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Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPost by: Coupe » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:07 pm

Recently visited the new workshop at Classic Team Lotus. Fantastic !
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:32 pm

That looks very impressive. Do they have a black room, a red / gold room and a green room? And of course the odd lots for the yellows and blues!
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PostPost by: Coupe » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:45 pm

Workshop downstairs and cars not being worked on are upstairs including yellow Camel cars and Gold Leaf coloured Type 49.
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:18 pm

Could be an austin J40 pedal car in the foreground.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:22 pm

Wot... no Elans? I’m not going to visit..........

Seriously, that’s a nice picture of the JPS GP cars.
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PostPost by: Coupe » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:20 pm

Spyder fan wrote:Wot... no Elans? I’m not going to visit..........

Seriously, that’s a nice picture of the JPS GP cars.


No Elans but a nice Elite !
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:17 pm

Not just an Elite though....an ex-Lotus Le-Mans Elite!
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:42 am

Elanintheforest wrote:Not just an Elite though....an ex-Lotus Le-Mans Elite!

The dual NACA ducts in the bonnet of 6 SME reveal this Elite to be No. 1255, the 2 liter FPF-engined special that was intended for the 1960 LeMans but never actually started. Interesting that it is now at Classic Team Lotus. Registration 6 SME is one of those that seems to have been passed around within Lotus. Both Elites 1007 and 1255 carried this number, perhaps a few more. OK, enough anorak behavior from me for tonight.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:56 am

A bit more on the car here Russ, when it was sold a few years back....
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:48 pm

Glad I got to visit the “old shop”. Did it get torn down and replaced with the new shop?
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:10 pm

Coupe wrote:Recently visited the new workshop at Classic Team Lotus. Fantastic !


ceiling height makes me claustrophobic. of course i'm 6'6", but looks like i'd be hitting my head on the lights? i keep forgetting we Americans are a taller breed compared to my counterparts across the pond. :lol:
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PostPost by: Coupe » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:34 pm

tedtaylor wrote:
Coupe wrote:Recently visited the new workshop at Classic Team Lotus. Fantastic !


ceiling height makes me claustrophobic. of course i'm 6'6", but looks like i'd be hitting my head on the lights? i keep forgetting we Americans are a taller breed compared to my counterparts across the pond. :lol:


I didn't realise that fact. I thought it was only Americans waistlines that were larger ? !!!
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:08 pm

:lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :roll:
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:20 pm

I sense a visit to Classic Team Lotus and the British Grand Prix in my future. :)
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