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Engine is fine. Still with Norfolk accent.

Small seeping from steering pump so that will need to be replaced.

Front suspension bushes.

Electric windows, mirrors and central locking non functional. Need to get this done first then:

Add alarm and immobiliser

New door beams and window frames.

Replace snapped choke cable

Replace non working bonnet strut

Get rev counter working

Replace and re-wire speakers

Then I think new carpets

Headlining is not great so that needs to change.

Interior tidy

Not much and in reality it's a lot of relatively small items.

Mirrors may be a pain as there is a part missing between the switches and electrics. Just exposed plastic pins.

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Just a small 'to do' list then lol (I wish mine were that long!!!)

Regards the mirrors, assuming the mirrors themselves still function (?), refiguring the loom and necessary bits should be relatively straightforward.

Try carbuildersolutions.co.uk - they may have the required electronics to make it more 'plug and play'

Good luck

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Dear Lotus Friends,

 

my name is Siegfried Herrmann from Lotus Historic Register Germany.  I'm looking for a Lotus member for his Lotus Elite

type 75 a rear window wiper and two sun visiors . Who can help?

 Contact: [email protected]

 

 

 

Best regards

 

 

Siegfried Herrmann

Harkortstr. 27

44652 Herne

Germany

Tel: 0049(0)2325/62614

Phone: 0049(0)151/24054116

E-Mail: [email protected]

www.Lotushistoric.de

www.hockenheim-historic.de

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Yes, thats Simon's V8.

Ex Guy Abbot, but now with a similar spec engine to mine from V8 Developments.

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I thought it l;ooked a bit lively in that 2nd from bottom pic! The 4 seaters should have had far more power than they were blessed with as standard.

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Nice to see.

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On 9/4/2017 at 13:41, Dunc said:

some pics from the festival:

a strong turnout from the 2+2 wedgies!

 

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Is this the one-owner car that was auctioned off a couple of months ago?  If so, is as nice in the flesh, so to speak, as it looked in the photos?

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No,

That one has been in the hands of its current owner since 1977. He was the driver and he had a quick chat with some of us. I got the impression he wasn't an internet type.

Nice chap tho.

The car was in very original condition - the early type of interior had typically lasted well. However the paint showed microblistering across its flanks and pods. A good 10 yarder.

 

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I saw that car, thought it looked absolutely brilliant, the patina and the colour just added to the appeal to me. 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Dan E said:

I saw that car, thought it looked absolutely brilliant, the patina and the colour just added to the appeal to me.

Totally agree.

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I was at the show and it was so nice to see this car in great condition and this colour. It's a 70's sportscars and with the exciting introduction of colour television during that decade, most cars were painted in bold colours like brown, orange, green and yellow. It's a shame when people change the colours to bring them up to date or go for a TV theme like the multiple white Bond-ifications of esprits you see at shows. Keep em original. 

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Real sorry we missed it this year, hopefully next year though. Here's a pic of the latest barn/shed/yard find. Sadly looks like someone has lifted it by the roof though.

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Happy wheels

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Fantastic photo!  All my favourite Lotus's in a line :)

 

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So nice to see these three spectacular Lotus sportscars from the 70's, 80's wedge era together. All are connected In their styling and phylosophy. 

Lovely early dark bumper/skirt, narrow body éclat excel is becoming a rare but endangered species I hear!

 

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Grandsons picture of my Lotis:lol:

Start them young!

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Pretty good colour match!! What colour felt tip is that? :P

Oliver Winterbottom II?

Hope your car really doesn't smoke that much!

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Looks like it might be time for an engine rebuild, I think he must have noticed something i didnt!

I never use the rear view mirror anyway!:o

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