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Offline BigD


  • Joined: Aug 2011

  • Location: Melbourne
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-19/sports-car-bursts-into-flames-outside-goulburn-police-station/5824808

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A rare sports car has burst into flames outside the Goulburn Police Station in southern New South Wales.

Local police said the driver of the Lotus car belonged to a racing club, and a possible fault in the restored car caused the rear to catch alight.

Goulburn resident Henry Tunks was the first at the scene on Sloan Street this morning.

"The car was parked out front and I could see smoke so I've run and grabbed a fire extinguisher," he said.

"As I came to the car the gentleman was trying to get back into it and the car has just started burning, you could smell the plastic and it was very quick.

"The gentleman that owned the car was devastated as he said to me it was one of 263 Lotuses left in the world, and you could see on his face he was just gutted."

Mr Tunks said the man was unharmed thanks to to quick work of authorities.

"The police responded well, the fire brigade came down in a timely fashion," he said.

"The gentleman himself was fine, he had his family and friends around him.

"A whole lot of people came and hugged him, it was like a family member had died."


Assume it may be an 1985 Turbo Esprit.  :waah:



Offline Staz88


  • Joined: Dec 2010

  • Drives: Lotus Exige
  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Mark



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