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Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:07 pm
by Coupe
Recently visited the new workshop at Classic Team Lotus. Fantastic !

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:32 pm
by Elanintheforest
That looks very impressive. Do they have a black room, a red / gold room and a green room? And of course the odd lots for the yellows and blues!
Mark

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:45 pm
by Coupe
Workshop downstairs and cars not being worked on are upstairs including yellow Camel cars and Gold Leaf coloured Type 49.

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:18 pm
by JimE
Could be an austin J40 pedal car in the foreground.

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:22 pm
by Spyder fan
Wot... no Elans? I’m not going to visit..........

Seriously, that’s a nice picture of the JPS GP cars.

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:20 pm
by Coupe
Spyder fan wrote:Wot... no Elans? I’m not going to visit..........

Seriously, that’s a nice picture of the JPS GP cars.


No Elans but a nice Elite !

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:17 pm
by Elanintheforest
Not just an Elite though....an ex-Lotus Le-Mans Elite!

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:42 am
by CBUEB1771
Elanintheforest wrote:Not just an Elite though....an ex-Lotus Le-Mans Elite!

The dual NACA ducts in the bonnet of 6 SME reveal this Elite to be No. 1255, the 2 liter FPF-engined special that was intended for the 1960 LeMans but never actually started. Interesting that it is now at Classic Team Lotus. Registration 6 SME is one of those that seems to have been passed around within Lotus. Both Elites 1007 and 1255 carried this number, perhaps a few more. OK, enough anorak behavior from me for tonight.

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:56 am
by Elanintheforest
A bit more on the car here Russ, when it was sold a few years back....
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21906/lot/305/

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:11 am
by trw99

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:48 pm
by Certified Lotus
Glad I got to visit the “old shop”. Did it get torn down and replaced with the new shop?
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Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:10 pm
by tedtaylor
Coupe wrote:Recently visited the new workshop at Classic Team Lotus. Fantastic !


ceiling height makes me claustrophobic. of course i'm 6'6", but looks like i'd be hitting my head on the lights? i keep forgetting we Americans are a taller breed compared to my counterparts across the pond. :lol:

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:34 pm
by Coupe
tedtaylor wrote:
Coupe wrote:Recently visited the new workshop at Classic Team Lotus. Fantastic !


ceiling height makes me claustrophobic. of course i'm 6'6", but looks like i'd be hitting my head on the lights? i keep forgetting we Americans are a taller breed compared to my counterparts across the pond. :lol:


I didn't realise that fact. I thought it was only Americans waistlines that were larger ? !!!

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:08 pm
by tedtaylor
:lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :roll:

Re: Classic Team Lotus new workshop

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:20 pm
by seniorchristo
I sense a visit to Classic Team Lotus and the British Grand Prix in my future. :)