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  1. Thanks to you all for the encouragement, I will do some pics of the car and try and post them here. As I do not have much experience of the model (or Lotus in general) I am not going to spot the 'non standard' bits at first glance and this is where you guys will have a useful input. I am rather reluctant to change/ update stuff as the car is a genuine time warp machine and I bought it to enjoy rather than make into a pristine concours machine. The previous (second) owner was a but unforthcoming about details and is unwilling to stay in contact. I do know that he had a development role at the company, I have had the car inspected by Lotusbits who have been most helpful and who assure me that barring the leaking diff the car is sound (including the chassis) and who have pointed out some of the oddities. As to the old adage about serious trouble, I will see, as I have built a couple of cars before I do know what to expect! I will list fully what I understand to be the mods from standard along with the pics. Peter
  2. Thanks for your encouragement I know the adage about Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious, but I have always fancied a Lotus and this was too good a car to miss. I have an issue with leaking diff seals so the baptism of fire is about to start. Peter
  3. Hi I am a new owner of an interesting Eclat. The car was registered to Lotus in 1978 and used as a development car for about 3 years and then sold to a Lotus engineer who kept it until last week, the company did about 35k miles in it and he as done about 5k since. The car is a Mk1 with Mk2 parts and some special parts, The main details are: 5 Speed ZF gearbox Mk2 Exhaust Truimph 2000 spedo and tacho Spoiler non standard removable roof panel alterations to suspension mounts Rover fog lights single cooling fan The car is in original paint (blue) and tan cloth trim I have got all the usual problems that you would expect with a 'sleeper' - dried up oil seals, dirty brake fluid, tired paint etc so I will be busy for a while! The main thing is that it is undamgaed, the chassis and underpinnings are good thanks to Waxoiing as it has not got a galvanised chassis. The engine is good and the car drives well, it has passed the MOT for the first time after 5 years on sorn. I will keep yo updated with progress.
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