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London Sports Car Centre info required.

PostPost by: M.J.S » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:42 am

Hello Gents, been a while.

There is an interesting thread on here about the London Sports Car Centre in Edgeware, Middlesex, posted some years. In it is mentioned they had a distinctive banner or logo and advertised in the magazines of the period.

I was wondering whether they affixed dealership stickers in the rear windows of the cars they sold back in the early 70's, and if anybody has an image of such they could share, or an image of their logo from a magazine?

They supplied my +2 back in December 72, but any stickers I'm afraid are long gone.

Thanks in advance,

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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:38 pm

I am currently scanning Lotus related ads from Motor Sport Magazines from 1969 through 1976, I have scanned some from LSCC already. I am on the road at the moment but will be able to post the ads tomorrow or Friday.
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:18 pm

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PostPost by: M.J.S » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:19 pm

Thanks Phil, look forward to seeing them.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:40 pm

Mark, here's one to be getting on with for the time being:

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PostPost by: M.J.S » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:25 pm

Thanks Tim. Ahhhh, 1970's advertising. Never bettered. :lol:
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:06 pm

Great piece of cut and paste! No attempt to disguise the fact that they just trimmed away a racing car to get a leggy lovely into the ad!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:01 pm

Here are the 4 Ad's that I have scanned so far:
LondonSportsCarCentre_Motor_Sport_Ad_09_1969.pdf
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LondonSportsCarCentre_Motor_Sport_Ad_11_1969.pdf
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LondonSportsCarCentre_Motor_Sport_Ad_03_1974.pdf
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LondonSportsCarCentre_Motor_Sport_Ad_08_1974.pdf
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All similar layout & graphics.
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PostPost by: M.J.S » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:34 pm

A Road Going GT40 in yellow. £4750. Oh dear. I need to lie down. I've come over all funny. :shock:
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:50 pm

Yes, of only ee knew then what we know now about some classic car prices!
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