‘84 Excel

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Keithmanx
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‘84 Excel

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Hi all,

I picked up an ‘84 Excel about a month ago and I’ve been going through it since sorting all the little niggles- I have to say I’m really enjoying it! I’m a massive Lotus fan and had an Elise in the past, pre kids! This forum has been invaluable, so thank you all for the knowledge shared.
Cheers, Keith
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Lovely looking car Keith - glad you’re enjoying it!

If you’re on Facebook we also have a group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/174212968044126

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Thanks Richard, just joined the Facebook group!

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Looks great Keith! Welcome to the forum! I think the early Excels are probably my favourites :D

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Post by Lotus-e-Clan »

Agree with Pete, the early narrow-bodied Excels look right. Especially with those wheels ( 14 inch Toyota black and silver cross ones also work well with the design).

Would be interested to hear how you think the Elise compares to the Excel performance-wise. I once chased an early Elise in my 89SE and he couldn't shake me off on either cornering or accelleration... but then it's easier to be the hunter rather than the hunted! The Elise S1 was on my wanted list for a while but I'd have to part with either the Excel or the Clan and I cannot bring myself to part with either ... too much of me in them!

Welcome to the Forum. :)
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Hi Peter,
The Elise I had was a ‘98 S1, the steering feel was fantastic, and the feeling of grip was amazing- I think that they are criticised for being snappy once the rear grip is overcome, but on the road that limit is high!
For a 4 seater “older” car the Excel is very nice indeed to drive, with similar steering feel, I haven’t really pushed it yet round the corners :lol:

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Your car looks to be in lovely condition, worth checking the age of the tyres before you push it too hard around the corners!

Out of interest is this the one off EBay? If so my number plate is A705 HLH so closely related to yours!

Cheers Chris

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Hi Keith welcome to the forum car looks good, I like the Iron cross wheels...
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Keithmanx wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 21:26
Hi all,

I picked up an ‘84 Excel about a month ago and I’ve been going through it since sorting all the little niggles- I have to say I’m really enjoying it! I’m a massive Lotus fan and had an Elise in the past, pre kids! This forum has been invaluable, so thank you all for the knowledge shared.
Cheers, Keith
Hi Keith lovely shot.

I've nicked it and put it in the calendar competition thread if that's ok

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12108

Stu

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Yeah it's a HiFi shot.

Light and tonal balance are just right! 8)
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Thank you all for the warm welcome!

Hi Chris, the reg of yours is very close isn’t it! I’d love to see yours, is it a similar spec? I saw this one on the car and classic site, was fairly close for me to have a look.

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Welcome, looks a very nice car.

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Ray-s wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 09:32
I like the Iron cross wheels...
Those are Speedlines. If you want to see Iron Cross look at this thread - viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12210

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