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  3. I hope you aren't all bored with this yet, but thought I'd start a fresh thread about my impressions of the new car having spent 30 or so hours with it now, plus include a few more pics. As you can imagine, I've been out driving in the sun today and I just get more and more impressed with this car. I think the build quality when compared with Exige, is streets ahead in terms of fit, finish and materials used. My comment yesterday about the CF trim insert on the passenger sill lifting up is, I now believe, nothing to do with Lotus themselves. Because Lotus rather bizarrely don't include a
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  4. Bumpers and mirrors the correct colour now. Mirrors re wired. If they work I will be pleased as I took the motors out and cleaned and used silicone grease to repack. Tail gate also paint as it should be.
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  5. Is this better! Or perhaps this...
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  6. So to help @Bibs as @Sparky can't understand simple instructions..... 1. Bibs - Ticket Purchased 2 + 3. internets - 2 tickets purchased 4 + 5. Pascal Massun - 2 tickets purchased 6 + 7. Pascal Massun - 2 tickets purchased 8. David Boyd - Ticket Purchased - (if I'm still stuck on the M25, can you send me a burger via carrier pigeon please?) 9 + 10. nigeninja - 2 tickets purchased 11. C8RHK - 1 ticket purchased 12. Sizona - 1 ticket purchased 13. Advantage 1 ticket purchased (if I buy two can a stuff my face?) 14 + 15. scotty435 - 2 tickets
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  7. The hotel I stay in when up at Head Office has little parking, so I've learnt to let them park for me. The outcome of this is that they always park my car in "My" spot. If there's another car already there they will move it for me so that the Evora is always looked after
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  8. Not far mate! Can see a coastal meet up taking place. I know a few good twisty roads along most of the coast (being a biker too). Happy to share
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  9. Sounds good. I'll PM you details. Off to go test the kit on my car, and take some install pics while I'm at it.
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  10. This is Alex’s story... all I can say is he has had some amazing experiences and opportunities! Apologies if this sounds pretentious! I was invited to a motorsport racing awards ceremony c.2008 in Monte Carlo held at the hotel/casino. There were lots of the big racing names there - it was a great night! Anyway, I was running late having driven from the South of England with barely enough time. I had thrashed my old red S2 Esprit all the way with the longest break being about 10 miles from the venue to change into a suit in a service station. By the time I’d arrived, the car had a sort of
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  11. TLF FAQ’s How to book a place on the Dunston Hall BBQ:- 1. Put your name down. 2. Pay. 3. Buy Bibs a beer (or two) when you get there. 4. No, that’s all you have to do. 5. Seriously mate, that’s it.
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  12. Lol - think he was looking for the "bottom" pic. Maybe just my twisted mind though...
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  13. It’s looking good. I know Chris had some bad luck with the front springs. He ended up doing the rears as well. My painter used a satin finish. He painted my last 2 esprits he is one of the best painters I have met with glass cars. My painter used a satin finish. He painted my last 2 esprits he is one of the best painters I have met with glass cars.
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  14. Does anyone have any idea how many people are coming
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  15. Stunning .Great picture .wow.Mike
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  16. They also saved some money on certain cars by not painting on a top coat. Those particular cars came out in primer grey.
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  17. Indeed... Uplift... Possibly an 'Elise S1' cutout of the door to connect with the engine air intake panels... A 'proper' facelift'... not just replacement front and rear bumpers'...
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  18. Thanks Guys, was certainly a great meet, some very hungry people today Hopefully see some of you at the Hethel in a few weeks!
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  19. David, I can pick them up in person on the Friday for you from Bibs if you wish?
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  20. Thanks to the "Chrises" and everyone at Hofmann's for a good get-together today. Great to see some familiar faces. Here are a few more general pics of the gathering - but not money shot of the lovely bacon butties!
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  21. Thanks for having us, lovely baps too!
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  22. paid for 2mins ago, @Dan E @JNW3 @makkyh
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  23. Is that in some PM the rest of us can't see?
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  24. Please explain! All looks correct to me!
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  25. Yep happened with the Boxster and Cayman. The 981S model with 6 cylinders jumped up in price secondhand when the 4 cylinder 718 came out. GTS models shot up £10k
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  26. Is that Superfast HCY700D (Chassis No. 6661SF)? Another RHD one KYY500C (Chassis No. 6659SF) turned up at our local car show a month ago. The owner has a 275 GTB as well. They're pretty much the Holy Grail of coupé Ferraris. Why did you find it so awful to drive?
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  27. He'd just popped round to my gaff for a cuppa!
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  28. @swindon_alan you still want them??
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  30. I think that colour combination is stunning! The interior looks very classy (what is the exact trim colour called) and very 'GT'... Next stop Monaco perhaps... that would have it well run in!
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  31. And me - they got the styling just right with the 380 in my view.......like they used to back in tge day I love mine
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  32. Any sign of daisy dukes panties under the seats ? asking for a friend
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  35. Thanks Sacha! Another update! Sorry that this thread has been moving a little slowly in recent weeks, work has been mental! We are certainly still working to our deadline of getting it to the 70th anniversary in Hethel. Things have made a big step in the right direction in the last couple of days, as I showed on Monday, the interior is almost done. The engine is also now back where it belongs - with a few little changes - which is one of the biggest challenges now ticked off the list. The gearbox was a true disgrace to the man who previously rebuilt it, but now it’s toget
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  36. Spunked a load of dosh on a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side
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  37. Just got back the car after the normal check up, washed and with the new GEO setting
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  38. Just a few finishing touches to do now, fit drivers seat, door rubbers and that’s about it!
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  39. There is very little filler in this guard now. It’s been sprayed lightly with Upol reface. Once the whole car is at this standard and all of the panels are mounted I will knock down the edges.
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  40. OK, at 65 I admit to being an old git - but young at heart!.Keeping my Lotii on the road keeps the body supply with all that contortion! I always thought my Eclat engine bay looks a bit 'off' with the throttle cable floating around on top of the cam covers. I'll go with the Esprit as it was intended and see how it goes. (however I will take Paul advice and be purchasing a spare!). Regarding the wheels, you are not going to believe me when I tell you the cost. ------- They cost £30.00 per wheel. Im not going to tell you where I got them done.. Ohh, ok then, I got them done at a com
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  41. Today was the first time I had the 3-Eleven with the Jaguar XKR-S GT. You couldn't get two more different performance cars if you tried: the scalpel and the hammer! The 3-Eleven is going into storage for a few weeks after recently enduring a number of track days and long weekend blasts (during which it performed faultlessly). Time though for some proper tlc before its next exploits...
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  42. The Lotus 3-Eleven is now down to receive this Hangar 111 (Komo-tec) engine upgrade in October: 455-465bhp versus 405-410bhp and 395lbs/ft versus 315lbs/ft.
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  43. The first car period!! The press car was a Std 311 updated to look like and perform like a 430, (I used the registration number of that car to trace the chassis number on a parts look up system I have that links to DVLA!!) The digit in the chassis number denoted the engine code for a 400, Mine has the chassis digit for a 430 power plant.
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