Middlebridge 61 For Sale


1991 (originally H-reg) 2.9litre Scorpio V6 EFI 5-speed manual. Under 59,000 miles. Metallic racing green with cream interior and leather seat facings with (uniquely I believe) a factory-fit 'Scimitar' branded Taylor-made opening sun roof. Good overall condition. Usual Middlebridge features of galvanised chassis, stainless exhausts and fuel tank, and electric windows and mirrors.

I have owned this car since early 2015 and during that time (and with the previous owner) it has always been garaged. Pretty much everything on it works as it should, including the HRW and rear wiper - wash may need some attention but it has worked in the past. Tailgate courtesy light isn't working - I've never investigated why - and under-bonnet light is disconnected to avoid inadvertent battery drain.

Work done on it in my ownership includes:

  • New Alpine audio head (incl front USB) c/w all speakers (JBL)
  • All-plastic marine fans for ventilation
  • New Goodridge stainless braided steel brake hoses
  • New Italvolanti leather steering wheel
  • High-level LED brake light
  • New rear light lenses
  • Modified air box for more efficient air intake flow
  • New magnetic sump plug
  • All fluids (incl rear diff) replaced at 57914 miles
  • New seal to tailgate and hinges rebuilt
  • New (non-metallic) drain tubes to bottom of tailgate opening
  • New rear wiper arm and blade
  • New rear drop links and bushes
  • New exhaust hanger rubbers
  • Battery isolator device fitted

The car comes with:

  • Cherished registration G1 GTE
  • Full year's MoT to September 2024
  • 2 sets of keys
  • Extensive history file of past receipts, MoTs and DVLA documentation
  • Original wood MB steering wheel.
  • Jack and full size spare wheel with wheelbrace
  • Laminated show posters
  • MESS service book
  • Bespoke MB61 MESS Owners Handbook
  • New Middlebridge sew-on badges
  • White baseball cap custom embroidered 'MIDDLEBRIDGE SCIMITAR GTE MB61'
  • Touch-up paint
  • Copy of Don Pither's book: 'The Scimitar and its Forebears' - this is the seminal authoritative work on these cars.
  • 1:43 scale hand-made model by Rory Cullen of Frog Models (worth £165) with certificate and display case
  • USB memory stick of photos and documentation
  • Set of show registration plates 'MB61 GTE' (not road legal)
  • Set of original 'H' registration plates
  • It also comes with the following all-new parts not yet fitted:

    • Body-coloured alloy rocker covers branded MIDDLEBRIDGE
    • Gaskets and longer V-belts to allow fitting of the rocker covers
    • Body colour-coded HT leads set
    • K&N air filter
    • Water thermostat housing (this part is extremely rare NOS and suggested retained as basis for new parts re-manufacture (for MB, also TVR and other Scorpio-engined cars)

    And hard-to-find spares:

    • Electric window mechanisms, NS & OS, both NOS
    • Tow bar (only, no electrics)
    • Original wheel centres in excellent condition (removed to preserve condition due to rarity)
    • Additional wheel centres suitable for restoration

    Car is located in East Grinstead, West Sussex close to rail station and buses. Approx 10 miles from Gatwick airport

    Offers around £21,000 The contact is Chris on 07715 446082, or email cdb15@gmx.com