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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #657332
20/08/20 08:40 AM
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Chaps, some of you will be aware that I have a very personal interest in the tale of Suffolk Sports Cars. I have known the chaps for many a long year and have helped out on their stands at shows, been to lunch with them and, of course bought 3 of their cars. It is a great shame that a partially Chinese funded, Indian owned maker of stupid SUV's should find it of benefit to close down a small British company of the type that this country is founded on.
I am visiting the works today to talk to Roger about the new company, " Suffolk Classic Services" which will hopefully be around for a long time not least to service all the existing SS100's and "C" types out there.

I never thought I would say this but "BOO" to Jaguar !!!


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Reg
Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #657334
20/08/20 08:47 AM
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Sad news indeed.

I went down to see them before buying my Morgan, I couldn't afford the £500k price tag of a genuine SS100 but really fancied building an SS100 from their kit. Pic is of us in the test drive car.

[Linked Image]

Unfortunately the price was substantially more than I expected (I had found a price list online).


Mark
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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #657339
20/08/20 09:04 AM
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Agreed on the price. Very nice cars but very expensive. Quality and low volume costs money.

Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: lowebird] #657341
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Originally Posted by lowebird

I am visiting the works today to talk to Roger about the new company, " Suffolk Classic Services" which will hopefully be around for a long time not least to service all the existing SS100's and "C" types out there.



I'm sure we'll all be very interested to hear whatever you can tell us from the horse's mouth about this whole sorry story.


Giles. Mogless in Paris.
Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #657342
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Though I wouldn't have used Howard's turn of phrase, it does sound a bit like Jag's lawyers wanting to eliminate any grey areas in their copyright/IP landscape .... increasing problem now cars are all so much more universally competent mechanically than they were even 30 years ago so are sold on 'style', brand kudos and lifestyle.


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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #657347
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Sorry to read this but really pleased they will be supporting their loyal customers, Reg in particular.


Regards Richard

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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #657358
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Howard I wholeheartedly agree with your comments.


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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #657363
20/08/20 11:45 AM
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Mark, Fantastic photo. A few years ago I was contemplating either building a Suffolk SS100 as a kit, ordering a Morgan, or a Frontline MGB. The MG won in the end mainly for financial/family/timing and ease of registration and maintenance in my state of Australia. The only SS100 I have seen at a show needed a lot of work to be registered, weird door locks and reinforcement in the doors, retractable seat belts and child seat attachments which is really odd s anew MX5 passes without baby seat bits.

But I would still love a trip to the UK at some stage and visit all of those factories. The whole location looks nice in that photo but not sure Suffolk will have a showroom as such to see if they are mainly a service centre for cars.

Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #657477
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A sad state of affairs, I would have thought that Jag should be concentrating on their knitting rather than worrying about others who were no real threat, unfortunately Howard is dead right re the Chinese business model, luckily in the marine industry the public is a little more discerning and stainless that isnt soon shows out in salt water!


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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: pandy] #657506
21/08/20 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by pandy
Originally Posted by lowebird

I am visiting the works today to talk to Roger about the new company, " Suffolk Classic Services" which will hopefully be around for a long time not least to service all the existing SS100's and "C" types out there.



I'm sure we'll all be very interested to hear whatever you can tell us from the horse's mouth about this whole sorry story.

Giles, I put what I thought was a reasonably report of my visit to Suffolk yesterday on the SS100 Owners site and met with not a few alternative views most of which I am not qualified to comment on so please excuse me if I don't reiterate them here. I have declined to make any further comments on the SS100 site as well.


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