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    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Ill just leave this here...

     
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    They're on the back burner for now. I have them in my storage shed next to my Imperial and NYB. I'm hoping some good looks will rub off on them but somehow I doubt it. :rofl:

    They are project cars, fairly rough but complete.
     
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    These actually have quite a following in England.
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    There were two other variants made following and along with the Elite, the Eclat and the Excel. The "Gremlin" look wasn't quite as pronounced as in the Elite.
    This is and '87 Excel in the JPS (John Player Special) Colors. Lotus made very few limited editions in these colors celebrating Mario Andretti's World Championship livery.
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    Here's an '88 in Monaco White.
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    Here is an Eclat in race trim.
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    '79 Eclat. They really grow on you after a while....
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    Kinda like a fungus?? :poke:
     
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    I managed to find some pics of one of the '77 Elite project cars. The other is a '74 also in red.

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    This car was literally a Barn Find. I know the previous owner and it was stashed in someone's barn for probably 15 years. We had to winch it out with the flatbed's winch and steer it around mountains of junk. The rear drum brake on the one side was set up completely and the tire practically flat.
    I nicknamed it "Stinky" because something was living in there at one time or another. And it REAKS!
    The car had an engine fire that burned up and melted the engine wiring harness, alternator and the carbs... That's why I got the other one from him.

    Back to "Little Boy Blue" Took this out in front of the country club that's across from us.
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    It takes some getting used to driving it. Because most of these were right hand drive, the damned turn signal stalk is on the wrong side. Every time I go to use the blinkers I turn on the wipers!:rofl: Thank God the clutch and brake pedals are in the same spots!:rofl:
     
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    This one gives you a bit of perspective on how small these cars really are...
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    Told you these were chick magnets...:rofl:
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    Here is a race car that someone put a 350 Chevy into... That things has got to fly! This one is owned by a guy from Los Angeles
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