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Dingz

posted on 17/10/21 at 02:19 PM Reply With Quote
1973 Lotus 7

Ting ting anybody?
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auctions/1973-lotus-7-replica-gNj9ag?utm_campaign=Broadcast%20%7C%20Saturday%20Newsletter%20Apple%20%7C%2016%2F10%2F21 &utm_term=01ER0FMXTCKVD4N86SKZZ58X8D&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Opened%20Email%20where%20Client%20Name%20%3D%20Apple%20Mail%20OR%20Mobile %20Safari&utm_content=1973%20Lotus%20Super%207%20Tribute%20Replica&_kx=WqBa1iRR_nVtM5PMQ6JfTwGp-iCLKNSsaiQ-Jxfb8vM%3D.X5QLxS





Phoned the local ramblers club today, but the bloke who answered just
went on and on.

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gremlin1234

posted on 17/10/21 at 03:03 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dingz
Ting ting anybody?
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auctions/1973-lotus-7-replica-gNj9ag?utm_campaign=Broadcast%20%7C%20Saturday%20Newsletter%20Apple%20%7C%2016%2F10%2F21 &utm_term=01ER0FMXTCKVD4N86SKZZ58X8D&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Opened%20Email%20where%20Client%20Name%20%3D%20Apple%20Mail%20OR%20Mobile %20Safari&utm_content=1973%20Lotus%20Super%207%20Tribute%20Replica&_kx=WqBa1iRR_nVtM5PMQ6JfTwGp-iCLKNSsaiQ-Jxfb8vM%3D.X5QLxS


I think you are right to be suspicious... even though it does look a nice car.

the v5 indicates lotus, but as an elan +2s 130/5,
which had been off the radar since about 2009, 'till a new mot late last last year with 210 miles on the clock.

Edit to add,
the wheels look like spitfire mk4/ 1500, we do have to wonder

[Edited on 17/10/21 by gremlin1234]

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ReMan

posted on 17/10/21 at 08:26 PM Reply With Quote
So its a Lotus Elan, but without a Lotus Elan chassis, body or engine...





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ianhurley20

posted on 18/10/21 at 08:21 AM Reply With Quote
No Elan chassis - doesn't IVA say that if you modify the chassis then you have to have an IVA to get a registration number and put a car on the road?


Walk away, no on second thoughts run away!





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Toys2

posted on 18/10/21 at 08:58 AM Reply With Quote
"Built to replicate the lotus 7 it originated from a donor chassis which was a Lotus Elan. After being dismantled and fitted using a Caterham Chassis the current owner has built out an incredible looking replica using a Mazda 1600 twin cam with 5 speed Mazda gearbox to go along with it and only covering a little over 250 miles this is a great example of a passion project."


So it was built using an Elan Chassis, but the chassis and engine was replaced
It looks as though the only thing that came from the Elan, was a piece of paper

It's got a lovely Lotus chassis plate, except neither the chassis or engine numbers match - I'm suprissed that even got through the MOT, during my MOT the tester checked that the chassis number was correct

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gremlin1234

posted on 18/10/21 at 10:41 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Toys2
It's got a lovely Lotus chassis plate, except neither the chassis or engine numbers match - I'm suprissed that even got through the MOT, during my MOT the tester checked that the chassis number was correct

the mot only need to check the vin plates for vehicles after aug 1980, (sept 2001 for kit cars)

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gremlin1234

posted on 18/10/21 at 11:08 AM Reply With Quote
advert now states
**This vehicle is unavailable for auction at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience***

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ianhurley20

posted on 18/10/21 at 11:10 AM Reply With Quote
Apparantly someone pointed out our discussion here!





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cs3tcr

posted on 18/10/21 at 02:02 PM Reply With Quote
The VIN number starting with a 78 should mean the car is from 1978, and the chassis plate itself should be a Hethel plate. There is a lot of things not right with the title on the car.
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Toys2

posted on 18/10/21 at 02:28 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by cs3tcr
The VIN number starting with a 78 should mean the car is from 1978, and the chassis plate itself should be a Hethel plate. There is a lot of things not right with the title on the car.


Yep, more holes than a sieve!
The Elan's VIN is 73, so it should still have a Hethel chassis plate
That Cheshunt plate, is the wrong date with the wrong numbers too !!!

[Edited on 18/10/21 by Toys2]

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