free hit
GlenC's Content - The Lotus Forums - Lotus Community Partner #ForTheOwners Jump to content


Basic Account
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by GlenC

  1. I have a nearly new set of PF08 front pads if anyone is interested. I had them fitted to my road car for a few hundred miles but I removed them due to the squeal. There is loads of meat still left on them and they would be ideal for track day use or for anyone looking for a cheap set of high performance road pads. Drop me a PM if you are interested. Glen.
  2. HI Kieran, I will be listing my 2010 (60 Plate) 2+2 Persian Blue NA Evora for sale next month if your interested. The car has all 3 pack (Sport/Premium & Tech) as well as Oyster leather, reversing camera and the much sort after CR gearbox. The car has only covered 33,860 miles and has a full Lotus Service History from new (last service was February this year). It is an ex lotus management car (I am the 3rd owner) and it was supplier to me and the previous owner by Lotus Silverstone. I will be using the car at the end of the month to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed after which I will be putting it up fore sale probably around the £31,500 mark which is well within your budget. If you want to drop me a PM I can give you a more detailed description and history of the car. Cheers, Glen.
  3. GlenC


  4. Hi Jay, I am currently going through a similar thought process myself and currently leaning towards the Lotus Sports box + decat pipe, although I haven't ruled out the 2Bular valved system yet. I live quite close to you (Morpeth in Northumberland) so I would be very interested to hearing your setup when its fitted.
  5. Cheers I'm pretty pleased with colour combo but after seeing the quality of your steering wheel re-cover I'm thinking of having mine done with cream stitching and maybe a blue strip to finish off the interior. Also have a aluminium SR gear knob on backorder to replace the standard egg! Your wheel looks awesome, who did you use?
  6. Thanks for the swift response C8RKH. Yes kicking myself now as I could have had cover for up to 3 track days included for an extra £300, but I went for a cheaper policy in the end as I thought that sounded expensive at the time I think I will go with Moris as other insurers are coming back at closer to £200!
  7. Resurrecting this thread as I have my first track day in the Evora at Croft in a couple of weeks, so I'm looking for some insurance as my current road policy doesn't cover me. C8RKH did you manage to source a cheap quote for your track day? Best quote I've had so far in £151 from Moris. Some companies have been unable to provide cover as the car is valued over £25K. Any recommendations appreciated.
  8. If you mean the plastic ventilation panel around the rear hatch then yes. I had mine machine polished by my local detailer along with my plastic A-Pillar covers at the same time as the bodywork and they came up like new! Here are some before and after pictures:
  9. Surely the wrap alone is worth another 10 BHP, or 15 BHP if you add the SR gear knob too!
  10. I'm pretty sure that was the VAT inclusive price Dave. No idea what material they use unfortunately as I didn't taker it any further than asking for a price, but I know the company they use have wrapped quite a few Evora's so it might be worth a quick call to ask.
  11. LotusSilverstone quoted me £300 to wrap my car and I think that might have been cost price to them, so I would say £320 sounds reasonable.
  12. Thanks. I was originally thinking of adding a Sports Racer style wrap to it, but after viewing the car in the flesh I decided to keep it stock (well for a while anyway). The Oyster interior definitely creates a sense of occasion when you open the door and it seems to compliment the blue exterior. Typically you wait ages for a specific colour and two come along - I see there is now another Persian Blue Evora for sale on PistonHeads although that car has the black interior, but its definitely a stand out colour IMHO.
  13. This is the only pic I have which my brother took during the handover!
  14. HI Mike, Yes the car came home with me at the weekend! After a second test drive on Saturday I was completely satisfied with the operation of the clutch and the gear change which was as it should be through all the gears. LotusSilverstone went to over and above to prepare the car to an extremely high standard and IMHO they deserve their reputation as one of the best Lotus dealers in the country. The car performed faultlessly on the journey home with everything working as it should and I'm extremely happy with it to say the least. Thanks all for the advice and support over the last week, these cars really are something else!
  15. Silverstone currently have one other Manual evora I can try so will ask for a back to back test of both. That car has high mileage so should it interesting to feel the difference assuming it's not had a new clutch already.
  16. Just checked again and the part number matches the previous one you listed so it sounds like it may be what you are looking for, although I don't know how much they are to buy new?
  17. There is a used evora starter motor currently on sale on eBay for £150. It looks like it came from a 2009 car and they are quoting a different part number but if your desperate it might be worth a look.
  18. Thanks both some useful information in that document to fall back on should the worst happen, but obviously hoping it never comes to that. I'm really hoping that a more focused test drive on Saturday will provide the reassurance I'm looking and fingers crossed if all goes well I'll be driving back home in an Evora and not catching the bus!
  19. Thanks Both. LotusSilverstone do seem to be one of the best dealers out there which is the main reason I was wiling to travel so far to buy the car plus my recent experience sourcing a suitable car in the private sales market has been largely disappointing. I've just had a very long chat on the phone with Matt at LotusSilverstone who has done his level best to reassure me all is well with the car and based on the feedback from the Forum it seem worth taking the plunge. I will have one more opportunity to drive the car on Saturday before I commit and I will pay really close attention to the clutch operation this time, but I don't think there is much more I can do other than trust my own judgement.
  20. Yes its the Persian blue car and yes I've put a deposit on it with a view to collecting it on Saturday. LotusSilverstone have told me my deposit is totally refundable if I'm not 100% happy and they have been open and honest about everything throughout the buying process and stand by the car , I just want to ensure I'm totally comfortable with everything before drive away because my options will be limited once I'm back home in the North East. I spent a good 2 hours looking over the car last Saturday and then maybe 20 min's driving it, but I had a near miss with a camera van during the test drive that totally threw me and because of that I probably didn't spend enough time focusing on the gear change and clutch to be honest, my bad!
  21. I know this is probably a long shot, but are there any fellow Evora owners out there who are close to LotusSilverstone and would potentially be willing to pop down to give me an honest second opinion on the operation of the clutch on a car I'm in the process of buying? I'm not saying its faulty or that LotusSilverstone are in any way selling a car with issues, I'm just not familiar enough with these cars to know what a 'normal' Evora clutch should feel like and II would really appreciate someone 'independent' who knows these cars well, giving me their opinion.
  22. It may seem over the top, but living in the North East it's not like I can just pop back to Silverstone if I have an issue so I will be reliant on a third party warranty and we all know how great they are! Like I said in my previous post my first port of call will be Lotus Silverstone who have been great to deal with throughout so I've no doubt they will address any issues that I may have.
  23. My first task tomorrow will be to contact Lotus Silverstone and raise my concerns with them, but for peace of mind an independent inspection is the way to go. Allon White Lotus are coming up as an approved service centre close to silverstone so will give them a call.
  • Create New...