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  1. I placed an order last year from him. A great sounding Evora 3rd Cat delete. Can I suggest (if you haven't already) posting on either the club lotus facebook page or the 'nz lotus community' facebook page.
  2. HI Terry, I would suggest starting with a call to Ken at KW Historics ( He will know a lot about the import process and may know of any cars that maybe for sale. There are not to many that come up for sale, having said that there is club member selling their 90's Esprit (on trademe at the time of writing).
  3. Hi Mark, Sorry for the delay in responding. Depending on where you are based, you may want to give Hyperdrive a go. I got my R888's for my Elise from them and they did a very good deal at the time, although that was probably over 4 years ago.
  4. Hi Alex, Only just noticed your question, so very sorry for the delay! It's a fairly difficult one to answer without a little more info on the specific model, spec, extras, etc. Personally I would have thought in high $40k's to low $50k's as a best guess. @David in NZ Do you have a better idea on prices?
  5. Got a new camera so decided to take a few pics of the new look... There will be some more soon when the GT4 wing arrives.
  6. Welcome to the forum Mark. I would also try these guys... This also includes track day cover (Conditions apply).
  7. And here are a few photos of the latest changes.. GT4 wing to follow in about 1 months time... Along with a 2Bular 3rd cat delete and Boe CAI.
  8. Wrapping a car here in NZ is fairly expensive. I recently had the roof and mirrors re-done due to the quality of the first job not being up to the standard. Also the black didn't quite match the black on the car. I've had this redone plus did stripes on the side like the 410..a bit tongue in cheek, but also added the 310 Sport (Which it won't be far off, once few more mods are completed) and the 'shark fin' stone chip side graphic of the new GT430 in satin black. I also had the front area in front of the windscreen completed in matching gloss black. I also had the rear of the car where the l
  9. Hey Mark, Good to see you have the Esprit on the road again. We have a run planned around West Auckland beaches in a couple of weeks. You should join in if you have the time? Cheers Rich
  10. How much longer to the 'official' release... it's nearly midnight and the 21st! here in New Zealand... Hurry up Lotus!
  11. Maybe this is going into production...
  12. Thought you were going to say the squeaky seats!
  13. Just found this @markt so a bit late to this thread, but here are some photos of the car before Weta Workshop took ownership.
  14. There appears to be a fairly major dealer here selling a few 'newer' cars (I believe they were purchased of a failed dealership in Singapore), but trying to pass them off as 2016 model such as this example listed below.. I can bring in a near new Evora 400 for around the same price. I haven't seen this car in person (yet) but it's my understanding to be a 2013 model. I loose faith in a dealer trying to pass this of as 'new'... they clearly do not have staff with knowledge of these vehicles... New Zealand is very diff
  15. Thanks @B430m I have been in touch, as one of my mates is also after an Exige Sport 380 and 2 others keen on an Evora 400. I understand the SSC owners are over here soon, so we're hoping to meet up. The GBP is at great rate to the NZD so importing is a good option, but we also hope that a dealer can be re-established here in NZ. The problem as I see it that the Lotus Market is small here compared to the rest of the world, and the way to sell and market them is different here too... but from what I have heard from multiple sources, that Lotus want full on expensive showrooms, that comes with a
  16. Hi All, I'm working through the man maths of importing a used VAT qualifying Evora 400 to NZ (No Lotus dealer here). It has to be VAT qualifying so I can remove the VAT and pay GST in NZ which is 15%. If not VAT qualifying I pay the full price including VAT and still have to add on 15% at this end, which will make a used car more expensive than a used non-vat qualifying car. Other than searching Autotrader UK and the likes, is there a quick way to identify a VAT qualify car? I guess I could call every Lotus Dealer.. but not the easiest option from New Zealand with a 13 hour time differenc
  17. Amazing Video Ben!!! (And a stunning car too!) That puts the video's from Lotus Cars to shame! They should put you top of their list when they make their next video. I'll share this on a few facebook groups too.. Hope you get the Votes you need to win that amazing kit! I really enjoy making videos for Club Lotus NZ.. currently editing my 'Epic Trackday' footage.. spent about 30 hours on 3 min a footage and still another minute to go.. and I only do it for 'fun' lol. Please jump over here and say 'Hi'.. I'm sure you'll get a warm welcome.
  18. And here is another.. just a few KM's away from Ponga Rd listed above so why not extend your fun on the road to include these too! White Rd to Sky High Rd to Monument Rd.. most twisty goodness! And here is the Google Map: Have Fun!
  19. Here is another great road... I haven't driven on this road for a while.. and it was the start of an impromptu 'Fish n Chip' run ending in Kaiaua.. and that is another great road and a video to follow! Anyway... this one is 'Ponga Rd'. As per the previous video.. and well, most of these NZ roads... please be careful as the roads are narrow in places and the other motorists and road users may not have the agility of a Lotus to corner and stop quickly! Here is the video link: And here is the map. (You can start at either end... both ways are great!). https://drive.
  20. Hi All, As you all know, we love to drive our cars along some amazing twisty roads that we're blessed with here in NZ. I'm always coming across new roads and there is one I'll share as soon as I've finished editing the video. So I thought I would start this thread to inform others of your favorite 'Amazing Driving Roads'. Perhaps you can post a video of the drive but better still include a link to a Google Map so we can all find and enjoy the road To get things going, here a great road in West Auckland... You'll find on the way to Piha 'Lone Kauri Road' An
  21. That's a great shot! One of the 'complaints' on the new 2017 CLNZ Calendar... is that there isn't any Excels... Easy to fix... send some in. We have also invited the Southern Lotus Register to submit photos too. We will put a call out again next year for the 2018 photos so hoefully we'll see some great shots of Hethel's finest!
  22. Here is a short teasr video - 'The Secret Life of the Evora Teaser'.. filmed in the back of an 'overflow' car park at Hamilton Zoo, NZ. More to come...
  23. I had lots of complements from the public.. on the few occasions I've taken it in to work, most of my colleagues have thought I had won lottery or had a major pay rise! (Although not cheap, certainly much cheaper than most would ever guess!) Recently, I purchased a Blackvue Dashcam... the interesting part is using the 'parking mode' ... I now find it a great source of entertainment to playback the footage of 'The Secret Life of an Evora'.. aka what happens when left somewhere in public... I've had all sorts of inquisitive people stopping to look...they generally head for a closer look,
  24. With an hour's downtime on Saturday... I decided to get round to making this cheap mod ... for my Clarion Car Stereo. Before... Took a few photo's for reference.. After... (Needed to do a couple of quick tweaks to get the placement right) And here is the image I made..
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