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why does this bumper have fog lights built in

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Just out of interest - I saw this on evilbay, anyone know why it has built in foglights? Not sure I like the look of it, I have the S2 rear bumper on mine with the Rover lights which I prefer. But just wondered why it's like that - is it factory or modified?

 

Mat.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elite-Eclat-Rear-Bumper-/251285831618?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a81cd7fc2#ht_630wt_1255

 

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Its factory.

 

Rare factory option on the front and rear. I agree, not particularly nice, but it is original.

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I am of the understanding it was also standard on Euro Spec cars. My old blue Elite had them front and back. Story goes it was one of the last 3 S1's off the production line and they ran out of UK bumpers so stuck some Euro spec ones on! Its an interesting story. It also had a galvanised chassis from new so it was lucky that they ran out of steel ones too!

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Neil,

 

Have you added this beauty to the elite and eclat register?

 

send an email to [email protected] and I'll send you a form.

 

further details on the pinned thread.

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I think the yellow Elite in the Haynes collection also has these bumpers fitted front and rear.

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inside belguim all the elite cars that i have seen has one (sometimes 2) frog light next to the license plate, on the back

i think the dealer whould have done that by delivery, because otherwise they dont get a M.O.T...

 

(i have pictures... if somebody wants to see how it looks)

 

picture from a car for sale:

 

http://www.2dehands.be/autos/autos/lotus/lotus-eclat-130700028.html?qq=lotus+eclat&pc_id=&afd=

 

and this car has it inside the rear lights himself i think:

 

http://img.2dehands.be/f/normal/147655840_6-lotus-elite-503.jpg

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Mine has a fog light in the bumper next to the license plate. Looks like a DIY job!

 

 

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