Newbie in Essex

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Newbie in Essex

Postby Gunscrossed » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:35 pm

Hi,
I retire at the end of the month and will be looking to treat myself to a classic car.
I've always liked the Lotus Cortina but know very little about them. I saw a couple of lovely examples this summer at classic car shows in Essex!
I gather purchase can be a bit of a minefield, as with any classic car, but if anyone can offer me any help or advice that would be most appreciated!
Many thanks,
Pete 8)
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Re: Newbie in Essex

Postby Pete G » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:46 pm

Hi
Plenty of owners in the Essex area always willing to chat about their cars, whereabouts are you?
If you see a car you might fancy get as much ID info you can and send it to Rick to check authenticity,- there are a lot of lookalikes and replicas out there!
Become a full member first, then you can keep an eye on the 'for sale' section.
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Re: Newbie in Essex

Postby Gunscrossed » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:52 pm

Thanks, I'll sign up!
I live just outside Clacton on Sea.
I've seen a couple of cars advertised, a red one on eBay and this, http://www.classicandracecars.co.uk/cor ... s-mk2.html
Although to be honest I don't really know what I'm looking at :D
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Re: Newbie in Essex

Postby Keith Halstead » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:29 pm

There are a few people around you locally who would probably offer advice but as Pete said first step is to join up & take advantage of the club's wealth of experience & verification process before splashing the cash.
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Re: Newbie in Essex

Postby Lashman » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:33 pm

Hi Pete,
Welcome to the forum,
As suggested getting any classic car inspected is always a good idea.
Are you thinking about using the car for motorsport at all?
Cheers
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Re: Newbie in Essex

Postby Gunscrossed » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:45 pm

Cheers guys, I've completed the form and paid by Paypal.
The car will just be used locally but I don't mind if it's ex-motorsport or standard spec to be honest.
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Re: Newbie in Essex

Postby Gunscrossed » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:01 pm

I now seem to have "access all areas"! :lol:
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Re: Newbie in Essex

Postby sevrup10 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:20 pm

Welcome to the LCR, good bunch of folks

All the best
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Re: Newbie in Essex

Postby David sellers » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Evening all.

New to the site, my mk1 has been sat in the garage since I moved from London to Essex 43 years ago. I’d like some one to confirm it’s genuine so I can get the V5, get it restored back to it’s former glory.

Thanks in advance Dave Sellers.
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Re: Newbie in Essex

Postby Keith Halstead » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:18 pm

David sellers wrote:Evening all.

New to the site, my mk1 has been sat in the garage since I moved from London to Essex 43 years ago. I’d like some one to confirm it’s genuine so I can get the V5, get it restored back to it’s former glory.

Thanks in advance Dave Sellers.



Hi David contact Rikki Nock on lotuscortinareg@aol.com after joining as he'll be along to validate it.
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