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Author: Subject: Lotus MKVI Replica (HGM) - Any info/help requested
61GT

posted on 11/4/19 at 06:46 PM Reply With Quote
Lotus MKVI Replica (HGM) - Any info/help requested

Iím in the process of buying a Lotus MKVI replica chassis that is in an unbuilt/un-started condition. Iím pretty sure that this is an HGM chassis and I was wondering if there are any other HGM owners or builders on this forum or anyone that remembers these cars. I have an original brochure that I can try to scan/post-up.

I donít know the precise numbers of chassis produced but Iím sure the number is very low.

Any information or history on these cars would be gratefully received.

Thanks,

George

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Sam_68

posted on 11/4/19 at 10:27 PM Reply With Quote
I remember the car. I don't know much about them, but from my recollection it was a very authentic replica, down to using the same donor components as the original (split Ford 10 front axle; Austin Metropolitan rear axle?)?

If my recollection is correct, then historic sources (specialist like Mike Brotherwood and publications like the period Sports Car and Lotus Owner magazine) might be helpful to you?

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61GT

posted on 12/4/19 at 06:45 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Sam_68
I remember the car. I don't know much about them, but from my recollection it was a very authentic replica, down to using the same donor components as the original (split Ford 10 front axle; Austin Metropolitan rear axle?)?

If my recollection is correct, then historic sources (specialist like Mike Brotherwood and publications like the period Sports Car and Lotus Owner magazine) might be helpful to you?


Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Yes, it seems to be a very authentic replica. It has the Ford split front axle suspension and dimensionally the chassis is absolutely based on the original car with the same tubing, sizes, etc. I think the first cars were built around 2005/6 but I may be wrong on that.

George

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Mike Wood

posted on 21/4/19 at 07:53 AM Reply With Quote
Hi George

A bit more info here: https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=69383

Cheers
Mike

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Sam_68

posted on 22/4/19 at 07:34 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Mike Wood
A bit more info here: https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=69383


That's really useful!

The links are now broken, but it you plug the link for the manufacturer's website into the Wayback Machine, it's actually pretty comprehensive.

Of course, the originals consisted of little more than a chassis and bodyshell, so minor components (electrical, trim, etc.) varied on each car anyway: it wasn't like the later kits for the Elite, Elan and Europa (or modern Caterham), where every last component was supplied in boxes.

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