John Smirthwaite did the head and fitted fast road cams soon after I bought the car in 1995. I fitted TTR driveshafts in 2007. The engine was last rebuilt in 2008/9, and a balanced -.020 crank fitted. Paul Matty gave the car a once-over a while ago and reckoned it was on an original chassis. The engine has an alternator fitted. The car had a (body-on) respray in 2016. The car’s last MoT was in February 2020 and the car has been dry-stored and hardly turned a wheel since.
The interior needs new carpets and the front seats are getting rough - splits in the stitching and new foam required. The rear upholstery is in good condition. All the instruments work except the clock (I replaced the Smiths clock with a Keinzle model, but that too has since died). The hot oil pressure is a bit suspect so possible re-shelling of the crank bearings/new oil pump required? There are the usual twincam oil leaks.
The last Club Lotus valuation was £21K, but I am open to sensible offers. The car is near Newbury.
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