Last Saturday I looked at the prototype 1982 Lotus Excel today I’m looking at a couple of Lotus Excel s.e. models built with in months of each other.
Between 1982 and 1987 numerous modifications were carried out which included the introduction of a louvred bonnet with body shell coloured bumpers and rear spoiler in 1984.
In 1985 the wider wheel arch profiles, larger boot aperture, VDO intrumentation, front fog lights were introduced with a 15 inch road wheel option were introduced.
For 1986 the s.e. option with raised engine compression and an adjustable steering column was announced.
The S A Automatic option was launched for the 1987 model year with cruise control, central locking.
Of the 400 plus Excels known to be in the UK, only one was ever built to US specification, more than half are no longer on the road.
Thanks for joining me on this “Cruise Control & Central Locking” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres”, I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !