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On 12/12/2019 at 06:50, 21gg said:

Going off the build details from the guy in canada where he bought the mansory panels, the rear clam wasnt a complete clam. Its was a 'top' panel without the boot structure underneath. They had to separate the old clam and bond the new one on. So the 'outer' panel is carbon with the boot box in fg. The front clam again is carbon with any appendages underneath in fg etc but did come as a complete unit as it would ftom the factory. They are not a layer of carbon skinned over a gf panel.

Not all the front clams of the original cars built were carbon. I have a couple here that were removed from them that are made in f/glass. The red car has a full carbon front clam (you can see the weave in the paint).

Same goes for the doors, nose sections and various other bits. Some were made in full carbon, others in f/glass.

The 20 factory cars only used f/glass panels all round afaik (other than the carbon car), yours may possible have a carbon front clam Gav being the car it is... you can see a glimpse of the bare carbon when you open the doors.

I do remember Lotus saying at the time that the cars that had the carbon panels, door skins etc. were being swapped out for f/glass ones. There were some sets of the full carbon doors being sold off a couple of years ago from the dealer/specialist guy way down in the SW. Phil is it?? They've gone now mind. Stratton may have some tucked away though...

 

 

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Hmmmm... 1 out of 5 in the time we have had them since being built and not properly advertised doesn't seem that good. LOL. Lets be realistic! The issue we have had with these is that they were n

Hi everyone, Its interesting to see everyone's views on our Stratton GT's and my apologies we haven't been involved in these discussions. We have been going through a shake up on the social medi

Let's look at the cars themselves. Firstly they are unquestionably GTEs from the original 2011/12 batch. As far as I can make out, we now have the following GTEs potentially on the road: 20

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Does regular fibreglass bodywork have a light weave pattern? I ask this because in a certain light I can see this under the paintwork on the rear clam of my GTE (#4). I have always assumed that all the painted bodywork was fibreglass, so never examined it too closely.

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On 17/12/2019 at 13:56, The Pits said:

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On 31/12/2019 at 14:40, Ratman said:

that's why we (where I work) use a different lamination for the painted parts VS the carbon exposed parts.

Thanks Ratman. When I look closely, the rear clam weave pattern becomes noticeable where the bodywork stretches down from the swage line. On the more horizontal upper surfaces (eg. where the fuel filler cap is located), you can't see it at all. However, as the bodywork curves down vertically to the wheel-arch it is quite apparent. Could this be to do with the painting process, eg. the upper section has thicker paintwork than the lower areas?

Here's another photo, taken of the rear right hand side of the car looking back and down. The effect is exaggerated by the building reflection, but you can see how this distorted reflection improves as your eyes move up from the vertical wheel arch area and  up onto the more horizontal upper surface on the right side of the image.

Have any other GTE owners had a close look at that rear haunches of their car?

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usually weave appears due to heath.

I remember one car we made had this problem on the engine cover, where the weave was evident after a run but not the morning after.

now we put a different first layer, to avoid this problem

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From March 2019 until they took the price off the adverts earlier this year they were up at £89000 for the Swizz Beats one and £84000 for the other four. I am sure they would entertain any reasonable offer. Don’t forget that these are now 9 year-old cars, which haven’t driven anywhere for nearly all that time.

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9 hours ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

From March 2019 until they took the price off the adverts earlier this year they were up at £89000 for the Swizz Beats one and £84000 for the other four. I am sure they would entertain any reasonable offer. Don’t forget that these are now 9 year-old cars, which haven’t driven anywhere for nearly all that time.

I agree with you, the cars are still on sale and there are a lot of suspicion on them... what is the right price for you?

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My own opinion (I know, I have lots of them) is that these will not sell until the price drops to around £60-65k.

They do look great, but they are not the "complete" package the factory built GTE's are with some components being swapped (e.g. wheels) etc. And as someone said earlier, these cars have now been sat around for nearly 9 years so my "worries" would be around how well have some of those parts fared having stood around. For instance, we know the AC compressors etc can and do rust and fail  - if they ain't be running they ain't been lubricated etc etc.

As I said, great looking cars and I'm sure they are well done, but LHD and the "time elapsed" then I'd be putting my money into a GTE, a 410 Sport or a GT410 (or even a GT430 if you can get one as they are around at the £75k mark). Hence, I think £60-65k might work, but nearer the £60k as prospective owners in Europe, say France and Nordics, will get battered for tax on these.

 

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Just my opinion, but they won't sell above 50k.

They are not a Lotus model.

They are old.

They are not supported by Lotus for spares or service.

I wish them well, but I just don't see why anyone would buy one, especially given the gt410 is arguably a better car.

 

Lol, I knew I should have kept quiet.

Well done. 

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@Stratton Motor Company - congrats, just shows how little us "armchair experts" know!  :)

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