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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:19 pm 
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I’ve been looking on & off for a Lotus sport for some years now with not much joy… I’m not sure if the lack of survivors was from a general apathy towards them for being a re-branded British Eagle or maybe not so many were sold as they were arguably over-priced back in the day.
I don’t have a great knowledge of them, and most of that was gleaned from here, but I think the Green was dressed in LX kit, the Magenta in DX and the Black I think came in two versions, the XT & the XTR with seat tube sizes of 16”, 17” & 18”

So, back to my hunt.. I put a few feelers out on old threads here and although I received no reply from any of the OP’s, I did get a reply from Yetinut, who had a small 16” Black XT, number K3061447, just the right size for my lad Jimmy.
No sooner had it arrived when up popped an e-bay search e-mail with an 18” Magenta DX, number K3060886….. what was I to do? :wink:

So here they are, they won’t get worked on till the Summer, I’m thinking they might make a great project for me and the lad another “Father & Son” project.
If any of you knowledgeable lot have any info/history to add I’d be much obliged... :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:27 pm 
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Checking in.

Will be interested to see what the two of you make of these.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:44 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Checking in.

Will be interested to see what the two of you make of these.


Current plan is not to do a full original restoration, but to have some fun.

I’m thinking Red & ivory “Gold Leaf Team Lotus livery with full XTR 8)

And Jimmy wants a Classic Team Lotus Green and Yellow job with….. full Campagnolo! :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:34 am 
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Might make up some new artwork as well for Gil to print. I never did like “LX, DX, XT & XTR” top tube blob.


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Brilliant!! Glad you found a brace :D And having them in different Lotus liveries will look amazing. Gil is probably now sick of Lotus Logo's after dealing with me but he definitely has them on file now :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:42 pm 
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Looking forward to this, your last "father son" build was a great thread.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:48 pm 
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Jimmys Rides for Mayhem 2020


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Green & Yellow livery.... class.. 8)
Looking forward to this! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:35 pm 
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I had one ages ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:40 pm 
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yakboy wrote:
Brilliant!! Glad you found a brace :D And having them in different Lotus liveries will look amazing. Gil is probably now sick of Lotus Logo's after dealing with me but he definitely has them on file now :mrgreen:

Oh…now there’s an idea, I’ll check what he’s got first…..

mkone wrote:
Looking forward to this, your last "father son" build was a great thread.

Mark

Cheers Mark, frustratingly I’m still waiting for the correct length tapered axle to turn up… (P*** Poor Preparation by me)
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Jimmys Rides for Mayhem 2020

Oh you know it!.... he’s been getting some training in….
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Green & Yellow livery.... class.. 8)
Looking forward to this! :D

Ha, here is his inspiration… (I think he might need to save up his pennies)
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