New owner 1988 Excel

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mk2zetec
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Year: 1988
Location: Chester ish

New owner 1988 Excel

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Evening all
My wife recently bought a red '88 excel at auction - its a lovely thing Red with cream leather/cloth, adjustable suspension, stainless exhaust. It drives really well - quite astonished at how well a big set of carbs works! I'm sure there will be some niggles that need rectifying in due course. I'm a regular contributor to Practical Performance Car magazine and expect there will be some coverage but its certainly not one that will be seeing any track or performance modifications.
Any based around the north west?
regards
rich

TrevorK
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Congratulations to your wife on the purchase. Looked like a nice car in the advert.

Here's to many happy years together (for you and the car and you and the wife, of course :D ).
What car is that?

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Lotus-e-Clan
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan »

Welcome to the forum Rich. :)

Loads of useful info on here.

Don't forget to mention the forum in your mag if you find it useful too.

Many contributors on here have made some very original contributions and deserve due credit, and 15 minutes of fame! 8)
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Yep - welcome to the forum Rich. Try and post some photos of the car :D

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Hawaiis0
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Post by Hawaiis0 »

mk2zetec wrote:
Tue Jul 12, 2022 22:25
........
Any based around the north west?
There are a few similar pinkish models in that area :wink: :lol:

Welcome .

stu
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ianhateswork
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Post by ianhateswork »

Hi Rich,
I was at the auction and watched it go, I thought the bidding was quite strong. I didn`t see the winning bidder tho. Happy spannering.
What do you call the northwest, there are some out there.
ian.

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Hi Rich
I very nearly went to the auction as I'm after an Excel myself.
I'm near Blackburn.
Cheers
Andrew

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Welcome. Congratulations to you wife on a great choice of car. Loads of useful info on here and we’re a pretty friendly bunch.

mk2zetec
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Re: New owner 1988 Excel

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ianhateswork wrote:
Wed Jul 13, 2022 19:44
Hi Rich,
I was at the auction and watched it go, I thought the bidding was quite strong. I didn`t see the winning bidder tho. Happy spannering.
What do you call the northwest, there are some out there.
ian.
hi Ian i think there were a few interested parties that pushed the price up. i would have backed out but the wife was determined! we're close to frodsham so about 20 mins from manor park classics

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