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1988 Lotus Excel 2.2 SE
Calypso Red - Gold Decals
Restored 1000 Miles Ago
Absolutely Stunning
Investment Car
58000 Miles

The Excel
Classic rear wheel drive with Lotus Type 912 engine, Spec 10 with a 2174cc
engine capacity 16 Valve DOHC high compression 180 bhp engine as used in the
Esprit Series 3. Twin Dellorto DHLA 45D carburettors with a 5-speed manual
gearbox in stock format as taken from the Toyota W58 assembly line. Galvanised
steel backbone chassis with steel roll cage with the body shell being made
of fibreglass. Power assisted steering, ventilated discs all round with
integral rear drums.
The body is finished in Calypso Red; the wheels are the iconic 15 inch 7J
X Ah2 Lotus Speedline alloys (including the spare). The interior is the
standard Beige leather with fabric upholstery to seats and door panels.

On The Road
The results of this high power to weight ratio and clever chassis design
are super-fast cross-country ability with a high revving engine, and,
possibly one of the best rear wheel driving experience I have ever had,
its so precise and balanced that finding the limit of the handling is well
beyond most driver’s skill set. An intoxicating drive and a car that attracts
a serious amount of attention and road respect, you won’t be disappointed.

Registration E664 MCP
Chassis no SCC 089 912 JHD1 2620
Engine no DB 912 88 04 24818
Dor April 1988

Condition (92 High Res Images)
Immaculate paint work throughout the whole car, a show example. In 2013
(only 1000 road miles ago) the paint was fully restored. The complete car
was stripped down with all body panels being removed including boot, bonnet,
bumpers, spoilers, lights, light pods and doors. It was then carefully
rubbed down, primed and two pack paint applied and buffed to a fine
finish. New original Lotus decals were then fitted. Within the paperwork
there is a photographic record of the restoration.

The Speedline alloys and hub caps were then refurbished to as new. All 5
wheels were chemically cleaned, sand blasted powder coated and lacquer
applied. 4 new tyres fitted with new valves and balanced and tracked.
A new 25-piece carpet mat set was fitted, the remainder of the interior
is wholly original. The engine bay was expertly cleaned and detailed.

The engine was then set about. The oil was replaced with Valvoline Racing
VR1 20W 50 and new filter. New ignition leads, distributor cap and rotor
arm, new spark plugs, cambelt and tensioner replaced. New alternator belt
and power steering belt. New air filter, the tappets were all adjusted
and the Dellorto carbs were tuned. New brakes fitted to the rear and a
new washer bottle and pump.
As such this Lotus drives superbly and fires right off the key.

Its 100 % HPi clear with a clean underside and never been involved in any
bumps or had any welding.

Other Maintenance

- New coolant fan
- Cylinder head removed, all valves removed and reground
- Head rebuilt onto block with new gaskets
- New radiator
- New oil pressure sender unit
- Upgraded high performance distributor car and rotor arm
- N/S/F caliper reconditioned
- Fuel pump removed and rebuilt

These cars with decent low mileages are great investments with values
climbing month on month. They offer a real performance experience and
a touch of exotica that you will never feel in a similar BMW or Mazda.
This coupled with relatively low production numbers should ensure this
to be a clever investment if properly stored and valeted, for the money
nothing else will really touch it. All part exchanges welcome, delivery
anywhere in the UK.


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