SA 1989 Claret Red

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Roger Dilley
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Model: Excel SA, Elise
Colour: Claret Red
Year: 1989
Location: Weymouth

SA 1989 Claret Red

Post by Roger Dilley »

I’ve had it for over 6 years now and it’s been a fab bit of wedge.
It was MOT’d this month May 2020, passed first time.
I think it’s done about 90k miles it has had the speedo replaced and currently shows about 45k.
I’m looking for £7500.

The car was rumoured to be first owned by a Lotus Finance Director who sold it to a Lotus employee who sold it to a manager from Proton (when Proton briefly owned Lotus) from whom I bought the car from. He put 4 new Ozz alloys (still in fab condition plus the spare is also a good alloy with an ancient tyre) plus new wood for the dash.
From the condition of the car I think it has been garaged for most if not all of it’s life. It doesn’t let any rain in in a hard down pour. Apart from the intermittent variable wiper function and volt meter saying it's not charging when it is everything works including the cruise control, windows, mirrors and central locking. The Aircon works (R134a) but needs re-gassing most years, lasting the spring and the summer just fine. I’ve got a Workshop Manual and Parts Catalogue plus original sales pamphlets/brochures.
I’ve loved it since I bought it especially the wedge, in the process of changing it for a Silk Red Elan M100, as I fancy some wind in the hair whilst I still have some.
I can't work out how to post picks on the site so please send me your email by private email and I will send the pictures I took last year for the agreed valuation last year for £8,250.
Time for someone else to enjoy.
I live in sunny Weymouth if you are interested

HC180
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Here are Rogers photographs, looks very smart.
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Sirclip
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Model: Excel Celebration
Colour: Marque Lotus
Year: 1991
Location: Wiltshire

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She looks lovely Roger - your WILL be sorry when it's gone.

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

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Lovely car - worth every penny.

Pete

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Alan_M
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Model: Excel SE
Colour: Calypso red
Year: 1985
Location: South Wales

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Looks great. Now if it was a manual i’d be very tempted :shock: :D

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Model: 1981 Elite S2.2 Automatic
Colour: Essex Blue
Year: 1982

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The auto drives beautifully - I never liked them either but the ZF4HP22 (as fitted to the SA) was the first auto on the market that had (just) enough ratios, a lock-up top gear, and didn't feel like a slushbox. Now I have one. Not so good for track days but great for parade laps! This car looks absolutely stunning.

Cheers Richard
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Year: 1982
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Post by alangs1200 »

Looks fantastic. I'd love to talk to you about it. I've PM'd you.

BR
Alan
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Parted with an Excel Celebration in 1993 to make way for kids. Now parted with the kids to make way for an Excel.

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richardw wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 14:58
...Not so good for track days ......

I beat an Esprit around Olivers Mount in mine so they aren't that bad! :D :D
Umm! What to do next?

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Lotus-e-Clan
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Model: Excel SE - EWP/Waterless!
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Year: 1989
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Re: SA 1989 Claret Red

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Hawaiis0 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 17:29
richardw wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 14:58
...Not so good for track days ......

I beat an Esprit around Olivers Mount in mine so they aren't that bad! :D :D
I remember Lotus/Chapman saying that the auto was /should be quicker off the mark than the manual. Anyway these days the auto makes more sense given traffic, gross-speed-shaming, dash-cam-grassers etc. :)
Peter K

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