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Reliant Scimitar SE5a

Sale price: £3,700.00 make an offer

Pending offers

Date: 2017-10-15
If my offer is accepted, I would travel to view the car and would pay in cash if required Derek Haynes (from Norfolk) offered 3,000 gbp
Date: 2018-03-08
Good evening. Is your car still for sale ? Joost Okhuizen (from Ommeren holland) offered usd
Date: 2018-05-24
Dear Sir, Is this car sold? Franz franz forrester (from london) offered 5 gbp
Date: 2018-08-23
I am looking for a very tidy original SE5A to bring to concours standard. Is yours still available?Many thanksAndrew Andrew Bentley (from Hants) offered gbp
Date: 2019-01-05
hi from France, i would like to know if your car is always available. thanks a lot and sorry for my poor englishbest regardsroger roger de sousa (from toulouse france) offered 3000 gbp
Date: 2019-03-22
Is it still for sale Alex offered usd
Date: 2019-04-02
hi can you tel me if the car is still for sale please thank you Mark mark (from hertfordshire) offered 3100 gbp
Date: 2019-05-23
Subject to inspection and driving, of course! George O\'Connor (from Holsworthy) offered 3700 gbp
Car location: Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: Lovely condition, used daily, a great example of a truly practical classic, ready to drive away
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Other
Year: 1972
Type: gte
Doors: 2
Color: Blue
Mileage: 98,000
Engine: 3,000
Transmission: manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Exterior: Alloy Wheels
Interior/Comfort Options: Power Windows
In-Car Audio: MW/LW radio
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Reliant Scimitar SE5a for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.05) based on 483 votes
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Here we have my lovely Scimitar GTE. I bought this car in 2006 and it has been my main car ever since. Over the past 7 years the car has been completely restored and fitted with uprated parts as required. Until recently I did a weekly run between Bradford and Lincoln and enjoyed every mile. These are still fast cars and will happily cruise at high motorway speeds at low revs in overdrive top. As you can see the car looks very smart and draws lots of attention.
Engine had the recommended overhaul at 75. 00 miles ( new rings. bearings. valve springs etc) has excellent oil pressure and should be good for many years to come.  The engine is in standard specification. which is best for road use as tuning these engines can ruin their low end torque. The engine has run on unleaded for at least 40. 000 miles without any problems. The later nylon cam gear is fitted in place of the rather fragile fibre gear. Everything on the car works as it should. All the electrics function correctly and relays have been fitted to light circuits and Halogen headlamps have been fitted. There are front and rear fog lamps. The car has the factory options of Dunlop alloy wheels. electric windows and the original Motorola radio with a rare period AM adapter to connect a tape deck or ipod. It also has a folding parcel shelf.
The tyres are four nearly new Firestones which have excellent grip and look right for the car. There is a good spare and original tool kit
Upgrades include : modern cooling fan and radiator. stainless steel fuel tank. exhaust and water pipes. a Mitsui electric fuel pump and a slightly smaller Mountney steering wheel. (Original wheel included) A manual choke conversion is fitted and there is a manual overide for radiator fan. though I've never had to use it.
The list of new or reconditioned parts is almost endless but include wiper motor. alternator. starter motor. virtually the entire brake system including master cylinder and servo.  
The front suspension has had a complete overhaul and front and rear wheel bearings have been replaced and set to correct endfloat. Adjustable Gaz shocks are fitted front and rear. br>The chassis is completely sound and is thoroughly undersealed and should last another 40 years.
The interior is really good. no rips or marks.  and I have recently replaced the carpet as it was getting a bit thin! 
The bodywork was stripped and resprayed in original Capricorn Blue cellulose about three years ago still looks good with only the usual small areas of crazing. The chrome looks good with just the offside front bumper starting to loose its shine.
The gearbox and overdrive work correctly and the Salisbury back axle has only a slight whine. which was probably there when new.
i can't honestly think of any real faults with the the car as if anything ever need doing . it was done. The car is correctly setup and ready to drive anywhere.
Although registered in Jan 73 the car was built in mid December 72 making it one of the very last tax exempt Scimitars made. It was originally registered as RMB 1 as it was purchased by Richard Burton. not the actor. but the chairman of Burtons The Tailors. I have several files of paperwork and receipts for the car as well as owners hand book and factory workshop manual. i will also include some useful service spares. The car is correctly registered as an Historic Vehicle and all the details on the V5 are correct with original matching numbers.  
I will be sad to see the Scimitar go but I need the garage space for a new project. This is a genuine car looking for a good home. Good roadworthy Scimitars are getting rarer. and an SE5a is. in my opinion a much better drive than the later cars.
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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Matt, dated 30 june 2020
This is a long shot... Is the car still for sale?
I live in Baildon, near Bradford and would like to come and view


from John R Procter, dated 28 march 2020
Is this car still for sale?

from K Almond, dated 05 february 2020
I sold my identical GTE 18 years ago & regretted ever since. I am interested in your car, my phone no. is 01824 703676. Please contact me to discuss. All things being equal £3700 seems reasonable.

from Ian Chalmers, dated 04 february 2019
Still no reply........old ad?

from Ian Chalmers, dated 04 february 2019
Still no reply........old ad?

from Ian Chalmers, dated 04 february 2019
No reply......is this an old ad?

from Ian Chalmers, dated 02 february 2019
Hi, is the car still for sale? If so, can i view it?
Thanks, Ian


from Reiner, dated 25 november 2018
Hello,
I've some detailled questions before sending an offer. Could you please get in cntact to me?
Best regards


from Terry Temlett, dated 15 october 2018
Hello,
I'm very interested in your Scimitar, is it still for sale, please?


from Guillaume, dated 12 june 2018
Hello,
I'm looking for a scimitar SE5 in a good shape, not for exhibition, but for driving quietly. It seems that yours is in such condition.
Is your car still for sale ?
Thank you for your answer.
Regards
Guillaume


from Gourves Daniel, dated 06 february 2018
Hello,
Is your Scimitar SE5a still for sale?
Could you give me a quick answer?
Thank you and good evening.


from Derek Haynes, dated 17 december 2017
Dear Sir,

I offered £3,000 for your Scimitar se5a on 15 October. Is this offer acceptable, or if not, what is the lowest price you would accept for the car?

Regards,

Derek Haynes


from Peter, dated 08 november 2017
Hello
I don‘t feel confortable beding for a car I have never seen or driven before. Do you negociate also the traditional way: optical check änderst Drive at your place?
If yes, I will think about visiting you in UK.
Best regards from Switzerland!
Peter


from Roger Gut, dated 03 july 2015
Dear Sir or Madam, Is this beautiful car still available? Sincerely, Roger Gut Switzerland

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