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Post by accyimp » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:41 pm

Wanted - by enthusiast (private) new to the forum but not to classic car ownership.

I'm based in East Lancashire with 5 - 7K earmarked for my next classic -
SE6 ideally manual with o/d (earlier car preferred)
original non modified
no colour change
good history/paperwork

I'm aware of the ones currently on ebay and car & classic
If you are thinking of selling a car which meets the brief or know of one then please drop me a PM.
I am willing to travel for the right car,I'm not in any desperate rush & it will go to a good long term home!



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Post by scimjim » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:47 pm

Are you specifically looking for an SE6, or do you mean 6 series? There are only a few hundred SE6 or 6b against several thousand 6a. Your budget is reasonable but a car with good original paint is going to be at the top end I imagine.


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Post by accyimp » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:26 pm

scimjim wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:47 pm
Are you specifically looking for an SE6, or do you mean 6 series? There are only a few hundred SE6 or 6b against several thousand 6a. Your budget is reasonable but a car with good original paint is going to be at the top end I imagine.
Very good question! - I am very new to the marque and the different variants etc (much more at home with Ford/Lotus)

Probably meant 6 series! I really wanted a mid seventies car with the Essex engine, original paint not a necessity but don't like colour changes (don't know why)

Thanks - Andrew

PS the ones I missed out on were - a 77 white GTE ( Addlington) & the 83 brown over silver (Somerset)



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Post by scimjim » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:38 pm

Apart from a few options, the SE6 has different brakes to the rest of the 6 series and different springs/dampers (although they’ll have been replaced by now). The 6b has the 2.8 Cologne engine, a few structural modifications to stiffen it (as much was shared with the convertible GTC) and the last ones were galvanised. The 6a got several modifications throughout, including latches on the rear seats and better trim.

Colour changes can be done well - obviously door shuts, underbonnet and under window seals are the giveaways of a poor job.

Good luck with the hunt though, have you been along to your local noggin (meeting) to try some out? If you add your location in the user control panel, it will appear below your username on the left. :D


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Post by rebel alliance » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:42 pm

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If your not in any hurry hold out for a 79/80 6a they were improved over the earlier ones...This one was £6600 when i bought it



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Post by TrevorG » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:14 pm

I know some will disagree, but I second what rebel alliance has said. The last 6a cars had a lot of 6b improvements and yet the trusty essex engine. Tis why I repurchased the 79 built car I originally bought new in 80.
I also agree to liking a manual overdrive over an auto box.



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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:56 pm

accyimp wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:41 pm
I'm based in East Lancashire with 5 - 7K earmarked for my next classic -
SE6 ideally
Hi
Are you by any chance near Accrington ?.

I`m just over the border in Yorkshire near Skipton.
I have a few "projects" that "Could" be of interest to you.
Well below your budget, and could be "brought" up to your wish list after work.

Mark


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Post by accyimp » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:52 pm

Thanks for all the advice so far gents - appreciated. I will definitely be doing some serious reading up on them now and will try to get to a local(ish) meeting if there is one - although I will have to slim down my car club memberships - it's getting out of hand! Club Lotus, Lotus Drivers Club, RS Owners Club oh and The Imp Club :roll: (hence accyimp - I do live in Accrington).
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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:01 pm

Andrew are you aware that Reliant made the body kits, AND assembled the RS200 ?
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Post by accyimp » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:29 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Andrew are you aware that Reliant made the body kits, AND assembled the RS200 ?
Mark
Hi Mark,
PM'd you
I am indeed - watched a programme recently - apparently they only had 100 available to be inspected for homologation purposes said the other 100 were at a different location (to be viewed following day) and transported the same 100 overnight :lol: don't know how true that was?
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Post by philhoward » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:18 pm

Surprisingly close to the truth based on reports I heard over the years (from different sources). They did build the full 200, just not by the time they were “all counted”


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Post by tintop » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:03 am

accyimp wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:41 pm
Wanted - by enthusiast (private) new to the forum but not to classic car ownership.

I'm based in East Lancashire with 5 - 7K earmarked for my next classic -
SE6 ideally manual with o/d (earlier car preferred)
original non modified
no colour change
good history/paperwork

I'm aware of the ones currently on ebay and car & classic
If you are thinking of selling a car which meets the brief or know of one then please drop me a PM.
I am willing to travel for the right car,I'm not in any desperate rush & it will go to a good long term home!
I am considering selling my Se 6a, 1979-1980, ESSEX ENGINE, MAN-OD White Rose, own the car since 1984, I live in Burnley, so not far from you, if you want to inspect the vehicle.


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Post by tintop » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:10 am

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Post by Jimscim » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:10 pm

scimjim wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:47 pm
Are you specifically looking for an SE6, or do you mean 6 series? There are only a few hundred SE6 or 6b against several thousand 6a. Your budget is reasonable but a car with good original paint is going to be at the top end I imagine.
Jim , Are there several thousand 6a left ? Are the club figures that far out ?


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Post by accyimp » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:35 pm

tintop wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:03 am
accyimp wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:41 pm
Wanted - by enthusiast (private) new to the forum but not to classic car ownership.

I'm based in East Lancashire with 5 - 7K earmarked for my next classic -
SE6 ideally manual with o/d (earlier car preferred)
original non modified
no colour change
good history/paperwork

I'm aware of the ones currently on ebay and car & classic
If you are thinking of selling a car which meets the brief or know of one then please drop me a PM.
I am willing to travel for the right car,I'm not in any desperate rush & it will go to a good long term home!
I am considering selling my Se 6a, 1979-1980, ESSEX ENGINE, MAN-OD White Rose, own the car since 1984, I live in Burnley, so not far from you, if you want to inspect the vehicle.
PM sent



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