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Page 24 Car clinic. Mention of the forum and a possible new member. I like the underrated bit and showed it to the otherhalf as i am hoping to book her in for new heading shortly. Lotus not the wife! Anyway good publicity.

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Over the year, the Excel has had quite a few mentions - mostly complimentary : ... ionId=1130
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Post by dpr59 »

An interesting read.

As I don't generally get The Times thanks for the link Angus

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The link in the Times article actually points to the other Excel forum.... :oops:
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Post by Dr_G »

For those who don't read the Sunday Times here's the jist of article:-

AA from South London has bought an 1988 Excel that has been off the road for 18 months. Can't find a replacement for or alternative for a faulty electronic ignition amplifier.

The clinic say the Excel is an underrated car that is often passed over for its flashier and more expensive contemporary sibling, the Esprit. Nonetheless, with its four seats, the Excel gives sports car performance and handling with saloon car practicality. They contacted Paul Matty, London dealer, who said they could supply the part for £172.50 but pointed out that often its not the problem and that the base plate for the distributor can give similar symptoms but can be replaced for £68.

They state that classic car fans can often benefit by joining an owners club for tech and parts advice. They then suggest and for starters.

Hopefully the owner will join up here also.

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