New Lotus Excel owner From Italy

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New Lotus Excel owner From Italy

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Good morning. I am the owner of a Lotus Excel to be restored from a week. I will spend the winter trying to get her back on the street hoping for some help. Greetings to all.

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Welcome Mauro, nice to get some more international members. Any chance of a picture.

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Thanks. I'll try. greetings

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:D Hi Mauro and welcome hope we can be of help to you in the future Ray...
Photos would be nice...

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here's how I found it

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Origin England, brought and registered in Italy in 2014 and never restored. Now it's up to me to work. Is from 1984.

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Love those early wheels! 8)

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Good morning everyone again.
I started work.
I would like an advice, if I ask for the Lotusbit or SJ machine parts via e-mail, do they usually respond? Unfortunately my spoken English is not very good.

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:) Hi Mauro I'm sure both of them would be very accommodating and help you ,your English doe's not seem that bad, better that my Italian ci vediamo :wink: Ray

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In my experience SJS are very good at responding to email, plus their online store is excellent. If you phone them their advice is great.
LotusBits are generally not so good at answering emails. A phone call always works, and their advice is also great. It is difficult to order parts online from LotusBits.
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Hello Mauro
The trim under the windscreen is in fantastic condition. The leather is prone to shrinking and distorting so keep an eye on it when you are back outside.

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Grant H wrote:Hello Mauro
The trim under the windscreen is in fantastic condition. The leather is prone to shrinking and distorting so keep an eye on it when you are back outside.
Thanks for the advice, I'll keep it moist with some specific product.

SJ immediately responded to the Email and I have already placed an order, LotusBit will have to call them.

Do you know this store? :D

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Looks good to me. I too have an '84' car but have never seen the black front bumper inserts in a car of that year. There are real experts on the forum who will respond but might it be from a later car?

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In that episode of wheeler/dealers, they bought a pair of elan driveshafts from what was Kelvedon Motors, the sales lady was Pat Thomas's wife. I haven't been there for years, but heard Pat had sold his garage, and was concentrating on parts sales from his nearby home. I don't even know if he still trades as Kelvedon. Perhaps someone as more info? Cheers, Jeff.

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I thought it was Sue Miller, who mainly deals in early Lotus parts
Robert Glacier Blue '87 SE

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