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Hargreaves and bailey

PostPost by: JR44 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:31 pm

Anybody heard of this garage hargreaves and bailey.. just noticed my plus 2 has the name on the rear reg plate.. just interested thats all wondered if it was a lotus dealer back in the day
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:51 pm

I believe they were a car dealer in Blackpool.
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PostPost by: JimE » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:06 pm

Yep. They were a Lotus Main Dealer in the North West. Hargreaves & Bailey, Blackpool, Lancs. Blackpool 23862. I'd keep that original plate on the car if I were you. Jim
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PostPost by: JR44 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:51 pm

Thanks for the info i am intending keeping the plate .. blackpool makes some sense as i seem to remember the first owner was a butcher from southport .. all very interesting cheers
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue May 23, 2017 8:47 pm

I have just been given a stack of MotorSport magazines from 1968-1974; sorting through for Lotus content I found the following Ad:
hargreavesbaileyad_march1974.jpg and
Wish I had a time machine...


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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue May 23, 2017 8:55 pm

Just researched your posts.... is your car a 5 speed? If so it could be the car in the first column!! That would be quite a find...
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PostPost by: JR44 » Wed May 24, 2017 11:08 am

Wow certainly could be ...mine does have a 5 speed ill keep that thank you very much for posting that
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Wed May 24, 2017 11:14 am

Hi John,

By chance there is a much modified red Europa on eBay at the moment that was sold initially by that garage.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172680191121

By the way, Foose yer doos? I'm originally from Cults.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed May 24, 2017 11:16 am

JR44 wrote:Wow certainly could be ...mine does have a 5 speed ill keep that thank you very much for posting that
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John, PM me your address & I'll mail you the original Ad
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PostPost by: JR44 » Wed May 24, 2017 11:42 am

Bombay Racing Green wrote:Hi John,

By chance there is a much modified red Europa on eBay at the moment that was sold initially by that garage.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172680191121

By the way, Foose yer doos? I'm originally from Cults.

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Hey cool fit likee
I'm in Grandholm Bridge Of Don will need to meet up
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Wed May 24, 2017 8:11 pm

Nae buad loon.

I'll be up in July to visit the folks. It's going to be busy but I'll drop you a PM closer to the time if that's ok.

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PostPost by: tcsoar » Thu May 25, 2017 9:04 am

Interesting that in the ad the +2's were more expensive than the Sprints, oh how times have changed!!

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