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New baked Owner of an "Trabant on steroids" (Scimatar GTE SE5a) near Wismar at Baltic Sea, Germany

Post by scimifunze » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:39 am

Dear All,

I recently exported the "last Scimitar prior Corona" from UK to Germany.

Although export on own axle is not so easy as till 2016, I bought this nice peace of british car design history past week from an nice Gent from Edgware, north London who was driving & luvin it for 10 years (Thanks for bringing it to Harrige Ferry!). I am happy with the car since it is not an concours car but in quite all day drivable condition - and it already got all the essentials from T9 5-gear, coilover spax, aluminium timing gear, opto ignition, revotec electric fan, webcon choke, stainless tank, exhausts, up-rated alternator, all hoses silikon etc. Motor runs totally smooth, but what I like especially is the frame look sound all around, pre-owner said it is galvanised.

Bringin it home (to ex GDR territory) my friends named me mad, since the car is GRP and "classic Trabbi blue" - after they drove it, they got a remaining smirk ...sayin ok - it is a "Trabant on steroids".... :lol:

Prior to MOT (in Germany TÜV) it, I need to do some minor works and oil cleaning - will come up with questions in according boards soon, assume the expert audience can help me (the german Scimi board seems down at the time).
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Post by peter freeman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:49 am

The first Scim I ever saw was in Germany - I was in the RAF at the time and someone brought it across with him - used to see it at the NAAFI at wekends



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Post by scimjim » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:51 am

willkommen 🤡


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Post by scimifunze » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:00 pm

Yes, there are some in Germany, but since the forum is down I have no any contact to other Owners except to Mr. Constantin Jdanoff how helped me with some information.
https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/old ... -internet/



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Post by topscim » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:21 pm

peter freeman wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:49 am
The first Scim I ever saw was in Germany - I was in the RAF at the time and someone brought it across with him - used to see it at the NAAFI at wekends
I wonder if that was mine? SE5A green, 1972 - 4 Gutersloh? There was also a SE5 red there at the same time.



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Post by peter freeman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:10 pm

Might have been - I was at Guttersloh working on the flight simulator 70 to 73,I bought a Peugeot 504 - sorry I cannot remember the colour, of the Scim but it was not red. We lived in Rheda/Wiedenbruck



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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:43 pm

Wilkommen Funze - and good luck with the TüV .
I have adjustable Spax on the Coupé but for once the french administration is not the most difficult :wink:


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Post by peter freeman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:00 pm

If its just bulbs you want I buy from - https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk - they sell ones for people who drive on the wrong side of the road as well.



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Post by topscim » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:40 pm

peter freeman wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:10 pm
Might have been - I was at Guttersloh working on the flight simulator 70 to 73,I bought a Peugeot 504 - sorry I cannot remember the colour, of the Scim but it was not red. We lived in Rheda/Wiedenbruck
Almost certainly mine I would think. Sold it to someone in a UK rock group in 1974 when the family got too big. And moved back into GTE ownership two years ago!



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Post by scimifunze » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:42 pm

"...people who drive on the wrong side of the road as well."
:lol: it a bit on perception - almost entire world does overtake with left... :wink:

BTW: LED`s in classic cars are a no-go at the German TÜV / MOT (...he is litterally living behind Swiss Alps :mrgreen: )



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Post by peter freeman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:26 pm

No the Aussies, NZ, India, Japan, parts of Africa etc etc - about 50/50 when you add them all up



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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:36 pm

And the American Virgin Islands :mrgreen:


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Post by Stevecoulsin » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:41 pm

In Sweden, where I am, they switched from left to right in '67 I believe because neighboring countries were already driving on the right.
I think I heard that the last country to change went from right to left since they import so many used vehicles from Australia. But can't remember which country that was.


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Post by scimjim » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:38 pm

peter freeman wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:26 pm
No the Aussies, NZ, India, Japan, parts of Africa etc etc - about 50/50 when you add them all up
had this discussion the other day on another site - we are in the minority by a HUGE number.

RHD is used about a sixth of the world's area with about a third of its population and a quarter of its roads.
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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by scimjim » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:40 pm

Stevecoulsin wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:41 pm
In Sweden, where I am, they switched from left to right in '67 I believe because neighboring countries were already driving on the right.
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Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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