Excel price comparison in ZA

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Excel price comparison in ZA

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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.

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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 :shock: and then add on 12% GST and you're at GBP 58,604.00.....


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I remember reading that the Elite was the most expensive four cylinder car on the planet when new :shock:

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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.
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