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Group Lotus 1970 Annual Report & Accounts

PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:44 pm

I was lucky enough to pick up a copy of the Group Lotus annual reports and accounts several years ago on eBay.

It struck me that many of the images used were not those normally seen so I have scanned them and attach some for your edification!

I am particularly interested in the 1971 and 1972 AR&As for Group Lotus if anyone has them....

Tim
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Group Lotus Report 1970 4.jpg and
Group Lotus Report 1970 resize.jpg and
Group Lotus Report 1970 3.jpg and
Group Lotus Report 1970 2.jpg and
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:29 am

Thanks Tim. I've not seen these pictures before. I think the '69 annual report has survived in greater numbers - wasn't that the year Group Lotus was first floated?

By the way I don't think I've ever seen a Europa in French Blue before either!
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:05 pm

Here are the 1969 pictures.....

Mark
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Annual Report 1 small.jpg and
Annual Report 2 small.jpg and
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Annual Report 4 small.jpg and
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:21 am

By the way does anybody remember Mr. Austin? I think he was chairman in '69 or 70, he bore more than a passing resemblance to Christopher 'Prince of Darkness' Lee. Perhaps the electrical contract was signed in blood after all.
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PostPost by: DeanG » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:13 pm

Thanks for posting. I never had seen a picture of a twincam with the fuel loom so neatly tied into the fuel pump and I keep forgetting how nice a Seven looks in all white.
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:58 am

What colour is the Plus 2 in pic 4 of Mark's post?

Looks like a sage green on my screen...

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:07 am

I'm just bumping this thread to ask if anyone has a copy of the 1971 Group Lotus Annual Report & Accounts? If so I would be most interested in a scanned copy. Thanks.

As I indicated above, I have the 1970 report and the 1972 one now.

Tim
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:34 pm

Thanks for posting the pics Tim & Mark; must have missed them the first time around. The car show pics look great.

Robbie, that colour looks like a layer of paint I saw on my car during sanding. Was never sure what the colour was and couldn't find a colour reference. Andy was unable to provide the original colour code for my car from the archives. When I saw the potentially stock 'Pea Green Metallic' colour come up I felt more comfortable selecting a different final colour (Red). :) Who knows, maybe I got confused with a layer of primer. :) FWIW, my impression of the colour was a darker (more black and 'heavier' looking) version of a Champagne Green Metallic that I associate with some older Porsche's.
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:49 pm

Hi Stu,

I'd forgotten I'd asked that question!

I'm now thinking it's fading of the print and the colour is Sable but then again maybe not..!

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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:20 pm

stugilmour wrote:Thanks for posting the pics Tim & Mark; must have missed them the first time around. The car show pics look great.


Me also... If you look carefully you can see both the DHC & FHC Sprint prototypes facing away from the camera in their "interesting" two tone paint scheme.
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PostPost by: JimE » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:40 pm

trw99 wrote:I'm just bumping this thread to ask if anyone has a copy of the 1971 Group Lotus Annual Report & Accounts? If so I would be most interested in a scanned copy. Thanks.

As I indicated above, I have the 1970 report and the 1972 one now.

Tim

The 1971 group accounts includes a photo of the motor show stand with two duo tone Sprints FHC/DHC; a Europa TC on the turntable with the new Lotus trim; a Europa TC with the classic black trim; and a S130 with silver roof. All painted in Lagoon Blue. My printer isn't scanning at the moment. Jim
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