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Certainly no mistaking which decade this was seen as fashionable :lol: , I think my folks had a three piece suite like this in the 70's, very comfy though.

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Now sold
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Good price? Nice profit? I bet he was pleased as punch with all that suspension work. Great job. My friend had an MGB GT V8 in those light and dark brown colours - the MG Car Co colours apparently
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Peter Laidler wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:31 pm Good price? Nice profit? I bet he was pleased as punch with all that suspension work. Great job. My friend had an MGB GT V8 in those light and dark brown colours - the MG Car Co colours apparently
Sadly not Peter. There's no great value in these and in time honoured fashion I spent a lot more than planned that I could never get back. Hey ho that's old motors for you. It kept me busy and that was the objective. Had I kept it then it would just be taking up garage space that could be filled with another project. So, on the lookout now for something else but think I'll stick to what I know from now, more BMC junk :)
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Now replaced by something else Ford powered and plastic, but a LOT more interesting............. TBA
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Wooooooooooo! Sounds interesting :)
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Well interesting to me anyway, I've owned an Elise from new (1998) so always had a hankering for a classic Lotus. Prices for Elans are becoming a bit unreachable so the Plus 2 is the next best thing. I'm picking this up tomorrow. It has had a replacement Lotus chassis but 20 odd years ago and will need suspension/brake system overhaul, otherwise it looks pretty good. It is otherwise pretty original specification wise, standard 1600 twin cam, not converted to big valve spec', 4-speed transmission, rotoflex joints replaced with UJ driveshafts. So it is still a project but nothing major as engine and chassis are fine. I can work away on the suspension and brakes during the winter.

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Stunning, one of the ones on the nice to have list.
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I know that they are not the most desirable model but I have always thought the Plus 2 is a stunning looking car. I too would be very tempted 8-)
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Very nice! One of my faves.
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