Some of you may remember a white Scimitar SS1 I had on here recently......well in connection with my business I come across a few and just took this one in part payment (Sort of) for a job thinking I would use it myself for the summer.... I got it yesterday and woke up today realisng that won't happen, so here it is selling at a loss but don't want it sneering at me every time I walk past so needs to go.
So this piece of shite is a 1988 model, which is actually one of the more desirable years as it has a galvanised chassis, so no tin worm to worry about!
Its powered by Fords 1600 CVH from the XR2 which has powered many a boy racer or joy rider through a hedge, but in this its joined up to an MT75 5 speed and rear wheel drive so even more
likely to swap ends and kill you fun I'd like to claim its done 150'000 miles trouble free, but alas had a new engine and box in the late 90's.
Tyres are brand new Dunlops on refurbished alloys
Fairly rare hard top fitted
Electric windows that usually work
Electric mirrors that work when they feel like it
Engine runs well, stops well, etc
AVO adjustable shocks
and as the previous long time owner was the Scimitar club secretarys son, it has over 8k's worth of bills and history with it, and even a little book logging mileage and fuel put into it
MOT is September IIRC and was in daily use until last week
The bad bits however are......the paintwork is hideous. Faded, scratched, mis-matched, peeling. It was bumped in 2012 (Panel damage to front corner - but is recorded and had a VIC check) and I think David Blunketts dog put the panels back on (all bolt on plastic) as the panel gaps are terrible.
Seats are non original and non adjusting buckets, torn, and set for 6 footers
Headlamps need manually raising, but this seems to be due to the panel fitment previously mentioned
Exhaust joint blowing on downpipe
No convertible roof.....yes that's right, a convertible that isn't - unless youre confident it wont rain and remove the hard top which takes 2 mins. Soft tops are available used though from £30-40 upwards.
But where do you get a galvanised chassied convertible, with non rusting body and XR2 / Sierra mechanicals for £650 ?? And classic insurance?? I'll tell you where....right here And it genuinely is cheap at £650.
Wants more TLC than anything Ive seen for a long time, but the potential is there and all good underneath.....