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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Giniw » Fri 15.09.2017, 19:05

(Is his first name William?)
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Specky » Sat 16.09.2017, 07:37

Lotusman33 wrote:Good work Dave, another interesting car identified. :clap:
So do we need to hunt down and buy a Silk red SE of 1992 vintage?

Nice colour and never seen one on the road.

Dave :)


I thought I'd possibly located the car yesterday... and she's up for sale... but the VIN wasn't the one I was looking for :(

Back to the drawing board...

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Lotusman33 » Sat 16.09.2017, 09:16

If anyone can locate it Dave it will be you, good luck :cheers:
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Specky » Sun 17.09.2017, 10:03

chipp wrote:I know of a Silk Red that is of that age.
Owner has had it for a while.

Chipp


Chipp, Would you have any more information?

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby chipp » Sun 17.09.2017, 21:49

He lives near Norwich but I am not in contact with him.

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby bbjon » Thu 21.09.2017, 08:20

I doubt it's the one your looking for but my car is a 92 car in Silk Red

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby chipp » Sun 08.10.2017, 09:59

This one has just appeared on car and classic.
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C895299

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 08.10.2017, 13:16

chipp wrote:This one has just appeared on car and classic.
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C895299

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It was advertised last month as well.
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Pete_Tapping » Mon 20.11.2017, 22:49

Mine's NHD165**, original reg K215 RJU, first registered 1/8/92, had it since '04, currently residing a mere 10 miles south of the Elanman
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby clemo » Sun 28.01.2018, 10:47

I still recon its the NTC show car that i never bought all those years ago . Ex Lotus show / trim development car of some sort.
Having seen IB10 yesterday it had many of the same interesting bits . though NTC had the original hood stowage area that never came to be which was different to IB10 oh and tan seats that also never cam to be thought to be s2 prototypes
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby ecc » Thu 20.12.2018, 23:47

Ok, so I have a Silk Red, 1992. How might I check to see if it's the car you're looking for?
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 21.12.2018, 00:47

Safest way is to check with the historian at Lotus: Andy Graham

He will most likely know which car was at the 1991 Earl's Court Show and can confirm if your VIN is the same car.

AGraham@lotuscars.com

A simple message requesting information about the car at the show and stating your car Id and he will (I hope) at least supply a Yes or NO.
You could explain everyone on LotusElanCentral.com with a Silk Red car is asked to see if they have the car in question or knows anything of it's current whereabouts.
Is it possible the car ended up in the royal family's possession?

If for some reason he provides the ID of the car, please share it with Specky at the very least, so his records are updated.
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Rambo » Fri 21.12.2018, 10:37

ecc wrote:Ok, so I have a Silk Red, 1992. How might I check to see if it's the car you're looking for?


I think bbjon already asked Emma

bbjon wrote:I doubt it's the one your looking for but my car is a 92 car in Silk Red

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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby TrevorB » Fri 21.12.2018, 11:54

Specky wrote:
Could I be cheeky and ask you to check your VIN...

Would the last half be NHD1****

I'm looking for something LHD1 or MHD1



Emma, have a check of the Vin no. and see if it matches what Specky is looking for. I believe he knows the Vin No. of the car in question.



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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby Hoppo » Thu 28.02.2019, 21:16

I've just picked up a silk red on a 92 J plate but wasn't registered untill 94??

I'd be amazed if it is bit you never know
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Re: Earls Court 1991 Show Car

Postby clemo » Sun 03.03.2019, 17:43

Hoppo wrote:I've just picked up a silk red on a 92 J plate but wasn't registered untill 94??

I'd be amazed if it is bit you never know


In the world of lotus anything and everything is possible

Could be ... Whats the VIN ?
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