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  1. And finally... BC Forged wheels on (sorry @BatMobileI liked yours so much I went for the same design... )
    5 points
  2. We’re all in the same boat with the dreaded D word. I’m fortunate that I don’t have to sell now, the best of my GT430 is yet to come, very glad to have so much to look forward to with it. Starting hopefully later this year. It is an absolute automotive delicacy! You might want to look away now Andy!
    4 points
  3. Yes its under warranty, I should think so. "Grateful" you'r joking aren't you, if you bought a new TV and it didn't work would you be "grateful" to have it repaired? I'm not angry, frustrated is the word. Mainly because it has bugs but I have to take it out, refit the old one, take out he old one and fit the repaired one. As Kenny mentioned above, probably a lack of thorough testing. Not sure why I need to explain this but I will. I work overseas and not in the country very often (<3 months year), I asked for the dash to be shipped to me in January, when it got fitt
    4 points
  4. I used to add it up but it got very depressing so i stopped adding it up thatbwas about 2.5 years ago nd its still going!
    4 points
  5. Typical frugal Scotsman (tight jock) Andy. It’s the only unregistered GT430 left in the country. Lotus will almost certainly never build anything as ‘hard core petrolhead focussed’ again. The price on any new car will drop as soon as you drive it off, although even in the current climate a £25k drop seems a little steep. Also the depreciation maths is not so relevant if the car is a definite ‘keeper’. Waiting for the new model to come along will be like waiting for Godot. I’ll take your year and raise you 18 months, no make that 2 years before Phil & the gang pull their collect
    4 points
  6. Enjoyed some sunny weather for a change during a long drive and took some pics.
    4 points
  7. It’s a fabulous colour and I loved it but had the itch for something else. I’d buy back if I could afford it as for me the perfect balance for road and track, enjoyed every mm travelled. Trevor.
    3 points
  8. Have to say that I like Olive green also. Took a shot of an Exige 430 cup when I was hanging at Komotec last year, the color was very refreshing to look at in the sunlight
    3 points
  9. Oh dear. Well it does sound like it's going to be the most expensive restoration of a £35,000 Turbo Esprit in the world, but we often put a lot time, effort and sometimes money into our labours of love than their market value. You just got to remain focussed I suppose. The main thing is to drive them when they're finished and get a return in smiles per gallon when they're eventually done. They're much better driven, and I've already out 1,000 miles on my S1 since last July.
    3 points
  10. A 430 Club meet at some point when normalisation eventually returns would be great craic. No doubt it would create a good deal of positive interest for Lotus as well.
    3 points
  11. I can’t really add much to this debate as I decided not to purchase this dash. There is a growing number of comments on here and on FB in relation to a number of glitches and issues being raised. The product on the face of it looks good, but my gut feel is it’s not a complete product. This may of course improve with time. overall the feedback on the product is mixed. I choose not to take feedback seriously from people who push content on products in which they are being compensated for, in whatever format that may be. I hope the guys get their dashes sorted out under warran
    3 points
  12. The autotrimmer was thus very useful for making the sill pieces, the floor pieces and sewing the black foot mats into the wheel arches and floor pieces. He also came in handy for the instrument binnacle covering in Alcantara. That was a difficult piece to get the material to stretch over the awkward shape correctly and experience is definitely recommended! Headlining With the original ABS parts become brittle and broken into pieces, and no new parts available, I found a friend with a 3D scanner very useful! So I carefully glued the parts back together again, and took them over to hi
    3 points
  13. I'll bring a camera, 'Corona Raft, the Beginning' - a story of one mans attempts to self isolate in the pond.
    3 points
  14. Finally received funding for an expedition to deepest back garage, so today we set off early to ensure we reached the far wall by dark. I swear we found several new species of spider, and many tools I never knew I had. Finally I caught sight of probably my strangest Concorde possession: a 60-person slide/raft removed from G-BOAE just before her delivery flight to Barbados in 2003.
    3 points
  15. Some guys just don’t know how lucky they are to be able to buy one and have the experience of driving the GT 430. I bought my 2020 Evora GT and spent another $80K to get the car to the GT 430 spec after Lotus here reneged on the car! I love every minute of each drive and never thought about it as a loss! Buy the car!
    3 points
  16. Decided.... mines coming out tomorrow and going back Monday to get fixed. Will also take advice on getting my postage costs back too, why the fook should we have to pay for something to be repaired, that is only months old and that is clearly not fit for purpose? Even if its only £20ish... cheers
    3 points
  17. 2nd coat done.... time for a Whisky !
    3 points
  18. Chassis prepped and 1st coat of POR-15 applied. Late night 2nd coat.....
    3 points
  19. Took me a long time to sell my '03 Boxster S and decide upon a 2020 Evora GT, and then another year waiting for production to start and delivery. My spec is different from most: Fire Red, no carbon pack, painted roof, also got the lip and wing center section in body color.
    2 points
  20. Filled with Millers running in oil. Hoping to start her this week
    2 points
  21. Must be one of the very few, in that i like the 430 in Olive Green, like most cars they look much better in the flesh and have to say the 430 is one of the few cars that can carry any colour over.
    2 points
  22. Not on iPlayer, but is on YouTube
    2 points
  23. Depreciation sorts the drivers from the posers.
    2 points
  24. Also fresh 3 year warranty. It’s what, £20k under RRP and a gorgeous colour. I’m surprised it hasn’t been snapped up already. Last of the line is also a bonus.
    2 points
  25. It’s very tempting Darryl and it’s been on mind for the last few weeks. The best thing when we have some of restrictions lifted and dealers can operate in a near normal situation is for me to have ride down and see the car. The biggest dilemma is do i buy a nice low mileage sport 410 for half the money or go for what is probably in my opinion the best new Lotus for sale in a showroom at this present time.
    2 points
  26. hi Mike thanks for your help please see some pics ,I have had this car for about 10 years but sat around till last year when i started her.
    2 points
  27. Fixing that: And finally... BC Forged wheels on (sorry @MrP_ I liked yours so much I went for the same design... )
    2 points
  28. If a jobs worth doing it’s always best do it yourself, as owners we build with love and care where commercial restorers built for minimal cost. My bills on the mini have cover to £22000 now ( Don’t tell the wife ) but I know it’s done well, every drilled hole has been painted first and top quality wax oil used everywhere so should out live me. Look forward to seeing it on the road again Barry with a smile on your face as you are pursued by wasps and bees in the Yellow peril Dave
    2 points
  29. Engine and chassis are looking really smart Barry, good job the gasket failed when it did before something else went bang, that pump could have jammed and took all your belts with it You should be back on the road by June at this rate. Dave
    2 points
  30. Has he accepted yet??? That’s a very strong offer - as that chassis will probably snap in half when you remove that body.
    2 points
  31. Is it possible that we have been victims through being early adopters? I haven't had either of the issues detailed above (yet!), but there are clearly issues, such as the HVAC back lighting problem, which is a major oversight on AiM's part, or a distinct lack of testing, either way, they seemed less than bothered when I spoke to them other than accepting a warranty repair, with the hassle and cost of removal/refitting and shipping being on us. Pretty rubbish for a company that I previously held in high regard selling a product that can hardly be described as cheap. I do realised that an
    2 points
  32. Tribute tonight 7.00 on BBC 2
    2 points
  33. I will have a word with Parks on Wednesday as the Mac/Lot is in for new brake discs and pads. I too have spoken to the Lotus factory but now just getting the brush off. A
    1 point
  34. Changed the old Toyota header tank for a Moroso one bit of a faf.Also made a little bracket for extra security belt and braces and all that
    1 point
  35. I was not happy with the original Lotus metal brackets that held the cant rail cappings in place, so I decided to have some uphill fun replacing them. I tried a plastic shape first directly taken from the original L shaped metal brackets, but these did not fit, so I made things complicated by making a 3 part bracket. This was a clunky solution, but it gave me 3 degrees of movement for positioning the cappings, are a little fiddly to set up and really require their position to be firmly fixed and set before the headlining material is applied to the part… Here is the initial design...
    1 point
  36. You really have to wonder why more people didn't order Fire Red. Andy your 410 is outrageously rare and special. If I was buying now I think a mint Sport 410 would just be irresistable. Stu's black one is still for sale at B&C I believe. That is such an immaculate example. Absolutely flawless. I'd ask them to hide the Liquid Yellow 430 round the back though! Last one, promise!
    1 point
  37. I agree that's why I bought my 410 Sport new for cash and knew a big chunk of that cash was never to come back again. However, the 7k miles done in it so far have been worth every penny.
    1 point
  38. The fans should definitely be sucking air in. Probably got the wiring reversed somewhere, which makes the motors spin backwards.
    1 point
  39. yes he's quite brilliant, my favourite youtube channel.
    1 point
  40. They look great, mine are now with @MrP_
    1 point
  41. I will get some pics this week I promise. Glad you like it, car is amazing but I’m not sold on the colour!! It’s growing on me. Think it’s the only 430sport registered in the U.K.
    1 point
  42. Hi Dave .Hope you get it .Great story .cant be many s1 cars around for sale ....it least it's close to you .Mike
    1 point
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  44. Fabulous on board video of Mike hawthorn around le mans with normal French traffic
    1 point


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