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Old 25th September 2018, 17:07
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Today I was contacted by a German gentleman regarding this car found in a showroom in Dusseldorf.
Nice the see a SAMMIO surrounded by some very expensive marque.





I'm sure it's one built by Dave in his Poole workshop.

I am also sure the price tag will up-set the trolls again.

On the plus side, I informed him I could build him one for half the listed showroom price and he's now coming over next week for a chat.
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Old 25th September 2018, 20:17
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I would suggest the price is spot on ! Assuming he shifts it for that or a close offer you can bet he will be asking you to build more.
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Old 26th September 2018, 07:16
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Ditto, I believe the price is right too.

As for building one for half the price, assuming you mean you'd charge the customer around £11,500 and would be in profit yourself, you'd barely be making minimum wage for your time. The customer would probably export it to Europe then sell it on for twice what he paid for it anyway.

There are people out there with deep pockets for classic replicas - Suffolk Sports Cars' stand was swamped with toffs at Goodwood, while the maker of the Aston DBR1 replicas is also trading very nicely in the £70-120k bracket, then there's these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-F...53.m1438.l2649

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maserati-...oAAOSwVnFbXPoj

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1956-Mase...sAAOSwbxBbQ3ax

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ABSOLUTEL...EAAOSwZZlbomrs

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Old 26th September 2018, 07:53
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Looking at the picture, the front indicators are certainly not symmetrical, in fact the whole front looks as if it isn't symmetrical. Having read what Paul L bodyshell had to go through to knock it into shape, I think anyone starting a Sammio has to be very brave.
Would need to knock a "0" off the price for me, compare it to the car Smash sold last year, his black 250. The Formosa looks a much better bet as the shell is far better finnished.
Not meaning to piss anyone off, just my opinion.
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Old 26th September 2018, 10:22
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I was a bit worried that my 250 TR would be knocked in value because I have fitted the "wrong" engine. The two Maserati's listed above have shown that won't matter too much as they both feature Chevrolet V8's and are on the pricey side.

With regard to Sammio body I would say that a little mis match from side to side is quite acceptable. If you take a tape measure to most cars of that era, the hand built cars in particular, most will show variations.
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Old 26th September 2018, 11:13
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The two Maserati's listed above have shown that won't matter too much as they both feature Chevrolet V8's and are on the pricey side.

Aren't they both the same car?
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Old 26th September 2018, 12:02
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I saw that !!
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I wonder if Gary ever imagined his creations being in a showroom in front of a 300SL Gullwing.
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Looking at the picture, the front indicators are certainly not symmetrical, in fact the whole front looks as if it isn't symmetrical. Having read what Paul L bodyshell had to go through to knock it into shape, I think anyone starting a Sammio has to be very brave.
Would need to knock a "0" off the price for me, compare it to the car Smash sold last year, his black 250. The Formosa looks a much better bet as the shell is far better finnished.
Not meaning to piss anyone off, just my opinion.
A few quick points from me…

- I think the front indicators are just a trick of the camera angle, as all the photos I’ve seen of other Sammio builds from Dave/Bisto34 have been top quality cars.

- Remember that I had the rarer Sammio Cordite model, not this Sammio Spyder version.

- Compared to the DNA asking prices, I think Smash should have sold his for more, especially with the bumpers.

- Agreed the Formosa is higher quality, but Chris’s one on Ebay is the equivalent of €43k, so significantly more.

- If you think the correct price should be €2,550 then you must be ‘aving a laugh.

Cheers, Paul.
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I wonder if Gary ever imagined his creations being in a showroom in front of a 300SL Gullwing.
Or in a private car collection that included a SWB 250, etc.

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Aren't they both the same car?
My bad, didn't look too closely at the ads as I was getting ready to go out.
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Just put the ad through Google Translate:

domestic equipments
vehicle description
This triumph Sammio reminds by its appearance on one of the most famous racing cars from the 60 's: The Shelby Cobra 289! That was it! This Triumph Sammio has been made in a small series based on a Triumph Herald and looks like a daring historic race car. But he is not! The engine has a pure 1296ccm and is therefore in small four-cylinder and no beefy eight-cylinder. But no matter! This sports car looks good and is very sporty despite its small engine! A nice leisure time for the garage and the country road.


Couldn't have put it better myself! Well, perhaps I could've...
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Maybe Google translate doesn't pick up on the subtleties in the German language !

I suppose there is a bit of a Cobra look to the front end but it hadn't occurred to me before and you do need to squint a bit.
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obviously been selling mine far too cheap!
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this dealer is well known for its "special" prices

only people with "thumbs on all fingers" or total amateurs are buying there.

the triumph and kitcar community in germany is already warning to buy this car for that price.

update:

car is now advertized for 18.500 euro
does not really look serious if dealers play-up with prices in a region of ~35%

at beginning of year 2018 the importer (a dealer in south germany) has tried to sell the car at least 3 times via ebay...no success...and now another dealer is trying...450km further north ...with the same success...none.

https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/d...2-d7dcce8a7f7c

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Absolutely agree with Rochdale here, E18,500 is a ridiculous price.

If they really want to sell it they should advertise it for double that and hold out for a buyer for whom that's a very modest sum of money for a weekend car, and who appreciates the beauty, style and WOW! factor they're getting for not a lot of Euros.

Well done, Rochdale, thanks for raising the pricing issue. Again.
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I'm with Towed on this one !
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see what yoo get for 18000euro. (an original lotus seven, 2 westfield seven, a TVR griffith or cerbera, a perfect lotus europa, 2.5 lotus excels in good condition, 3 relant scimitars in mint condition)...and than compare it with such a sammio, botched together in a shed from a private builder ...with a "tricky" suspension (rear), a poor performing engine.....for that money it must not only "look" good...it must perform well (there are several spacialists whoare able to bring some horsepower even into a triumph engine) and the condition must be spot-on....which this car is far away from!!!
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maybe google translate doesn't pick up on the subtleties in the german language !
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and than compare it with such a sammio, botched together in a shed from a private builder
thats clear enough !
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I know I shouldn’t feed the Troll, but I am under the influence of cough mixture.

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… botched together in a shed from a private builder ...
rochdaleGT - Perhaps something is getting lost in translation, but generally over here in the UK, we think of this as a “shed”.



Whereas, this car was built by David/bisto34 in what we would call a “workshop”.



Similarly, this is what we would call “botched together”.



Whereas, this is what we would call an example of a professional standard modifications.



bisto34 has produced a number of quality Sammios over the years and here is another one below.



So rather than just insult his work without providing any evidence…

Perhaps you could point out the "botching" you are referring to in relation to car DWY 417B?
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