R190BAH anyone know any info ??

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Mr Pesky
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Re: R190BAH anyone know any info ??

Post by Mr Pesky » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:30 pm

So presumably Admin's Exige, as it's the first one, reads 0001????
It should do, but wonder if it does?

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Re: R190BAH anyone know any info ??

Post by EVOSAL » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:38 pm

Yes thats definately 001 Mr Admin beat me to it in an auction last year

Although i know its had a chassis change previously so maybe it dosent read 001, hope its not 602





chassis 001

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Re: R190BAH anyone know any info ??

Post by DavidEVO1 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:44 pm

Why was it signed by the motorsport staff? At the time of Exige production, the motorsport facility was at a different location - ketteringham hall.
ooooh spooky

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Re: R190BAH anyone know any info ??

Post by jamwill79 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:53 pm

So that must mean that mine is the first one then, before they actually gave the official first one chassis no.0001.

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Re: R190BAH anyone know any info ??

Post by EVOSAL » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:09 am

Dont bank on it

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Re: R190BAH anyone know any info ??

Post by jamwill79 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:23 am

I'm not banking on it but I don't see what else it could be. I have all the original sales documents somewhere and it is definately an Exige, not a motorsport Elise or any other derivative.

I may well give Lotus another call and ask politely if they can look into this a bit more.

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Re: R190BAH anyone know any info ??

Post by stevegreen » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:42 pm

Out of general interest can you post a few pictures of your car. How do the two clams mount? I know on the early ones they didn't have the two mounting points behind the top edges of the windows. Would be interesting to see the engine bay also and whether anything there is in a "different" place.

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Re: R190BAH anyone know any info ??

Post by EVOSAL » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:51 pm

Also if you look at this video posted by david, the vents in the front clam are clearly different


clicky

jamwill79
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Re: R190BAH anyone know any info ??

Post by jamwill79 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:34 pm

You're correct, the two bolts in the rear clam just behind the windows are not there. Otherwise everything is the same as I have seen a few now. The front fake arch vents are one section only unlike the car in that vid.

Regarding the engine bay, its quite a bit different.
Sc Honda [image]http://usera.imagecave.com/jamwill79/tu ... 8-copy.jpg[/image]

This is before the conversion
[image]http://usera.imagecave.com/jamwill79/car005.jpg[/image]

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Re: R190BAH anyone know any info ??

Post by EVOSAL » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:46 pm

Mine has the split vent as in the video

I wonder if the one in the video and mine are the same car ??

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