Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby cooper770 on Sun 16/May/10 8:38pm

shmoodiver wrote:lotus eclat?


certainly has the look of one, but its not I'm pretty certain. The Elcat is f-glass and that body looks steel, its also not quite right around the rear window area...
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby shmoodiver on Sun 16/May/10 8:44pm

yeah, spoiler looks too integrated too
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Colin on Sun 16/May/10 8:51pm

Excel
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Spyder on Sun 16/May/10 8:55pm

Colin wrote:Excel


Two chocolate doughnuts to that man! Think it was the last of the front engined cars Lotus made.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ShoreBoy on Sun 16/May/10 9:04pm

Correct! 'Tis a 1984 Lotus Excel. Apparently, it's a 2.2l "slant four", and about 134kW. From what I can look up, it's based on the Eclat design, so pretty close to the mark Shmoo!
I spent about 10 mins admiring it. :)
Here it is without the stickers/badges removed:

*EDIT:
carjam wrote:LOTUS EXCEL 1984 (in Blue)
Plate: TG9403
* Make: LOTUS
* Model: EXCEL
* Year: 1984
* Main colour: Blue
* Vehicle type: Passenger Car/Van
* Body style: Sports Car
* No of seats: 4
* CC rating: 2,174cc
* Fuel type: Petrol
* Country of origin: United Kingdom
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby cooper770 on Sun 16/May/10 9:06pm

Spyder wrote:
Colin wrote:Excel


Two chocolate doughnuts to that man! Think it was the last of the front engined cars Lotus made.



Really???? Looks only slightly like the Excel down the road....maybe its an earlier or later model, or US spec or some such. Windows on the rear are a different shape
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Wobbler on Sun 16/May/10 9:15pm

lol nice cover
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby shmoodiver on Sun 16/May/10 9:17pm

nah, thats a 7 innit?
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Wobbler on Sun 16/May/10 9:19pm

prob a US spec one
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby shmoodiver on Sun 16/May/10 9:22pm

different windows
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby cooper770 on Mon 17/May/10 7:13pm

Wobbler wrote:lol nice cover


I'd love to suggest something but really must decline as its not a good idea to feed the trolls.

bonap wobbler
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ShoreBoy on Tue 18/May/10 3:32pm

I wish I had my camera today, I saw what appeared to be a Nissan EXA wagon!
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby cooper770 on Tue 18/May/10 9:18pm

ShoreBoy wrote:I wish I had my camera today, I saw what appeared to be a Nissan EXA wagon!


now that would be unusual and interesting......now if you spot one of the 2L SSS Sentra Wagons that's worth getting a picture, quite rare and very quick and so long as it has the strut brace and rear roll bars installed go round bends quite nicely to. Basically its the UK Primera motor so has some nice bits inside it.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Spyder on Tue 18/May/10 9:45pm

ShoreBoy wrote:I wish I had my camera today, I saw what appeared to be a Nissan EXA wagon!


There's some stuff on the web about them, but it's too meh to be bothered with posting.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Datsane on Wed 19/May/10 10:41pm

Spyder wrote:
ShoreBoy wrote:I wish I had my camera today, I saw what appeared to be a Nissan EXA wagon!


There's some stuff on the web about them, but it's too meh to be bothered with posting.

The breadvans.
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