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20 hours ago, EXCEL V8 said:

You think they would have re-shot the failing-to-retract headlight bit!! 😄

I noticed that, but it wouldn't be an early wedge if they behaved perfectly. 

I call it character. I've thought about electric conversion for my Elite resto, but as I'm aiming for originality, I've decided they should stay as Vacuum. It wouldn't be the same if I knew they did what they should everytime.

Tony 

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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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On 10/12/2020 at 16:42, Peapod said:

Probably been on here before, but I found his interesting.

 

 

It’s a real period piece that video! It has been around for a while but looking at it again I have a question - does anybody recognise the country house used for the publicity shots (at around 16.40) - someone has suggested Hampton Court, someone else Waddesdon Manor, but I’m not sure it’s either of those?
 

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@Don't Be Foolish - ah, so not an original colour. I think it suites your Elite really well - more pictures please :)

I wonder how it would look on an Esprit? @Buddsy - it you are ever thinking about repainting your Esprit, if you want to go non original, I think this would look great.

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2 hours ago, ChrisJ said:

I wonder how it would look on an Esprit? @Buddsy - it you are ever thinking about repainting your Esprit, if you want to go non original, I think this would look great.

I agree thats such a classy colour. I had once thought about going copper but have gone off that a bit. But this looks a nice mix of the copper & red

Ive always loved red sports cars. Recently I had considered changing to an Elise or Exige. I think Fire red which looks a similar colour was my preference.

 

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8 hours ago, rjwooll said:

I have a question - does anybody recognise the country house used for the publicity shots

Could it be Burghley House?

It's getting there......

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On 13/12/2020 at 18:30, Don't Be Foolish said:

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 Lotusbits.

 

A 2-year restoration at LotusBits sounds expensive but the car looks worth it.  Beautiful.

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

 

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I cannot think of a better place to have a 70s Lotus wedge restored than LotusBits . Whatever the bill, it would be a lot less than most establishments.

I need a small paint repair on my Elise..first quote who knew it was an insurance claim was £6k+.....laughable. If I was paying myself - would expect it to be £1k or less. I won't let a paint shop rip-off the insurance, so I will make the effort to have it repaired at a fair rate. 

Justin 

 

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On 09/01/2021 at 16:06, Emmerg said:

Don’t Be Foolish - got to say your car looks fantastic.  A real credit and would love to see it one day. 
 

 

Good evening Guy,

Fingers crossed that things return to something more like the old normal soon as it would be great to be able to travel to be part of the Winterbottom Run and meet up with fellow members of ‘Oliver’s Army’ ( the ‘wedge-iment’?!) later in the year.

 

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Looks very good in Absolute Lotus too, and a nice little backstory on it. You find that a lot of these older Lotus have interesting histories to them.

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It’s so pleasing to see cars like this restored to such a high standard.  It normally starts a process where others follow, the cars are appreciated and values rise.  I commend you on your effort and it’s also a great tribute to Oli. I hope you get to enjoy it and look forward to hopefully seeing the car in the not too distant future. 

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Looks lovely, and what a view! I have fantastic roads up here in Scotland too, but a much shorter season than you.

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For those who remember their lotus history - who knows where these were taken - when the elite was just out.

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