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I've just bought an almost totally unmolested Elite; originally supplied to France where it has always remained in the Department.  It's currently undergoing a thorough engine/mechanical overhaul (which may throw up 'issues'!) but for the moment all I'm looking for are the following:

  1. Floor board, Boot (B075V1020Z) - mine's absent
  2. Carpet, Boot floor (B07SV1015Z) - mine's tatty
  3. Rear washer reservoir (X036B6161Z) - mine's absent
  4. Bag holder/Battery clamp (B075U0326Z) - mine's absent
  5. Clock - Kienzle (B075N6005Z) - mine's good looking, but not working! 
  6. Radio (Philips 22RN712) - mine's a Blaupunkt and a bit too wide
  7. or Radio (Pioneer KP 9300)
  8. or Radio (Motorola LT 558)

Anyone got any ideas where I might find any/all of the above; either UK or France.  Until recently, Mini Cooper Ss have been my passion ...


Thanks for any help you may be able to give. 


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For random second hand bits:

- Try, but ring them, don't email.  They have tons of broken cars.  

- Try Tocus on this forum


Clocks crop on eBay regularly.  In fact most parts crop up on eBay, but sometimes Lotus Bits are cheaper.


I bought carpets from SJ Sportcars, but lots of people sell them on ebay  too.


I have never seen the original boot floor.  I think they were card and tended to disintegrate quite quickly.


I am also minus the rear washer bag.  I have a feeling they were pretty poor in concept and so tend to be junked. 



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Welcome to TLF Anthony. :welcome:


Pop over to the Introductions thread and say hi in there as well.


Best of luck with sourcing the parts you are after. Also have a look in the Free Classifieds link at the top of the page. May be something in there.

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i dont have a radio on spare, and also not carpets, i sold everything,

but you can buy new ones on ebay,


the boot floor you also can make by your own, its not a big thing,


and the phillips radio is very very rare!!!

next month i will get new cars for spares so then i got some new bits!

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Thats a good question, pfff i think one good radio is worth 200 euro,

(and also good looking) and with dictaphone (some strange thing under the dash) 250 euro,

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Hi Anthony, no problem, I have to go over to my other garage where I keep my spares and check them out, I will test them on a battery to see if they work and take it from there.



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