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Love these old cars hence I have owned my Éclat for 6 years now, well actually gave her to the wife as a wedding present but she will never be sold. Banana as she is known has loads of history with being owned by Lotus for the first five years of her life. I now have a nice Excel SE to keep her company along with my Esprit S3 N/A so a nice little collection.

 

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Drooooooooooooooooool.  Great thread resurrection Chris!

 

Kimbers will confirm but I think that was one of his old man's company cars, the last registered Elite.

 

Back at you with this one, I paid £5 for an old magazine for one picture, tragic.......;

 

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Mark - I'm fairly sure you are right, Peter, the owner, said it was the last Elite registered - hence the 84 numberplate.

 

I'll get some more photos of it in May at Goodwood again.

 

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If he has the bonnet up make a note of the colour code from the chassis plate, want to make sure I get mine resprayed that shade (there are no less than 4 different Lotus codes for "copper"!)

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I mentioned to Peter that Kimbers thought it had been his dad's and Peter seemed surprised as MK had judged a concours it was in and never mentioned it.

 

Perhaps MK didn't want people to think he was choosing it as the winner for sentimental reasons alone?

 

It's a lovely car with a knowledgeable owner (organiser of our Surrey Club lotus meets). One of small number of excellent cars in the hands of a long term owner, and consequently unlikely to ever come onto the market.

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I do remember the old man having one of the last off the line and I'm sure it was a Gold one.

 

I think it was at this meet where he judged the cars and his old Burgundy Elite won. At the time I'm pretty sure he was only 50/50 on the gold one. I seem to remember it more than him! But it may have been a different one.

 

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MJK had a copper coloured Riviera for sure, confirmed by the factory. Maybe that is where the confusion with this one crept in? He also had a blue Riviera, in fact if production was barely into double digits for the last 3 years he and the other directors must have owned nearly all of them.

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It's a lovely car with a knowledgeable owner (organiser of our Surrey Club lotus meets). One of small number of excellent cars in the hands of a long term owner, and consequently unlikely to ever come onto the market.

 

Peter rebuilt a black Elite before this.

 

Chris

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Been digging though some folders and came accross this one of old Banana so thought you might like a peak. this shot was taken from the top of a bus in Inverness during a classic car run through the city.

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Any more pics you have would be welcome!

 

 

Guys - Classic Team Lotus have started a Flickr page featuring unseen Lotus photos from over the years.

 

 

Oh thank you Jesus! (and Nello for letting us know)

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