free hit
Tall James's Content - The Lotus Forums Jump to content

Tall James

Basic Account
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Tall James

  1. What would you say it was worth without service history and a cam belt service needed? Barring in mind silverlink has 16 stamps and 1 year warranty for 30k? Appreciate yours and everyone else input on this ?????

  2. 17 hours ago, rizla603104 said:

    Did you buy it?

    Just spoke to him and absolutely no service history, says did servicing himself and only 100 miles a year for 10 years... Oh deer that would be a gamble

    At least he was honest and told me he has driven it in the rain omg, says took a lot of cleaning after that, if be worried about the seats now and we all know what happeneds with regard to corrosion on these cars, damn it

  3. On 30 March 2016 at 09:37, Bibs said:

    On the 340r facebook page...


    Hiya thanks for that bibs, Dr H sent me as well, 32k though wow, what do you think? Do you know the car? 

    On 31 March 2016 at 15:30, rizla603104 said:

    Did you buy it?

    Not yet only went online around midnight, over my budget and private sell no warranty, I shall give them a call do you know the car? Or anything about it?

    On 31 March 2016 at 17:03, fnomis said:

    It is now listed on Pistonheads ... Good luck, it looks lovely.

    Thank you 

    On 31 March 2016 at 19:10, LazyDonkey said:

    Sanjoy from Scotttish Elises is selling his Honda engined 340R. 

    Not a garage queen but a well known car. 

    Thank u but want original one 

  4. Ok as the tittle suggests, I ask who has the lowest millage 340r? Also who owns what they believe to be the most original? Also who owns the lowest number 340r? Ok and who owns the most miles 340r? Anyone with a hangar 111 supercharged 340r? 340r owners come forward !  Humour me

  5. Maybe new owner should check out previous owners comments about 340r P666 WER, engine needs work 

    Hi James

    Sorry for the late reply.

    The Silverlink one was my old car. I had been looking for a low mileage 340R for a while having owned one before. I bought the car unseen due to its low mileage and the recomendation of the service manager at Murrays who looked after it.

    It needs a fair bit of paint. 340Rs are chippy at the best of times but this one needs sills and front spoiler done

    Roll over bar could do with being repainted too

    Interior very nice, near mint

    Carbon fibre mudguards have faded but back to black makes them look respectable if not mint

    Mechanically it had a problem with oil leaking onto the exhaust from the engine. Almost caught fire on the way home, and had to be trailered most of the way home. I sold it with this problem unresolved but Silverlink were informed.  It needs engine out and seals replaced. The problem only manifests iteself when its warm and you really give it some beans!

    I think its been left in a damp garage for a while judging by the corrosion on some of the fittings and bolts.

    I like my cars mint so I was disappointed with this one, but it could be brought back to mint with some effort.

    Any more questions, let me know.

    Best regards



  6. Hi all I suspect someone picked up in my post and got to the 340r at silverlink before I could get there to view, anyone know who it was? Or whoever it was maybe on here? Please come forward, apparently he is a invested who is not even planning on driving the car? I will but it off you so you can make a profit today, or pay you not to sell it, please come forward kind regards 


    On 20 March 2016 at 17:49, TheKevlarKid said:

    Give Silverlink Specialist Cars a ring in Morpeth (ex lotus newcastle), they have just got one in on Saturday. It's Adfer's old car on here. Pretty immaculate ,i was scoping it yesterday...


     simply don't believe it, had arranged to go look at the car at silverlink Sunday and just had an email saying someone put deposit down! Omg that's just my luck, didn't realise they refund deposits if your not happy when you get there I would have immediately put one down last Sunday!  So gutted - again, I bet it was someone on here who see these posts as well, so I unintentionally probably cut myself out the deal... Devastated

  8. Thank you so much for bringing this to me, I am very grateful, and in talks with them, your probably right about the originality having not been messed with, you seem to know a lot about this particular car, anyway of talking to the previous owner ? I thought you had one already? Are you saying you would buy another lol

  9. 3 hours ago, TheKevlarKid said:

    Give Silverlink Specialist Cars a ring in Morpeth (ex lotus newcastle), they have just got one in on Saturday. It's Adfer's old car on here. Pretty immaculate ,i was scoping it yesterday...


    Just phoned them,  but no ti exhaust and no 190hp upgrade, is it still possible to get that done? Anyone know if the car is it a good one? Wonder how much they paid for it, probably not a lot and annoying thing is the previous owner less than 10 miles from me lol Sod's law 

  10. On 20 March 2016 at 20:20, Barrykearley said:

    James - ring round - post on forums - the best lotus seem to go long before they are advertised.

    you will unearth one doing that for sure - and paul matty is slow at getting his stock online - the good ones often sell long before they get the photographers round and the web stuff done.

    When I was looking for my first esprit - there was next to nothing for sale - but ringing round unearthed half a dozen or so in a few days. Us lotus sellers can be shy..

    best of luck in searching - once the lotus bugs bitten - your hooked

    Yea I know I've had load of special marques throughout the years but always seem to come back to lotus, think it brings out the kid in me especially as was so young when had my first one, I'll ring round, the target one I know of but was thinking more of the one at classic park as its original do you know of that one? Any info? I'm as far south as you can get close to Southampton, do you track yours? Have you done the miles 

  11. 13 minutes ago, silverfrost said:

    I think customs would be the problem,  I would think you still need some paperwork otherwise surely everybody would be just sending cars back and fourth.?

    Also bare in mind you will have to pay the funds before the seller releases the car, so you will paying out serious money for a car not checked over that is always used as a track car, then you have to arrange the shipping which you will not be there to do, cars get damaged in transport, then you could have the problem of the car been stripped and checked for drugs by customs. have seen this on vettes coming into the uk in the past. 

    I personally would wait out and purchase from the uk, just my 2 pence

    Thanks for the info, I was just thinking grey import/insurance issues 

  12. Omg I should have come to the foreum before would you have sold your ti exhaust? In that case I would have pulled the trigger on the AD car! I'm really not good with this whole foreum business and social media can you point me in the direction of the issues re the Netherlands one as I was getting very tempted to go have a look next weekend, how long have you had your 340r? Does it get used much? Why don't you use the ti exhaust? 

  13. Hiya I'm sure everyone aware of the 3.5k mile 340r for sale on eBay in Miami, my question is if I were to bring this car to the uk would it be classed as imported? I thought so but then read something saying none of these cars were sold to the states officially so I'm guessing it was a one off private export meaning officially if once had a V5 and would therefore be classed as an English car once I got it home? Am I right in thinking this as everyone says it's not road legal over there so leads me to believe unreg over there? Hope someone could shed some light as I notice it's gone from 90k originally Down to 65k now I'm thinking they may just want rid of it and could drop lower making it a worth while purchase at the right price if not going to be a grey import

  14. 1 hour ago, Bazza 907 said:

    David Alexander cars in Sunninghill have one in their showroom

    I prob can't afford to be picky but really wanted ti exhaust that's why I passed on that one and the fact it was double millage of the Cameron car for same money, been phoning around trying scope a ti exhaust... Impossible

    1 hour ago, Bazza 907 said:

    David Alexander cars in Sunninghill have one in their showroom

    Yes gone, shouldn't be so picky, how do I find who adfers is for some info in the car? Millage upgrades etc? Also I know I'm making a hard job impossible but anyone ever see the original ones with carbon mud flaps?

  15. 1 hour ago, TheKevlarKid said:

    Give Silverlink Specialist Cars a ring in Morpeth (ex lotus newcastle), they have just got one in on Saturday. It's Adfer's old car on here. Pretty immaculate ,i was scoping it yesterday...


    Excellent thank you for the reply, I presume it's being prepped as not in there website yet, didn't realise they were not main dealer anymore as been doing searches on the approved used main dealer site, can you believe snows Southampton recently sold one for 25k with main dealer 1 year warranty, only 10k miles! Ti exhaust Mag wheels everything, that's what hesitated me pulling trigger on Cameron's car, and the AD car I was away on the other side of the world at the time, glad my post getting seen and really quick response thank you to all, let me know any come up as really think both in Netherlands over priced especially all that involved bringing her back 

    34 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

    I thought I saw one at paul Mattys the other day.

    you need to ring round the specialists and be patient on this one - they are about - but they ain't like shopping for a mass produced car.

    good luck

    Thanks for the reply, can't see any at Paul Marty's I will call them, the people that have them I guess are keepIng them now, remember seeing one when took my first Elise into bell and colvill brand new and thinking wow but I was only about 21-23 and wanted to use in the winter but now looking some 15 years later after all sorts of marques, I guess nothing excites like a Lotus 

  16. Hi all, I'm looking for a 340r if you have or no of any for sale please get in touch, disappointed as just missed the 4K mileage one at Cameron sports cars for 29k and next best seems like either one in Netherlands which is over 20k miles and more money or one in USA which is same miles but over £45k. Hope someone can help, and hope I'm posting where this will get actually viewed,

    kind regards 


  • Create New...