11 Dec 2021, 13:00 GMT
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1979 LOTUS ELITE V8 'SPYDER DONNINGTON' COUPE
£ 10, 000 - 15, 000
US$ 13, 000 - 20, 000
1979 LOTUS ELITE V8 'SPYDER DONNINGTON' COUPE
CHASSIS NO. 7811/ 1364A
ENGINE NO. TBC
Odometer reading: 829
MOT: 03/ 05/ 2022
* 3. 5-litre Rover V8 engine
* Built in 1990
* Used in Spydersport's publicity material
* In storage since 2000
* Recent recommissioning
Registration no. XCE 656T
Chassis no. 7811/ 1364A
Built by Spydersport Ltd, the Spyder Donington was a conversion kit for the Lotus Elite/ Eclat consisting of a rolling backbone chassis designed to accommodate the 3. 5-litre Rover V8 engine, replacing the original Lotus frame and 2. 0-litre 16-valve four. Lotus themselves had built a Rover V8-engined Elite prototype, only for the project to be vetoed by Colin Chapman who was intent on using only Lotus's own power plants. The Spydersport chassis was rust and corrosion inhibited and the Rover five-speed manual gearbox was specified. The Spyder Donington could be ordered with power assisted steering and air conditioning, while other noteworthy features included a Jaguar XJ limited-slip differential with inboard disc brakes.
This Eclat-based Spyder Donington was last on the road in 1999 and has been in storage since 2000. The car was converted in 1990 and used in Spydersport's publicity material (see file). Previous owner I P Morrison clearly found driving the Lotus a daunting prospect: "Lotus V8 too fast for me. Please buy it before (a) I kill myself or worse still (b) I lose my licence!" Lotus style with British Power - Excellent!
Vendor Score Total: 60 / 100
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Key for sellers' assessments:
1/ 5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/ 5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/ 5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/ 5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/ 5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well
EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 / 25
Body Work: 3
Chrome/ Plastics/ Trim: 3
Wheels/ Tyres: 3
RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12 / 20
Gearbox/ Clutch: 3
INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 / 20
Dashboard/ Door cards/ Carpets: 3
ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6 / 10
Main components: 3
Ancillary components: 3
ENGINE TOTAL: 12 / 20
Under Bonnet: 3
Mechanical components: 3
Car History File: 3
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