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How about making this a thread for us to post links to favourite Lotus videos ?
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I came across this on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wedJpVJx71Y

It's good to think my car may have been assembled by a bloke in a purple Rab C Nesbitt vest with a hammer :lol:

No smart corporate polos in those days.
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Lovely video. :D I liked the 'new small car that will be in production for ten to fifteen years' under the cover too. :wink:
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D*mn you! there goes my Saturday :lol:

Love this one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fJ02OI86yY - note the preferred car for handling tests on suspension development...(shame they used a Burgundy one though)
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I've got a copy of Car magazine from 1986 where they also show the two test Excels - and the red one is definitely Calypso Red. Nice to see the video though, they must have been going some to spin the white Excel like that.
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amarshall wrote:D*mn you! there goes my Saturday :lol:

Love this one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fJ02OI86yY - note the preferred car for handling tests on suspension development...(shame they used a Burgundy one though)

I thought you did very well in your efforts to keep up with the red car Angus. You might have washed the car knowing you were being filmed though.
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I've got a copy of Car magazine from 1986 where they also show the two test Excels
By coincidence, this issue is currently on eBay, ending midday 15 December.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LOTUS-EXCEL-SE-CA ... 35a565d896
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For some reason I clearly remember buying that issue of Car new in WH Smiths. I'll still have it stashed somewhere. Strange how certain things stick in your mind.
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The title of Car magazine is teasing me :roll:
Is their a feature in my car that I haven't discovered yet?

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Active suspension.
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Classic and Sportscar mag video featuring a nice looking Eclat; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xOg7Fwm ... 1g&index=3
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This bloke is testing a £6000 car ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcfX7NBOdmY
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amarshall wrote:D*mn you! there goes my Saturday :lol:

Love this one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fJ02OI86yY - note the preferred car for handling tests on suspension development...(shame they used a Burgundy one though)
A few years earlier at Rover... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQSdrqUm3w0
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOrUWZW0AW8

Part 2 is better I think - but then my car is an '84 !
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https://www.lotusexcel.co.uk/
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Good piece about RAF Hethel and the current Lotus factory here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Os0Fbt0C2M
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