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Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:41 am
by elanfan1
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.

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:03 am
by alan.barker
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Little Lo when demonstrator in front of Tollgate Engineering Rye Lotus Dealer in 1972

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:56 am
by pharriso
I was just given about 30 Motor magazines from 1970-75, full of ads from lotus dealers. Should I scan & post the ads?

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:51 pm
by richardcox_lotus
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.

Regards
Richard

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:10 pm
by elanfan1
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.

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:55 pm
by mmatthej1
Here's an interesting site, about my local dealer in olden days:

http://www.dereliott-conversions.webs.com/

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:49 pm
by draenog
Sports Tune Motor Co Ltd, Longniddry (by Edinburgh).

Image

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

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:20 pm
by elanfan1
Superb - keep them coming.

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:57 pm
by Foxie
My 1970 Plus 2, DWP 984J originally sold by Foley Park Motors , Kidderminster, previous thread here:

lotus-talk-f50/early-lotus-dealership-foley-park-motors-t39275.html

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:08 am
by draenog
Bell & Colvill (I imagine this is a well known picture)

Image

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

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:23 am
by draenog
draenog wrote:Sports Tune Motor Co Ltd, Longniddry (by Edinburgh).

Image

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:

Re: Old Lotus Dealership photos

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:25 pm
by JimE
Len Street, Chelsea, SW10. See also Len Street thread.