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Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 6:55 pm
by Rob999
Agreed, no MOT and patchy history could throw up all sorts of things.

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:03 pm
by SimonE
Reckon this is a great result for Exige prices. That Exige will require serious money spending on it.

But Lotus are not making anymore, so 😁

Good luck to the buyer, Hope's he comes on here for advice on these fantastic cars.

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:09 pm
by MrP80
It looks like it’s been beaten with sticks and a tramp died in it, then the tramp lost the keys and service history. But still made nearly £31k plus fees?

Good time to own an Exige I guess!

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:47 am
by ortope
Yes, and on top of all you have to consider that it hasn't the right engine...
Note:
I am reading a book about the Rover K engines and once sorted out the few problems, faulty timing of almost all VHPD,
head gasket and remote thermostat it is a light and reliable engine.
My VHPD has 199,2 CV on the crank without major modifications...
Max torque at 6200 revs, max horse power at 6850 revs!

:thumbup:

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 12:24 pm
by kevinbe111
What do you mean by “it hasn’t the right engine”, doesn’t it even have its original VHPD / Matching numbers? I can’t tell from the photos, I’m no expert! :lol:

Either way, puts me at ease that I didn’t pay too much over the odds for mine! :thumbup:
ortope wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 10:47 am Yes, and on top of all you have to consider that it hasn't the right engine...
Note:
I am reading a book about the Rover K engines and once sorted out the few problems, faulty timing of almost all VHPD,
head gasket and remote thermostat it is a light and reliable engine.
My VHPD has 199,2 CV on the crank without major modifications...
Max torque at 6200 revs, max horse power at 6850 revs!

:thumbup:

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 2:04 pm
by tlracer
The K-series engine never was a bad engine for the purpose originally intended, ie. to power front-wheel drive cars. It's only once it was applied to other installations that problems arose, mainly because it wasn't intended for them :shock:

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 3:00 pm
by MrP80
So it has the VHPD, but it’s being said it’s not the engine some would have put in if they built the car?

Or am I missing something?

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 6:21 pm
by ortope
kevinbe111 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:24 pm What do you mean by “it hasn’t the right engine”, doesn’t it even have its original VHPD / Matching numbers? I can’t tell from the photos, I’m no expert! :lol:

Either way, puts me at ease that I didn’t pay too much over the odds for mine! :thumbup:
ortope wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 10:47 am Yes, and on top of all you have to consider that it hasn't the right engine...
Note:
I am reading a book about the Rover K engines and once sorted out the few problems, faulty timing of almost all VHPD,
head gasket and remote thermostat it is a light and reliable engine.
My VHPD has 199,2 CV on the crank without major modifications...
Max torque at 6200 revs, max horse power at 6850 revs!

:thumbup:
In the video at the post's beginning you can clearly see that the car has a Honda engine,
or did I miss something?.

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 6:24 pm
by ortope
tlracer wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 2:04 pm The K-series engine never was a bad engine for the purpose originally intended, ie. to power front-wheel drive cars. It's only once it was applied to other installations that problems arose, mainly because it wasn't intended for them :shock:
As said once sorted out the few problems the K is a reliable and light engine, much lighter than the Toyota or the Honda.
Just my own experience.

:)
:

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 6:29 pm
by kevinbe111
Ah, I see the confusion now. The silver S1 at the start of this thread has a Honda engine. On page 2 the topic switched to an Orange S1 with a Rover engine! :thumbup: