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Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:41 am

Don't think this has been done before but wondering whether anyone has in period photos of Lotus dealerships. I think a few folk might appreciate seeing where their car came from. Quite a few will have been gobbled up by new developments by now too.

If you have any please post them up....


Personally I'd like to see Riverview Garage and The Ken Myers Partnership.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:03 am

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Little Lo when demonstrator in front of Tollgate Engineering Rye Lotus Dealer in 1972
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:56 am

I was just given about 30 Motor magazines from 1970-75, full of ads from lotus dealers. Should I scan & post the ads?
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:51 pm

Why not ??

Adding to this thread, has anyone any pictures of the Hammond & Oakwood dealers in Bromley, circa 1972 ?

Building doesn't seem to exist anymore, and I'd love to have seen what it was like back in the day.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:10 pm

pharriso wrote:I was just given about 30 Motor magazines from 1970-75, full of ads from lotus dealers. Should I scan & post the ads?



If they've got images of the dealership on then post away. If they are generic adverts add them to Alan's adverts thread I'd suggest.
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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:55 pm

Here's an interesting site, about my local dealer in olden days:

http://www.dereliott-conversions.webs.com/
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PostPost by: draenog » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:49 pm

Sports Tune Motor Co Ltd, Longniddry (by Edinburgh).

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http://www.sportstune.co.uk/about.html
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:20 pm

Superb - keep them coming.
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PostPost by: Foxie » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:57 pm

My 1970 Plus 2, DWP 984J originally sold by Foley Park Motors , Kidderminster, previous thread here:

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PostPost by: draenog » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:08 am

Bell & Colvill (I imagine this is a well known picture)

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It's on their about page, but not very big (the above is a direct link to the JPEG).

http://www.bellandcolvill.co.uk/#/about
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PostPost by: draenog » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:23 am

draenog wrote:Sports Tune Motor Co Ltd, Longniddry (by Edinburgh).

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http://www.sportstune.co.uk/about.html

P.S. My +2S was sold by Sports Tune in 1970 - when I got it (in 2013) it still had the dealer key fob and tax disc holder (with a tax disc from 1973/74) :shock: Bugger all service history though... :lol:
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PostPost by: JimE » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:25 pm

Len Street, Chelsea, SW10. See also Len Street thread.
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