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    M100 Elan photos

    My aerial is right side - I suspect all RHD cars have a RH aerial?? Justin's aerial base is completely different to our S2 as it has the threaded portion on the base whereas the threaded part is on my aerial - female recepter in the base on the car. The yellow wheels have been copied more widely since, but AFAIK as an original factory finish was only for the Jim Clark specials and there were just 12 of them.
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  3. If it was a Blue +2 Elan and a Green Elise on the trailer then those guys (father and son) were at Castle Combe today. Not an entirely happy story so will let them take it up if they're on here...
  4. See you there then... (in the M100 this year)
  5. Yeah, but I've never heard of anyone riding a bike while "waiting" a year or two for their Morgan...
  6. I sort of get this sentiment, but it doesn't ring true. I too would like Lotus to be on the front foot with news and updates, but on they other hand they've caught a load of bad press on here for the length of time from announcement to delivery for the Emira. What more can they say other than we're planning to produce a family of new cars over the next few years - ie saying nothing other than they intend to stay in business. Pre-announcement of something you can't have can be just as much of a turn off. So they have decided on teasers and no comment for the most part. But does it really loose customers? Not having the car to sell loses customers, but not telling them about something in the (distant) future probably doesn't. I thought I was unusual in keeping cars for many years. Most seem to buy on 2/3/4 PCP plans or similar and even if not change their cars every 2 or 3 years (or less!) just for a change. So all those ready to buy now obviously can't have a 134 so will buy something else. When it does come out (track record suggests >2yrs stated rather than less) then most would be ready for their next change, or the one after that anyway. I'd suggest very few would "wait" for a car for two years as Ken says he would, no matter what they announced.
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    M100 Elan photos

    Congrats Keith and well done on finding one you like. Completely different (and slower!) compared to your Evora of course, but also night and day cross country compared to a Spitfire. There's little that can outhandle an M100 on real roads, particularly in the wet. Enjoy...
  8. Odd that they've chosen not to say anything. Was talking to a dealer at the w/e who said their cars were delayed too....but he said not for the reasons we might expect like component shortages but some kind of kick back from the type approval process which means they've needed to make a minor change or two at the last minute to get the paperwork signed off.
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    I recogonise driving those roads by the water tower for a couple of years on my way to London Bridge, including using those archway tunnels right next to it. Cant remember ever having seen the water tower though - observant driver me!
  10. Thanks for the postings Keith. For those of us not yet assimilated into the Borg its helpful to have cross posts like this...tho' can't see Ian's pics, only James's.
  11. Well that was a lot bigger/better than I expected. Some lovey cars came out of the woodwork - no doubt helped by the sun. Very good bacon bap and latte. Expecting their first Emira's at the end of May having suffered another will probably be there for the next one. Nice to see the Astons/Porkers and other stuff as well as the usual suspects. Great drive in the M100 - and back home before 12. What's not to like...
  12. Not got any you really want Tony, but I found 3 from MBW in 2016 when I spoke to your dad for a while about the M100. This one with Cliff And these two...
  13. I'm amazed you could ever fit in working for Lotus given all the cars you've got to look after....
  14. That's a bit disappointing at sub £15k from a dealer like Matty. £15k is the min I'd take for mine - and as a 57k miler! Oh well looks like I'll be hanging on to it for a while more yet then.... Thanks for the sticker offer Mark, not got any...but not really a sticker man. Enjoy using my LEC pint glass though - are they rare too?
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