1984 Excel for sale. Make me an offer....

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robonland
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1984 Excel for sale. Make me an offer....

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For sale is my 1984 silver Excel.
I have owned the car for the last Nine years and it is time we went our seperate ways.

The current mileage is around 54.000 miles.

Two weeks after i bought the car it suffered a catastrophic engine problem. So i contacted Douglas Valley Salvage and purchased a salvaged engine and had that fitted. The donor engine had also done under 50000 miles.

At the time of the last MOT it needed a complete exhaust front to back. It was also suffering with an electrical problem wich was put down to the alarm that had been fitted by the previous owner. I have to point out that the mechanic, although he was very good at talking the talk was really a complete waste of time and also stripped me of a considerable amount of money with very little to show in return. Needless to say i was left with a vehicle that was neither MOT'd nor driveable.

This car does require some mechanical work!

Ok, Thats the negative.

The positive is that the exterior is in extremely good condition.
The interior is ok. The leather around the dash has started to lift and the roof lining has started to sag.

It has been garaged for the entire time i have owned it, sadly, not driven for the last Two years. So will need a thorough inspection.

I am realistic with regards to the selling price and its current condition, and i don't expect to get an awfull lot for it. So! if it is something that you would be interested in as a project please don't hesitate to contact me via this forum.

Thanks Rob

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Model: Lotus Excel SE
Colour: Midnight Blue
Year: 1990
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Post by rbgosling »

A few questions:

Location?
Was the engine from an SE or standard car?
Leather or cloth interior?
Interior colour?
Interior condition? Sagging headlining? Tears/stains on seat?
Does it have rear seat belts? '84-'85 seems to be about when they were introduced.
Rust in door beams and/or window frames?
What exactly is the electrical problem?
Regardless of the MOT, is it driveable - safely functioning brakes, engine, steering, lights, suspension?

Any photos

Cheers,

Richard
"Farmer" Richard

1990 Lotus Excel SE (Lilith)
2004 Jaguar X-Type Estate

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Hi Richard

Location ; Watton Norfolk
Engine ; Standard 912
Interior ; Cloth Burgundy
Interior condition ; Sagging occuring in the rear compartment. No tears in any seat fabric although the leather around the drivers seat has worn near the top right side.
Rear belts ; No
Door Beams ; Replaced the drivers approx Three years ago. Pass beam good. Window frames showing signs of age but not to shabby.
Electrical problem; If i remember correctly, it was cutting out intermittently.
Driveable ; I doubt it as it has been sat for the last two years and will most certainly require the breaks to be checked.
Before i layed the car up everything was in good order.

I will try and get some pics up by the weekend. It has the comemerative badge on the bonnet and red decal. All in superb order.

Kind Regards

Rob

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Post by rbgosling »

Hi Rob,

Thanks for answering my questions. Unfortunately you are too far from me for a car that I couldn't drive straight home, so I'll have to pass.

Hope you find a good buyer!

Cheers,

Richard
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1990 Lotus Excel SE (Lilith)
2004 Jaguar X-Type Estate

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Hi Richard,

Many thanks for your interest. I hope you find one soon.

Kind Regards

Rob

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Post by terry »

My advice,
Put it on Pistonheads, with some true photos on condition, for a realistic price.
£15 easy to upload photos.
I had around 12 people seriously interested, a couple offered to buy unseen, and collect.

Terry.

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Hello, is this car a narrow or wide body please ?

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Hi,
Do you know i'm not entirely sure. I would say a wide body as it does feel extremely wide when you are sat inside. In a normal single construction garage it is a very tight fit (width) when trying to open the door.

I hope this helps.

Rob.

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Model: Excel SE
Colour: Calypso Red
Year: 1987
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Post by fitz »

Hi Rob,
October 1984 Excel 85 Model Introduction
Revised wheelarch profile, front fog lamps, larger boot opening, 15" road wheel option, VDO instruments
VIN 89 D 1653 - Domestic market 318
copied from the excel milestones in techinical articles, just check you're Vin, or wheel arches, there should be a noticable flaring on both arches if its 'wide body'

Regards
Richard
1987 Calypso Red Excel SE
2004 Corsa 1.3 CDTI

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Model: Excel LC
Colour: Silver
Year: 1989
Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Post by MattDebbage »

Hi - i have messaged you about this car. Very interested and im local to you in norwich.
Please get in contact - matthewdebbage@ntlworld.com
Thanks - Matt.
1989 Lotus Excel LC, Silver
1991 Peugeot 205 1.6 XR
2001 Peugeot 306 1.4 Meridian

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Hi Matt.

Strange! i have replied by pm. There is a chance that i didn't submit it correctly.

I will send e-mail with a contact number.

Many thanks

Rob.

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Thanks Fitz.


Hi Danny,

From the info fitz has posted i'm fairly certain that it is the wide body version. It has the wider wheel arches and also the fog lights that come on with the headlights. Ilegal now i think..

Many thanks.

Rob.

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Hi Danny,

I have had somebody view the car today and was informed that it is not the wide bodied version.

Many thanks

Rob

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Post by Leadpipelouie »

Hi,
is the Excel still for sale please ?
Louie

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