Lotus Excel-Calypso Red-Half Leather- Ready to go
Sale price: £3,750.00 make an offer
Last update: 17.06.2013
Technical specifications, photos and description:
Lotus Excel LC 160 BHP 1985
Calypso Red. span > Black half leather interior. 5 speed manual
The car has had all mechanical work done (see list below). I used this as a weekend car for my family and I would never put my kids in a car that was not in mechanically sound condition or unreliable and neither would I sell one.
The car is very original and drives great. cornering is fantastic as you would expect from a lotus chassis. pulls shifts and drives as it should. Sounds fantastic on idle at the lights and even better when opened up past 4000rpm. You feel like you're a part of the car when driving. very responsive through the steering. Expect to get many thumbs up and pointing from people as you drive by.
It looks great also the calypso red and black half leather interior trim are the best combination in my opinion. The paint does have micro bubbling and can be seen on close inspection this did not bother me as I spent the money on the mechanics rather than the looks. Wheels are good as are the tyres.
Inside is also in good condition for its age but requires some TLC. Replaced headliner. nbsp;there is a 60mm split on the top of the centre console which I hide with my sat nav mount (which comes with the car) and a 60mm split in the rear of the rear seats. Seats are in nice condition as is the carpet and foot mats. Centre console illumination does not work but the main instrument panel works fine and is adjustable for brightness. Blower heaters work but are noisy ( I think there are a few leafs in there). Fuel gage does not work needs a sender unit. i always filled it before going for a drive and I think you should get about 250 miles on a full tank. Drivers inside door handle needs tightening and that's pretty much it.
A good usable classic sports car that you don't have to spend big money on as its been done. Please no weekend test pilots I will be happy to drive the car while you are the passenger but I'm not going to thrash it up and down the road.
Car has done only 4000 miles since 2005
List of work carried out August 2010 Mileage at this time was 97259
The bulk of the headlining (the flat areas and both rear rails) was professionally replaced The centre rail. front rail. forward side rails and sun visors were fine.
Engine removed steam cleaned
replace fly wheel with skimmed fly wheel
replace spigot bearing replace rear crank seal
new gearbox mount
replace manifold gasket and down pipe gasket
new oil filter
new oil and air filters
List of work carried out October 2010
headlamps aim reset
exhaust over pipes replaced
replaced upper and lower UJ with good used
All brake lines replaced with new
new front and rear brake callipers
new front and rear brake pads
new s/steel brake hoses
Work carried out April 2013 mileage 99550 ( 500 miles ago)
Remove engine and steam clean
Skim head. span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: "Times New Roman". serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB;'> replace exhaust valves. bronze exhaust guides. Valve spring platform. Valve spring retainer. exhaust cam and cam carrier.
Complete full head gasket set
Replace exhaust manifold with good used original LC type
Replace exhaust with good used original LC spec
replace differential with very good used
New exhaust gaskets all round
replace rear differential mount and rubbers with good used
new cam belt
new brake master cylinder
new water pump
new oil filter
new K&N air filter
new sump plug
new oil and coolant
That's it really Just in time for summer. Just needs the little bits working on with the cosmetics. I encourage you to come and see the car but if you need more info or pics I will be happy to email them to you.
The lotus is priced less than the cost of the work
no Over-sea bidders I will not sell outside of UK
Collection only from Halifax. I cannot deliver but you can drive it home.
Don't worry if you hit the contact details and it shows USA I used to live there now in Halifax UK
MOT OCT 2013
Terry 07593 090133
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