Forgotten V8

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by 72XYGT » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 21:53

RASSIE wrote: Not my style. Cheers Rassie.


Ja, swaer..... You like your tanks, Rassie. That big car of yours, Caddy or something, is so big you can fit a double bed in the boot :lol:

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by macca9 » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 22:11

wasnt there another car that came out with a similar name... scimcar? or something like that... nice looking car, also European V8

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by macca9 » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 22:31

scimitar is the car I was thinking of! ... very nice car, also here is the write up...

Classic fun with modern sports-car performance and reliability. Specification:
1970 Scimitar SE5. 4.6 TVR spec V8 built by V8 Developments (cross-bolted block, top-hat liners, etc). Electronic fuel injection (TVR/Jaguar). Custom-made tubular exhaust manifolds & stainless steel system. TVR Borg-Warner T5 manual gearbox. High ratio rear axle (approx 3000rpm @ 90mph). Wilwood ventilated front discs & alloy 4-pot calipers. Rear disc brake conversion. Wilwood pedal box with adjustable front/rear brake bias. AVO coilovers (adjustable damping and ride height). Polybushes throughout. Correct steering geometry (unlike most V8 Scimitars). Stainless steel fuel tank. TVR front seats. Full bodywork restoration with subtle upgrades. This car has been built and developed as my interpretaton of the ultimate Scimitar.
It is reliable, docile, usable every day and does 25mpg on a long run. (Toured Southern Germany last summer). Alongside this, it has the power-to-weight ratio of a Porsche 911 Turbo, so truly massive performance.
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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by RASSIE » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 22:47

A very nice Fast 2-door stationwagon. Just Joking.
http://www.rassiesauto.co.za/
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“I will die driving a V8”

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by FairmontGT » Thu 27 Mar 2008, 07:57

Good one Rassie!
Yes we did build muscle cars in RSA!!!!
http://www.africanmusclecars.com

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by zahistorics » Fri 28 Mar 2008, 14:50

In its day the Scimitar was called the world's fastest station wagon.

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by henryk » Fri 28 Mar 2008, 14:56

Rumour has it that a very prominent Cape Town V6 racer is concidering a Scimitar as his next Classic project. Same horsepower + less weight = dominating performance.
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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by 72XYGT » Sun 30 Mar 2008, 08:15

Did we ever had the 60 Ford Starliner convertible here in South Africa?

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by FairmontGT » Sun 30 Mar 2008, 10:31

I think I have seen one for sale in Autotrader about a year ago - it was pretty expensive.
Yes we did build muscle cars in RSA!!!!
http://www.africanmusclecars.com

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by 72XYGT » Sun 30 Mar 2008, 15:34

Would anybody have more info on this car. Is there any site dealing with all the South African Fords we had up till now?

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