From Neil Smith:
I found an old copy of one of our local car magazines which listed the prices of the available Lotus cars way back in 1989.
As far as I know there were only 10 or so Excels sold here, and only one SA - not surprising at the price!
The exchange rate from ZAR to GBP in 1989 was around 4.3 which would have made the price around GBP52,325.00 and then add on 12% GST and you're at GBP 58,604.00.....
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- Model: Elite S2.2 Automatic
- Colour: Essex Blue
- Year: 1981
- Location: Worcestershire
Yes but what an engine it turned out to be! Not the most powerful, but very efficient with scope for further improvement using fuel injection. I can’t think of an engine I’d rather sit behind. Just right for the road.