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Things people have said about your Scimitar

Post by MickP » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:05 pm

This kind of started on another post but I thought it might be worth starting a post on it anyway (it has probably been done in the past too).


Things people have said about your Scimitar:

A nice woman in a petrol station; "We used to have one just like that - but the older type".

An 'expert' in the supermarket; "Nice Jensen - shame about the colour" before telleing me everything that I should be doing to/with it.

Very large (but nice) American gent and his wife in a petrol station; "Darn fine set of wheels man" Me; "Yes as long as you don't look too close" (paint aint 100%). Him; "Nah Nah Nah - DARN fine set of wheels". May be he ment the wolfraces.

Local Ford dealership owner; "That old car is running absolutley spot on".

Guy in the high street; "Oh yes, I used to collect them - before they took my licence away!"

Etc. Etc......

You get the idea!

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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:14 pm

Nice TVR! --from a yoof in a petrol station about 10 years ago

My dad/neighbour/mate etc used to have one of the estate ones -- regularly, various sources

what car is it? -- a guy at Hethel (Lotus owned) track in Norfolk driving a 3 month old Porsche 911 GT3RS, rather disgusted when i told him it was a reliant scimitar ss1 and had just lapped over a second faster thna his £95k+ 'Vain VeeDub'


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Post by MickP » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:23 pm

My brother had a simmilar thing with his 1978 Toyota Celica GT; Guy asked him how fast it went and was surprised to hear that it only did about 130 mph. He said "But it is an Aston DB.. (whatever)?" "No" said my brother "its a Toyota". The guy took off very quickly and did not look back. Ha Ha Ha...


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Post by ScimitarMatt » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:42 pm

How about the old favourites.......

'plastic these you know' (accompanied by a knocking of one of the wings)

and

'Princess Anne had a few of these' - well I never knew that :)

I've also had a few people with the old 'my dad/uncle/boss etc had one years ago'.

And the favourite of all - 'I know where there is one of these in a garden' - I know, it's my garden!!! :lol:


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Post by Gemini Bob » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:15 pm

I like the comments from people who have owned them or do not know what they are as they can be mistaken for almost anything and the younger generation have nothing but nice things to say about it. I have had
WOW
Now thats what you call a classic car its mint
Is that a Ferrari Mr
I have always wanted one of those Scimitars ever since I first clapped eyes on one but the wife won't let me have one (Get her traded in)

People who know what they are but have never owned one always say the same thing:- "the Capri was a much better car"
People who have forgotten just how bad the cars were back in the seventies:- "nice looking car but a bit too basic for me"


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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:21 pm

GEMINI BOB wrote:Is that a Ferrari Mr
is that Enzo Ferrari i hear spiining in his grave at about 9,000rpm? :lol:


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Post by MickP » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:21 pm

Some of the younger generation (the ones that don't know what they are) get very confused when you say "No, RELIANT Scimitar". You get a little half smile and a bewildered look.

- they know the word Reliant from Del Boy and Jasper Carrot but can't quite fit it to the old green machine in front of them. - had that a few times.

and, "its pure 'old skool', but makes a nice noise".


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Post by Gemini Bob » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:56 pm

No craig, he is laughing his nuts off thinking about all the people who have spent millions on one of his red Fiat coupes that could have had a nice Scimitar instead :wink: I could run a fleet of Scimitars for what it costs to service a Ferrari every 3k.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:04 pm

you might be right Bob.
My cousin had a 355 and the cambelt change was nearly £6k at a dealer!
His Lambo Gallardo's 4 x discs and pads are £2,800...

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Post by Corky » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:57 pm

I've had :-

"weren't these made by Robin ?"

"Is it a TVR ?"

"Nice kit car, did you build it yourself ?"

"Do Renault still make them then ?"

"I'll bet that's worth a few quid nowadays" (errr no it's a Scimitar)

"Very nice, my mate had one of those, but he had the hatchback version"

And the one that really got my blood boiling was :-

"I've not seen one of these Crayford Cortinas for years"

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Post by lozzzzzz » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:29 pm

This is a great thread, I've heard a lot of those mentioned above. Its funny that the same comments are recieved up and down the country.

The one that gets me is the "I know where there's another one" (probably needed a full restoration),

I feel like saying, "yer, but I've already got one, you just looked at it! I know where there's another ford mondeo just like yours but I bet you dont want to buy it"

But I just smile and keep it to myself.

After my little moan, it is great getting comments about the car, I love the attention really.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:44 pm

Hot off the press, this was said to me only this afternoon.

I was out in the SS1, top down in the sunshine, spotted a parking place and executed a neat parking manoeuvre. I then noticed this pedestrian striding towards the car. Perhaps he's going to say he liked my parking, or perhaps he's going to say he likes the car? :D

No, he leaned over and said "I hope you don't mind me saying so, but one of your reversing lights doesn't work!"
"Thank you" I said. :D I could actually have gone on to say that this was great news, that with fibreglass cars and electrics I was actually delighted to hear that one light *was* working! :lol: :lol:

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Post by MickP » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:50 am

I have had the "I know where there is one of those in a garden" a few times too. One guy at my work even went on to Google Streetview to show me a red one, as he said, in a garden.


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Post by Stornoway Grey » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:55 am

my most recent comment was "beautiful car - they've always been expensive. {wistfully} Wish I could afford one". Not sure if he knew about the cost of a Ferrari Cambelt change!



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Post by kennatt » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:48 am

several times when in gtc,"nice stagg that" A scrappie once offered to take it off the drive when it had been parked up for a couple of months I Said he could have it,which made his eyes light up,for £6 thou said I,to which he replies can't be worth more than £50 its only fibre glass,I could only get the scrapage on the engine box and back axel. Priceless :D :D



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