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Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2022 23:30
by Hawaiis0
Hi Tony

One for the file. You can make out the VIN plate here

https://themarket.bonhams.com/en/listin ... 1&slide=48

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2022 13:10
by MetBlue
We had a few visitors at the show last weekend sharing some car details for the register. - Thanks if you are one of them.
I now have sight of approaching 400 cars on the register:
Elite 102, 43 on the road
Eclat 61, 19 otr
Pre SE excel 53, 22 otr
MY86 68, 38 otr
MY89 39, 11 otr
Celebration 40, 12 otr
Post Celeb'n 34, 15 otr

The plate history Don provided also cleaned the data slightly. E1NMK was on Stu's list as a Sold car, but was untraceable, now showing as a Land Rover. - I now know which car it is. :D

Tony

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2022 15:48
by Jean Pierre Lunie
Hi,

This advert on ebay for a Sunbeam Lotus has a photo of an excel bought as a replacement engine donor (with reg nr visible E838RBD) which may or may not be on your register but is obviously not going to be coming back on the road:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134079143169 ... SwyDthyz4R

Peter

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2022 15:56
by Oi_Oi_Savaloy
bash wrote:
Wed Feb 09, 2022 23:27
Heres an SA that has ceased to be, expired, gone to meet its maker (colin), snuffed it, etc.
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Bash

Any idea if that's being broken for parts? Need passenger door frame and door latch and bits and pieces....! Could do with a dash too actually.

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2022 22:11
by bash
Sorry, the photo is about 20 years old.
Bash

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2022 08:28
by Oi_Oi_Savaloy
That's scuppered that idea then! :)

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:30
by MetBlue
Update on the latest status of the register.
For Elite / Eclat:
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And for Excel:
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Currently 458 cars visible. Keep those pictures or details of known registrations coming.
I do still have over 50 plates Stu provided through past sales, so in effect, definitely over 500 visible.

Tony

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 14:38
by richardw
Tony, not sure if you’ve seen this but here is my post with a collage of picures of all the Elites, Eclats and Excels I could find at the Lotus 70 event at Hethel back in 2018. Just in case you’re bored this afternoon!
richardw wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 20:41
Here is a set of collages showing all the Oliver Winterbottom Lotus partygoers I could find at Hethel - a grand total of 34, made up of 7 Elites (including 1 Riviera), 4 Eclats (including 1 Sprint and 1 Riviera), and 23 Excels (including 1 narrowbody, at least 1 Celebration, and at least 1 SA):

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ATB Richard

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2022 15:39
by MetBlue
Spooky business..
I now have 500 cars on the register. Just so happens it is exactly 200 Elite / Eclat and 300 Excels !!
210 are ( or have been within the last year) on the road. 50 Elites, 25 Eclat and the rest Excels.
Tony.

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2022 17:01
by Pete Boole
I'm amazed how many Elites there are! That's great.

Pete

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2022 17:57
by bash
How many left shows 114 on the road and 286 on sorn ?
( Eclat Excels that is )
Bash

Re: Grand Tourers Register

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2022 21:50
by MetBlue
How many left shows 114 on the road and 286 on sorn ?
( Eclat Excels that is )
Bash
The problem "How many left" has is that Lotus played loose with the model naming for the Excel.
Of all the Excels I have on the register (300), only 50% have "Excel" in the DVLA naming ( either Eclat Excel, or just Excel).
So best estimate would be that the How many left figures need doubling to get nearer the real figure.
Also explains why HML reports such large numbers for the Eclats on the road or SORN - A lot are Excels.
Tony