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S1 Import restoration managed by LotusRescue

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Well since this car arrived on our shores earlier his year she has undergone a load of work. A previous restoration was looking a little tired and worn so the client deiced to go for a full package. Starting with the USA sidelight and repeaters removed. Rear number plate plinth changed to UK spec, UK spec front and rear bumpers fitted, all new boot boards fitted along with a new boot carpet set, freshen up on the interior with only light repairs required in 2 area's.

 Any imperfections on the shell have been properly repaired and at last it is nearing completion. And finished off in her correct paint code.

The original wheels currently painted White are about to be stripped, then polished which will make her look far better. Hundreds of man hours have gone into this project as it's the first full restoration managed by LotusRescue and we want it to be correct and to the clients satisfaction.

On completion of the White S1, we have a further one S1 on it's way from the same client, a couple of 1978 Elite's for light restoration ( LotusRescue stock and will be for sale, 1 sold)  a 72 Elan for full restoration, and an S3 Turbo for paint restoration.

 Looks like 2018 could be a bit busy.

 

Pic 1. About to have more paint on her.

Pic 2. First of her colour coat's

Pic 3. As she cleared customs & excise warehouse.

Literary dozens of photographs have been taken of the full restoration process and sent to the client along with regular progress reports.

OEM specification have been checked for correct location of decals and all the areas which have to be finished in Black

There have been a few hold up's due to waiting on part's such as new cant rails but the end product will be well worth it.

 

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