Rear lights

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#1 Rear lights

Post by kevh » Sun May 22, 2022 11:08 am

Was the rear light cluster on a 73 S3 common to any other cars?
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#2 Re: Rear lights

Post by AussieEtype » Sun May 22, 2022 11:18 am

I believe some of the later Lotus Elan had the same lights.
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#3 Re: Rear lights

Post by Heuer » Sun May 22, 2022 1:41 pm

Lotus Elan S3/4 used the same lights but with the added advantage of incorporating a reversing light. Marek makes and sells lenses: viewtopic.php?p=59789#p59789
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#4 Re: Rear lights

Post by MarekH » Sun May 22, 2022 2:33 pm

They were also on the Lotus Europa. On one of the cars, Lotus had them upside down to Jaguar. The Lotus versions incorporated the reverse light into the cluster and the bulb was very dim by modern standards. My lenses feature a twin coloured red and white high brightness LED insert into that clear housing so you have additional brake lights aswell as brighter reverse illumination. The housings are made to order, so you can have them custom made in any colour you like.

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#5 Re: Rear lights

Post by kevh » Mon May 23, 2022 11:38 am

I was hoping to find someone who sold just the chrome part of the light, all the other parts are as new so it goes against local tradition to have to buy replacements, but it seems they only come as a complete unit :cry:
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#6 Re: Rear lights

Post by mgcjag » Mon May 23, 2022 1:54 pm

Kev...speak to SNGB.....iv had rear chrome section from them for S2 2+2...they had a huge batch of seconds they were selling....they always have them at Stonleigh spares day...may even be listed on their site....Steve
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