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  1. Just read your reply mate, looking forward to giving this a try, I will use it on the Mini too, we all know how mini's like to rust haha! going to order a tin today, I wanted something clear so I think this is exactly want I'm after.
  2. Perfect I will give that a try, I did notice the finish wasn't great on the wishbones, couldn't do a lot with them this time round,
  3. Cheers I used Bilt-Hamber Surfex HD and then a plastic/rubber restore gel, I want to try find something that will last longer and repel water and dirt but this will do for now, Cheers Stephen, yeah really liking how it looks with them
  4. Good evening all, hope everyone is keeping well during this tough time As I'm sure most people that have been out of work I've been doing all sorts of jobs that needed doing on the house and garden, not missing out the Lotus! Had a good few days to get the wheels off, clean down and protect for when I can actually go driving! of course health is more important and feel for everyone that has lost loved ones, the NHS etc that are working hard through this, that goes without saying of course so didn't want to have not mentioned this after talking about me not getting to drive the Lotus.. Thought I'd share some pictures, nothing new but why not post them up , I removed the front grills cleaned old leaf,sticks and small stones away from the AC rad and protected the inside plastics behind all grills, the whole car got a nice coat of Collinite 476, as did the inside of the arches wheels and shocks, calipers, I purchased some headlight surrounds and fitted them too, Doing the car is like therapy for me haha loved every min of it, inside next then engine bay, I'm tempted the do the underside panels lol
  5. Sounds good, I live just down the road, I'd be good for Sunday, I'm away Saturday unfortunately,
  6. Cheers, Yeah I still wonder why It wasn't snapped up sooner I do think people thought it was a roadster, its honestly spotless not a single mark on it, I plan to use my polisher to refine it and add some protection, I'm going to give them a go tomorrow thanks for the tip, hoping I don't muck it up, The Vx220 was brilliant really, I happen to come across it at my Local Vauxhall dealership for £14000 (the blue one) had little mileage was spotless like new and had to have it, by that I mean scraping the barrel and a little finance just to own it, but luckily I was still at home haha, 14k was lots of money in 2004 for me.
  7. Cheers mate It really is beautify made,
  8. Evening all, Finally had a break in the weather today to get my hands dirty and get cleaning, since taking ownership 4 weeks ago I have managed to drive it 3 times!, last week I took it to Bell & Colvill for It's second service, what a great bunch, Phil was very helpful nice to meet him along with a few others that I got chatting with, amazing stock including some tasty Morgans, with It being a near 2 hour drive I decided to hang around bar grabbing a bit of lunch so had a good 3 hours to nose. Had them fettle with the gear mechanism for a smoother 1st, just found It stick slightly a few times, perfect now from what I can feel, I have to say I'm mighty impressed, love the noise of the thing with the exhaust in 'open', weather is awful so not played with Sport/Race, I took a few pictures of how it's sitting now, I have fitted the 350 sport spoiler to the 410 lid and honestly I love it, couldn't enjoy it with no spoiler, I have got plans to get a replacement just waiting to recoup the car fund!, holidays and kids Birthdays all add up and 800-1500 for a spoiler can wait!, love the 350 look and as it's a 350 Sport I think I think it looks ace with the lid IMO, I have recently purchased some headlight surrounds (black) as per 380? and I was looking to maybe get some Forge wheels at some point, not looking to go mad just enhance as I feel like, Still wearing a soft top until I get my brother round to assist me but I would like to maybe have a few blasts with the roof off for fun!, reminds me of my Vx220 days, Here are some pictures, I have added some of the others Lotus Exige/Vx220 from the past, although I can't find any of my 2007 S2 Exige S anywhere, shame as that one I had a Hanger111 extended diffuser relocated exhaust etc, loved it and was running 280bhp, the Blue VX220 was my first move into anything like this (i was 19yrs old!) felt like a supercar to me, coming from a 172 cup at the time, then got the bug and brought the white S2 N/A this was beautiful, I really one should have kept If I could have, tuned / Decat, race pack etc It was deafening but so much fun, then while running the Mk2 golf and a M3 I came across a bit of a bargain Vx220 (silver one) that had full VX history but needed work, that ended up in the hands of a fellow enthusiast not long after doing the work, I then went through many many cars, x2 911's and now back in the fold with this beautiful machine, I have admired and almost purchased one a while ago, I almost brought a Evora SR few years ago too, I'v always attended Lotus festival and various meets over the years and just very happy to be part of the forum again in this, Cheers all
  9. Would be amazing if there is one I have been to loads that had be held at Brands even without a Lotus in the garage! Would love to see it back, Any events at all this side of the UK? I’m all ears, cheers
  10. I will update with pictures You mention earlier on in this thread that it was a limited edition in what way was that advertised or was it the spec that was applied to it for the run out with this particular Levens car? Would be interested to know, I like bits of history however small or maybe even unimportant it may be! cheers
  11. Cheers TerryCTR that now makes sense! James has made contact with me regarding this, cheers for doing that though Hi Stephen mate, Early next week, 500 mile round trip ahead as I didn't trust delivery but mainly wanting to check everything over in person before signing anything!..
  12. Thanks for linking this, however I'm not a member of Facebook (one of only a few i know haha) thanks though mate,
  13. Duncx Cheers for the heads up, I've seen this event a few times while browsing, I was going to try attend last time with my mate in his Esprit but couldn't make it unfortunately, will see how we go this time round, HXT Thanks, shame you wasn't able to get a deal done, appreciate your information that helps a lot, as mentioned above I've not had the option of viewing yet, I will be speaking with them tomorrow, I did ask about the first service he said its been done but 'online record' I assume he is getting his BMW info mixed with this Lotus! I will get to the bottom of it though, pleased to hear you spoken to Central Lotus I'll give them a call tomorrow too, I was advised that Sandals will take the car to JCT600 for it's second service now due but I told them today that I've booked it into Bell & Colvill instead that way I can deal with things myself! sound like a nice bunch of people and very reputable company just not Lotus specialists, I'm told anything I may not be happy with will be sorted, I'm Chuffed to bits so bring on collection day.
  14. Wow that’s a cool bit of info, So it was Levens, that’s Edinburgh isn’t it? 70k list well done that man for ticking them boxes!, I may just give them a call and find out more then. Thanks 2GOOD
  15. I know crazy money out of my budget at the moment!!, I'm looking into other options as we speak but it needs to be as close as possible if not a full on copy! I do in a way like the 'softer/sleeker' look but I'v got a love for the 380CUP and this is going to be my version of taking the bits I love about that car, Hello Duncx, Thanks for the nice comments, I'm genuinely pleased with the purchase although nervous as I have done all this over the phone!! however I'm assured any issues will be resolved if needed but very excited, I really want to get a full list of the options, in the advert and from what I can see, it's nice but stuff like light weight battery is mentioned carbon seats i can see, alcantara etc but don't know if it's got the stereo speaker upgrade or any other bits! I particularly love the boot lid, It has the invoice from Central Lotus £4070 so like you say got to be worth a chunk of that but for now it's all part of the planned upgrades, like you mention it has hardtop boot lid spoiler and soft top all included, and all brand new, On another note what Lotus event's are happening this year? Brands not happening? my good friend and fellow enthusiast that comes everywhere with me in his Lotus Esprit GT3 was asking and I have no idea, we done Brands 4 years on the trot and one at Brooklands museum 2 years ago,
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