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Good evening from the North West of UK & thanks for accepting me to the forum.
I have been a Club Lotus member since the early eighties & have owned - S4 drophead/S4 FHC/Elan +2/Elise 220 Sport
I am now minus a Lotus (although have a Scimitar GTE & Hillman Imp)
I am now seriously thinking of buying an Excel (my best friend had an SE which his son now owns) hence my appearance on here.
All the best
Andrew

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Welcome Andrew, you have found the best searchable source of reliable Excel information. We are a very friendly bunch with a good sense of humour. It sounds like you are on the edge of making your best Lotus decision, good luck.
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Welcome Andrew. You won't regret an Excel if you go for it. Such good value still compared to most other Lotus models.
Plenty of help and knowledge to be tapped into on the forum.
Project, running resto or nice runner?
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Yep - warm welcome Andrew :D. Let us know how your search goes!

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Welcome to the forum
There's one for sale in an auction - looks just like mine :D https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1472322
Cheers, Phil
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Thanks for the welcome folks!
Looking for the best I can get (no projects) up to 15k ish - was going to look at the one at auction at Manor Park Classics (only 1 hr away) but they have just updated all the photos & underneath not as clean as I would like? BUT I may still have a run out there on Saturday.
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Andrew

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How about this one: 1991 LOTUS EXCEL "HETHEL" CELEBRATION

Ending Thursday 7th Jul 2022 19:55 Current Max Bid £12,000

https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/ ... ion-n0kk5g

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Post by rbgosling »

Welcome!

Only a few years back, even the very best Excels would be unlikely to be over £10k. Even now, a budget of £15k should buy you pretty much any car you want. Get in now before prices rise further!
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Gray14 wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 22:32
How about this one: 1991 LOTUS EXCEL "HETHEL" CELEBRATION

Ending Thursday 7th Jul 2022 19:55 Current Max Bid £12,000

https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/ ... ion-n0kk5g

Thanks - was looking at the pictures of it last night - not sure on the colour combination although I don't think the photos/lighting do it justice?
Cheers Andrew

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rbgosling wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 09:27
Welcome!

Only a few years back, even the very best Excels would be unlikely to be over £10k. Even now, a budget of £15k should buy you pretty much any car you want. Get in now before prices rise further!
Totally agree - just want the best one I can get for the budget.

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