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The end of an era for me.
« on: Sep 12th, 2020, 3:12pm »
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Sad After over 21 years of ownership my 2.0ltr estate has been sold.
The guy who bought it has wanted one to restore for years and some four years ago he left me his mobile number in case this day came.
When I rang him he bought it there and then!
Sadly it has sat unused and unusable in my garage for nearly a year. It has a number of issues but was still driveable and the engine was as sweet as a nut.
The new owner intends to restore it, as he has other Fords, so I wish him well. I hope he gets as much pleasure out of it as I have over the years.
A sad day.
It has only survived this long thanks to Tompion, Gozz, Scorpio Mike  and others who have provided help, advice and indeed parts over the years. Without their knowledge and help it would have gone long ago.
I will continue to watch over the site and trust it will continue to help others in the same way it has helped me.
I have advised the new owner to register on here.
Simmo.
 
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 12th, 2020, 4:48pm »
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A sad day indeed, as you say without Tompion etc and yourself a lot of cars would be gone now.  At least it has gone to a good home and will come back on the road. Keep looking in, there are very few of us now Shocked.
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Re: The end of an era for me.
« Reply #2 on: Sep 12th, 2020, 5:36pm »
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Very sad day indeed.   This is still the very best site that involves a single make and model of vehicle.   I am involved with two other major sites for different marks of vehicle, and also in the past been involved in other vehicle sites that deal with speciality engineering and M/V vehicles.   I have tried to get these other sites to be as enthusiastic as this site, and asked people of those sites to 'dip-in' to this site to see "how it's done"!   As an example, off the top of my head, in all the years I was more active on this site, I have never encountered anyone on any site as enthusiastic as Roy!    The helpfullness of Tompion, Scorpio Mike, and Gozz are legendary.   Quite simply the BEST site of it's kind I know.   I just wish the Jaguar (uk) site was half as helpful, I get more from the Yank forums!
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 13th, 2020, 7:42am »
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Sad times indeed Simmo, I still reminisce about my Scorpio and long for its comfort and drive ability but everything comes to an end eventually. Live with the memories. I do and look at a some of the pictures.
The few guys and gals left on here have a wealth of knowledge. Stay safe and keep in contact.
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Re: The end of an era for me.
« Reply #4 on: Sep 13th, 2020, 11:30am »
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Sorry to hear that Mike, but at least you've got your garage back Undecided
 
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 13th, 2020, 2:08pm »
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Sad times in deed, but your Scorpio lives on, hopefully as you say we will have a new member on here soon.
 
Peters just hoping I will sell him a Scorpio one day, still got 3 to go BUT no wangers or splitters, and the right price as now eventually they are being realised for what they are Ford best luxury car Roll Eyes I can sit on them for a long time with little trouble.
 
 Wish you all you wish yourself Mike and do drop in often to liven us all up.
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 13th, 2020, 3:47pm »
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Tomp, I tried to get you yesterday before I posted but I couldn't 'find' you on any of the three numbers! Just tried again when I saw your post same result.
Let me know when you are about and where!
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Thanks for your kind comments everyone. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 13th, 2020, 6:12pm »
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Re: The end of an era for me.
« Reply #8 on: Sep 13th, 2020, 10:18pm »
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Sorry to hear that but look forward to seeing it back on the road, one day they will be worth as much as some other Fords.
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Re: The end of an era for me.
« Reply #9 on: Sep 15th, 2020, 2:20am »
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Very sorry to hear that. You have my sympathy but please do keep on the site.
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 25th, 2020, 10:52am »
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Ah Simmo, I have just now been playing catch up and am saddened to read that your Scorpio has finally gone, hopefully, to a good home.
 
I know that you will really miss your Scorpio now that it ain't about. There was always hope whilst  you owned her.
 
Ah well, you never know what will turn up.
 
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Re: The end of an era for me.
« Reply #11 on: Oct 16th, 2020, 10:49am »
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very sad to hear but at least the Scorpio lives on the best car that was ever made in my opinion way ahead of the times lost my last one a few years ago but still look in all the very best to all Scorpio owners and may they live on forever.Malcolm
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