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by TrevorK
Thu Feb 22, 2024 20:22
Forum: General
Topic: Steering Rack removal
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Steering Rack removal

I just can't get the picture be of Tony running around his cul-de-sac with the rack held over his head while he shouts, "Eureka!" out of my head. :lol:
by TrevorK
Thu Feb 22, 2024 20:17
Forum: General
Topic: Top Gear Butchery
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Top Gear Butchery

there was also the episode in which Hammond converted an Excel to go underwater à la Bond Esprit.
by TrevorK
Thu Feb 22, 2024 20:14
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Active Esprit
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: Active Esprit

I got a reply from Classic Team Lotus..... Hi John Thank you for your email, yes, we spotted the active Esprit a couple of weeks ago, We are in the process of restoring Senna’s 99T Active car, including the Active Suspension, so really have our hands full. Hopefully, whoever buys it, will treat it ...
by TrevorK
Fri Feb 09, 2024 22:52
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Restoration Show 2024 - Discounted Tickets
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Re: NEC Restoration Show 2024 - Discounted Tickets

Nice work, Richard. It reads like it was written by a professional reporter.
by TrevorK
Sun Jan 28, 2024 22:03
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2 interesting Elites for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 478

2 interesting Elites for sale

I came across these two adverts for Elites for sale. https://www.carandclassic.com/l/C1669539#&gid=1&pid=4 https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/16114912 Neither is perfect, i.e they both need work but the asking prices are strong which, to me, is a sign that people are thinking that they are wort...
by TrevorK
Fri Dec 29, 2023 23:22
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1978 Elite for sale on Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: 1978 Elite for sale on Facebook

It could be. The owner said it was in Tunbridge Wells which is close to East Grinstead.
by TrevorK
Fri Dec 22, 2023 23:46
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1978 Elite for sale on Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 604

1978 Elite for sale on Facebook

This nice looking Elite was advertised on Facebook recently. https://m.facebook.com/story.php/?id=984001969512085&story_fbid=1128774478368166 It has been paused until the New Year as the seller is too busy to show it which works for me as I'm too busy for a couple of weeks to drive down to Tunbridge...
by TrevorK
Fri Dec 22, 2023 23:32
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Elite 504 for sale for £25,000
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: Elite 504 for sale for £25,000

Saw this advertised on the December issue of Classic and Sports cars magazine.

https://percivalmotorco.co.uk/1979_Lotus_Elite_504/

Looks like some people are recognising the potential of the 504.
by TrevorK
Sat Dec 16, 2023 23:48
Forum: For Sale
Topic: My old SE back on the market
Replies: 11
Views: 2005

Re: My old SE back on the market

Well it looks like it didn't sell as it's back on EBay. Unfortunately the clutch now needs replacing but the price has dropped accordingly.
[url]https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285588556016 ... Bla4Rp[url]
by TrevorK
Fri Sep 15, 2023 22:42
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Lotus Elite project needs finishing
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

Re: Lotus Elite project needs finishing

The owner has rebuilt the carbs and it's now running well so he has decided to keep it and put it back on the road. I don't blame him.
by TrevorK
Mon Sep 11, 2023 21:07
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Elite 504 for sale for £25,000
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Elite 504 for sale for £25,000

Saw this on EBay this evening
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elite- ... ect=mobile

An optimistic price, I think, but it will be interesting to see how it does.
by TrevorK
Thu Aug 24, 2023 23:09
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Saw my old car today
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Saw my old car today

Saw my old Excel, E800HRN, on the A45 heading towards the A14 at lunchtime today (the 24th).

Looked very nice.
by TrevorK
Wed Aug 16, 2023 22:01
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Anglia Car Auctions Elite
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: Anglia Car Auctions Elite

Looks like this car is back on the market https://m.facebook.com/story.php/?id=1553855861479255&story_fbid=2439879809543518 Apparently the sale at the auction fell through which is why it went back on the market so soon after the auction, if you remember, and this seller bought it from the person wh...
by TrevorK
Mon Aug 14, 2023 19:58
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Lotus Elite project needs finishing
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

Re: Lotus Elite project needs finishing

I've had another look through the photos he sent but I can't read the VIN when I zoom in on the plate. I can see some numbers on the bellhousing flange of the block but, again, when I zoom.in, they are too blurred to make out. I suppose there could be a load of reasons why he is having to sell such ...