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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
KAR 120C
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:11 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-EMinj69o

If you have watched the video link, then you know what I am working on.  This is a Lotus Seven Series II also known as KAR 120C or No. 6's car from the TV series The Prisoner starring the late Patrick McGoohan.  I built this on one of my TV/Movie Car CBPs many years ago.  It is one of my favorite models and one that needs a little TLC.  I started to dismantle the car a bit this morning to clean and to repaint some of the parts used in this build.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    August 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:52 PM

You realise that licence plate is still in use.Big Smile

 

 

KAR 120C

✗ Untaxed

Tax due:
01 October 2017

Incorrect tax status?

✗ No MOT

Expired:
28 March 2018

Incorrect MOT status?
WarningIf you've just bought this vehicle the tax or SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification)doesn't come with it. You'll need to tax it before driving it.

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:10 PM

Yes.  It is in the hands of Caterham, the current owner of the Seven series.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    September 2008
  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:20 PM

Hey Mike,

When you come on Monday will you bring one of those tires for me to compare to something I have.

Barry

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:33 PM

Of course I can.  I might have the entire car finished by then, but the tires are easy to remove

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:13 AM

Mmmmm... More Lotus... yummy. Looks cool Mike.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:31 AM

Thanks Bainford!

After cleanups and touchups, the Lotus is going back together.  I painted the wheels gloss aluminium since the wheels on KAR 120C are not white like I thought they were.

I had originally painted the steering wheel spokes aluminium, but now they are chrome thanks to my Molotow Liquid Chrome 1 mm pen.

More to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 2, 2018 7:04 AM

I would have posted completed pictures of the Lotus sooner, but with my wife's sister in the hospital, I have been carting her and her other sisters to and from the hospital for visitations.

I have completed my Lotus Seven Series II aka KAR 120C.  My thanks to those who have taken the time to view and to comment on my brief WIP.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 2, 2018 7:09 AM

A few more...

And, the ending credits...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ9AqRAwgK4

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, June 2, 2018 7:26 AM
Nice upgrade, thanks for sharing what you did (especially for those of us who would like to build this same car some day!).
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:14 AM

Thanks Bill!  I have seen this kit at various online stores from as little as $30.00 to well over $100.00.  If anyone doesn't have this kit now, I'd get one ASAP.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    March 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:05 AM

 

Smile, Wink & Grin

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 2, 2018 7:47 PM

Thanks Spencer!   

"I know every nut and bolt and cog--I built it with my own hands!"

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:29 PM

mrmike

I have seen this kit at various online stores from as little as $30.00 to well over $100.00.  If anyone doesn't have this kit now, I'd get one ASAP.

 
Kit, I've got...it's time to work on it where I'm finding myself at a loss!
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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 3, 2018 9:30 AM

Even though I am retired, I have to schedule my model projects around my time available.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    November 2006
  • From: Belmont MA
Posted by nells250 on Sunday, January 5, 2020 2:02 PM

I just ran into this thread while doing a little research for my own build.  Curious which shade of yellow you used for the nose, as I have had nothing but trouble with yellows through the years!

  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:01 PM

Jonelle, good to see you back!  If I remember correctly, I used Model Master Chrysler Yellow for the nose.  It was what I had in the paint can stash and I couldn't justify going out and getting the correct yellow for a small part.  Overall, I'm happy with the way the Lotus turned out!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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