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  1. This is part of the reasons why I prefer classic cars. Several cars in the village were hit a couple months back, the damage was the exhaust either side of the CAT along with a bent wing from the pricks lifting it for Jack access and a bent floor pan on the owners car I knew. Unfortunately this is going to get worse before it gets better as Police rarely follow up such crimes due to little chance of catching them or achieving a prosecution. The attack locally to me only resulted in a crime reference number being provided for insurance purposes. CCTV only provides a deterrent but these people cover their faces, turn up in a unregistered or hot car and are generally tooled up literally, most garages are not big enough for modern cars so not sure what can be done? Perhaps some sort of legislation on sales of secondhand CATs being only through regulated vehicle dismantlers? Again so hard to enforce….. A couple of online options
  2. Gerry’s turbo at the Haynes motor museum
  3. Is it just the Esprit then I wonder, have they gone out of favour? I doubt the JPS will reach £63k second time around and the reserve is lower than £60k so that looks like a tactical error or false hopes from Bonhams. That Essex reached half of what they fetched in the peak which was the biggest surprise, perhaps the high estimates put buyers off? What’s the next project Barry? Another Stag or a surprise 😁
  4. Some shocking figures with an Essex only fetching £2k more than a JPS! What is going on with the classic market at the moment? Strange times and seems to be a buyers market 🙄 Is it seasonal? Is it the whole EV thing? Dave
  5. Yes it is Filip as I sold it to the seller years ago, the advert is not right though as he was hacked and the car keeps coming up for sale, I messaged him about it a few times. Dave
  6. Showing as still on the road through DVLA search, I’ll add it on. Shows as grey on their system though? Dave
  7. All been added, thanks for the updates 👍🏻 Dave
  8. Wow it’s flying along now Paul, at this rate you will have it painted in weeks! The bulkhead panels look pretty good. Dave
  9. That’s an interesting car Mike, good spot. It seems to be a good shape and no doubt in regular use as not dirty. Only just MOT’d this August after a period off the road with around 40k on the clock.
  10. Brilliant work Paul well done, you have been putting it off but just shows once motivated you nailed it! 👍🏻 I may have to reconsider my repair now and go for the mould option rather than the repair panel. Dave
  11. SJ no longer sell the gold cant rail trims unfortunately. When I spoke to Steve he said a new run wasn’t economical to produce as he had to buy so many.
  12. Pampered pooches, no biscuits were harmed in the posing!
  13. They aren’t vain really… 😁
  14. Just watched it, brilliant Fabian absolutely brilliant 👍🏻👍🏻
  15. There’s lightening a car and there’s lightening a car…. It keeps throwing up little surprises Paul 😁
  16. The turbo is sitting really nicely now it’s all settled, cracking photo Fabian. 👍🏻
  17. Hi Steve, do you have details as I’m making the insert anyway so may be worth doing the Mod now? Dave
  18. As a temp solution being knackered already you could drill, tap and grub screw both sides or drill and pin. Changing the wiper box is one of the worst jobs unless you remove the dash. Good luck 🤞🏼 Dave
  19. Yes been a while since I ordered one, thanks for the update. 👍🏻
  20. Yes you can get the original still, I think Andy calls it the standard certificate now. (£55) [email protected] Dave
  21. That race esprit is gorgeous, I would love to have a go in that baby! 😍 Looks like a good show of Lotus owners 👍🏻 Dave
  22. Lol she wouldn’t know or care, if asked what size the engine it is she would probably say big enough to fit under that bonnet! 😁
  23. Well done on the inlet, jobs like that are just frustrating and rewarding at the same time. Yes the 907 will fit the SA once the crankshaft has some machining undertaken. I took loads of measurements today and trial fitted the drive plate. Dave
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