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  1. I'm into RC cars, a lot of those people want custom decals making up. I printed my own 'cos I didn't need white, but I've heard others recommend ScreenPrintDigital for those. I'm into motorbikes too, and ImageWorks are very helpful with bespoke decals for those.
  2. According to the Feb 2013 issue of Practical Performance Car magazine anyway. Interesting that you get a 'project' no matter how much you spend...
  3. I've heard of this being done with a highly-tuned Jap car (over twice the bhp of that Saab) with catastrophic results. Be careful out there.
  4. I went to look at it a fortnight ago. Looks very nice. I'd have had it if I had anywhere to put it. Now at £4990...
  5. That was me. Spent nearly 3 hours there on Saturday afternoon, looking at the car (and his others...) and picking his brains about all things Lotus. Very nice bloke. I can't fault it, it's lovely. My missus wanted to buy it on the spot but I've been hit by a rare dose of common sense for once. We've got nowhere to put it. We've got 3 cars and 12 motorbikes already and going to see the Elite has made me realise I need to rationalise a bit before I can buy anything else. I've put some bikes up for sale this week... I know I'll kick myself later for missing it.
  6. GSX-R750RK, TZR250SP Reverse Cylinder, KR250A Tandem Twin (x4), GSX-R50, KSII-80. And my missus has a Hornet 250, SDR200, TDR80 and NSR50. We have a bit of a thing for obscure Japanese grey-imports... In the past I've had : DT50, AR80, DT125R, KH250, TDR250, 350LC (x2), S3A 400 Triple, GSX-R750 (x3), GSX-R1100. Did anyone go to the Classic Japanese Show at Stafford last weekend ? We were there doing this : More pics and words for anyone who's interested here : http://diffrentstrokers.com/stafford2012.htm
  7. Love this thread. Have seen your Rascal and LandRover 'rod in RetroCars. Love both those Delica's ! Keep the words and pics coming.
  8. Don't pay too much attention to those sites that tell you how many of a particular model still survive. They depend entirely on the exact information being entered onto the log book at registration and maintained ever since, and you'd be surprised how many are wrong.
  9. Well, I'm yet to acquire my first Lotus but I can definitely fit in on this thread. My username might have given the game away... In the past I've had : DT50, AR80, DT125R, KH250, TDR250, 2x 350LC, S3A 400 Triple. Currently got : 4x KR250 Tandem Twin, TZR250SP Reverse Cylinder, SDR200, TDR80, NSR50. And that's just the 2-strokes. I run http://diffrentstrokers.com which seeks to be a haven for lovers of 80's 2T exotica and other stuff besides. OW01 and RC30 you say ? Yep, we do that too. Feel free to join us on our forum on there, and we're always looking for bikes to display at shows.
  10. Well worth the trip. Both Elites on show looked great, as did the other wedges. Was stood there admiring them and someone came up to chat - turned out to be Mike Taylor who offered me various routes into Elite ownership myself. And Oliver W was hovering in the background too but disappeared before I could have a word.
  11. Right, that's sorted then - I was 50/50 about going to the show this year but I'm going now just to see your car. Get polishing !
  12. Those 'how many left' stats are interesting but basically useless. They depend on how accurate the make/model was listed when the vehicle was originally registered. I've got a garage full of interesting old motorbikes, taxed and tested, but - according to that site - don't exist any more. Cobblers.
  13. Done. Hope you win ! 'Fraid I couldn't resist giving the Tiger a vote too, gotta keep the 2-stroke dream alive...
  14. Two years in a row now that I've been stuck up in the Lakes for a week, thought I'd cheer myself up with a trip to the museum only to find it closed both times. So we're not much worse off.
  15. Nice one Dan. I've been thinking about that same car for a couple of months now, even arranged to go see it once but it never worked out. Really glad it's found a good home. Keep us up to date on how you get on with it. I really ought to take the plunge myself...
  16. Tocus, fantastic job you did there, the pictures look stunning. When (not if) I get a suitable car I shall be coming along to this. Keep up the good work.
  17. I've had various people do work to our Mini over the last few years, but not one guy who was interested in doing the whole job. Bodywork/paint guy was excellent, but confessed that he'd never have taken the job on if he'd known how bad the car was and wouldn't do it again... Our car isn't as special as yours anyway, it needs to be someone who understands the history. I find The Mini Forum probably the most useful site for advice, though you'll have to wade through a lot of irrelevant crap too. Buy a copy of Mini World or Mini magazines.
  18. That's great, exactly what I was after. Thanks for taking the time to type it all in !
  19. Apologies if this info is already on here somewhere, I couldn't find it, at least not all in one place. Wasn't sure where best to post this either (wouldn't let me start a new thread in Projects & Restorations ). As a wannabe Elite owner, I was just wondering what I should be checking for if I went to see one. The most common problems, top 5 reasons to run away etc. Not just mechanical - electrics and bodywork too. Maybe any particular parts that are impossible to find if they're missing. I went to see a S1 last year but had no idea what to check for. I'm not naive enought to expect to find a 100% car (and where would the fun be in that anyway ? ) but it'd be nice if I could rule out a few major things quickly myself. I guess the list will differ from S1 to S2, and maybe even between Elite/Eclat too. Not personally interested in an Excel, but the info might be useful all in one place for other potential buyers maybe ? Just a thought.
  20. StrokerBoy

    1980 Lotus Elite

    I've been in touch with the seller. He seems more interested in selling the numberplate than the car. He acquired it from a friend who's husband died 5 years ago, it had been sitting in his garage unused for over 7 years. He trailered it to his garage and got it running with fresh fuel, plugs, battery, oil and filter. He says it runs fine, but needs new tyres and some work to the handbrake and rear-wiper for the MOT. All electrics are OK he says. It's been resprayed at some point and looks tired. There's a few chips and scratches and a bit of crazing. Seems a bit pricey to me too. But how fussy can you be these days, there ain't that many to choose from...
  21. Winning bid £4109.00. Not mine sadly, I've been thinking about it a lot but just can't do it right now. Happy with that Liam ? Wish you were keeping it ? Hope the new owner is on here, or signs up straight away. I WILL have an Elite one day dammit...
  22. Lovely, admired that car on here before. Not really in a position to bid at the moment, but realise I'm unlikely to find a better S2 any time soon...
  23. Nice one ! I always get a strange feeling when I've got a new MOT certificate in my hand, like I've just got away with something that I don't deserve. Not that any of my vehicles are dodgy or unsafe, just that there seems to be a million tiny things they could pick you up on...
  24. Ta. Link found where you said it was, and Wiki account set up. Now I just have to work out how the hell to drive it... No idea what Facebook is. Iz it liike wot kidz 'n ting use innit tho' ? Whatevs.
  25. Lovely. A proper modern take on it without making it an overstyled cliche (ref : New Beetle, MINI etc etc.). Nice to see some mega-rich bloke putting his money to good use - he's obviously a massive fan of the original and can afford to indulge himself. I think we'd all do something similar if we could. I'll be ordering mine in 70's lime-green.
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