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  1. Hi Ant , What a small and interesting world this lotus lark is . I sold the 74 elite to the chap from Pool just a couple of weeks ago . I am glad it has provided some good parts for you , and him . It was beyond sensible repair . I sold the silver " sleeping beauty " the previous week , and I am already regretting it . I am just left with an 84 silver éclat excel , and a nice blue late model ( registered in 93 "k" ) both needing a small amount of work to get back on the road . I sold the excel convertible to a Dutch chap in Hastings . I delivered it to him and what a character he was . He met me in a field near his home , which was full of old cars he has been collecting . 110 I counted , from Jensen Interceptors to 944 porsches and everything in between .
  2. Hi All , Time for a reality check . I am now the owners of 5 lotus's , 1 spitfire and a tr6 . The chances of me completing them all , if any is slim with limited free time . My final purchase was a 92 se excel , that I bought months ago , paid for but still not collected . Time to rationalise the fleet and concentrate on a couple . I am going to test the market and put the S2 Éclat on ebay and see happens . I would prefer it didn't get broken up , so if anyone fancies a challenge ?
  3. Ok , would be nice to see some pics of the v8 project ? . What are you expecting to get for the SE ? , not that i'm going to make a bid , but I have just purchased a 92 se blind . Was wondering about values ? Thanks Lee
  4. Sorry , wasn't concentrating , that should have been posted on Jayems . Where abouts are you in Northamptonshire ?
  5. is this the kimbers car ? , have you still got the v8 ?
  6. The Éclat looks fantastic , can I ask what size tyres it is running . It looks to have quite a chunky stance ( A good thing ) . it might be the colour combination or a trick of the light ? , but it does look well planted . The Elites seem to be claiming the glory at present , but your car is amazing
  7. The big question Charlie " How Much " Your car has such a following on here , Maybe a Crowd funding page to save it for Posterity ?
  8. Fantastic Charlie , Keep riding the 70's revival , My 74 may need a bit of work , maybe one day !
  9. awful then , awful now . Tupperware bodykits we use to call them
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    Needs work...

    bargain I think , I didn't think it would sell , so respectfully put a side bid in for £350. Fair play to the buyer , engine , box and carbs would cover the cost . The seller said it had a galvy chassis , so as a parts car good value . Hopefully if my life slows down a bit soon , this will be going on the convertible excel chassis .
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    Needs work...

    Just in case anyone is interested , its a 78 523 S1 ( though looks like s2 rear lights ) . body off and on blocks . Rolling chassis has cut and shut A35 bodyshell , resting on it but to be removed before collection . No bids yet !!
  12. ABSOLUTELY BONKERs !!! , love it . I would love to see that completed . It would be basically good for [email protected]@k all as a vehicle , not one thing , but not the other !! . But as a curiosity , engineering challenge and a chap trying to build his twisted fantasy vehicle , I think stuff like this is Brilliant . Éclat van , speedboat anyone ?
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    v8 elite

    Dunc , Don't worry , 2 and a half grand is a lot of Money , and I have a feelin we will see it relisted soon ? Lee
  14. Interesting , keep me posted please .
  15. well done Bob , I was the other bidder , glad you got it though , I think one more lotus would have had me heading for a divorce !!
  16. Sorry , but yes a bit silly . Skimming a cyl head is quite a simple job for any machine shop , I only pay £40 for mine down here , where there are not too many machine shops left . You are near Brum , and I imagine you would be spoilt for choice . Cyl heads , especially ally ones don't suffer from high spots , more warping .
  17. anyone seen this before ? Sorry about the rubbish picture , its for sale on ebay with a current bid of £500
  18. like mine better , even if a potential death trap . Was going to cut the shell up as I have just acquired an elite shell to put on it . Might just keep the shell , you never know what the future holds
  19. JUST SAW THIS ON EBAY , S2 elite , questions for the experts , should this have a rear wiper and should it have the later alloys , it should be an s2 because of its age , It has same interior as my s2 éclat ?
  20. perhaps , this is the way to play it . they think its worth the money , after a few weeks of disapointment , let it go for 10k ? . Our problem is always gonna be the relative value of an esprit . Our cars are not traded as a comodity , The relative values , between , restoration costs and realised selling prices are an unknown as . When a properly restored eclat/elite comes on to the market and sold , we will know there true value . But the chances of seeing this happen soon is in doubt . There are several nice elite owners on here that have spent alot of of money and time and love , but unless they sell them , we will not know . I have resently bought an s1 eclat from an ebay seller , for £1700 , and I promised myself to not go over a grand ! . Emotion and nosttalgia are a powerfull tug . Perhaps we have got to forget values and enjoy our cars .
  21. Hi , is the excel shell narrow body ? Thanks
  22. Does anyone know if the interior fabric is original ? . I think I remember having a sofa or curtains in the same pattern in the early nineties ?
  23. Mike , When you cut up your old shell , did the local tip take it ok or did they charge you ? Thanks Lee
  24. Hand up , yes I AM A BIT OF A DREAMER , And yes ,it was advertised on e-bay last summer , lots of history and dry stored for 10 + years
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