Some of my Lotus history.....

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Some of my Lotus history.....

Postby dapinky » Sun 05.08.2018, 13:48

Whilst trawling through some boxes in the attic (post house-move) I found some of my pictures from the early 80's.......

......oh how I wished I still had the Europa! (well, and the S4 SE).....

.... and maybe the slim youthful body....

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First foray into Lotus driving


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Car was delivered on a trailer having been stripped down for a blown piston..... first trip out having done the jigsaw puzzle


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Once it was MOT'd it was time to sort the bodywork out (and interior)


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1st trip out after the second re-assembly


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New leather interior curtesy of an old friend who came out of retirement just to do this job in his garden shed (thanks Huey - diamond geezer)


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What it was all for - you may recognise Castle Combe before the Health & Safety people got involved.
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Re: Some of my Lotus history.....

Postby Fredjohn » Sun 05.08.2018, 14:49

:cheers: :cheers:

Nice trip down memory lane!
But I kept my S4SE!!!

Looks like a Chris Neil paint job aka let's pretend it's a Sprint! As mine was before a respray.
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Elan S4 DHC 1969
Elan SE turbo 1992
MB CLK 320CDi 2007
Boardman Elite SLR Endurance 9.8 carbon road bike
Evora 2010
VW T4 Campervan
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Re: Some of my Lotus history.....

Postby dapinky » Sun 05.08.2018, 15:28

Fredjohn wrote:Looks like a Chris Neil paint job aka let's pretend it's a Sprint! As mine was before a respray.


It was Carnival red when purchased - the Old English white & gold bits were added when the FHC was converted to a DHC by Miles Wilkins....... that was a major disaster (logistically speaking) - i got the train times wrong and missed the last train from Paddington. Spent a night curled up on a station bench along with the winos and tramps of West London - got on the first train out next morning, and didn't care where it was going! (changed at Reading and back to W-s-M having been able to buy hot drinks and food on route)
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Re: Some of my Lotus history.....

Postby Giniw » Tue 07.08.2018, 12:37

Nice cars!! :D
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Re: Some of my Lotus history.....

Postby Rambo » Tue 07.08.2018, 20:29

dapinky wrote:Spent a night curled up on a station bench along with the winos and tramps of West London


So what's new ? You're still doing that, but it's now with fellow LEC'rs in this country, Vietnam, Laos, Uzbekistan....

Nice cars by the way. Shows you have always had some Lotus blood in you :smt023
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