NEW OWNER - 1992 EXCEL SE

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NEW OWNER - 1992 EXCEL SE

Post by Dwaynem884 »

Hi all,

New owner of 1992 Excel SE, and new to Lotus altogether.

K694 CGM

One of the very last of them.

From what I can gather it's one of the last made (possibly 16?) and maybe one of the last 5 registered.

There was a topic about the car under " Cars for sale". I've discussed the condition etc. there.

Interested to know if anybody has any info on the car, history, build no. etc.

Looking forward to getting to know the community here.

Thanks,
Dwayne
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Welcome the group, sounds like a keeper that one.

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Sounds great Dwayne - thanks for joining. Metblue on this forum maintains a register of the cars and has a particularly comprehensive record of the late Excels - he will no doubt be in touch soon!

Look forward to meeting you and you car.

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Yes - welcome to the forum! Try and post some photos :D

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Hi Dwayne

You can get a fair amount of info about your car from Lotus themselves with a Certificate of Provenance

Whereabouts are you located?

Chris

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ChrisJ wrote:
Wed Mar 01, 2023 18:58
Hi Dwayne

You can get a fair amount of info about your car from Lotus themselves with a Certificate of Provenance

Whereabouts are you located?

Chris
Well out of the way in Northern Ireland.

I wonder on that if there are any others here??
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Dwaynem884 wrote:
Wed Mar 01, 2023 19:57

Well out of the way in Northern Ireland.

I wonder on that if there are any others here??
Quite a few from memory.
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Welcome to the madhouse Dwayne! Lots of info and experience here on the forum, most common faults have been discussed and fixed at some point. The search function is your friend!
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barker_001 wrote:
Thu Mar 02, 2023 18:43
Welcome to the madhouse Dwayne! Lots of info and experience here on the forum, most common faults have been discussed and fixed at some point. The search function is your friend!
Thanks,

I've done a good bit of rummaging through all here already and still haven't scratched the surface. A great resource to have.
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Nice Avatar Dwayne. Next mission is to crack posting photo's .
Not the easiest but this should help. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11571

I've looked at the register for your car and can't tell you much you don't already know. It is the 20th of 33 post Celebration cars. Many cars have had private plates at some point in their lives, but your's seems to have been on the same plate it's whole life. Of the 33, 10 were Red, presume Calypso Red. There's another 6 Silk Reds.

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MetBlue wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2023 11:34
Nice Avatar Dwayne. Next mission is to crack posting photo's .
Not the easiest but this should help. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11571

I've looked at the register for your car and can't tell you much you don't already know. It is the 20th of 33 post Celebration cars. Many cars have had private plates at some point in their lives, but your's seems to have been on the same plate it's whole life. Of the 33, 10 were Red, presume Calypso Red. There's another 6 Silk Reds.

Tony
Thanks Tony, it was quite the achievement to get the Avatar up. Took one look at posting photos... another day's problem :lol:

Nice to hear, and I've never been a fan of private plates, so that's a plus.

On the colour, in the ad, the seller referred to the colour as carnival red. I take that this is wrong and that the correct name is Calypso Red.
Was there a name on the trim? It's perforated leather as opposed to the rouched leather that I've commonly seen so far.

Dwayne
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Your Colour code is on the VIN plate on the right inner wing.

Possibly B03

Format is one alpha and two digits normally

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The paint code for Calypso Red on my 1990 car is A23, I think that would most likely have been the same for yours.
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Post by KevW »

Welcome to the forum Dwayne, you'll not regret becoming an Excel owner, I'm onto my second.

My current car is like yours a very late model "K" with perforated leather trim. I think mine is one of only 2 or possibly 3 Excels made in Aqua Blue. When I bought it the owner told me it was one of the last made.
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