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CosKev3

posted on 6/12/21 at 10:35 AM Reply With Quote
The original first built Locost for sale

Looks to be the car that's pictured on the Locist build manual cover is up for sale;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1556670397899845/permalink/3131039830462886/

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loggyboy

posted on 6/12/21 at 11:59 AM Reply With Quote
Surely its only worth £250 (plus inflation)





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nick205

posted on 6/12/21 at 12:56 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by loggyboy
Surely its only worth £250 (plus inflation)



Reading the Ad, I'd say about £100. The Ad suggests it'll need re-wiring + new brakes and fuel hoses.

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Mr Whippy

posted on 6/12/21 at 12:57 PM Reply With Quote
Should go to the Hynes motor museum surely??? has Ron not even asked them...?
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GaryM

posted on 6/12/21 at 02:05 PM Reply With Quote
What a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the man that inspired so many of the builds on this site.

Does anyone know anything about online fund raising? If enough of us donated a small amount maybe we could buy it and give it to one of the motor museums.

What do you think?

Gary

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loggyboy

posted on 6/12/21 at 02:19 PM Reply With Quote
Suspect he owes a lot of people money - ie everyone that spent more than 'about £250'.





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nick205

posted on 6/12/21 at 02:54 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by loggyboy
Suspect he owes a lot of people money - ie everyone that spent more than 'about £250'.



I have that feeling too - probably easier for him if he keeps himself low key!

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Mr Whippy

posted on 6/12/21 at 09:03 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by loggyboy
Suspect he owes a lot of people money - ie everyone that spent more than 'about £250'.


yeah have to admit he's cost me a fortune over the years

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dhutch

posted on 6/12/21 at 11:13 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
Looks to be the car that's pictured on the Locist build manual cover is up for sale;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1556670397899845/permalink/3131039830462886/

I was just coming on to see if anyone had shared this.

Obviously needs anything perishable replacing, and is tame power wise compaired to many on here, but also was slice of history!

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Mike Wood

posted on 7/12/21 at 08:42 AM Reply With Quote
Hi

Can someone please post the picture for those of us not on Friendface? What is the sale price?

Worth sending the link to the Haynes Museum? Shame John Haynes is no longer with us and Haynes seem to publish not as much automotive stuff these days.

Cheers
Mike

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JAG

posted on 7/12/21 at 08:47 AM Reply With Quote
quote:

What a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the man that inspired so many of the builds on this site.

Does anyone know anything about online fund raising? If enough of us donated a small amount maybe we could buy it and give it to one of the motor museums.

What do you think?




We should do this - if someone sets up a donation page I'll give a Tenner





Justin


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40inches

posted on 7/12/21 at 09:08 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mike Wood
Hi

Can someone please post the picture for those of us not on Friendface? What is the sale price?

Worth sending the link to the Haynes Museum? Shame John Haynes is no longer with us and Haynes seem to publish not as much automotive stuff these days.

Cheers
Mike

I think it is public? I can see it without a Faceache account.

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CosKev3

posted on 7/12/21 at 01:40 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mike Wood
Hi

Can someone please post the picture for those of us not on Friendface? What is the sale price?

Worth sending the link to the Haynes Museum? Shame John Haynes is no longer with us and Haynes seem to publish not as much automotive stuff these days.

Cheers
Mike


No price on it,it is the car that's on the front cover of the Locost build manual.

Still looks exactly the same!

Sorry this coal fired forum won't let me upload photos off my phone,I've given up trying

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HowardB

posted on 7/12/21 at 04:10 PM Reply With Quote
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I am reluctantly having to dispose of the very first Locost, built for my teenage son nearly 30 years ago. He used it for the first few months until he got into Locost racing with.the 750 M.C. It's sat in my garage ever since. However every few months I have started the engine and run it up to temperature, and it still starts on the button and runs like a sewing machine. But the years have taken their toll, the clutch is seized as is the brake master cylinder / servo, although the tyres are unused, I wouldn't risk them on the road, but fine for loading into a trailer. But the final straw for me is that mice have chewed the wireing loom and rubber components like fuel and brake pipes. I have stripped out the wireing and hot wired the ignition and fuel pump so it now starts and runs. Thankfully the mice did not touch the seats which are Caterham items.
Like the car the years have taken their toll on me, and I am no longer able to undertake the repairs and recommisioning.
When the book was finished my son upgraded the spec of the car with LOTUS alloy wheels, genuine LOTUS badges and other stuff.
I am open to the best offer in my mind I think the reserve is the value of the following parts as follows. 1098 M.G. Midget engine and gearbox. Alloy wheels (5) from a Mk1 Lotus Cortina. Perfect Caterham seats. Caterham windscreen. Alloy fuel tank. Mk1 Escort rear axle. Mk3 Cortina front discs and calipers. And all the other bits.
If unsold in a couple of weeks, it's then E.bay. Viewing any time by appointment car is located in Peterborough.
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Mike Wood

posted on 7/12/21 at 04:49 PM Reply With Quote
Hi

Thanks for posting the picture and description from the advert.

I have just emailed the curator of the Haynes Motor Museum (https://www.haynesmuseum.org/contact-us ) to say this car is available and that it would make a great exhibit and I would be happy to contribute to crowdfunding to help this.

They just need some MkII Escort steel wheels to get it back to as built and could sell the Lotus alloys to offset the cost. It looks relatively untouched so an ideal exhibit.

I would love to see details under the bonnet and transmission tunnel of the A Series engine and gearbox install.

Itíd be great if it could be in the Haynes Motor Museum as this started a global movement of people building these cars which still goes on today, both for the road and in the UK for a 750 Motor Club Race Series too. This would be a nice link to John Haynesís early days publishing books on building Ford specials and Austin Seven specials, and his building of them himself, as well as the Locost and Haynes Roadster building books.

Cheers
Mike

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trialsman

posted on 7/12/21 at 10:19 PM Reply With Quote
Count me in for a donation.
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