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  1. Great news. Carbon grey, the connoisseurs choice. Silver wheels are my preference. You gonna have a lot of fun with that. Evora a very special car and the wider world will wake up to this soon. Justin
  2. @LeglessAlex Alpine looks fab in green with gold wheels. Emerald Isles homage I assume. So good to see you use your cars. Emira - what changed? Justin
  3. Blimey. I'd just buy a 12c with McLaren warranty for £80k or thereabouts. Probably depreciation free, quicker than 570, better suspension and a classic design, particularly the interior. £5k pa to renew warranty, which you'd have to do on 570 anyway. Warranty available up to 15 years old. Justin
  4. I had Goodyear on the LF1 Exige, which many road only Exige owners seem to opt for over the factory Pirelli. Seemed good to me, though I tend to drive slow in, fast out with regard corners on a public road. Justin
  5. Great story. It reminds me that Ian Callum wrote to Jaguar with some boyhood sketches. Justin
  6. The later addition radio now removed. I found a correct dash trim finish (sans radio), which seem to be uber-rare nowadays. I suspect many were binned back in the day.
  7. Certainly not an inspiring car ownership history but clearly had to drive company cars throughout much of his career, naturally. I suppose if you work in the industry, you may have access to other cars, especially at Lotus in his early days, so less need to own. Julian Thomson had an Elise S1 from 2000 to about 2003 and hardly used it. He eventually bought a 160 in 2016. I think sometimes you can be too close to a project to be able to fully enjoy the fruits of your labour. Justin
  8. Get those Lotus out. Lovely morning for a run and they haven't salted roads around Surrey. Roof off in Elise. Cleaning cars is an over-rated pastime. Justin
  9. I had one in 1986. Brilliant car. GTE that is. Justin
  10. I don't know but if you email them via the website, they will answer. They are responsive. I didn't look closely at mine, I handed it to Bell and Colvill. Justin
  11. Demise of Royal Mail is a sad state of affairs. The service in SW London is shockingly poor via the sorting office. The local PO are fairly surly and deliberately attempt to upsell services you don't require, in particular GND at min £7 when most need Signed For at £1.70. Parcel Force is aptly nick-named Parcel Farce. UPS is cheaper and they collect, the staff care and smile. I use UPS via PackLink for eBay sales, they collect a small packet and get it to the destination within 24 hours for £7. I'll pay a bit more over MyHerpes (sic) or DHL as UPS seem a well oiled outfit. Off topic and mild rant over. Justin
  12. T.33 will be on show at Goodwood Members Meeting 09/10 April. T.50 will also be there. Justin
  13. A touch of frost this morning. Popped to Bell and Colvill to drop off Evora radiator.
  14. Radiator arrived before midday Friday. Impressive. Looks fab, hopefully an easy fit for Bell and Colvill.
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    Exige V6 roadster is the hidden gem. Such clean lines. If Lotus had marketed it as Elise V6, they'd have sold a lot more. Very few seem to know what a genuine factory Exige roadster is, confused further by fixed head Exige having retro roof removable kits/soft top option. V6 Exige is just a brilliant car. 3rd gear pull mesmerising. You're in for a lot of fun. Congratulations 🎊 Justin
  16. Yes but probably nicer. The pre-Citroen (?) mirrors have a rather horrid rubber finish. Justin
  17. Clearly 'er indoors has insisted on selling the Evora.....the woeful advert an attempt to show it is unsalable. 😄
  18. Two pumps of the throttle, turn key.... it'll be fine. Def, no choke required. Justin
  19. Not in my experience. Clio RS200 at 12 years old has clean bodywork with no corrosion and lived outside. Twingo 133 likewise. Unlike 2017 Swift Sport that had corrosion when bought from a main dealer in 2021. Only after legal action was it remedied and Suzuki UK were hopeless, not considering it an issue. A disgrace and Swift is a very poor drive compared to the Renaults. 5 GT turbo bodywork is thin but that is partly what makes the car so special - lightness. Justin
  20. Nice to see. Wonderful letter from Lotus. Not sure pearl white coachwork is a winner, it never worked for me even on the Renault 5 GT turbo. Good car for someone with the irrelevant but talking point provenance, hopefully it gets rescued. Justin
  21. UPS have sent an email requesting £94 government charges and £11 handling fee. I have paid on line and hopefully the radiator will arrive tomorrow. Elise Shop Netherlands ship via UPS to UK. Just under £600 all in with shipping, vat, fees. 30% saving on Lotus item and probably a better product. Justin
  22. 276bhp NA is peak Evora....don't settle for more. 😄 Justin
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