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1980/83 Lotus and Windsor Professional

Hello all, I am looking for some help in judging the value of these bikes on my local CL. Any and all help is apreciated.
First bike is a 1980 or 1983 Lotus 12 speed. Can anyone identify the year and model?

Here are some more images of the Lotus:

Second bike is a Windsor Professional of unknow year. The bike is disassembled as it has just received a paint job; although the seller says he has all the original parts.

Thanks in advance.

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Any idea of the value of either?
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Do you have the tools and the knowledge to reassemble the Windsor? Depending on the components it is worth about $50 as an unknown project.

I don't know too much about Lotus bikes but since the decals are missing and it likely needs a tuneup if not a complete overhaul, I would say $150 or so.
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The Lotus is a 1984 Unique.

The photographs don't show much detail, but there are a few clues there to know for sure. The chrome fork crown in particular, which is probably engraved with a Lotus flower and the seat stay caps are engraved with the Lotus name. Also the Suntour Blue Line equipment was unique to the Unique.

In the Lotus line the Unique was one step above the best-selling and very popular Excelle. The Unique was designed for the cycling enthusiast who preferred a lower-priced but sporty bike. The Unique had features and styling of higher-priced bikes, like narrow tires and rims, no chain guard on the crank, quill pedals with toe clips and no extension levers on the brakes.

That particular model in the photos looks relatively original and still has the original Kashimax saddle (which should have a reflective Lotus decal on the back).

I think wrk101 has the price right $175.00 to $250.00. It's a bike worth owning, 1984 Lotus bikes are some of the best.
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Hard to see but i would take a look at the Windsor Pro. Doesn't quite look right for an early 70s bike but if it is, those were pretty nice bikes. Mine was full Campy Record.
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