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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!

 

1975 brown.jpg

 

 

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?

S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE

 

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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 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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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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Thank you Dunc.  Objects of beauty.... Nice to see the éclat and excel sandwiched by the Scimitar and MG.  There is something very special about old English sportscars, they oooze character. 

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15 hours ago, phoenix said:

Nice to see the éclat and excel sandwiched by the Scimitar and MG.  There is something very special about old English sportscars, they oooze character. 

Both are owned by members on here (pictured) as their "other cars" so your right about their broader appeal.

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