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Post by ScimiTom » Mon May 20, 2019 11:19 pm

Someone alerted me to a 'chocolate brown Scimitar' that had been parked up for years next to an MG. On further investigation, I found this...

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.80469 ... 384!8i8192

Now clearly this is not a Scimitar, but what is it!? It appears to have the door handles and rear light cluster of the SE6-series cars.

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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon May 20, 2019 11:43 pm

It's a Lotus Elite (the 1970's series, Type 75, not the original :wink: )

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Post by erikscimitardemon » Tue May 21, 2019 7:38 am

I had one of those!
To be fair, the Lotus has better road behaviour. But the Scimitar is much better in all details. The Elite is not practical, where the Scimitar is.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue May 21, 2019 11:43 am

erikscimitardemon wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:38 am
I had one of those!
To be fair, the Lotus has better road behaviour. But the Scimitar is much better in all details. The Elite is not practical, where the Scimitar is.
I didn't, but I might have done!..... In late '81, early '82 I was looking for something more sporty and fibreglass (after years of rusty Fords), and the Lotus (I actually preferred the booted version, the Eclat) was what I wanted. I spent the next six months or so looking around Lotus dealers in search of an Eclat, and often lurking in the background, were Scimitars. Suddenly, in mid-'82, came the realisation that as an only car and daily driver, a Scimitar was a much more practical proposition. I joined the Club, and in Jan '83 bought the mulberry car. Incidentally, the only previous private owner of the car sold it to buy an Excel (the Eclat replacement), which he had painted in mulberry as he liked the colour so much :D


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Post by ard126k » Tue May 21, 2019 7:49 pm

Somebody once sent me to look at a 'Scimitar' which turned out to be a Porsche 928. It's the rear windows what does it....
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Post by ScimiTom » Tue May 21, 2019 8:02 pm

Ah, that solves it - nice looking car! I actually had 'Lotus' in my head when I saw it, but didn't want to risk suggesting that in case I was way off the mark! :D


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