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For those of you reading this sometimes things that are written come across not as intended. I have called Dave Changes today and had a long chat. He has a vast amount of experience with these engines

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51 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

Just showed that pic to the missus - she says it looks just like my esprit.

Have you sprayed it without telling us!🤦🏻‍♂️

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@Lotusfabthere is a distinct mix of fonts used on the plates for the FYEO. They're hand made for the film. 

Regardless of any transformation of the whole image. Or more likely the camera lens used. It wouldn't comply with modern UK legals, and a plate maker wouldn't allow either I'd guess, as it doesn't follow historic guidelines. You'd have to do what some of us have been saying for weeks now. Reproduce the whole plate as an image and somehow get someone to make a show plate of that. As I said, the original plate is hardly great looking as it's such a mish-mash, and a more usual period plate looks better IMO. As you've done. Though the spacing looks a little crunched up, but a minor observation. The plate maker must know what they're doing.

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Sorry to tell you Fab but the bindings still aren't right. Good to see you found the adjustment screw cover but you need to take all the covers off now. As you can see from the original Bond picture you posted they weren't fitted originally!

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I had noticed that after you pointed out one was missing. I will be leaving them on as it looks unfinished without them. Someone also noticed my car is missing the Styled by badges. I don’t think they were fitted on the copper fire car. Anyone agree?

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Someone managed to redo the OPW678W number plate for 10858 Bond car but it's not quite right. https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/james-bond-for-your-eyes-only-lotus-esprit-41-c-ddr3f67mou

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As well as the font not been thin enough, the numbers are way off also.

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As previously stated, the '8' is the give away. Smaller top than bottom.

The closest I've found is this, which is still incorrect.

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Alan wouldn't be too happy...

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1 hour ago, Lotusfab said:

I had noticed that after you pointed out one was missing. I will be leaving them on as it looks unfinished without them. Someone also noticed my car is missing the Styled by badges. I don’t think they were fitted on the copper fire car. Anyone agree?

You can see them in this picture of 10858 Fab. fneaP8.png

Seems OPW 678W is still registered in the UK, on a Blue S3 Esprit by the looks of it, 10975. OPW 678W SCC085912AHD10975 CC912801118856 Wonder if the owner might be interested in swapping with you if it's still the original plate.

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Well done Roo, I had checked all the other pictures I have and couldn’t see the badges, guess I’ll have to fit them!

If I could find the exact reg I don’t think they would swap without serious money!

1 hour ago, v8vantage said:

Someone managed to redo the OPW678W number plate for 10858 Bond car but it's not quite right. https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/james-bond-for-your-eyes-only-lotus-esprit-41-c-ddr3f67mou

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thats not a very good attempt. I can see I am going to have to replicate this to keep everyone happy!

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8 minutes ago, Lotusfab said:

 

If I could find the exact reg I don’t think they would swap without serious money!

 

You never know Fab, sometimes people just want to help because they understand what you are trying to achieve. Not everyone is in it for the money. Who knew you would find the skis over here in my neighbourhood, yet there they are on your car in the UK now. They may have the original plates in storage and have fitted later ones. Even if you just get the originals for display that would be a start.

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You've also missed off the 'Designed by Giugiaro' wing badges that were on the film car.

Remember, you've used a restored Turbo in a museum as your basis. The actual car is in Dubai I believe.

I'd double check all the film stills as well as the film before you sign off the resto-mod.

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42 minutes ago, Fridge said:

You've also missed off the 'Designed by Giugiaro' wing badges that were on the film car.

Pay no attention to this bloke Fab, them folk up in Yorkshire have trouble reading and writing from what I've seen!

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10858 had Giugiaro badges on both sides of the car in Cortina, you can see the left side of that car in the recent photo posted where it looks like it on jacks in front of the ice rink.

The car in Q-branch did not have them (10860).. but no ski racks on that car!

Lex.

 

 

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15 hours ago, Fridge said:

Though the spacing looks a little crunched up, but a minor observation. The plate maker must know what they're doing.

When specifying the reg on line you need to have a space between the W and the 6

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1 hour ago, ChrisJ said:

When specifying the reg on line you need to have a space between the W and the 6

That seems correct with this website. Most other (none show plate) manufacturers will automatically space the registration number as per the correct period.

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