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Len Street Chelsea

PostPost by: JimE » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:28 pm

Len Street Limited probably taken late 60s. Jim
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PostPost by: JonB » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:56 pm

What are those scrotty MGs doing in Picture 3?

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PostPost by: RichC » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:16 am

Ah. I miss the smell of 4 start petrol... :wink:
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PostPost by: RichC » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:17 am

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PostPost by: Luke81 » Sun May 06, 2018 10:52 am

That's my grandad Len Street sadly passed away quite a few years ago I've got old pictures lying about it was also connected to Max Mosley in Formula 1
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PostPost by: Luke81 » Sun May 06, 2018 10:55 am

lottex wrote:Can anyone help? Just wondered if any one out there knows anything about the London Lotus dealer Len Street..?
When did they start selling Lotus cars? It seems that Len Street Engineering was already around in the early sixties working out of a mews in Bayswater, then later moved to Chelsea as the business grew. I used to buy my parts there in the mid 80's! I know it's a long shot but I'd interested to know if any database/ archive of cars that were sold through Len Street was ever retained.
Many thanks.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun May 06, 2018 12:33 pm

Luke,

Welcome to the forum and thanks for the contributions so far. I’m certain members would love to see more photos and hear any stories and info you have.
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PostPost by: Foxie » Sun May 06, 2018 3:15 pm

Pastapesto wrote:Looking into the bit above about Tara Browne from RichC, I looked up some info on him and it said that apparently he worked at Len Street & that was probably why he was in a Lotus at that time. The "worked at Len Street" bit was written by him in a magazine that he contributed to at that time. I would love to know if that was true!


Looks like he did work for Len Street.

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PostPost by: Luke81 » Sun May 06, 2018 4:31 pm

The person in the picture on the right on the phone is my uncle Ollie i think.
my grandad's brother he was murdered in early 2000
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PostPost by: Luke81 » Sun May 06, 2018 4:34 pm

elanfan1 wrote:Luke,

Welcome to the forum and thanks for the contributions so far. I’m certain members would love to see more photos and hear any stories and info you have.

Thank you I'll try and gather as much information as possible and I'll try and get some more pictures
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun May 06, 2018 4:38 pm

Welcome Luke!
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PostPost by: Luke81 » Sun May 06, 2018 4:49 pm

Mazzini wrote:Welcome Luke!

Thank you
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun May 06, 2018 10:33 pm

Luke81 wrote:The person in the picture on the right on the phone is my uncle Ollie i think.
my grandad's brother he was murdered in early 2000


Wow, that’s just awful. If you don’t mind speaking of it can I ask what happened?
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PostPost by: Luke81 » Sun May 06, 2018 10:45 pm

elanfan1 wrote:
Luke81 wrote:The person in the picture on the right on the phone is my uncle Ollie i think.
my grandad's brother he was murdered in early 2000


Wow, that’s just awful. If you don’t mind speaking of it can I ask what happened?

It was a hit man over about a million pound stabbed to death on a golf course in Enfield
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