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Greetings from the states everyone. Here is a few shots of my 523 in Red Rocks Park in Colorado. We have sun year round here, so even after a little snow the roads clear. Lots of twisty mountain roads

Hi Chris, Here are some more pictures of my Elite, as requested. The photos were taken for a recent feature in Absolute Lotus magazine after my car had undergone a two year restoration at Lo

From our race last weekend (it should be noted that we won our class after 8 years of trying  ) : Lotus Elite by Brian Knudson, on Flickr Lotus Elite by Brian Knudson, on Flickr

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Just to revive this - have to say Elite/Eclats have been left in the dark for too long. Is it me or are they beginning superby retro in a very good way. Any more posts especially of Riviera Elites please! I so regret not trying to buy a fantastic light green Elite that appeared on Autotrader a few years ago - Anyone recall the car? It was light green with Speedlines and a green interior too?

Really appreciating them now......

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Anyone recall the car? It was light green with Speedlines and a green interior too?

You may have had a lucky escape. It once belonged to Roger Makhlouf and was, for some reason, a right dog despite having tens of thousands thrown at it. Roger was once even put off buying a long-wished-for Riviera he stumbled across because he could not walk away from the amount of money invested in the green S2. The latest owner was selling last year and took it off the market for similar reasons, I think the engine had been out 3 or 4 times at Lotusbits trying to sort driveline vibrations. With hindsight they should all probably just be swapped onto late model Excel chassis!

In the garage no-one can hear you scream 

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Did I see a sprint for sale the other day on ebay?

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Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed. : Albert Einstein

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yes, looks like there was one.... I missed it on my ebay search for some reason.

fair bit of BS sprinkled in the add about there being only 3 left which are in car collections. I know of at least 4 which aren't in collections. One went through Bonhams auction at Goodwood recently after being dragged from a shed.

The one in the pic above is a 521 sprint, which has the 5 speed box and the 14 inch 7J GKN wheels.

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Hi Dunc,

Nice track pictures - btw in the field shot, the V8 eclat front looks a lot lower at the front end than the white one(?) Have you lowered it, or is it just the photo maiking it look lower? The bumper seems a lot nearer the ground on the yellow car.

Cheers, Mat.

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This picture i made today, (lotus elite 501 from 1976 and my rare 1989 Excel SA)

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I finally completed the exterior of my 1974 Elite, so will post some pictures. There are more, higher resolution pictures in the "Gallery" section; search under "EliteEV".

You can tell I've done some minor mods to the body, especially the bumpers. I think the Federal bumpers are an abomination, so did what I could with my limited skill to improve them.

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I knew there was something missing when I looked at that pic, well done for making me realise it was the door handles. I don't think we'd get away with it in the UK as I believe you have to be able to open the door from outside the vehicle, but it's probably dependent upon the tester dong the inspection as it is by "the relevant control" which can be argued to be the key fob.

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