Smitten with a Scimitar?

So, I’ve finally collected the Scimitar, but is it as good as I hoped?

Scimitar and BX load space

Scimitar joins the fleet, with a load of parts. BX off to pastures new and already working hard

After the 120 mile drive home, I think generally, the answer is yes. Ok, so electrical gremlins are already rearing their head with a low reading on the voltmeter when lots of kit is on, but the combination of tight handling and lusty Ford Essex V6 have already started to make an impression. As has the load carrying capacity – the back is still full of spares and literature so I’ve got more than the car to get familiar with.

The first full day of ownership has allowed me to prove that the voltmeter is telling fibs – it’s actually fine – and discover that it’s a pig to start from cold. If there’s a best technique, I need to discover it. Mind you, the previous owner seemed to struggle too! There’s a sweet spot on that choke setting somewhere…

4 thoughts on “Smitten with a Scimitar?

  1. Hi there, do you have any information on this particular Scimitar? I bought it a year or two ago on ebay from a chap in London, the car came with a nice chunk of history but i think it had been through a few owners in a few years…

    • Sorry, I can’t really add much. I bought it from a chap who had owned it for a few years and really looked after it. I only kept it a few months myself, as that’s rather my nature! Great car though. It did appear in Classic Car Buyer a couple of times during my ownership.

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