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    Question 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    During the late 70s I owned a genuine Special Equipment Mk 1 Lotus Cortina registration 8TRO.(It had the SE chrome badges on the flank)..It also had a BZH sticker on the boot.Some bloke had converted it for rallying. I had a Halda speedpilot and half a rollcage!
    Yes yes yes off course I now regret ever parting with it.
    I was student at the time..paid £125 for it without an engine and sold it on to a mate for £500...Anyone know it's whereabouts,please hola.And no, please don't tell me how much it's now worth.

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    The enquiry is complete
    The vehicle details for 8 TRO are:
    Date of Liability 01 07 2006 Date of First Registration 12 09 1963 Date of Last V5 Issue 30 08 2005 Year of Manufacture Not Available Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1558CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Licence Not Due Vehicle Colour WHITE
    Don't know if that means the car is alive or just the reg.
    Date of first registration suggests it's still on the same car.

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    its still about, taxed untill the end of july

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Wow! Thanks fellas for the speedy responce. I never for one moment thought I'd ever hear any more about this car.

    I don't know if I'm asking too much but my spirits now are up that maybe the current owner of this car knows someone who has read this and it would indeed be a pleasure parting some info when I had tenure of this car.

    Incidentally,when I acquired it, it still had the brown log book and was first registered to Lotus cars in Edmonton..so presumably it was a works car or somewhat.
    My all time fond memories of this car was having a burn with a then new 3 litre Capri on the North Circular..having the edge up to 100 mph only for that centrifugal rev limiter to cut in..damn!

    Once again,thanks fellas listing and responding ever so quickly.

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    might b worth lookin on here
    http://www.lotuscortina.net/Homex.html

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Thanks Tim.I just posted a message on that board.

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    just took at look on there, looks like the current owner is on there

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Frigging unbelievable! Turns out the guy who currently owns this car is also look out for it's history!..how is that for a coincidence. And to think I very nearly retained the number plate before I sold the car on....

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    I find the Old School crowd to be living in a small but very comfortable world.

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    How do you lot find out things like this????

    The only way is sideways!!!

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leecossie
    How do you lot find out things like this????
    Vehicle Licensing

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatgadget View Post
    Frigging unbelievable! Turns out the guy who currently owns this car is also look out for it's history!..how is that for a coincidence. And to think I very nearly retained the number plate before I sold the car on....
    Hi, I am the latest owner of 8 TRO. If you have any information about her I would be very interested to receive it. I am recommissioning her now, she has not run since 2012. Thanks in anticipation.

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Quote Originally Posted by Profitofdoom View Post
    Hi, I am the latest owner of 8 TRO. If you have any information about her I would be very interested to receive it. I am recommissioning her now, she has not run since 2012. Thanks in anticipation.
    Welcome to the Turbo Sports forum. Good luck on your quest for information regarding your recent purchase. Does it now have a Twin Cam re fitted?

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Hello! Good to hear 8TRO is still alive and you are it's current custodian!. The guy I sold it to all those years ago is my matey and he is flabbergasted that the car is still about!....He has plenty of stories about that car believe me!

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Quote Originally Posted by Forest_rallying View Post
    Welcome to the Turbo Sports forum. Good luck on your quest for information regarding your recent purchase. Does it now have a Twin Cam re fitted?
    It had a Twin cam when I sold it on.it also still had the alloy boot/doors and bonnet. The diff casing wasn't alloy . But the geabox tailshaft and bellhousing was. It was originally A frame but converted to leaf springs. The rear adjustable Armstrong dampers were sitill there minus the coil over springs.

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Quote Originally Posted by Forest_rallying View Post
    Welcome to the Turbo Sports forum. Good luck on your quest for information regarding your recent purchase. Does it now have a Twin Cam re fitted?
    Yes, it still has, it looks like an Elan Sprint engine which is very strong. It is now at an age where the paint has developed a ‘patina’ and I am considering improving it before it needs a complete rebuild.
    I will post the spec as is now when I get a minute. Any stories or further information gratefully received.

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Hello. Does anybody know if this car is still about and being used?

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    Re: 8 TRO...Have you seen her?

    Last post was only 18 months ago and no one has done a thing for nearly a year lol

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