Seriously, a Plus2 goes for a little over the cost of a good paint job in the US. The 2 seaters seem to bring a few thousand more. It's a fine thing to restore a Lotus that might otherwise be lost, but it's more economical to buy one for half what someone's got it it. You'll need the money saved, if you intend to drive it. You have to look at it on a fun per dollar or pound basis.
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I have bought a hobby and I would like to think that the journey through the restoration will be entertainment in its own right, before I even get to drive the car. I do hope I like the drive when I get to it!
So, you could say that the whole plan is hand on heart first, wallet second (only up to a point mind).
Interested to see that you can convert to a big valve specification, is this a raft of complicated changes or a short simple list ? "johnmo" been there and done that - was it tricky ?
Brian Buckland and the "Lotus Bible", any timing on the availbility of this as I am keen to read a copy - any thoughts on the publisher / web site where it might be made available. Brian are you out there and reading this forum ?
Oh, and a simple question for the experienced, the car battery is flat as a pancake the locks won't turn, so how do you get in? Taking the windscreen out seems a bit laborious .... :rolleyes:
Finally, is there an easy way to post/add pics - if at all ?
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