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Wouldn't mind seeing some more pics generally but a red with gold stripes and gold comps makes this a very rare and special sight, it's basically this:

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Surely that car would be worth more sold like this than on BBS? It's going to be somebody's dream spec.

I don't think Comps add value to wet sump cars, I'd sooner have a wet sump on BBS, it's a later look that suits the later cars. But I can't help but feel all dry sumps should be on Comps,  it's part of the original spec and part of the early look.

 

 

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The above picture looks stunning and i know Buddsy especially likes it as its his signature picture. !   Jonny your more than correct it adds a massive amount of value in my eyes on dry sump cars. :yes: Simon, hurry up and paint your bumpers black and door glass frames, see jonny for some good year badges and stick the gold decals on and it will transform your car into a extremely rare looking and very well desired esprit. :yes:

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No just a copy of a copy of an old photo.

Here's another one which shows why gold stripes need gold wheels:

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The only other red early Turbo I've seen with Compomotives is this one that's for sale currently with black decals, also black and silver comps:

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Both need Goodyear letters as a matter of urgency!

I would definitely get the window frames and bumpers changed back to black then you might well have the only red with gold decals on gold Comps dry sump left.

 

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I used to own this lotus some years ago, I found it in a garage near Mersey island and brought it home to Cambridge and did some work on it to get it running and I used it as my wedding car the wheels are very rare as I found out when I had an issue with them but they are correct for the year. And I managed to put the original number plate back on it had a private plate and the original is close to the lotus in the bond film. 

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20 hours ago, Hood15 said:

I used to own this lotus some years ago, I found it in a garage near Mersey island and brought it home to Cambridge and did some work on it to get it running and I used it as my wedding car the wheels are very rare as I found out when I had an issue with them but they are correct for the year. And I managed to put the original number plate back on it had a private plate and the original is close to the lotus in the bond film. 

Welcome Christopher! glad you found the thread.

 

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