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  1. I am pretty sure the featured Schmee Elise 250cup is quite special as i would imagine it is the heaviest final cup250 produced.
  2. Really sorry my younger son has just been accepted to a university in Edinburgh and their open day is Saturday morning and I’m flying him over Friday night so unfortunately I’m not going to be there. Really was looking forward to it but I’ll try to be there for the next one.
  3. It looks nice (for an SUV) though doesn't excite me unfortunately. Complicate and add weight?
  4. Tentative (not sure when family come over to visit for a weekend visit from Gb yet) Could do Sunday morning 24th or Thursday evening or Friday evening
  5. Sounds good I’m in Ballymoney happy to meet up for coffee sometime 👍
  6. I’ll be up for a meet for sure great idea
  7. Picked up my Elise this week - and I'm absolutely in love with it. Drove it from B&C to Northern Ireland and done a couple of drives out, almost at 500 miles already. It's everything I wanted I more.
  8. @TonyKL that colour is stunning - love it
  9. Got back from B&C that I visited yesterday and met my car for the first time, as well as Jamie and what a gent, really looked after me. The viewing exceeded expectations and I am very happy with what I have ordered. I missed yours @TonyKLas your car was being prepped at the time - though having seem many other Cups there, one of which is red I know it'll be stunning and I'm sure you'll be delighted too. @888mattd love the spec you wrote especially the seats, really suit the body.
  10. I went for 'evora' silver, I was very tempted with red, when I saw all the different colours on the cars I liked them all (though dodge stir crazy purple i wasn't sure about). I'm in Northern Ireland so green or orange are a tad loaded and could be targeted (literally) for the wrong reasons! I j guess it arrived in the snow but is being prepped now.
  11. Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, home of the 'King of the Road' Joey Dunlop and brother Robert. There's a memorial park here for them.
  12. I believe the 410 cost £85,600 in the UK, compared to £99,800 for the Cup 430.
  13. This thread is a right laugh! And this surprised me as I am pretty sure it is the North West 200 (Portrush to Coleraine, Northern Ireland), I know cause I live almost on the track - it's mental! I wanna get a PS5 now
  14. Yes, a wally indeed! He has some amazing cars and clearly has the moolah to keep buying them (or they keep sending them). I watched his 'I'm going to buy a lotus elise' video a few months ago and he came across as a spoilt brat. He bought it on a whim, didn't do his research properly, and then moaned lots (online) when he received it to the point of Lotus going out their way to try and 'fix' things, with a special visit and a few laps of their circuit. Buying my first Lotus was a lifelong dream which for various reasons some 'life stuff' always got in the way. Having waited since February last year my 240 is waiting at B&C being prepped for delivery. I am so excited and rightly so - I am sure my experience will be very different to his, partly due to having saved up for a long time, doing my research and buying what I've always wanted. This guy sounds like he has many first world problems...lol
  15. Thanks for all the replies - a lot to look at. I think I'm going to go for one from these guys https://www.canvasandnylon.co.uk/portable-garages/ The stand-up portable garage made from breathable and waterproof canvas (to combat condensation). Will let you guys know how I get on - though I know there's about a 7 week wait for one.
  16. thanks Escape, agree with you that if I was hardly gonna use the car i'd get a carcoon but looking for something such a palaver with reasonably regular use (likely a couple of times a week after the honeymoon period).
  17. I am looking for outdoor storage / garage / protection for when my car arrives in 3 months. I have looked at carcoon (a bit of a palaver getting it in a out easily), and airchamber amongst other things. I know there's an outdoor cover you can get from this site which looks pretty good - has anyone got any suggestions?
  18. I see pics are here are from the factory - is there anyway to go and view your own car in factory or is it strictly out of bounds due to covid still?
  19. Just thought I'd my name to this list of Sport240FE - I toyed with changing to an Emira but happily sticking with the Elise. I have ordered Liquid Yellow / Black Wheels / Black leather with yellow stitching. Living in Northern Ireland I decided against Orange or Green. August build slot, hope to get a factory visit - Can't wait
  20. @Bibs thanks for the offer though for me it's a good reason to come over and see my folks (even though you promise to be gentle - you mean gentle overtaking, gently over a ton, gently up to 7K revs lol) @jep thanks - to be fair it was reading through this forum for over the years that told me B&C were excellent (I kept hearing Jamie's name been mentioned). So thanks to TLF
  21. @Bravo73 thanks yes, not sure about the bobble hat though great video!
  22. Just booked a build slot for - probably gonna get delivery October / November. Not finalised my options, been bouncing around from Chrome Orange or some kinda blue (probably Daytona Blue). Spent a while thinking of getting the 250 cup but couldn't see the point as I likely wont track it, much. Options I went for: Hard Top Black pack Black wheels Leather seats Orange interior pack Orange stitching Leather steering wheel Black floor mats Full carpet (not sure if it makes much of difference, any ideas) Sound proofing Carbon fibre sills (more room to get in) Stereo (Just to get it wired and ill probably change the speakers as i heard they are probably the cheapest Lotus could get) Aircon (wasn't gonna get it but Jamie at B&C said it was worth it) I went around the factory with my Dad about 10 years ago and decided I wanted to get one so it's all exciting but wow, they aren't cheap. I must be crazy but hey-ho we are only here once and I'm not getting younger!
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