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cthomp32
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Model: Excel SE
Colour: Monaco white
Year: 1990
Location: Hampshire

New owner

Post by cthomp32 »

Pleased to announce that I’ve just bought a Lotus Excel SE 1990, having spent the last year viewing various cars, including a very pleasant trip to Malaga.
Regards
Clive (cthomp32)

richardw
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Model: Elite S2.2 Automatic
Colour: Essex Blue
Year: 1981

Re: New owner

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Welcome Clive! Great to see you on here and we look forward to seeing and hearing more from you and your car. There are plenty of people here who can help on any issues or niggles you may have but otherwise sit back and enjoy your car. Excels are superb grand tourers.

Cheers, Richard
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Pete Boole
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Model: Elite
Colour: Monaco White
Year: 1982
Location: Nottingham

Re: New owner

Post by Pete Boole »

Hi Clive - welcome to the forum! Are you the new owner who lives down the road from me? I'm in Lowdham.

Pete

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Ray-s
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Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2016 15:04
Model: Excel se
Colour: calypso red
Year: 1988
Location: Grantham (close to)

Re: New owner

Post by Ray-s »

Yes welcome to the forum Clive always plenty of help and advice ,enjoy the car ..Ray

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MetBlue
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Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 21:00
Model: Elite 74 & Excel 92 (SEish))
Colour: Metalic Blue
Year: 1974
Location: Northampton

Re: New owner

Post by MetBlue »

Welcome Clive. Like you, I'm a recent newbie to the world of Excel ownership. Mine's a 92 MY. One of the last. Bit of a running restoration, but at least it's on the road, not like my Elite that's on a 30 year plus restoration journey.
Tony
What goes together.... Must come apart.

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Hawaiis0
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Location: West Oxfordshire

Re: New owner

Post by Hawaiis0 »

Welcome Clive.

You'll be needing this

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Stu
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cthomp32
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Model: Excel SE
Colour: Monaco white
Year: 1990
Location: Hampshire

Re: New owner

Post by cthomp32 »

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I’ve finally worked out how to upload pictures using an iPad only......not the simplest of tasks!
So here is my new purchase, but unfortunately it’s stuck up in Yorkshire due to Covid lockdown restrictions.
Once I’ve collected it I’ll post some more photos and get stuck into fixing the few issues it’s got, which aren’t many:
Electric mirrors not working
Door hinge bush play
Rear seat belt mounting corrosion
I’m sure there will be a few others.

Clive

richardw
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Model: Elite S2.2 Automatic
Colour: Essex Blue
Year: 1981

Re: New owner

Post by richardw »

Looks a lovely car Clive!

Richard
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Pete Boole
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Model: Elite
Colour: Monaco White
Year: 1982
Location: Nottingham

Re: New owner

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Looks great Clive! I love that colour combo.

Pete

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Hawaiis0
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Re: New owner

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Car ownership is an essential task for getting to work. You are well in your rights to collect. I just did 250 miles for an MOT - also essential
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Hawaiis0
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Re: New owner

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PS What colour will you be painting it when home?
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Pete Boole
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Year: 1982
Location: Nottingham

Re: New owner

Post by Pete Boole »

Hawaiis0 wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 15:22
PS What colour will you be painting it when home?
Don't go upsetting him Stu - he's only just joined us - he doesn't know you yet! :lol: :wink:

Pete

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Lotus-e-Clan
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Posts: 3943
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 13:25
Model: Excel SE - EWP/Waterless!
Colour: Not Blue or Green
Year: 1989
Location: Swaledale

Re: New owner

Post by Lotus-e-Clan »

Yeah go get it. Just make sure they fill it up for you - might save you getting CoVID from the petrol stations up here!

Good colour on a late model.

Reminds me of Angus' car - only it looks in better nick! :wink: Sorry Angus. :roll:
Peter K

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MetBlue
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Model: Elite 74 & Excel 92 (SEish))
Colour: Metalic Blue
Year: 1974
Location: Northampton

Re: New owner

Post by MetBlue »

That's a real mix of cars / motorbikes for sale in the background Clive.
Was it a dealer who just didn't know what he liked, or a collection being sold off?
Tony
What goes together.... Must come apart.

cthomp32
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Model: Excel SE
Colour: Monaco white
Year: 1990
Location: Hampshire

Re: New owner

Post by cthomp32 »

It was a commission sale on behalf of an old boy who was reducing the number of cars in his collection of 30+ cars.
The dealer is Themotorist.com, really nice people and great place to wander around. They have car events most weekends in normal times.

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