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Gold Seal Sports Cars

PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:38 am

Gold Seal Sports Cars were a Lotus dealer and regular advertiser in the motoring press in the 1960s and 1970s. I have attached a couple of their ads. Gold Seal also sponsored Dave Brodie's racing Elan 'Run Baby Run'. They were based in New Cross Road, London SE14

I have been contacted by a fellow who worked there in the 1970s. He would like to track down former Gold Seal colleagues Terry Boughton, Peter Davies and Richard Fearn.

Anyone on here have any stories connected with Gold Seal, know any history, recall any names?

Tim
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1971 Gold Seal Sports Cars Ad.jpeg and
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:58 am

Can't help with the contacts, but can I buy the Lotus Elite?
advert.jpg and


Reliant Scimitars and MGB's priced higher than Elans!
I love old adverts....
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PostPost by: jimco » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:58 am

I was involved with Gold Seal Sports Cars from the early 60's and knew well all the people mentioned. Who is enquiring, if he worked there we must have known each other.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:18 pm

Hi Jimco

Thank you for your response. I have sent you an email with the name and details of the fellow who contacted me.

I think we would all be interested to know any stories relating to Elans from your time with Gold Seal.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:08 pm

The 1970 Elite is interesting, also look at the price of the DB6 in the first ad... wish I had a time machine!
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PostPost by: vlc584g » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:06 pm

Just looking through the history of my recent purchase and found the original warranty for it dated 1/8/69 from gold seal cars - sold to Terry Reeve who had the car on a private plate - 1111 TR
When Mr Reeve sold the car it was given the plate JPO ...H
Thanks for posting the articles.
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PostPost by: lynx » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:49 pm

Hi Tim. I knew Gold Seal Car Company well in the ''Old Days'' I was living at Meopham Kent.and was car racing at the time and as I had storage room and was friendly with this Company they used to store cars in one of my buildings, all types. from BMW sports cars to a F1 Connaught. . I know one of the people there lived at Blackheath London, a road just off the heath.can't remember his name. I bought a Lotus Europa with a Renault engine off them. Lynx
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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:29 pm

totally off topic......I bought my first house in 1971 [date of the ads] for ?4750.......... :shock:
a few astons would have been a better investment..........wonder if i could have lived in one?

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PostPost by: jimco » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:59 pm

lynx wrote:Hi Tim. I knew Gold Seal Car Company well in the ''Old Days'' I was living at Meopham Kent.and was car racing at the time and as I had storage room and was friendly with this Company they used to store cars in one of my buildings, all types. from BMW sports cars to a F1 Connaught. . I know one of the people there lived at Blackheath London, a road just off the heath.can't remember his name. I bought a Lotus Europa with a Renault engine off them. Lynx



I was involved with Gold seal Sports Cars from the early 60's so we probably met. The person you mention was

Terry Boughton now deceased who lived in Langton Way Blackheah prior to that he lived over the premisis in

New Cross. Jimco
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:10 pm

Lynx

Sorry not to have replied to your earlier post, which I must have missed.

I'll look at my notes and revert back to you presently!

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:48 am

One of my Elans was supplied to Dudley Davies, this from the Lotus archives and Maurice Storey, information he supplied to me December 2000. Any chance Dudley was the same as

I have later info from Mike Pomfret who told me it came through Lotus Mid-West USA. I think I also checked even later w current Lotus Archives that mentioned the car sold through Lotus East in New York. With all this I still don't know the original color and this is the Elan that was converted from SE to 26R by the original owner in the late 60s and I was told by his widow when I bought the car in 1984, that he was on good terms w/ Lotus Components which is where all the 26R stuff came from.

Still, who was Dudley Davies?

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