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  1. Hi, Welcome to the fold. Sounds like a good plan. Good to have a Ferrari man on board. The former owner of that car is on here, too, so you will probably be glad to see some other pictures of your car. 🙂 Looking forward to reading about your impressions and experiences with the car. Enjoy in good health.
  2. Maybe they are simply trying to attract interest and it is not a done deal yet. I don’t read it that way at least. It will depend on who, how and where it would be relived (didn’t Zenon try to move production to South Africa to reduce costs?) but, for me, it could be a good thing, both for existing owners because it might help ensuring spare parts, etc and also for those willing to buy the icon later on. Maybe me included, when circumstances allow. I don’t think it would harm values of “real” Elises, either. Probably the opposite if the icon nature of the Elise comes reinforced through lo
  3. Maybe some at first, but the products would probably be different enough and it would not be the first time that a former generation of cars is passed on to another manufacturer. Lotus is heading in a different direction anyway, isn´t it? Reading one of Windle's interviews it sounded like a big chunk of the problem for continuing the production of the Elise was the room need for the (now outdated) paint cabin. It was begging the answer: Just move it to someone else´s plant. He also has a background with small manufacturers, so there might be some simpathy for the project. I am sure it wou
  4. I can always dream, but I would be a very happy man if they similarly agreed to allow Caterham's new japanese owners (and Lotus importers in Japan) to continue building the Elise. It would make a lot of sense too, right? 😉
  5. I doubt it, but might this be one of the reasons why we did not get a FE Evora? It would at least explain some of Jenson Button's latest praise of the Evora. Wish them well but it does all look a bit "lifestyle" for now. Going with the times, I guess.
  6. I thought I would share this video of a Rotary powered 7 (*inspired home built car) for the Lotus/Rotary lovers on here. Quite some roadster! The Rotary 7 Given that we might soon find ourselves without a new Lotus sof top offering in the new range, it may well end up being a tempring propositon for some. Quite some power, too.
  7. That is a great stable. I am very fond of Mazda’s rotary engined cars myself (I had a Mk1 Rx-7 for over 10 years) and always loved the Rx-8 (still hunting for one, so do let me know if you plan to sell 😉). Yours is a great story and I am very envious and admirative. I hope I will be able to be in a position to use my toys if/when I get to your age. (apologies for the thread drift)
  8. Mine (a MY12) had the leather gear-knob, not the polished aluminum ball, although a different design to the one shown in that document.
  9. With the front clam of the S1, please. 😀
  10. Looks great! Very nice shade of blue. Not jealous... Enjoy!
  11. Some would even say that ir is actually a plus, as it makes a small, low car more visible on the road.
  12. Congratulations. I think it is a great spec. Pure and simple is what I would go for, too. Without knowing you, I think you will really enjoy and have no regrets. Increasingly, I find more pleasure driving to nowhere in my 20 years old Mx-5 and my Evora than driving (or doing almost) anything else. The Elise would be like merging both, so if it is driving to nowhere and understanding what happens underneath that you are after, I think you will have a blast with the Elise. Plus that bond with your late father. It sounds like a good decision to me. Unfortunately, I will not be ordering
  13. Oh. Very sad to learn that. Must be very hard, more so because of not being able to stay close to her. My deepest simpathy to you.
  14. I would probably go for some variation of type 131 if they do offer effectively an Elise replacement in the range. Two seater, pure, simple, convertible is what I would go for. An affordable sports car that I could thrash in my favourite B-roads. Lower construction costs, more machinery involved and 4 cilinders would be ok as a necessary compromise for affordability. The Elise's gear change experience has never been the best in the market for me, so I could even consider a ZF, DCT if this helps keeping costs down, though I would prefer a manual (BMW and Porsche seem to be succesfull
  15. Sounds reasonable. I just wondered whether you concluded they were not worth the extra money. You can also add the titanium exhaust later. 🙂
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