Oscar's first car?

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Oscar's first car?

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 29.11.2016, 13:00

Well, grandfathers are meant to spoil their grandsons, aren't they...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Honda-I ... 2291512944
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Re: Oscar's first car?

Postby lotusflasherman » Tue 29.11.2016, 15:44

Ha ha .. be a while before he can use it. Will Grandad use it meanwhile?

Here's something he might like first ....www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morellet-Guerineau-Lotus-F1-Pedal-car-100-original-Extremely-rare-like-this-/282272583779

From the colour I think it's supposed to be the Lotus Type 18 owned by American born Louise Bryden-Brown who liked competing herself but entered Tony Maggs in 1961 F1 Championship races and entered Dan Gurney in non-championship F1 with more success. (Gurney was contracted to Porsche as F1 driver). Cars were pale blue with white stripe and the following year she used the name Anglo-American Racing / Anglo-American Equipe using the Type 18 and a FJ Cooper T59 Special. Her mechanic Hugh Aiden-Jones installed a Climax engine with radiators each side of the engine in side pods in the T59, which allowed a more streamlined nose. Driver Ian Burgess claimed he came up with the idea to put them there - something to do with a radiator pipe passing through the cockpit splitting and scalding his private area.. :lol: Car overheated so conventional front rad installed and it took Chapman to implement the idea properly in the Type 72.

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Re: Oscar's first car?

Postby muley » Tue 29.11.2016, 15:59

GeoffSmith wrote:Well, grandfathers are meant to spoil their grandsons, aren't they...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Honda-I ... 2291512944

This grandfather already has. I'll trouser the extra £21994.
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Re: Oscar's first car?

Postby Nickydee » Tue 29.11.2016, 17:28

Halfords are selling these at £40 - a bargain as they are quite nicely made and look great.

http://www.halfords.com/kids-zone/ride- ... racing-car

Brought one for my nephew for Christmas as my two are a bit too old - thankfully they have both become petrolheads and now accompany me on car related activities - although my daughter was disappointed that i didn't buy an Evora to replace the Elan and informed me that a Vauxhall branded lotus is not as cool as the real thing!
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