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Anyone know of these cars?

  • Essex 005 / 10903 RHD customer car not taxed in the UK since 01/09/90 current location unknown.
  • Essex 009 / 10932 no information unknown to DVLA using reg no. WNG 42X. Incomplete information mystery car current location unknown.
  • Essex 015 / 10935 RHD customer car unknown to DVLA using original reg no. HRD 7 current location unknown.
  • Essex 019 / 10943 RHD customer car supplying dealer Broadway Motors, Lotus archives have no recorded first reg no. current location unknown.

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Hi - by absolute chance I logged into thelotusforum and picked up the string of messages regarding 003. I'm John Williams, it's my car.  I'm still based in Hong Kong (although stuck in Thailand as I w

005 slowly getting there 

Have tracked down the original owner of #015. He sent me this photo of it, will have more details on what happened to it tomorrow.   We know #005 is out and about. #009 went to Malays

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009 may be in Spain currently, the factory are investigating this!

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On 24/01/2012 at 03:32, Bibs said:

Anyone know of these cars?

  • Essex 005 / 10903 RHD customer car not taxed in the UK since 01/09/90 current location unknown.
  • Essex 009 / 10932 no information unknown to DVLA using reg no. WNG 42X. Incomplete information mystery car current location unknown.
  • Essex 015 / 10935 RHD customer car unknown to DVLA using original reg no. HRD 7 current location unknown.
  • Essex 019 / 10943 RHD customer car supplying dealer Broadway Motors, Lotus archives have no recorded first reg no. current location unknown.

 

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Great thread Bibs!

0932 Essex 009 - according to various documents - The factory did not record the chassis allocation of Essex 009, no other indication that this car is an "Essex Turbo" 

0935 Essex 15 - original dealer bell & Colvill.

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I have that 015 was originally purchased by H Dundas - there's every likelihood that with the unusual surname and that Registration that was very likely to have been Hugh Dundas who was a well known Lamborghini and Supercar buyer - certainly in the 80's. I know he used to own a red Miura SV reg.HRD41

For 009 I have the car went to Kuala Lumpur yes and was purchased new by a Mr Metribian via the Norfolk Motor Company?

Mark at Stocks had 005 in 2018 - it was previously in France.

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#015 was Hew Dundas, he kept it unto 1982 when he traded it for a Ferrari. Blew the engine on the way to Scotland. He also had a rear tyre blow damaging some bodywork. Hew said it had 12.000 miles when he traded it in. He has no record of where the car went.

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Thanks Roo 👍🏻
Must have been an older shot before Mark at stocks owned it.

I think 029 ( may be wrong number)is still in France.

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Did 008 ever get fixed in Japan?

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Anyone ever hear anymore of 003 in Hong Kong?

Dave :) 

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Dave FRP244 is LHD 029 but its in Sweden not France. I think that was the car that used to drive to the Lotus Show in Donnington every year. 

Hew Dundas to still around I think - this is him off FB on the right back in the day with the DK Engineering run 308 GT4 racer - I think he had something to do with DK at one point (co-owner?)

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It was at SJ months ago now having some work done that’s as much as I know, left my contact details with Steve to pass on to John Williams but never heard anything. Just done a DVLA vehicle check using GOP 890W not been taxed in the UK since January 1995.

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