This is the story of my restoration of a 1976 Scimitar GTE SE6 which began in January 2015 and finished in July 2018. This is my first project restoring a car... and my last! I took it to Powderham Castle Historic Vehicle Gathering in July and received some great feedback, which was good to hear. However it is now for sale as I've come to the end of the journey with it.
This vehicle is for sale. As I write it needs some fine tuning on the carburettor and timing. Door hinges need adjusting and e/w need wiring in. Would suit enthusiast. Open to sensible offers. It will be listed on eBay at some point but please email with sensible offers. firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORIC VEHICLE GATHERING, POWDERHAM CASTLE, DEVON, 7-8 JULY 2018
A little bit about its past and where it has been.
Here are some top-line figures from the How Many Left website.
ON THE ROAD There are 419 Scimitars (1976 onwards) licensed on the road. These 419 are from 1976 and onwards which is the year that the SE5 was replaced by the SE6. Some SE6's were on P registration plates (1975) but they were very late in the year so its fair to say 1976 was the changeover year.
HOW MANY ON SORN? There are 1204 on SORN.
OTHER SCIMITARS ON THE ROAD In total there are 842 SE4, SE5 and SE6 Scimitars licensed and a further 1858 SORN'd. These figures exclude the GTC convertible and the SS1. Figures refer to GTE model only