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    Trevor Summers
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    1967 Jaguar E-type S1

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  1. Wow, that is stunning. Amazing what a difference the changes have made to your car. I am starting to look at Evoras and aquamarine wasn’t a colour I’d considered but have to say it looks fantastic in your pictures so firmly on the list now. Trev
  2. Yeah, I know the score. Might have to widen my search criteria or start stalking owners of green cars. Ideally I want a metallic colour, they seem to look particularly good on the Evora to my eyes
  3. Very useful, thanks. Your right the 2+2 coupe is a dying breed. Had considered a jaguar xkr-s but rear seats are a joke, test drove a Lexus rc-f but couldn’t get on with the looks and too big and heavy, Maserati granturismo not blown away by looks and more a GT so not much to choose if you want something fairly sporting to drive. The only other car I’ve really considered was a BMW i8. Went to see one about a month ago, there is a lot to like. Cheapish to run, supercar looks and more sports car than GT. Only issue is long term running costs and how much things like battery packs will cost to re
  4. Thanks for all the comments, I am currently on holiday so have been doing a bit of reading and the more I look at the evora the more they appeal. There was actually a perfect spec 997.2 c4s that’s just come up for sale but at £52k I am starting to think the lotus is somewhat of a bargain. It’s also interesting to hear the comparisons between the V8 Vantage. That was actually my previous car. I loved the way it looked, sounded and just how special it felt, something I think the Porsche won’t be able to match. But I really want a set of rear seats and the bigger Aston’s like Db9, virage and
  5. Hi all After not even contemplating any Lotus as a possible next car I now have 2 on my short list up against a Porsche 997.2 C4S. I'd started looking at S3 Exige's and hadn't really considered the Evora as I've never found them particularly desirable to look at until I saw a Evora S today in the flesh in Motorsport green. Car had black roof and side skirts and looked the business. The only area I wasn't too keen on was the nose which looks too thin and pointy but otherwise it looked spot on. So I've now added the Evora to my short list to go test drive but wondering what flavour I should
  6. That is kind of what I thought with the Exige 4C concept. If I could find a car that was damaged it wouldn't feel like such sacrilege to change the styling and give the car a new lease of life.
  7. Bit more work on the back of the car, thoughts?
  8. Did you see a car with the leather dash option, think it goes some way to covering all that horrible plastic
  9. Seems no one really likes the idea of the Exige 4C concept but I'll soldier on a little with some rough designs to see if I can win some more of you around. As a community it seems Lotus owners are no strangers to chopping and changing parts on their cars like brakes, shocks, aero, wheels etc so what's different between swapping the front clam. If it can be reverse engineered to be easily removed then surely this is just another retro fit modification. Here are some different headlight options, any better? Trev
  10. At last something positive :).
  11. I am an Art Director, working mainly in digital design, responsible for the creative delivery of marketing/promoting London. So yes definitely not a car designer by any stretch but I love car design and playing around in my spare time. I've always found cars a good outlet from the day to day and love building, designing and fabricating. A few years ago I looked at the feasibility of creating a re-imagination of the De Tomaso Pantera using a donor chassis. It never happened by I definitely have the desire to create some sort of custom car in my lifetime, a bit like the couples that go on grand
  12. Hi all I started a post in the Exige section just about a possible coach building project which hasn't gone down well so thought I'd say hi in here and share a few pics of current car. I currently have a 1967 Series 1 FHC Jaguar E-type finished in Opalescent silver grey. I bought the car over 3 years ago as a car I always lusted over and it hasn't disappointed but I am now selling it as looking for some cheaper, usable and more modern as a replacement so am considering an Exige V6 S. Anyway here are a few pics of the old girl, I am based in Warwickshire so would be good to meet a few
  13. Decided to sell the E-type mainly due to lack of use and the fact it's value has gone up so much in recent years. It's now nearly a £100k car and so I am more cautious with it, when and how it's driven etc and it really has just become a garage queen. Don't get me wrong, it's absolutely stunning and great to drive but it's a box I've ticked and life is too short not to try new things. As a replacement I was mainly looking at buying something much cheaper that I could drive and enjoy without it being mileage sensitive or the weather having to be 100% dry etc. It's a weekend car so doesn't
  14. Totally agree, I love the design direction of the Alfa but it's too stubby and compact. The Exige has much better proportions.
  15. Ha thanks everyone for the comments. I guess the problem for me is the 4C isn't quite what I hoped Alfa was going to produce so looking for a way to make something closer to what I want. I also really fancy starting another project build, resto mod etc. I've restored cars in the past and spent a good few years building a GT40 replica etc so I know of the challenges and rewards that these projects can bring. I guess I've always fancied having a go at building something unique for myself and there are some amazing designers, fabricators and builders that I've got to know over the years so I thou
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