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blue 5 series Southsea

Post by CLASSICFORDSPARES » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcb12XVz ... e=youtu.be

on youtube - might have moved now though



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Re: blue 5 series Southsea

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:48 pm

How on earth did you find that?

Believe it or not, the car is on the register. Can anyone tell me how, or even better do me a decent screen grab of the car so I can add a picture?


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Re: blue 5 series Southsea

Post by toomanysabres » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:40 pm

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Re: blue 5 series Southsea

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:49 pm

Just beaten me to it :)
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Post by toomanysabres » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:53 pm

Mines bigger than yours and cleaner


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:55 pm

Ooooooooh! :shock: :oops:


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Re: blue 5 series Southsea

Post by geoffp67 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:01 am

I know a song about that
its very rude, DO NOT click on this link unless you have an immature and peurile sense of humour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjSl0XJt_3o



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Re: blue 5 series Southsea

Post by Coco La Blanc » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:08 am

Well I'll be - That looks very much like my first and only ever auto Scimmy ! ? I bought the car in 1978 and blew the engine in 1979/80, had a replacement engine installed by Havant firm - 5 Star Units, and and sold it on (to a another Portsmouth IBMer) but can't confirm as memory not brilliant these days.
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Re: blue 5 series Southsea

Post by EamonSE6 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:55 pm

Fascinating. This is my neighbourhood - I haven't watched all of it yet, about half way through. Nothing has changed that much - a few of the streets are now one way and some of the pubs are long gone.

I can't see the "Thanks " thingy. I'm using Firefox on a Windows machine. Have tried logging in / out and speaking to it sternly but no joy.


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Re: blue 5 series Southsea

Post by scimjim » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:14 pm

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Re: blue 5 series Southsea

Post by scimjim » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:07 pm

Elizabeth's dad wrote:How on earth did you find that?

Believe it or not, the car is on the register. Can anyone tell me how, or even better do me a decent screen grab of the car so I can add a picture?
have you told Reg his old car is even more famous than he thought? :D


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Re: blue 5 series Southsea

Post by ScimiTom » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:25 pm

A really fascinating bit of social history, watching this... I wasn't even conceived when this was filmed, but I remember a lot of the cars. I wonder if anyone else is as sad as me and has watched it from start to finish... :oops:

A highlight for me was the bit where the driver nearly got wiped out by a white Ford after the roundabout at 22:50. He stayed behind the car for ages, with close-up footage, so I hope he turned him in to the cops! :twisted:

I had a good look for some more Scimitars, but not a trace. I just half wondered if the car coming the other way at 5:04 might be a red 6-series, or if the one at 28:42 might be a white coupe (though I've probably mistaken it for a Ford Taunus again!).

I guess it just goes to show how rare Scimitars really were/are.


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5a in Southsea driveby in 1983

Post by scimmy » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:31 am

Spot the SE5a at the start of the clip parked beside the houses. Shame it doesn't show the reg number, but then again what are the chances of the dvla coming up with anything? likely been off road and scrapped years ago as a lot of em have ended up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcb12XV ... ture=share



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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:58 am

If you watch it right through to the end, they return to the same parking spot (what are the chances of that in 2018?! :shock: ) and you can see the reg. no. I've merged your post with it's earlier appearance in 2012 :) Interestingly, in 1983, I bought my first Scimitar, and still own it today :D


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