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Is Sportscar World out of business?

PostPost by: Tahoe » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:05 pm

I can't load there website, and haven't for some time. It seems like they may be out of business. Bought a few things from them several years ago and was happy.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:22 pm

You talking about the guys in tx?

No activity in a while...
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PostPost by: Tahoe » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:59 pm

pharriso wrote:You talking about the guys in tx?

No activity in a whole...


Yup, the Texas company.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:18 pm

I emailed them twice, looking for a Plus 2 factory shift knob (hint) and never got responses.
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:57 pm

Found this funny looking website http://www.sportscarworld-lotus.com/ and there is a phone number
(254) 471-5539
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:06 pm

I think it moved to Dallas tho

2503 Butler St
Dallas, TX 75235
Oak Lawn
Phone number (972) 620-7285
Business website sportscarworld.com

The website timed out. I found a post on the Dallas club site that said they had a meeting there, but no date was shown, so I don't know how old that is.
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PostPost by: Tahoe » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:17 pm

Yea, that site appears to be old. The one I had bookmarked doesn't work and had much more info with online ordering system. I managed to get a few nice original parts from them at a reasonable price a couple years ago, but hadn't tried the site in more than a year.
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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:48 pm

I was there towards the end of last year and they were still going. Had a nice tour round, saw all the race car preps, parts area, the "project car" area in the body shop parts. Seemed like they had some decent business on the service/repairs side not so sure on the parts side.

Also had a Lotus Carlton in there, which took me very much by surprised. Bucket list car for me!

I also haven't been able to reach them when I was buying some parts. Maybe I didn't have the right number. I've am mate* up there restoring a basket case Europa JPS that might have a better contact number for them or more up to date info as he has been buying parts from them. I'll ping him and see what I can find out.

(Europa owners in the area may well know him aswell.
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:24 pm

Finally remembered to update this.

I am informed their still going and the contact for parts is Dave Mcguire. I have a phone number but think it his mobile/cell so I am not going to post it on a public forum. PM me if and I'll happily share the number.
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