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  1. Kit car. Parts bin special. You don't get it my friend. While the US market may influence the prices of super expensive exotica I don't think that it applies to Lotus. Lotus is a British icon in the eyes of those who appreciate the history, motor sport success and driving experience of their road cars. In very much the same way Ford RS cars are thought of. Its a British thing. That's how I see it.
  2. It's all a matter of taste, or not, but that silver car with candy red wheels to match the red trim on the carbon barge boards etc will look fantastic.
  3. I think we will still be using these cars in 20+ years. Petrol might be more expensive but I think it will be available for a long time to come. I don't give it a thought. If it becomes impossible to use these cars in less than 20 yrs then I'm going to park my Exige in my back garden as a feature that I can look at.
  4. I think all 430 Cup cars will become very collectable in the not too distant future. They may possibly be there already. They represent the best of the last 111 chassis cars from Lotus. I think you can still enjoy them as intended.
  5. Henley-on-Thames Lotus have a nice silver 380 that has just come 8n. Lots of carbon fibre bits as well.
  6. As a V6 Exige owner I would place it in the sports car column. Matt W. I would be interested in what issues you have had. Had mine 2 and half years from new. No problems at the moment 🤞
  7. Cheers everyone. I'm based on the Yorkshire coast.
  8. Lovely car and lovely colour. Enjoy.
  9. Cheers Mitch. You are right of course these cars are as rare as hens teeth. You're Pewter grey car is one of the best colours. I love my 350 Sport but I do like the exclusivity of the Cup cars. I'm in no rush. I will know the right car when it comes along. Thanks for your comments.
  10. It's a shame Lotus didnt put a few 430 Cup FEs out to dealers with some more unusual colours. I would find it hard to resist this airforce blue car.
  11. Apologies mate. I thought that the VAT was included. It's all the money.
  12. Its plus 5%. I make it £90825
  13. Thanks Nathan. That is what worries me Dave. If an engine has been buzzed too much on track. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to my question. I'm not bidding on the car. The auction process is not for me as it's a rush. I have my own car to sort out and I'm lacking in garage space for both cars. I'm watching with interest.
  14. Nathan, do you know what the reserve is on the Type 25. I've tried to ask but it won't let me ask any questions. Only 5 hrs to go. I can't see it selling at this price. It'll probably go up in a flurry of bids.
  15. They both look great but I prefer silver wheels. That air force blue with the carbon barge boards and silver finish looks incredible. The gold colour looks more retro to me. Wow to both. Thanks for posting.
  16. I've watched that Autostore video maybe 30 times in the last week. When it comes out of the garage at the start it looks stunning. The no 9 car from Leven is revved on the video when cold. If you look in the comments this is questioned and the answer given was that it was only 4000rpm and warmed up prior to this. Maybe right. Probably not.
  17. Thanks Bibs. Silver 111s was my 1st Lotus, Isotope 260 Cup was my 2nd Lotus. My current car is a 350 Sport.
  18. Thanks for that information. Rightly or wrongly I look at it as London to Leeds of track driving. I have a 69 plate 350 Sport Exige which I got with delivery miles although it was a pre reg car. I'm a bit of a fanny with it to be honest but it is cherished. Great road car.
  19. Apparently it's done approximately 200 miles on track days. I saw the description and it says that there is a blemish on the rear of the car. I'm hot and cold at the moment for the car. I went out in mine yesterday and it's a great car for the road. And the wife loves it. Which is not a necessity but helps. Thanks again for the replies everyone it is really appreciated.
  20. Yes I wondered that myself. It was whoosh I was thinking of. I did check the reg no on a vehicle check site and it is still registered to a green Exige. There is a thread on here from a couple of years ago where the original owner of your car posts up delivery pictures etc. Reading that thread leads me to think there is 3 green cars.
  21. Cheers Nathan. The write up on Collecting Cars says that there is only two in total in the country but on Google images there are three green ones with British plates. You snapped yours up before I got the chance to have a look. Another stunning car.
  22. Cheers Bispal. You have got a gorgeous car there. Looked at it lots of times on YouTube and the pics Lotus put out. It looks breathtaking in those Lotus stills.
  23. Hi everyone, just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I've been in Lotus ownership for 16 yrs. Ive owned 6 different cars over the years. I currently own a nice 350 Sport Exige. Hopefully I will move up to a 430 Cup when the right car comes along. I'm retired now so enjoying life at my own pace.
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