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  1. Just thought I’d pop in with a quick update now my evora has finally been delivered! It was the GT410sport in military grey previously mentioned on here. I sold my exige cup to buy it as I wanted something I could hopefully get my 6 and 9 year old in the back of and hope to use it more. anyways, they fit in it a treat and love it. What a car! It’s exactly what I was looking for in a car, absolutely awesome. I don’t imagine I will ever get tired of that noise either!! IMG_4893.MP4 IMG_4896.MOV
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  2. Towards the end of last year, I mentioned that my brother’s Maserati Ghibli SS had completed its latest renovation. Anyway, he finally drove it home from the workshop today and here are some photos. It was originally supplied via Bristol Street Motors, Birmingham and I think is 1 of 8 RHD manual SS coupes. It was ordered in this colour with power steering, Powrlok limited slip differential and air-conditioning. The engine is a dry sump all alloy quad cam 4.9 litre V8 developing 335 bhp. The interior is original and hasn’t been restored. I think he paid <£30k when he bought it about 20 years
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  3. Greetings from the states everyone. Here is a few shots of my 523 in Red Rocks Park in Colorado. We have sun year round here, so even after a little snow the roads clear. Lots of twisty mountain roads to enjoy.
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  4. Coming up to 25 years old and still looking almost like new
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  5. Essential shopping yesterday ☃️
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  6. This sign should me made mandatory in all public spaces!!
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  7. Back on it's wheels now and moved under it's own steam for the first time in a very long time. Only a few inches back and forth just to test the clutch engagement 😃
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  8. Some b&w snaps from a tour round the factory at an open day - my records think the was 1977. I used both b&w film and some colour neg - but the colours ones were not great indoors.
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  9. A picture from the factory and 2 from the hyde park parade leading up to the motorshow at earls court in 1975.
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  10. Sorry, I've just come across this thread... Better late than never! I was one of the engineers at Lotus who worked on C875 CCL back in 1987. I designed a twin-display electronic dashboard system to replace the standard binnacle; the prototype was installed into C875 CCL and worked reasonably well. The whole process was documented on a video produced by the Design Council, called "Living By Design". This was part of a series of educational videos made for students of science & engineering. I left Lotus in 1988, no idea what happened to the car - nice to hear it still exists, even
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  12. What do you mean "useless"?
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  13. First day of cleaning and driving since buying it. Can’t wait to put some miles on it. Such a pretty car these 😍
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  14. First wash and clean of the year. Always looks so good afterwards 😍
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  15. Hi Stephen, yes cant wait. I first showed an interest at 70th at Hethel. Im told im having chassis 1.
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  16. I have got a lotus 131 on order. I am told it looks very much like 130. Should be a good looking car. Also, possible launch 8th to 11th July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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  17. Must be something in the air about Grey GT410 Sports... just picked her up yesterday 😀
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  18. Hi Guys, Good news! I went down to the garage today to have another go at getting the seized clutch plate to free up. Started her up and waited half an hour as per @Clive59. I maybe left it a bit too long because it started boiling and overflowed out the header tank! Anyway, after that little setback, tried the 'put it in reverse gear (I was in the garage) then turn the starter motor over' method. After jerking it out of the garage, it finally let go and I could drive it properly. Big relief. I didn't really fancy taking the engine out again. I gave it a small run round the block and ever
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  19. My Evora hasn’t left the garage for 3 months and I haven’t left the house for 2 weeks, so decided we both needed to make an “essential journey”. I’d almost forgotten how much I love driving this car. And again I have people of all ages taking a positive interest.
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  20. I placed my order yesterday Cup250FE Colour: Solid Yellow (would have preferred Solar Yellow, but not an option) Wheels: Black Interior: Silver Pads (would have preferred black but not at £1500 extra). Options: Floor Mats Red Calipers Cruise control Stereo AC Carbon front access Carbon bootlid Penciled for July delivery. Anyone else?
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  21. Out house hunting today lol 😂
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  22. Club Team Lotus open day and evening dinner at the Trust House hotel Norwich 1982. The Esprit outside is the one recently restored by Lotus as it was Chapman’s last company car. The éclat parked under the entrance was driven by Andrew Ferguson. The Team Lotus photos include the recently arrived Renault engines and the first type 93T in the body shop. These photos were taken about 3 weeks before ACBC died. I remember walking past him when he was talking to someone, and my wife said to hang around to get his autograph, but I said I’d wait until next year…. I have scanned and redu
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  23. So garage is still making slow progress, I’m onto filling and taping the joints, which I’ve got to say isn’t the most fun job... Had a chance to take the car out yesterday as I had to work. Was a nice sunset!
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  24. Well she’s arrived home after being collected by the transport company yesterday. The Mrs just sent me this image (I’ve still not seen it 🤦) can’t wait to have a day off to take it for a little spin.
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  25. My little girl of 19 years (yes 19) passed away just before Christmas, peacefully and in my arms where she deserved to be after so many years of joy that she had given us. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. I have never seen my son with Aspergers cry and he was unconsolable especially as she slept in his room and she was his dog. Even to the last day after her stroke she would try and get to the front door to greet him when he got home from work, despite being unsteady on her feet, half blind and deaf.# Anyway, my wife painted her for me and she sits in my study with that naughty
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  26. Have found a few colour ones from outside the factory.
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  27. Here’s an update on my car 😁 I really like the new color.
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  28. Always nice to see the old stuff. I just took deliver of this magazine this morning, as it was one I didn’t have. The interior of this early Turbo looks exquisite!!😎
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  29. I always like to give a polly coat time to fully cure out, so time is not an issue.. This also is a good time to deal with that dodgy suspension set up . This also saves the risk of damaging the new paint if doing post painting.. So lets delve into the area's on the suspension we have not fully studied jet.. The PO had fitted ProTech adjustable dampers and springs which had not stood the test of time, personally I think the spec fitted was totally wrong choice for the Esprit .. The first observation was the lower damper bush , it had fared better than the AVO ones do , t
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  30. I had a new Evora Sport 410 on a 50/50 deal. It took some extreme man maths to make the case and I justified it as ‘you only live once‘! I had a great time in the car and loved every minute but had to sell it when the other 50% needed repaying. Given the whole COVID thing I am having another ‘you only live once’ bout of man maths and after considering getting a Porsche Boxster GTS or an Exige 350 I have gone for another Evora Sport 410. In fact it’s the same Evora as I owned before. So, 4 owners but my twice. Should be getting delivery on Friday from Lotus Silverstone. Can’t wait to get
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  31. Wheels are done... took three months in total! Thanks to this forum I managed to get the black hat washers too! Not cheap but a great result! These were done by Voodoo wheels - great guys and experts in 3pc wheels. They genuinely moved mountains to figure out the best way to redo the wheels including finding a new supplier to properly machine (not diamond cut) the face of the centres, like originals are. Cost was around £1000 - not bad at all considering the work involved.
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  32. Here's your predicted "my wife's a teacher and she works hard" reply. She's a teacher for special needs children of various disabilities and dependences which is an incredibly demanding job, working many unpaid hours in the evening. Not only dealing with the kids themselves but also their parents and then the politics of teaching that you get with most jobs. To say she works hard would be an understatement. We also have our own child of nursery age and I work shifts without the luxury of being able to work from home during the pandemic so we have to balance the kids being at home situatio
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  33. Roger! I did indeed order a Cup25FE. Strangely, my existing Sport220 is almost identical to the sport240 Catchpole used. (Blue, Forged Wheels (same ones), alcantara, all the packs, lightweight discs etc). Will be up for sale soon. Cup250 is expected July.
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  34. Running in service completed at B&C on Friday- I was a bit outnumbered!
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  35. I've never said this outright, but a huge part of the reason my project stalled for a year, was because I got stuck circling the decision on how to fix the badly damaged cradle on the Esprit's chassis. I've broken the back of the job, pun intended, in the past couple of weeks...
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  36. HSoooo hi all I’m quite new to the forum and new to my exige 350. I recently last week had the komotec 430 kit fitted by Dave @Seriouslylotus from the first point of enquiring,Dave put my mind at ease and answered all my stupid questions 😊. So I’ll cut straight to it . The car was already quick as it had the 370 komotec kit fitted ,so I thought nah no need for more power . But then as you know once you know it’s out there ,it’s a slippery slope to needing it. So today was the day I finally Managed to unleash the full force and ......WTF it’s absolutely brilliant and savage and relentle
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  37. We have had retired greyhounds for the last twenty years, and have four retired greyhounds at the moment. Lovely dogs. As with lots of things, there's lots of rubbish talked about them by people who don't know the dogs, for example they don't need anywhere near as much exercise as working dogs (collies, spaniels, labs for example). If you're looking for a dog to throw sticks to in the park then a greyhound is not for you - they should be kept on lead in public. Insurance is no different to any other dog. They are very sensitive to anaesthetic so make sure you get a Greyhound savvy ve
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  38. Apparently from an NHS Nurse: Medical experts were asked if it is time to ease the lockdown. Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but Neurologists thought the government had a lot of nerve. Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, while Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted. Many Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!” while Pediatricians said, “Oh, grow up!” Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while Radiologis
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  39. https://www.wattonandswaffhamtimes.co.uk/news/education/lotus-donates-new-laptops-to-every-child-online-7076024?fbclid=IwAR3c2x3oYhFTsNdIOlPfurHNE9t-Q-SbgpZoMr1yUbYGk_wDQfEU9rtKr1g
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  40. Myself and the wife helped out on the day – even had a free snack at lunchtime. Only had time for a brief look round during a lunch break. These are all photos I personally took.
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  41. ***** Some additional perspectives................
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  42. Hello, I finally picked up my Fire Red Evora GT430 Sport. Simply Sports Cars tell me I have 1 of 1 such cars in Australia! 😎 Four GT430's made it to Australia.
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  43. Hi Everyone, I felt it time I introduce myself here. I am a huge Lotus fanatic, it has been in my life since I was born. My dad was the Lotus Cars dealer in Vancouver BC in the 70s & 80s. We have always had a Lotus Car in the garage and now I have 3 and Dad has 1! We really love the early cars, I have a 1969 Europa S2, 1974 Europa TCS & 1983 Turbo Esprit. My Dad has a 1969 Elan+2. We had a lot of fun restoring the Elan+2 as a father son project and I hope to get my TCS and Turbo Esprit back running again this year. The TCS had the engine go and life has been busy and t
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  44. As a Moderator I must point out that we are a friendly community and everyone is entitled to their opinions. @Barrykearley you are a valued member as is @BuddsyInfact Buddsy I go as far to say we have been friends for a long while. However I cannot subscribe to your views and infact consider them dangerous and selfish. I have seen first hand how that ignorance is both dangerous and life threatening having been in Hospital several times recently for my job. I cannot even begin to tell you how scared I was just being there and how brave and amazing our Nurses and Doctors are. Seeing s
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