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    Stanley Lay
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    (to be) Esprit S4s
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    Teddington, Middlesex

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  2. Exactly what I would have posted at this time last year, before I bought Nick's S4s. I was also looking at the V8, but was also worried about the potential cost of engine rebuilt, and I just love the OZ split rims of the S4s, and the rear spoiler ... Performance is more than enough, I can only imagine how 4.6 second 0 to 100 time must have been perceived back in 1995! Anyway, the timeless look of the esprit is probably one of the reasons why many of us bought the car. I love the whole analogue driving experience. I would recommend that you wait for a car owned by a forum member, to ensure that it has been probably looked after ! The previous owner of my car - Nick, he owned the car for 17 years, definitely a car that has been treasured and I see myself as another guardian of the car for the (hopefully) next 17 years !
  3. Great day out, thanks for organising Chris. I was lucky to have avoided all the cyclists ... one the way in and on the way out as well. looking for the next excuse to take the car out again! could we have the same weather again next time Chris ? 😃
  4. Hi Chris, BLT and tea for me as well please. looking forward to seeing you all Sunday!
  5. Being the last in the list, I am happy to sit this one out given the number of people going. I will join the next one, hopefully soon enough. i guess everyone is desperate to take any excuse to take the car out for a drive after 2/3 lockdowns over the past 12 months.
  6. Hi Chris, Please could you add me to the list as well please. Thank you.
  7. Interesting video from Harry’s Garage, always like his presentation style started from when he first presented his Granturismo. couldn’t agree with him more, we actually end up producing more CO2 driving electric cars, whereas the number of miles I do on my classic cars and my Stradale is nothing in comparison. Well, I guess that is why I still don’t see the point of switching. It was not surprising that the number one reason that people switched to electric cars is actually Tax benefit! I have not met anyone yet who switched to electric cars to get better driving pleasure! I will certainly be keepIng my Lotus Esprit, I don’t think you would ever replicate the same driving sensation from electric cars! it was so true that by driving electric cars actually made him appreciate his collection of old classic cars even more!
  8. Finally found a phon holder that does need a suction plate on windscreen, does not need air vent and does not require any 3M double sided tape. Sits perfect ok top of the stereo and costs less than 10 quid from amazon
  9. I don’t understand Why is it difficult for half of the US population to see who Donald Trump is. Do they really think a self-centred, selfish egotistic person to be interested in their wellbeing and interests? His behaviour is always “transactional” - what is in it for me? his speech last night highlighted he did not care about the people or US as a country, he knew that he lost but wanted to start a civil unrest and take the whole country down with him. His speech showed a 10 year old throwing a tantrum because he did not get what he wanted. i just hope that the media stop all the media coverage of him and people stop paying attention to all his tweets. I find it fascinating how almost 50% of the people in US voted for him in 2016, and having seen how he behaved over the last 4 years .... the chose to vote for him again? He must doing something right I guess but I just could not see what exactly it is! i don’t live in US but so glad that Joe Biden is about to bring long overdue normalcy back. Having experienced what fascinating politics is like, I much prefer to old boring politics.
  10. Hi all, Having just taken over the guardianship of a lotus Esprit S4s that was in Nick's care for 17.5 years, I am in the process of doing some minor cosmetic "improvements"(only have limited technical skill to do the simple fixes). Anyway, I have ordered some leather touch up kit from liquid leather ( aka Gliptone), just thought that others with he same leather colour as mine (dark grey-ish) colour may want to use this opportunity to get some as well. As I had to send in a sample of my leather to ensure a perfect match (actually done this twice as they lost the sample I sent in 2 weeks ago), you could order a 250 ml bottle using my sample as well (saving you trouble of ordering and trying to find some leather to cut).
  11. Thanks for the link. Would this actually light up all 4 lights when using low beam ? I will have the H1 socket on my so obviously would not want to have all 4 lights on when using low beam. Thanks for the advice!
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