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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:56 pm

My understanding is that the green frame is artistic license.

By carpet inside the door, do you mean the cream finish? The early cars all had that, not carpet though.

The air cleaner depicted on the drawing was what was used on the earliest prototype engines and, I believe, on the handful of 1500 engines.

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PostPost by: nomad » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:52 pm

trw99 wrote:My understanding is that the green frame is artistic license.

By carpet inside the door, do you mean the cream finish? The early cars all had that, not carpet though.

The air cleaner depicted on the drawing was what was used on the earliest prototype engines and, I believe, on the handful of 1500 engines.

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I was referring to the bottom of the door, Tim. Rather than the styled Naugahyde of the later cars it appears to be covered with short loop carpet. And I'm curious about the inside opening door handle as well. Almost looks as if its hooked to a pull cord. Probably as the frame....artistic licence! :)

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PostPost by: Vaughan » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:25 pm

Check out the ignition key location centre in same row as the switches

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PostPost by: lotusfan » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:30 pm

the distributor has a vacuum unit.
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:15 pm

nomad wrote:Tim, how about the green painted frame, the carpet inside the doors, and the air cleaner?? :D

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Never mind the prototype rear A frame without the diagonal (like the one in the British Museum)!

Oh, and thanks for posting, it's quite nostalgic.
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PostPost by: reb53 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:48 am

Slightly old thread but I've just come across one of these brochures.
What's a reasonable amount to offer the current owner ?

I'm not looking for a bargain, but I'm not looking to rip him off either.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:49 am

I've seen them anywhere from $US100 - $350.

This one (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-LOTUS-ELAN-1500-Original-Factory-Sales-Brochure-VERY-RARE/362305569907?hash=item545b184473:g:iBMAAOSw9Ypa5C4O&vxp=mtr is currently listed for $US160 = $Aus225, which seems reasonable.
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PostPost by: elanner » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:51 pm

Great post Phil, thanks!

And I notice that both pictures of the engine show the ignition HT leads curling around the back of the engine. It's much neater that way but seems to be rarely done these days. I must reorient mine that way sometime.

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:01 pm

Beautiful Brochure!!! Didn't know I was suppose to paint the inside of my tires red. Hmmm.
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