Lotus Eclat – 1979

Lotus Eclat - 1979


Lotus Eclat – 1979


Marca : Lotus
Modello : Eclat
Versione : —
Anno : 1979
Telaio N. : —
Motore N. : —
Esemplari prodotti : 1.522
Motore : 4 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 1.973 cc
Distribuzione : DOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 4
Alimentazione : 2 carb. Dell’Orto
Potenza : 155 CV
Top speed Km/h : 201


Images courtesy of
Tom Hardmann


FEH 919T was first registered 1st May 1979 and former keepers total only 9. In the September 2010 edition of Classic and Sports Car under the heading “Wonder Wedges at War” (Lotus Eclat vs TVR Tamsin) FEH919T was featured representing and fighting the Lotus corner. She still remains true to the car, which was presented and tested that day by Sam Dawson some 7 years ago. She has covered just 4547 miles since then.

The exterior of FEH919T is finished in JPS Black with matching gold stripe and is in near concourse condition. On opening either doors you are presented with an interior the likes of which I would normally expect to find in a contemporary Autobiography Range Rover. Whilst retaining the original beautifully simplistic facia, the other surfaces/door cards and seats have been lavished with the finest red/black leather hides.

The day FEH919T arrived at our Chateau Impney showroom, there was a photo shoot involving other historic machinery to promote the venue’s July Hill Climb. One of the freelance Journalists working on that shoot was Paul Hardiman. He was there representing Classis and Sports Car that day. Paul was rather pleased to see the Eclat and to hear about her previous feature car in C&SC. A road test was in order!



 

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