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Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:03 pm
by Roger Pennington
Hi Tim, and welcome! That's an interesting and historic car, and an eye-catching set of colours. The gold must have really stood out, "back in the day" :D

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Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:19 pm
by DARK STAR
Great stuff, thanks Tim.
I had a question number against the chassis number, and a last seen date of 1999 so that's a good update.
My Coupé paint was the same when we stripped it, except I had blue instead of psychedelic metal flake.
We didn't know it had been golden sands until we got through the other layers, otherwise it might have gone back to the original colour.
What are you planning to paint yours - or haven't you thought that far yet?

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Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:54 pm
by DARK STAR
Here's another one, and it could even be another BRE, but I think it is HRE 409F.
This was apparently another press car, photo from 1968.
Can anybody add details ?

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Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:59 pm
by scimjim
Neither on DVLA computer I’m afraid :(

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Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:10 pm
by DARK STAR
Could be chassis 5002 ...

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Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:21 pm
by Roger Pennington
That photo comes from an article entitled "Long-Range Mile Eater" which was a road test of a Scimitar Coupe 2.5 litre from a 1968 edition of a magazine called "Speedworld", which is reproduced in the yellow-covered book of road test reprints. It confirms the reg in the text as HRE409F, though the photo is reproduced fairly badly, and it's not visible there. The test seems to consist of driving it to France for Le Mans. I think the photo is taken in France (the sign in the background is legible).

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Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:24 am
by DARK STAR
Thanks Roger, I hadn't noticed that it was in France, I'm so used to seeing signs in french - and driving on the right :lol:
If it's a 2,5 then it is almost certainly 5002 (HRE 408F is 5001)

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:36 pm
by DARK STAR
Here's the latest Alternative Register, in reg no order for a change and including a glimpse of the notes.
I must find a way of transmitting this info, in spreadsheet format it now makes 105 pages if copied in .pdf :roll:
I have to copy each page of 60 lines onto 13 text pages and then save all as .pdf - not very convenient.
Then convert to .jpg for the forum!
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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:37 pm
by DARK STAR
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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:15 pm
by DavePoole
DARK STAR wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:54 pm
Here's another one, and it could even be another BRE, but I think it is HRE 409F.
This was apparently another press car, photo from 1968.
Can anybody add details ?
That photo is definately HRE 409F, It features in "Speedworld International" magazine dated May 11th 1968. It's a 2.5 litre Scimitar on test by Douglas Armstrong.

Cheers

Dave Poole 8)

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:19 pm
by DARK STAR
Aha, a name to add :D
Thanks Dave

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:24 pm
by DavePoole
Here's a list of Scimitar GT magazine articles I have so far

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:54 pm
by DARK STAR
Wow, there's some stuff there to browse, thanks Dave!

First comments
Who was Adrian Ball?
Did Classic & Sportscar (or their readers) in jul '94 understand the play on words Coupe De'glass = Coupe de glace = ice cream sundae :shock: ?
Do I understand Retro Cars in aug '04 headline Flat Liners ... nope.

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:14 pm
by Roger Pennington
DARK STAR wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Who was Adrian Ball?
I'm not certain of his official title, but I think he was effectively Reliant's publicity man / graphic designer for much of the key period. Many of the brochures, Owners' handbooks, etc., say something like "Designed by Adrian Ball & Associates" on them.

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:19 pm
by roymck
DavePoole wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:24 pm
Here's a list of Scimitar GT magazine articles I have so far
Dave are there any colour pictures of AUE38B in its early days , just wondered if it was always brown ? Not the best colour for a prototype car that you want to show off.