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  • Birthday 19/01/1991

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    Hofmanns Lotus Henley
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    Whatever Lotus we can get our hands on..
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    Henley on Thames

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  1. Alan you cheeky sod! Very much looking forward to handing the car over on Thursday, sadly the detailer we use is in high demand and we won't use anyone else as his work is beautiful, but only a couple of days to go now! As others have said lots of great ways getting into track days. I personally started by doing a novice day at Bedford Autodrome, and have had plenty of instruction. With Exige S350s being so capable out the box just take your time, get used to the car and above all enjoy it! See you Thursday!
  2. Apologies for the amount of Pork currently here - we look like 911 Turbo hoarders at the minute! Alan - you've been here enough to know how to spell our name! Hofmanns!
  3. Well the weather was looking pretty ropey but its getting better and better - current forecast is for a sunny morning with showers in the afternoon! Looking forward to it!
  4. Less than a week now ladies and gents - don't forget all are welcome! Fingers crossed for some good weather!
  5. Thanks Lee, thats very kind. I don't want this thread to turn into a marketing exercise, but if people are happy I'll post up about new cars. I'm actually getting another lovely 2011 Evora S in px against one of my 400s on Friday. Carbon grey with red leather, 1 female owner (yes, genuinely!), FLSH, 19k. Lovely, properly cared for car. If anyone is interested drop me a message!
  6. The Evora market place in my eyes is the same as Elise and Exige - in that for the RIGHT car it is extremely strong. 3 of the last 4 used Evora's we've sold have all been bought within 2 days of going online, the other selling quickly too however they have all genuinely been lovely examples. At the other end of the scale we are seeing a few cars that haven't been looked after. I was offered to buy an NA car recently (2 owners, 33k) and was appalled when the owner brought it down. I did some very quick numbers and it needed at least 10k spending to get it anywhere close to being saleable, and even then it wouldn't of been a patch on our other cars. We've just bought a 203k mile S1 Elise to restore that is in better condition! As with any Lotus condition is key, and if anything more important than the model. The red S I spoke about was top money for a 2011 car at £40k, yet sold instantly - I probably could have put it up for a touch more in hindsight. Its definitely a sellers market, with prices extremely strong and in some cases appreciating slightly. Whilst its still early days on the 400s with residuals being so strong on the earlier cars I can only personally see this keeping the used 400 values high - in a similar way to the V6 Exiges now being stable at £40k for the earliest/high mileage cars thanks to S2's appreciating to high 30s for the right car. All of this is purely my opinion of course, but I'm sure the other dealers would agree a nicely spec'd, good condition, full history Evora is a very sellable car.
  7. Early Evora's have been fantastic for us recently. Not sure if anyone saw a red Evora S (http://www.hofmanns.co.uk/car-sales/lotus-evora-s-22) we had recently but that sold the day after I advertised it, and I had several people waiting to see if my original buyer backed out.
  8. Just to let everyone know (as promised) I performed a routine check up of the bacon van on Saturday and found everything to be in good order.
  9. Looking forward to seeing you all - I'll make regular checks on the bacon van in the coming months to ensure he is at 100%
  10. Whilst I can't give you any concrete numbers yet we are the UK distributors for SSC and have a customer with a TVS1900 Supercharger. We fitted the kit a while ago but gave the car straight back to our customer as he had a few trackdays booked. We've now got the car back in for some further work (racelogic equipment, harnesses etc) and will be getting the car on a dyno asap for some numbers. If anyone would like any more information on the TVS1900 you are more than welcome to call me or Chris Randall on - 01491 848800. Pat
  11. @NW76 it all depends how much adjustment you want! 1 ways are 'easier' to adjust with the single rebound/compression adjuster, however you will get a much wider range of adjustment with a 3 way kit so can be tailored to different usages better than 1 way. The 1 way will be a huge improvement over the standard dampers, but if you can justify the price increase of the 3 way they are absolutely fantastic.
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  13. Sadly not yet, although I keep pestering Chris that one would look fantastic on his drive...
  14. Well we've got the weather on side this week? Hopefully it lasts for the weekend! First of all an apology (donning fireproof jacket here..) THERE WILL BE NO BBQ! Our man here with said BBQ is on Holiday, something I have only today been made aware of. Believe me when I say I am more disappointed than you are. Humblest apologies. Of course, the rather excellent bacon/sausage/egg roll van on our road will be open. Anyone who wishes to drive an Evora is more than welcome, however I do have people already booked in so please contact me (01491 848800) before the day to make sure we have space. As with previous meets - ALL lotus are welcome, and I'll try my best to wander around for the day saying hello to as many people as possible.
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