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Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Specky » Wed 06.09.2017, 12:08

As Many of you know I've researched many cars, this is my latest research project...

I'm launching an appeal to see if you could trawl through your archives for any historic photographs (Donington and such like), and come up with any feasible Silk Red SE's.

I haven't seen the SE database, but I've located about 10 cars... but sadly none seem to fit the bill.

Here's hoping you can hit me up with a Registration, VIN or photograph :-)

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby TrevorB » Wed 06.09.2017, 13:08

I've already had contact with Dave and sadly it's not 'Merlot'.

At the end of the video when the tape stops and you get a brief side view, they are not standard SE wheels?

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby theelanman » Wed 06.09.2017, 13:27

what video?
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 06.09.2017, 14:01

theelanman wrote:what video?

THE video on the group at the place that Rambo fears to tread... you know, the one you administer, you senile old bugger! :poke: :lol:
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Giniw » Wed 06.09.2017, 14:35

:D
Could anybody share it here please? :poke: (I don't have a facebook account either :-D)
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby theelanman » Wed 06.09.2017, 14:47

no we are getting confusing....posting stuff in one place and then talking about it somewhere else......
without providing a link either.......geeezzzzz
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby TrevorB » Wed 06.09.2017, 14:58

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Specky » Wed 06.09.2017, 15:11

TrevorB wrote:I've already had contact with Dave and sadly it's not 'Merlot'.

At the end of the video when the tape stops and you get a brief side view, they are not standard SE wheels?

:(

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Specky » Wed 06.09.2017, 15:18

Would anyone be aware of any '90 0r '91 Silk reds?

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Giniw » Wed 06.09.2017, 15:25

Thanks!
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby TrevorB » Wed 06.09.2017, 15:52

Specky wrote:
TrevorB wrote:At the end of the video when the tape stops and you get a brief side view, they are not standard SE wheels?

:(

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Steve A » Wed 06.09.2017, 18:57

There seems to be so many of them about lately, they could almost start their own club :-D

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby alan e » Wed 06.09.2017, 19:35

Yes but only one as won a trophy.
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby RonR » Thu 07.09.2017, 10:11

The second photo (S2 wheels) is mine. It was registered in August '92 and built in July '92 AFAIK, so not a contender for the Princess Di video.
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Specky » Thu 07.09.2017, 12:46

RonR wrote:The second photo (S2 wheels) is mine. It was registered in August '92 and built in July '92 AFAIK, so not a contender for the Princess Di video.


Could I be cheeky and ask you to check your VIN...

Would the last half be NHD1****

I'm looking for something LHD1 or MHD1

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby RonR » Thu 07.09.2017, 16:18

Yes it's NHD167**
Interestingly it's way above the range given by GGLC in their production figures, which suggest the last SE VIN was 6622
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Specky » Thu 07.09.2017, 16:28

RonR wrote:Yes it's NHD167**
Interestingly it's way above the range given by GGLC in their production figures, which suggest the last SE VIN was 6622


Bugger!

I Know GGLC figures are out at the start, but I didn't know about the other end...

Could you PM the last two digits please, I'll do some digging.

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Specky » Fri 15.09.2017, 07:35

Just a quick update...

After a couple of weeks work... the car has been identified...

At the present, I believe the owner is blissfully unaware...

It's a '92 registered car...

I guess it's comparable to someone having a winning lottery ticket, but they've just not checked it :lol:

So....16 Silk red cars... two Silk Red owners have contacted me... that only leaves 14...

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Lotusman33 » Fri 15.09.2017, 18:21

Good work Dave, another interesting car identified. :clap:
So do we need to hunt down and buy a Silk red SE of 1992 vintage?

Nice colour and never seen one on the road.

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby chipp » Fri 15.09.2017, 18:31

I know of a Silk Red that is of that age.
Owner has had it for a while.

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