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What Is your Dream Lotus Racer?

PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:07 pm

OK time for a new dream topic.

I was day-dreaming about the Lotus 23 recently and concluded that if I was to go historic racing/hillclimbing etc it would be my Lotus race car of choice. Apart from loving its low slung, neat and compact looks, I have always admired the story of it's giant killing twin cam engined debut at Nurburgring on 27th May 1962 in Jim Clark's hands.

So what would be your dream Lotus racer? We should exclude Types 26, 26R, 36, 45 or 50 and any Dura, Zeta, Bitza engined specials!

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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:34 pm

A 1947 Austin Seven Special PUTTER PUTTER :shock: ed
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:49 pm

The '67 / '68 Lotus 49, before it was covered in wings.

Mechanical poetry!

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:02 pm

Type 73 F3

Oh those curves!
And the technical simplicity

Yummy!

Mind you a 62 would be nice as well; yes even in duo-tone paint :wink:

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:39 am

Just has to be a Type 72

With a 49 a very close second


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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:37 am

This photo shows three dream racers but do you know what the one in front is? The other two are easy.

There are several clues, if you look for them!

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:26 am

Seven?
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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:34 pm

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PostPost by: elj221c » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:26 pm

Well, now. I'm not trying to be controversial here but I always had a soft spot for the 63!
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PostPost by: elj221c » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:43 pm

Robbie693 wrote:Just has to be a Type 72

With a 49 a very close second


Robbie


Mind you, Robbie is probably correct.

For Tim, I did do my bit with the 23. I'm the one with the hat, aledgedly the mechanic.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:48 pm

elj221c wrote:For Tim, I did do my bit with the 23. I'm the one with the hat, aledgedly the mechanic.


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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:50 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:Seven?


Lower, faster...

Look what it is leading- a F5000 and a sorted 26/R.
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PostPost by: elj221c » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:28 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Were you in the Bee Gees?

Crickey, I don't look that bad, do I?

Mind you, I've just spotted the square panelled jeans.........'Nuff said!
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:34 pm

elansprint71 wrote:
Elanintheforest wrote:Seven?


Lower, faster...

Look what it is leading- a F5000 and a sorted 26/R.



Terrapin?
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:28 pm

GrUmPyBoDgEr wrote:
elansprint71 wrote:
Elanintheforest wrote:Seven?


Lower, faster...

Look what it is leading- a F5000 and a sorted 26/R.



Terrapin?


Lower, much faster....

This is a Lotus forum, would I post a shot of a Terrapin? :roll:
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