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Hal Mercier
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Two more in France!

Post by Hal Mercier » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:07 pm

Here's two more for the alive section, Mk4 chassis 4025 registered in 1970and Mk7 chassis D17015 registered in 1976, both now living here in a dry barn in France.

The Mk4 has been fully rebuilt and prepared for competition with a JK box, race clutch and 1040 engine, the Mk 7 had been a successful competition car, winning a sprint/hillclimb series in Scotland, but is now waiting for an engine to be finished by Ian Sykes, and also for me to repaint and generally tidy it up.

It has Davrian front arms.

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Mk 4 with S1 111S Elise.

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Mk 7 on weighbridge...result (with engine and box) 490kg!!!

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Re: Two more in France!

Post by shammycoupe69 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:18 pm

Davrians never cease to surprise me!! Your Mk7 seems to have a mk6a bonnet? i might be wrong but none of them seem to be the same!!!!
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Re: Two more in France!

Post by Dave6091 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:18 pm

Road going mk7's must be quite rare. I'm sure i've seen this one before, were you driving it about in blighty Hal?.

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Re: Two more in France!

Post by mdh » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:50 pm

La voiture blanc est tres belle!

The Mk7 has a Mk7 front because it has 'wings' that extend out over the fuel filler cap. Mk5 & 6's have the cap exposed.

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Re: Two more in France!

Post by Hal Mercier » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:59 pm

Not me in the Mk 7 in the UK.

I bought it in 2001 after moving to France in 1993. It was then living in Ayr, with PO Paul Dick, who had a lot of success with it in speed hillclimb events, winning a series in Scotland. It has a RAC passport, surprising, as it has no rollbar!
It was classified as 'road sports', I think Paul said, so didn't require one. I think it'd be hard to fit one with the design of the rear window as it is....if anyone has a Mk 7 with one fitted, I'd like to see some pix!.

It's true, it's very rare in that it was road registered from new. Most were built for competition and never registered, which can mean they are simply not possible to register now!

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