Photos for Oliver anyone?

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I think this was the last Elite made

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Thats a cracking colour, nice pic

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Actually now Ive seen that pic I think you are right its the last Elite.

I have a letter and picture of that exact car from the owner from years back.
I had some money then ( Lol before my divorce ) and wanted an Elite. He had my details through Club Lotus and asked did I want to buy.

It was out of my budget at the time. It was an owner in the Hants area.

Best regards all.

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The owner, when I took the picture (2013), was the head of the Surrey Club Lotus area. He originally had a black Elite which he was rebuilding when he son was a member of the scout troop I was a leader of in the late 1980s. He told me that this car came up and he couldn't say no. I think the car was built for Mike Kimberley after production had stopped.

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Hi

The letter and photograph he sent date from 26th April 1997.

Says car was registered new in 06.10.1983. Letter says he owned the Elite from 1988. He only wanted £4500 for it at the time. I would have snatched his arm off for it had I not been married then. lol

The owners' name then was Robert Lane from Stockbridge, Hants.

I kept the photo and letter all that time in a book cover.......... :D

Im nuts about Lotus see....... so I rarely throw any Elite stuff away.

So there's still some mint condition Elites out there. I lov them to bits tbh espec the S2.2 as I feel the final design and build were better etc etc.

I SO wish I could get mine back on the road.

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Brilliant picture - puuting album together now so just made it!

And I like Bash's picture too!

Thanks all, Richard
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Oliver would like to send his profound thanks for the pictures you have submitted. I put together a 20 picture Photobook which he received on Saturday morning and is absolutely thrilled with it. I am actually going to send two volumes; the first contained mainly Elite and Eclat pictures, and the second (which I will order this week) will contain predominantly Excels.

When I have time, I’ll post both collections on here so you can see them.

A quick update on his situation - he is moving home on Thursday now that he can obtain the care he needs, about which he is very pleased.

Thanks so much again for your contributions!

Cheers, Richard
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Great job Richard, thanks for arranging and actioning this. Simon
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Thanks for your efforts Richard, it's good the hear Ollie was pleased with your book
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Thanks Richard. I really appreciate your involvement with Oliver's health updates.
Good to hear he's moving back home.
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Great job Richard, thank you for pulling this together. Good news too that Oliver is finally on the way home.
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