S series car(s) seen advertised.

S series car(s) seen advertised.

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Barry S1

1,689 posts

125 months

Tuesday 31st July
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I don't know the car but can see 4k to add on the price, needs to be cheap, lovely colour

glenrobbo

12,455 posts

86 months

Tuesday 31st July
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Barry S1 said:
I don't know the car but can see 4k to add on the price, needs to be cheap, lovely colour
I agree with Barry.

Vendor says:
"The chassis has some rust appearing which mostly looks to be surface however their are small parts of decay next to the jacking points"

Presumably by "jacking points" they mean the outriggers' triangular gussets?

The outriggers, plus rear trailing arms tubes and chassis brackets would need close inspection before thinking about bidding.

Scoobimax

1,880 posts

137 months

Wednesday 1st August
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Thanks Barry /Glen - my thoughts exactly and what I said to my mate.

Let's see what happens.

chiefyo

213 posts

101 months

WotnoV8

66 posts

21 months

Thursday 9th August
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chiefyo said:
Hmm this one appears to be a Griffith in disguise! laughgetmecoat



Edited by WotnoV8 on Thursday 9th August 07:26

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greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Thursday 9th August
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looks like a very nice late car, S4c
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TVRS-V6-VERY-LOW-MILEAG...

tileart

155 posts

11 months

Thursday 9th August
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The car was listed on Ebay some time ago. The non-matching seats (why ?) are the giveaway. Sad to see "PLEASE NO MORE TIME WASTERS AND SILLY OFFERS", so somebody has evidently messed the seller about. Can anyone who is more technically-savvy than me please have a look at the Ebay pics and determine if it a genuine S4C before I go to view the car ? I've tried cropping/enlarging the pic of the chassis plate but the resolution is too low to get the details.

greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Thursday 9th August
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Did you notice how appropriate the Nissan front indicators look on this car!!
Quite a few have non standard seats these days, been quite a lot of options explored on PH

tileart

155 posts

11 months

Thursday 9th August
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The indicators look good. Re the seats, I've read about substituting Chim / MX5 and others, wondered what these somewhat mangled ones (also on Ebay) might scrub up like -- and whether my skills in the metal-bashing and upholstery departments would be sufficient....

pequod

481 posts

74 months

Thursday 9th August
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I wouldn't spend money on those ex Chim seats that are fire damaged so will need a lot more than just a scrub, and at £480 before you restore, the asking price is ridiculous!

I don't think the current seats in that S4 do the car any favours but would look a lot better if re-coloured to either match the light interior or the green dash top, IMO.

However, the cost of replacing the seats will be insignificant if the chassis needs work so that would be where I would check carefully.

tileart

155 posts

11 months

Thursday 9th August
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....must be a different seller, the one I had in mind is Ebay listing 401559561781. Either way, I take the point about the amount of work involved. Just thought that for under £100 maybe the covers could be salvaged and either used as a pattern or re-Conollised (is that still a current expression ?) or generally restored including straightening the seat frames. I believe they were extracted from the V8S that was a recant casualty following a major event.

pequod

481 posts

74 months

Thursday 9th August
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Ah, apologies I misinterpreted your earlier post and searched for a pair of Chim seats!! rolleyes

Those V8S seats would be better but how much will it take to straighten/repair and they will also need to be recoloured to match the S4 interior. If the current mx5? seats are in good order they could be colour changed even from black to light tan (or whatever the interior colour is) and would make the car look much better.

I wouldn't let the seats be a game changer if I was serious about that S4 though!

greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Thursday 9th August
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phillpot

14,484 posts

119 months

Friday 10th August
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tileart said:
Can anyone who is more technically-savvy than me please have a look at the Ebay pics and determine if it a genuine S4c
The bonnet could have been changed but it's a very late one, 1993, it has disc brakes on the rear and battery in the boot..... seems "kosher" to me wink

tileart

155 posts

11 months

Friday 10th August
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The vendor states in the Ebay listing that the bonnet has been resprayed at some time, hard to tell from the pics but may not be a good colour match. "Only" stone chips, or possible front end damage ? Checking the MoT history on Cazana it has done just 5K miles in the past 12 years.

Edited by tileart on Saturday 11th August 07:52

TurboTony

881 posts

107 months

Friday 10th August
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It also has the wider track of an S4 unless it is running spacers. The roof struts are alloy rather than steel ( but some S4s have black anodised) but could have been changed. The balance of probability is that it is an early S4. A viewing would confirm.

greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Wednesday 15th August
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Red 88 S1 Herne Bay. Might be a realistic start price? Looks superficially honest enough but no chassis pics or details!!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312213923673?ul_noapp=t...

greymrj

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140 months

glenrobbo

12,455 posts

86 months

Wednesday 15th August
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greymrj said:
I cannot access facebook and I don't want to, so I can't see it, but if this red S2 is in Glossop, I know it well.
It's a good sound example.

If anyone would like any further info and an unbiased appraisal, send me a PM.


greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Wednesday 15th August
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glenrobbo said:
I cannot access facebook and I don't want to, so I can't see it, but if this red S2 is in Glossop, I know it well.
It's a good sound example.

If anyone would like any further info and an unbiased appraisal, send me a PM.
Not sure Glen, owned by Stewart Macrae, ex RAF?