Other useful sites
Other sources of information and parts for the Lotus Excel
Over the years, many people have written about various bits of Lotus cars and the Excel in particular. This page lists some of the most useful.
www.LotusPIG.org.uk - our sister site which aims to be the most comprehensive searchable database of Lotus parts alternatives on the web.
Steve's records of jobs done on his car (when he had one, aka the "benani" site) - useful for belts and headlining in particular. (note - the original site has now gone offline. An archived copy is here. )
Wikipedia's Lotus Excel entry.
"BotyCobra" repairing a damaged fender (wing) (youtube playlist)
and - since so much of the Excel is from the MA61 Celica Supra Mk II - here's a link to that car's parts manual.
While we're here - some useful suppliers and workshops
Lotus Certificate of Provenance - find out where your car was in the production run and what its original specification was.
Oakmere Lotus (formerly Christopher Neil) - for new parts, you might be surprised by what they have or can get hold of.
PNM Engineering - for new and used parts, advice, servicing and restoration.
Classic Team Lotus parts sales - for new parts.
Brian Swankie - Lotus restoration specialist (who also does pretty good kitchens) (retired!)
Classical Gas Restorations - for servicing and restoration.
QED Motorsport- for engine parts
Kemp High Performance engines - for engine parts
SJ Sportscars - for new and used parts, advice, servicing and restoration.