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What colour were original louvres on '85 TE ?


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The original first purchaser would’ve been able to spec body coloured louvres if desired - that’s likely what’s happened here. Andy Graham in archives will likely be able to confirm from original build sheet.
Personally prefer black, louvres but it’s a personal taste thing - standard look on photos below.....the mirrors and bumpers on an ‘85 Turbo Esprit would’ve been body coloured as standard

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3 minutes ago, thebartman said:

Thanks  @stephenwhyte- how do I get hold of Mr Graham? - Is he at Lotus? Do I just call them up ? 

See link below on how to get the info here......

https://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-news/lotus-cars-news/lotus-launches-new-certificate-of-provenance-by-honouring-colin-chapmans-last-car-newly-acquired-by-lotus/

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Now I think about it, it's probably not really worth following up as I've refurbished the interior headrail and cant rails from rotted Tan fabric to a red/white visors and white head/cant rails in leatherette (the pic look black on internal visor, but it is wine red .... 1604769396_HeadRailrefurb.thumb.jpg.e049dc850b2b033b682fcca15b8096fa.jpg

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18 hours ago, Bazza 907 said:

how the heck do you get in the house? Are you really really slim?

Actually, it’s a distortion of the space-time continuum, as the car now has black louvres AND red go-faster stripes, and is travelling so fast whilst appearing to be parked up 😎

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