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PHANTOM STOPS ELANS IN THEIR TRACKS

Few cars embody Colin Chapman’s famous ethos of ‘simplify and add lightness’ better than the original Lotus Elan. The combination of a featherweight bodyshell, Hethel-fettled suspension and power from a singing twin cam proved simply irresistible to anyone with a love of driving, and the Elan quickly found itself as one of the most sought after cars of the ‘swinging sixties.’  Series 1 to Series 4 Elans are now firmly wedged in the classic car bracket and prices are on the up, though that hasn’t prevented many owners from using them as Lotus intended – with gusto!

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EASILY FIT YOUR WHEELS

With modern car wheels becoming larger and more unwieldy, these wheel hanger pins (part number 6483) simplify the wheel installation process by holding the rim centred on the hub as you hand screw in the wheel bolts. Just screw the wheel hanger pin into the top bolt hole at the 12 o’clock position and slide your wheel over the pin and onto the hub. You’ll get perfect rim to hub alignment every time making the job faster, easier and safer.

The unwieldy and heavy wheel will not tip forward and can be held in place with one hand, staying in position, More >

HOW COOL IS THIS…

Early shots of the latest variant of the superb Enigma from Healy Designs, which is a V8-powered example.

Built using a new chassis it uses either RX-8 or Mazda MX-5 Mk3 running gear, with the engine and gearbox from the Lexus LS400, with the car shown here also featuring the new power-roof mechanism.

It also features new options such as extra padded, quilted leather seats, electronic dashboard and the V8 power bulge bonnet.

The Norfolk-based operated, run by Martin Williamson, seems to be doing very nicely lately aided by beautiful builds like this, which emanate from the company’s Latvian factory, where they clearly More >

YOU GOTTA ADMIT – THAT’S SMART, REALLY SMART…

SmartBox, from Workshop Plus, is a portable car jump starter and personal power supply that’s just a fraction of the size and weight of other products on the market.

Convenient and powerful, SmartBox is now available in three different sizes for small engine cars to large 24V commercial vehicles. SmartBox combines a car jump starter, a battery charger and a built-in, high-power LED torch with emergency SOS flash in one compact design. The unit will jump start vehicles multiple times before recharging.

The new ‘SmartBox 6S’ is designed for car batteries 100AH, 12v gasoline 6500cc and 12v diesel 3.5-litre while the ‘SmartBox More >

TO THE MAX…

Power Maxed is a revolutionary range of automotive products, which have been developed with top level race teams in the UK including a British/World GP Motocross Team and their own British Touring Car Championship race team Power Maxed Racing.

The beginning of 2016 saw them launch Typhoon Carnauba Wax, which is designed to be suitable for wetter conditions during the winter and spring months.

The wax contains the purest grade of Brazilian Carnauba Wax T1 and utilises Hydrophobic Beading Technology to give a quality water-proof finish and an effect. The striking lemon fragrance will give a slick feel and a larger pot More >

HAPPY CRIMPER

Laser Tools has just introduced this professional quality ratchet crimping tool set (part number 6484), which includes five pairs of die-sets suitable for a wide range of electrical terminals and connectors.

The crimping tool has a steel frame with comfortable, contoured grips and a ratchet release lever. Die sets quickly interchange and are held securely in the tool. This tool gives a professional and secure connection and is supplied in a durable, plastic moulded storage case.

Die set applications:

Die for insulated heat shrink butt connector (0.5 – 10mm)

Die for insulated quick-disconnect connector (0.5 – 6mm)

Die for miniature insulated connector (0.1 – 1.5mm)

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NO, IT’S NOT ZERO RATE FINANCE; IT’S BUY A ZERO ON FINANCE…

FINANCE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON GBS ZERO FACTORY BUILDS & KITS…

Great British Sports Cars can now offer finance options on GBS Zero factory builds, Zero kits and many associated products. The finance option they now offer makes owning and building a new GBS Zero even more attainable.

If you are considering purchasing a Zero, in whatever form then contact the company who can discuss your requirements and the finance options with you.

More information from www.greatbritishsportscars.co.uk or 01623 860 990 ENDS.

 

AVATAR ROADSTER – COOL

 

Great to see Marlin Racing’s Avatar division exhibiting at the recent Autosport show with their new Roadster model, which is offered in fully built guise only.

Enthusiasts seeking a balance of pure performance and affordability from every driving experience now have a fresh alternative from manufacturer Avatar. The Devon-based track and race division of Marlin Sports Cars has developed the 250bhp 2-litre Ford Ecoboost-engined Roadster to offer road and trackday enthusiasts a responsive, involving, lightweight car that offers plenty of scope to adjust and upgrade during ownership.

Underlining an emphasis on performance and commitment to offer the most effective features at this More >

NEW CATERHAM OUTLET IN BELGIUM

Caterham Cars has strengthened its presence in Belgium with the launch of the House of Speed showroom in Liege.

Caterham’s new premises is located closer to the centre of Liege and sees pre-existing Belgian dealer, Villers Auto, join forces with Redwater Classic Cars at the considerably larger site.

The dealership will showcase the full European Caterham range, including the Seven 165, the Seven 275, the Seven 355 and the top of the range Seven 485. In addition to catering for new customers, House of Speed also offers Belgian customers a full after sales service, run by a dedicated team of expert Caterham More >

HERITAGE STUFF FOR VEEDUBS

As winter projects come to a climax, an inviting interior offer from parts specialists VW Heritage couldn’t be better timed.

VW Heritage has reduced a great range of interior products by 15 per cent for the month of March. You can save on headliners, seat covers, carpets, door panels and hoods; choose from a host of original materials, colours and styles with a tailored special order service to finish your project just how you want it.

Give their sales team a call on 01273 444 000 to discuss your interior further, or request some free fabric samples to help decide on a More >

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