Lotus Elan

Sparto side repeaters NOS

PostPost by: Type28 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:00 am

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:32 am

Hi George - these are yours are they not? Not meaning to be rude but...

Ive had quite a look at those (well as best you can considering they're still in the packaging). To me the lenses appear to have a central ridge and peak which the correct Spartos don't have. The chrome/Ali "bezel" appears not to be around the bottom of the lens but the lens appears to sit on top as though the chrome/Ali is a part of the base rather than a separate bezel. From what I can see and believe these aren't correct at all. (In fact they look very like the ones Sandy el Saturn posted about on here somewhile back.

Just because they are in Sparto branded packaging doesn't mean they are the correct pattern as supplied to Lotus for the Elan. Sparto produced many different products as aftermarket accessories intended for sale through car accessory shops. The brand is correct but that's all.
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PostPost by: Type28 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:51 am

Thanks for the heads up.

I haven't had them out the packet and assumed that all Sparto side repeaters would be the same.

Will take one out of the packet for a look and will amend the add if they are not as you describe- still new to all the oddities of Elan ownership. It is not my intension to deliberately mislead anyone

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:23 pm

and yes gentlemen: that's what happened to me HOWEVER my bezels and internals are correct PLUS I found a set of original lenses in italy for about 30 pound sterling!! sandy -- once i fit them i'll show em¨. PS i think a pair sells for about 250quid??
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PostPost by: Type28 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:37 pm

They are different- I have amended the listing, but can't change the title.
Thanks for pointing out the difference.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:14 pm

That's fair. Well done, many wouldn't have changed a thing!
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