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Specifications (My Eclat):

Engine Type: Lotus Type 907
Cylinders: 4
Capacity: 1,973 cc
Compression: 9.5:1
Valve Gear: 4 Valves per Cylinder, DOHC
Carb: Twin Dellorto
Power: 160 @ 6,200
Torque: 140 @ 4,900
Front: Independent, coil springs, upper wishbone with single lower link and anti-rool bar, telescopic dampers
Rear: Independent, tapered coil springs, bottom wishbone formed by diagonal trailing arm and lateral link, fixed drive shaft, telescopic dampers
Performance: 0-60: 7.8 seconds
0-100: 24.5 seconds
1/4 Mile: 16.4 seconds
Max Speed: 126 MPH
Average MPG: 20.9

Thinking of buying one? Have a look here at what to look out for.

(Much of the following information has been lifted straight from discussion groups etc., so some of it may seem quite 'conversational' in nature. However all the information is there.)

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Air filters
Bodywork (exterior) AND MECHANICS
Brake system
Carbs & fuel
Cooling system (& heating)
Eclat/Elite types (Also engine and VIN numbers)
Electrical bits
Fuel - see Carbs and Fuel. For an up to date list of garages selling leaded petrol go here.
Gear boxes
Grease nipples
Light pods
Oil filters
Rust inhibition
Steering (lots on universal joints)
Timing/cam belt
Tyres (and wheels)
Vacuum systems
Window lifters

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