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  1. Her name is "Electric Blue" and she is my first Lotus car. It was love at first sight, just had to take her home. She fits perfectly next to her italian and german buddy in the garage.
    15 points
  2. Been giving #005 some mechanical TLC this week. Lovely mota.
    14 points
  3. There's a huge amount of assumption which seems to turn into outrage on here based on very little knowledge. Just saying! 6th July isn't that far away, hang onto your hats!
    13 points
  4. Just saying, for those disappointed not to see the car. You were told it wouldn't be unveiled today and at no point was that promised either. I get that it's disappointing, it would be ace to see it but fingers crossed your friendly, favourite Lotus forum may be at the actual launch to live stream it in glorious 4K for you all
    13 points
  5. Thought i would say hi! Picked this NA up from Will B last week, it will live along side my Elise as something i can use more often, nothing major planned for it, ive swapped the headunit for a carplay/android auto and am going to upgrade the speakers and thats about it, looking forward to more comfy european road trips, the last one roud Italy in the Elise in August wasnt exactly ideal 😄
    12 points
  6. Just got the high Res photos through from Javelin & Xtreme Sports Photography at Blyton last Saturday... Happy with these.
    12 points
  7. Interior is almost back together, just the binnacle to replace and then final exterior bits to finish off. I have oil pressure but have discovered a leak from one of the heater through chassis pipes so a new pair are on order, I’ll hold off until done before I run it for the first time. Once running and set up I need to fit the new engine bay carpets and fix the engine cover. Hoping to have it running during May ready to use, it will be a shame to lose the Goodyear’s as like new but still old so won’t perform, I may paint the sidewall writing and do some photos first 😁
    12 points
  8. Did anyone else notice that the matte black one in Scotland (previously called Dexter) disappeared off Autotrader this weekend? You reckon some idiot was mad enough to travel an approx 500mi trip to buy a car unseen and drive it all the way home? ... On an entirely unconnected note. Does anyone have any recommendations for cleaning products for matte black paint? 😉
    11 points
  9. Out for a country lane spin last weekend
    11 points
  10. a big thank you to all ?? recent times have been so very tough with family issues and personally my escape is a new passion and the lotus ownership and joining the lotus forum has just kept me sane of late !!! sorry if thats a girly thing to say and my arms arent covered in tats and sump oil but well again thank you to all x
    10 points
  11. Deposit down this afternoon 👍 If I like it I have a decision to make, if not money back... win win so to speak.
    10 points
  12. I popped those images released the other day into Lightroom and upped as many levels as I could! The 'U' in the first pic could have done with a clean before they took the snaps
    10 points
  13. I absolutely love building things before after
    10 points
  14. Sunday morning and the river Trent.
    10 points
  15. Had a short run out this morning
    10 points
  16. Lovely drive tonight. Roads empty again. Actually stopped to take a couple of photo's which is a rarity...
    9 points
  17. 9 points
  18. The “large platform” collection.
    9 points
  19. Finally we could enjoy some sun and more than 10 degrees 🙂
    9 points
  20. This is spot on. The number of people who comment that they either didn't know Lotus still existed, or that that they made anything other than the Elise is a real challenge for the brand. It always surprises me - and then I remember that Motoring Forums in general, certainly the more specialist ones, tend to be a microcosm where the inhabitants forget that pretty much the rest of the universe base their choices and decisions on the popular view and perceived wisdom. This more than anything has to be the hurdle that Lotus needs to clear. We can get bent out of shape that Lotus is
    9 points
  21. I love travelling with a car, here is my 8 month trip from Slovenia over Iran to Kyrgyzstan. Did 28.000km and mostly slept in a 1991 Defender wild-camping. Here is me on Pamir highway
    9 points
  22. Some random shots of my N.A. X180. I hope they are OK and meet the standard of the many fab shots on this site!
    9 points
  23. Litter mates 😍 Oh and the right hand one passed it's MOT today 😁
    9 points
  24. Only 2 evoras at the Re:Fuel event near Honiton on Sunday, also there was 1 nice S4S esprit, 2 elises and 1 new exige.
    9 points
  25. 9 points
  26. It lives, buzzing! Well worth the wait and can't wait to see it in person! Came with red cat scratches though, admittedly wasn't a fan at first but is a nice subtle contrast and is growing on me.
    9 points
  27. Been to look at it, body work, wheels and interior are in excellent condition. Engine sounds fine, underside has corrosion but not terrible to be expected with the age, slight leak from the oil cooler. Test drive was pointless as it was snowing and rear end was snaking!!! But Iv taking the gamble It’s on my trailer now taking it home, will let you know what it’s really like once it’s up on the ramp. Iv finally got a esprit!!!!!!!!
    9 points
  28. First stage of colour flat and polish done .. Panel align and fit done .. A few fiddly bits to finish off before we move onto interior ..
    9 points
  29. I've just realised they've based it on the Evija-shaped cake I had made
    8 points
  30. I certainly wouldn’t be adding unless I robbed a bank! I’ve just bought an S1 Elise with my better half (pic below), as a hopeful future investment. Went for a rare coloured (Deep Purple) original S1 spec variant and now looking forward to getting it looking it’s best with some time and effort. So it would have to be the Exige that would be sacrificed, which the very thought of, makes me feel sick - but never say never😉 Will more likely wait and see what Emira looks like when pictures are released, and then see how long I can resist the potentially very dangerously expensive, test driv
    8 points
  31. Just looking through some old pictures and found this, the bacon sandwich and coffee before the Brands festival 😍the sun shines on the righteous 😛
    8 points
  32. Hello TLF! Proud new owner of @Ledlights beautiful Evora LE. I've stolen his photo because it's better than any I could take... oh and I took it to Lulworth Cove just after buying it and got it covered in chalk 👀 Look forward to contributing and getting to know some of you! Seb
    8 points
  33. Hello all, Long time lurker, created an account today and this is my first post. Thank you for all amazing threads and posts through the years. After the car is announced, and all seems well, I believe I will proceed with ordering the Emira within the first quarter it goes on sale.
    8 points
  34. I simply cannot fathom why there is so much negativity. I thought that the presentation was polished and elevated the Lotus brand somewhat. If Lotus continue along the same line of the past 20 years there will be no 90th anniversary year, there'll be no Lotus full stop.
    8 points
  35. I couldn’t resist😍 Collecting on Thursday.
    8 points
  36. True colors, as blue are nice.......I love them. Have a Wankel-Mazda RX-8 in blue......a fantastic car with Lotus-like road going / steering / braking performance.. A couple of weeks ago a dark grey metallic Evora GT 410 Sport was the last new Evora available at the official Lotus distributor in the Netherlands. This color is within my preferences and therefore did not hesitate to purchase this last one and traded in my Esprit Turbo SE. Since 2009 only 20 new Evora's have been sold by the Lotus importer.......a further 10-20 2nd hand units privately imported from the
    8 points
  37. So finally today I picked her up from a full geo setup. The thing was miles out - it’s now as per the book. I must say the drive home was utterly sublime and I’m smitten all over again. I’m glad to only have one lotus currently means I have to drive it. next up will be figuring out rebuilding of the futuras
    8 points
  38. Give the marketing guys some credit. They are generating some gossip in our little world. All power to them.
    8 points
  39. Little meet with friends yesterday
    8 points
  40. Lol, I know of one [email protected] who was waxing lyrical about how he would never sell his red NA and then blew £80k on a brand new 410 sport - didn't even have any seats in the back. Bloody numpty. Complete knob.
    8 points
  41. Following a frustrating wait for parts, it's sorted! Turbo hose replaced, and plenty of other stuff found and rectified/replaced during diagnosis. I think the owner will get a pleasant surprise, as this car clearly hasn't reached its full potential for some time. And now, alcohol.
    8 points
  42. Managed to finally get my Esprit started again today after battery woes going back to December. Had charged the battery, nope, tried to fire, but immediately died, and wouldn't restart. Used the Start the Engine mode on the charger, same thing. I had to use this mode in December to start the car to get it to Gerald. Bought a battery conditioner to use instead of just my charger - took a week to condition the battery. Fired for a bit longer, but died. The battery was a Yuasa Black with an unlimited life guarantee - had it 6 or 7 years. Got a replacement, changed it thi
    7 points
  43. Had my lunch in a local layby just to get a pic. Didn't see the green one but got these. Lynk & Co
    7 points
  44. Hi All, Thought I'd share this one... My drivers seat had some play and very slightly felt like it was moving backwards and forwards under heavy braking and acceleration. Found loads of stuff about this happening on Exiges and VX220s but very little on the Evora. I initially tried the Exige fix, two wavy metal bars that you hammer into the runners.....however....they don't fit the Evora runners, they're too short. So.....I stripped the runners down and had a bit of a think. Inside is two plastic pieces that hold 12 steel ball bearings. These had, over time, worn i
    7 points
  45. I finally got around to correcting something that had been bugging me since I bought the car. On the S4s (probably other S-cars, too), there's a satin black band across the car in front of the windscreen. On mine, up near the screen, was a load of black sealant, and a piece of tape that someone had tried to hide it with. It niggled me, and eventually I caved in. The screen needed to be replaced due to damage, so I thought I would combine the two jobs. Now, my car bodywork skills are, well, crap. So I sought some advice from @CHANGES as to whether I could DIY, or whether it was going to be
    7 points

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