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The new from Germany

Post by Tilo » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:57 am


my name is Tilo and I'm located in the south of Germany near by Stuttgart.
After a Bitter CD I bought myself some Audi 200 20V Avant for screwing. My all day Car is a Audi 100 Avant (Typ44).

Occational I bought now a Scimitar SE5a [edit] projekt.
The Scimi is a long time favorit of me since I startet with classics more than 30 years ago (moped 50ccm).

There is a short list what have to be fixed before the care hit the road again. Only two points

All and everything! :(

I have now startet the disasampbling to seperate frame and chassis.
Up to now I did't found one single part on the car which i can reuse without hands on.





If someone has info about the former life of CTU965N I would be delightet to hear.
I just auctioned the car in ebay and picked it up in Germany.

As my natural language is a south German dialect, please give me a hint if I'm writing total nonsens

Rusty Regards
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Re: The new from Germany

Post by Rattling » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:03 am

Welcome your english is good far better than my german !


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Re: The new from Germany

Post by scimjim » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:37 am

willkommen :-)

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Re: The new from Germany

Post by tanuki » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:55 am

Welcome Tilo !
We have a german guy in our french group ( landschrabbler on the forum )
Jörg lives in Toulouse and could help with translation when it comes to technical jargon :lol:
You will find a brilliant team of people on this forum, always ready to help with keeping our Scimitars on the road.
Maybe you should open a thread in the Projects subsection under the Europe section ?

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Re: The new from Germany

Post by philhoward » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:08 am

Wilkommen! :D

A Bitter CD? Nice!

As tanuki says, don't worry about technical translation- we can all assist you. There is a part of the Guidelines for the forum which does mention non-English speakers; we don't bite!

Pepe is also from Germany and has just rebuilt his SE5a (which is what yours is - there are several differences between an SE5 and an SE5a), so may also be able to assist where necessary.

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Re: The new from Germany

Post by greeny » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:22 am


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
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Re: The new from Germany

Post by ScimmyMike » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:59 am

Nice selection of cars you have had my friend, welcome to the forum, you'll find on here a great resource of knowledge for any issues you may encounter

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Re: The new from Germany

Post by erikscimitardemon » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:39 am

Willkommen zu unseren Forum!

Nice collection of cars! I always liked the Bitter cars, a Bitter CD is very impressive! Don't feel shy and share pictures!
Some of us do speak German, like me, native Dutch speaker.

In Germany is an email list for German speaking owners. Als a German facebook group in German. And of course the FB RSSOC group.
In the Netherlands is also a Scimitar club, with members from Germany.

Do ask all the things you want.


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Re: The new from Germany

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:09 am

Welcome to the forum, and good luck with the car! :D


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Re: The new from Germany

Post by Tilo » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:36 pm

Thanks all, for the hints and the warm welcome.

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The new from Germany

Post by Nick Lugg » Tue May 05, 2020 2:09 pm

Hi Tilo,

I just put my SE5a registration number into Google in an idle moment and 'you' popped up. Quite a surprise.

I owned CTU965N from 1978 to about 1998. It was a great car but with a few problems - all the usual Scimitar faults: electrical continuity, rusting subframe outriggers, noisy back axle (changed twice), sticky throttle cable. I overhauled the brakes and replaced all the cylinder valves as major jobs but the problems with the sub frame were beginning to concern me and I did not have the facilities to deal with it. Always had concern over the radiator fan as it would sometimes forget to turn on (carbon brushes in motor, radiator sensor replaced and fuse carried modified to overcome this).

I am not surprised about the amount of work it required. It needed quite a lot in 1998!

The car was in daily use up to 1994 when I did the major work on it and then for the last 2 years of ownership. Relatively reliable but I always carried water, oil and tools.

Have you managed to restore the car and do you know where it is now.

Stayed in southern Germany last summer 2019. Was beautiful and enhanced by a tour of the Mercedes museum to see where it all started.

If yo want to know anything about the car please contact via the club. Good luck

Nick Lugg

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