Pre production M100 on ebay

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Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby robertverhey » Sat 04.01.2020, 22:12

Is anything known about this car? Interesting rear light treatment, looks a bit “parts bin”....maybe Toyota?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3831371938
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Re: Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby Rambo » Sat 04.01.2020, 22:15

Wow. That should be in the Dave Speck museum :shock:

3 miles on the clock without an engine :shock:
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Re: Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby dapinky » Sat 04.01.2020, 22:24

Well, first off, it isn't a "car"......

.... it's a hand-layed fibreglass model (full size) of what the "new" project may look like.....

It features in the Hughes book (but with shiny paint and different wheels).

It is a 'push along' version for display purposes only - meccano chassis, no suspension, no brakes (except handbrake), no drivetrain, no roof, no seperate panels (all 1 piece) - so not much good as a donor. The interior is pure Volvo.....

....and not in great cosmetic condition.

Can't see a lot of interest in this one, TBH.

(It has been on FB today with most of the above info coming from there.... but I appreciate that you don't do Facebook, Mark!)
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Re: Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 04.01.2020, 22:26

Stick a sheet of glass on it and call it a coffee table. I'll throw it into the pond and see if it blows bubbles. Nope.
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Re: Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby clemo » Sat 04.01.2020, 22:32

Rambo wrote:
3 miles on the clock without an engine :shock:


Pushed 3 miles , no wonder the boot lid is caved in / delaminating !
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Re: Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby Rambo » Sat 04.01.2020, 22:41

dapinky wrote:Well, first off, it isn't a "car"......

.... it's a hand-layed fibreglass model (full size) of what the "new" project may look like.....

It features in the Hughes book (but with shiny paint and different wheels).

It is a 'push along' version for display purposes only - meccano chassis, no suspension, no brakes (except handbrake), no drivetrain, no roof, no seperate panels (all 1 piece) - so not much good as a donor. The interior is pure Volvo.....

....and not in great cosmetic condition.

Can't see a lot of interest in this one, TBH.

(It has been on FB today with most of the above info coming from there.... but I appreciate that you don't do Facebook, Mark!)


I know that Dave, but from the point of being a bit of Lotus/M100 history....

And the guard dog's got to be worth at least £600

PS did you notice that the windscreen seals look better than the real ones :lol:
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Re: Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby dapinky » Sat 04.01.2020, 22:51

Rambo wrote:PS did you notice that the windscreen seals look better than the real ones :lol:


It's the original version of Jamies' "all in one" seal :lol:

But with no roof to fit it to, it's hard to say if they work!!!!

(the 'A' pillars look a bit 'lacking' as well.....the windscreen appears to be the whole thickness of the support :shock: )
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Re: Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 04.01.2020, 22:52

And the interior is in better nick than Game-on's.
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Re: Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby Rambo » Sat 04.01.2020, 22:59

At least there are no electrics or turbo to go wrong. And no suspension so no rust issues. And no need for cambelts, water pump, seized calipers to fix, no CAS noise or replacement o rings required. No servicing needed, no MOT. In fact no nothing

What's not to like :lol:
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Re: Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby Rambo » Sat 04.01.2020, 23:09

GeoffSmith wrote:And the interior is in better nick than Game-on's.


But where are the stubbed out fags, empty fag packets and beer cans :shock:
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Re: Pre production M100 on ebay

Postby Giniw » Fri 10.01.2020, 16:25

It's a pity it lost its original wheels and the rear smoked screen above the lights!
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