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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:

 

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38 minutes ago, Don't Be Foolish said:

whilst the yellow Eclat with the green stripe went for slightly less at £1,604.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324672364239
 

didnt take long.

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This weeks the latest Club Lotus news mag arrived, and there is a piece by Guy Munday about his visit to the auction to view and bid on one of the cars, and he was filmed and also when the car was delivered to the new owner. Did not say which car it was and no photos in the mag to tell.

So something to look out for whenever the new series is broadcast.

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