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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  rocket63 on Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:37 pm

Agree with Tim. Nice car, also not sure about the spoiler. Good choice though Eddie.
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Eddie car find for this week is a Elan.

Post  A7ESK on Fri May 01, 2009 6:37 pm

Chassis number #45/6942 .
This i like ?

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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  GrumpyBodger on Fri May 01, 2009 7:57 pm

Oh yes, that is nice!
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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  rocket63 on Tue May 05, 2009 10:53 pm

Yup. Very nice indeed.
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Eddie car choice this week is.

Post  A7ESK on Fri May 08, 2009 7:30 pm

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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  GrumpyBodger on Fri May 08, 2009 8:41 pm

A certain someone we know who lives in Alcester will need some restraing here I think Laughing
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Eddie car for this week.

Post  A7ESK on Fri May 15, 2009 10:25 am

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1020850.htm.

Phantom Black/Silver Stripes with Black/White leather interior

Looks great .

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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  tashuka on Fri May 15, 2009 5:03 pm

now that looks tasty!

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Post  Trigger on Sun May 17, 2009 8:10 pm

Yes to everything apart from the chrome and black wheels ... really don''t like them, think some nice white 5 spoked would suit the design on the car better.

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Eddie car choice for the bank holiday week is.

Post  A7ESK on Fri May 22, 2009 10:06 am

finished in JPS black with gold coach-lines.
Fantastic example
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C51544



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Eddie car for this week EXIGE S2

Post  A7ESK on Fri May 29, 2009 11:42 am

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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  TimS on Fri May 29, 2009 6:28 pm

oooooh ...like it, maybe one day Laughing
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Car Choice Is Lotus Elan +2 CN Cabriolet 1968

Post  A7ESK on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:36 pm



Is the soft top rare .

How often do you come across one of these? And what's more it is in fantastic condition.

Christopher Neil Sport Cars (Well known Lotus dealer and long time Elan specialist) converted a number of standard Elan +2's to cabriolets.

An early bucket seat Elan +2 1968 and one of the first 500 produced, finished in Lotus Cirrus white with oatmeal interior.

The previous long term owner purchased this Elan in standard form back in 1981 and set about a full restoration including a Lotus chassis from Spyder engineering.

In 1988 he sent the Elan to Christopher Neil's for the cabriolet conversion, along with a full respray, rewire and trim the bill came to 8280 this was on top of the other restoration work.

We have just put her throught our workshops for the following work. A full brake rebuild, fully serviced the engine changed all the fluids and ran a full compression test which returned great results, set the timing and retuned the carbs.

The body work is lovely, the bumpers have just been re-chromed, the interior and hood are excellent and more importantly she drive lovely. The chassis is in perfect condition it was a Lotus replacement from Spyder not a Spyder chassis. It still looks like new.

If you want a rare convertible Lotus with 2+2 seating in excellent condition with gleaming white paintwork then you have found the perfect car.

http://www.icardealer.co.uk/detail-27-lotus-elan-2-cn-cabriolet-1968.php
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Eddie car choice for Le mans weekend is.

Post  A7ESK on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:52 am

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1086390.htm





THIS LOVELY EYE CATCHING 1999 ELISE IN THIS PREMIUM COLOUR. WITH MATCHED BLACK HARD TOP AND SOFT TOP. DRIVES NICE AND TIGHT AND VERY STRONG ENGINE.
NEW P600 TYRES ALL AROUND
USUAL LOTUS FEATURES, ALARM,IMMOBILISER,TRACKER ALLOYS STEREO, ETC, FULLY CHECKED AND CLEANED CHASSIS AND JUST SERVICED,HPI CLEAR
MOT 03/10 TAX 11/09
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Eddie car find for this month.

Post  A7ESK on Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:05 pm

Was found by Mike de la Pole good choice .
Lotus - 47 For Sale (1967)

Ex Works car powered by the 2500cc Climax Engine as a devloppment car for the Lotus factory. Very special features like bigger brakes ar twin gaz thanks. After the racing season 67, car have been sold to the American famous Lotus expert Harry Appleby who keep it for 35 years. 2005, car have been sold to Europe. Car is in very original condition and is powered today by a F3 1600cc Lotus engine with the Hewland gearbox.

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/new/410537.jpg

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Eddies car find of the month

Post  A7ESK on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:53 am

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1200292.htm


S Reg, Lotus Esprit Turbo GT3

54k miles, Full Service History, Taxed & Tested - May px - no rubbish

I am selling my Lotus Esprit GT3. It is a very nice example of this rare model.

The car is MOT'd until March next year. New dunlops all around, last service was carried out at 50k miles.

Full leather interior, with aluminium detailing to the dash. Many Esprit's have a disgusting fake wood dash, this is the uplifted dash.

Lotus racing steering wheel.

Fully documented service history, including all manuals from new. All bills & receipts folder.

The Spec is as follows:

* The V8 body kit has also been fitted, which gives the fantastic looking flared arches, rear spolier and front and rear lip.
* Aftermarket Twin powerflow exhaust, with a lifetime guarantee.
* Fully adjustable suspension.
* K&N air filter.
* 18" OZ saturns.
* Dump Valve.
* Alpine sound system.
* V8 comfort seats.
* Aircon.
* Power steering.
* ABS.
* Clear indicators.
* Removable roof panel.

The car is unfortunately a Cat C, hence the very cheap starting price. However, the vehicle was damaged when it was only 3 months old.

Also, last month either the chargecooler or the turbo have seemed to stop working, it drives ok but doesnt have the same power as when all was working ok.

When i polish the car, it really does look mint for a 10 year old car, with supercar looks, just a small amount of laquer peel on the front bumper. Please no test pilots or timewasters. I will not ship the car abroad. Cash on collection only. Please contact me for any further information, good luck bidding.

SERVICED AT THE FOLLOWING MILEAGES: All services mainly at Chatfields

01/07/99 - 1250 miles

21/07/00 - 7265 miles A Service

23/03/01 - 12213 miles B Service

01/09/01 - 17211 miles A service

20/02/02 - 22469 miles B service



08/08/02 - 29777 miles A service

14/03/03 - 36335 miles C service

9/10/03 - 40802 miles A service

22/09/05 - 49124 miles B service

15/11/06 - 50003 miles

28/03/08 - 50108 miles A service

Cambelt replaced at 44417 miles

All Old mots included
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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  GrumpyBodger on Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:20 pm

Oooh that is a nice toy?
What is Cat C; a write off maybe?

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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  Atthelimit on Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:50 pm

Hi all,

Insurance write offs can present problems when it comes to getting them insured again.

Cat C is the first of the write off classes that can be legally be put back on the road.
It is defined as "An extensively damaged vehicle which the insurer has decided not to repair, but which could be repaired and returned to the road."

If the car was only 3 months old it must have been something major. Most policies have a clause that says if that in the case of a car less than 1 year old, that if repair costs exceed 60% of the purchase price of the car they will replace it with an equivalent model instead of repairing it. So in this case we can be sure that repair costs were going to exceed 60% of its new price at least, which is some damage.

Generally fibre glass cars do tend to be written off sooner than an equivalent metal car as the costs of fibre glass repairs by virtue of their labour intensive nature tend to be very expensive. With an Esprit where you cannot simply replace a clam this may well have been the reason for it being written off. It happens more frequently on older fibre glass cars as the repair costs become disproportionate to the vehicles value more quickly as the car gets older.

You can get "write offs" insured but it MUST be declared to the insurer, and the car must be bought cheaply enough. If the car is damaged and written off again the insurers offer will be low, the value would be based on it being a previous write off and not that of an ordinary car of that age.

You have to buy them with your eyes wide open, find out as much as you can about why it was written off, and get it for the right price. Also, because not all companies will insure these written off cars you might find your insurance is higher in the first place.

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Eddie car find for this month LOTUS EUROPA S - .

Post  A7ESK on Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:09 pm

LOTUS EUROPA S - 2006 LONDON MOTOR SHOW CAR (2006)

Finished in metallic Arctic Silver with black perforated leather interior. As seen from the 2006 London Motor Show on the Lotus stand. Supplied by Stratton Motor Company and with a full service history with ourselves since then. High speciifcation of metallic paintwork, 10-spoke lightweight multi-spoke alloy wheels, satellite navigation, full black perforated leather, full black carpet set, electric windows, 4-speaker DAB radio/cd/mp3 player, along with much more!

9,900 miles 20,995
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Eddie car find for this month is ?

Post  A7ESK on Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:12 pm

1970 Lotus Europa S2 For Sale (1970)
EUROPA S2 - 1970 FOR SALE
1970 EUROPA S2, car used regularly with MoT until June 2010, well maintained, extensive specification, email me for full spec and set of photos showing every panel. Car has been modified for a type 47 look with parts and advice from Banks Europa, has some small areas of paint defects/crazing. Priced to sell at 4,995

Car in Devon contact by email rhys.b@virgin.net

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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  TimS on Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:33 pm

I've been sent a load of pictures of this Europa....if I hadn't got my "be sensible" head on then I maybe tempted ! (and it's in Devon so a long way to go and have a look).
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1981 DeLorean

Post  Trigger on Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:07 am

I think you're all looking at the wrong cars.

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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  TimS on Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:32 pm

The Europa has just been sold.........but not to me ..hope they enjoy it. My Elise has just sold as well ..it's off to France!

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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  GrumpyBodger on Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:15 pm

WOT! no Lotus???
Do tell what's waiting backstage.
Joining the Elan Club at last maybe?

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Re: Eddies car find of the month

Post  TimS on Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:42 pm

John,
Not sure what I'm doing at the moment (with Lotus ownership I mean). I had five different Lotuses over the last 15 years but decided that I should take a break from them. I have all sorts of pressures at work right now so don't get much time to myself other than weekends so I haven't used the Elise much. I'll hang on to the cash as long as I can through the winter and decide then. Another Elise is in pole position in my thoughts but an S1 this time so I'll have to wait and see.
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