:57 pm

Glad my car persuaded you to buy a coupe :D :)
Hope all goes well
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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:00 pm

Welcome to the club and the forum :D Well done on the purchase, that's a nice story! I look forward to hearing more :D


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Post by scimjim » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:40 pm

Welcome :D


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
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Post by DarrylWebb » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:47 pm

Great intro. Welcome and enjoy the car.


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:15 pm

Well done Jezza, welcome (back) to the bewildering world of Scimitar Coupés .
Any chance of a photo?

PS I bought a Porsche (928GTS) but eventually replaced it with a Scimitar GTC.
I still have the Scimitar Coupé of course ;-)


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Jezza
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Post by Jezza » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:46 pm

Thanks All for your warm welcome. And Brian, I hope you didn't think me rude. That car of yours is a beauty. So when i'm penniless I now know who to blame!
Regards,
Jeremy Ray



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Post by Jezza » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:58 pm

Good man, i'm sure you will keep that lady. Photo ? I would if i knew how to send one !!



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Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:09 pm

Jezza wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:58 pm
Good man, i'm sure you will keep that lady. Photo ? I would if i knew how to send one !!
Hit the “add files” button below the reply box.


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.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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