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  1. I was interested to see how the three wedges had fared at Mathewsons, so had a quick look at the results for last weekend's auction on the Glenmarch Classic Car Auctions website .

    The maroon Elite sold for £1,704, whilst the yellow Eclat with the green stripe went for slightly less at £1,604.

    Although the price for the yellow Elite, which seemed to be in the best condition of the three cars, wasn't reported by Glenmarch (perhaps because it was listed as a 'Lotus Saloon' by Mathewsons), I did read a post on a Lotus Facebook forum which stated that the car had sold for £100 above it's lower estimate of £5,500.

    This gave a grand total of just over £8,900.

    Who would have thought back in the seventies, when these luxury grand tourers were launched, that just over 45 years later you would be able to buy three of them for less than the price of a 1972 Ford Escort 1300XL (which sold for £10,780):shock:

     

  2. Good evening Brian,

    Regarding the Series 2 front spoilers, SJ Sortscars show them available on their website for £102.76 including VAT.

    I think that these are new parts that have been fabricated using a mould of an original.

    It might be worth asking if any Elite or Eclat owners on the Forum have purchased one and if so whether they were pleased with the fit and finish.

     

  3. After a 12 months fruitless search for a Riviera bonnet for sale, as a last hope I was just wondering if anyone has a Riviera bonnet that, whilst not wanting to part with it, wouldn't mind it being used as a mould to produce a new one? If anyone might be able to help, could you please message me so we can discuss the practicalities of whether might be possible. Many thanks. 

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