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  1. Thanks for the link, that’s a cracker of a car. I don’t think it’s overpriced really given the tiny amount of miles covered and an opportunity to relive the past perhaps. Would I buy either of these cars? Yes if I could afford them then why not. I’ve just had an Apline A310 mechanically refreshed and it owes me more than these cars, with the benefit of hindsight I’d definitely have one of these two sitting in the garage. T.
  2. You’re right of course Barrie but I was thinking from a design and ability approach to what’s available today. Is there anything that can match an S1 Elise available now? Caterham would be close perhaps but less rounded in ease of use. I’m not an investor Justin as I like driving too much so the whole retained value is very much secondary for me. I’m sure it will hold its own in the future market even with some well enjoyed miles under the wheels. No doubt an attitude that has cost me money over the years of Lotus ownership but worth every penny. T.
  3. I’d be interested to know if there are any with lower mileage than this one, I suspect not. A crying shame it hasn’t been used but having seen it and been in it I can vouch for the mileage. I tend to view these cars as brand new and what I’d pay for a new one of these if it was in the showroom right now. Not sure where it will go on price but given the mileage and being one of the very last S1’s you’d think it could set a new bench mark figure. Lovely car. T.
  4. You’re kept longer at the roadside for 35 in a 30 and bigger fines plus points. T.
  5. All those that have ordered an FE 250 Cup, I salute you. As a 2019 250 Cup owner I just hope when my Emira is ready, I am in a position to hold on to mine and have both, a great pairing. Not sure that will be possible though. Trevor.
  6. Sadly Jimichanga makes good points when it comes to power to weight and I’d guess this is perhaps where he is most disappointed with where Lotus are headed. I’d agree on that too but accept that all cars if they want to compete in a mass market and end the financial struggles that Lotus have had in the past. Knowing Lotus staff and their core values I’m confident they’ll add the sparkle to Emira that is lacking with the cars in the competing sector but will be amazed if it’s better than a GT430, probably the pinnacle of the current era Lotus. Emira may be a sideways step in outright performance but a forward step useability with road craft perhaps the target over track ability. I look forward to using mine on a daily basis, can’t wait. Trevor.
  7. Like I said, very few will do this I think but of course some will. Time will tell. T.
  8. I like swapping gears and using all limbs so it’s a V6 for me. There seems to be a belief that the i4 is a much cheaper alternative, but I may be wrong however I’d think if you equal the spec on both cars then I can’t see there will be too much difference in the cost. Also many are talking of tuning potential of the i4, can see very few people tuning this while in warranty so that will be 3 years away. Why buy a car based on a power upgrade towards the end of 2025? Surely there will be an upgraded Emira to buy then with a fresh warranty? And fives will be on hybrid or all electric by that time with 2030 looming. Trevor.
  9. Trevsked

    Lotus Emira

    So not official but just because he said so?
  10. Trevsked

    Lotus Emira

    How do you know the factory and Silverstone agreed they would be No.1?
  11. Less of the small thank you. T.
  12. I have no recollection of this device being fitted nor do I accept responsibility for the fitting of said item. Just noticed you are at Gold Member, couldn’t have put it better myself. T.
  13. Yep my old car. I’d say that’s a good price as it’s a proper Lotus motorsport built car and the fella that converted it wouldn’t have cut corners on the RHD conversion. Trevor.
  14. I’m pretty sure you’d get a decent price on Collecting Cars and the benefit of putting your comfortable reserve on it. Should also save a raft of time wasters. T.
  15. Or, you could say life is too short, move on. You can always buy another but the problem is you probably wouldn’t want to pay the money you’ll be asking for it. If you’re happy to do that then there’s no problem. T.
  16. You do know it’s a car, right? GLWS anyway, Evora’s are fab, you’ll love it I’m sure. T.
  17. Did I see you near Wantage this morning? Trevor.
  18. Think it was Olive Green but just happened to see it in the opposite direction as I was about to turn left. Trevor.
  19. Yes the sales there are very good I understand. Should be a very good car, I’ll be very disappointed if not but no reason given the extra time and resources they have now for it to be anything other that something we hope for. Trevor.
  20. Where have you placed your order Karl? Trevor.
  21. Evening all. Yes was my old car for 5-6 years I think. Sport 350 has proper go and the Nitron suspension move it closer to the Evora in ride and handling but of course held back by an older design and less stiff chassis. I constantly did work on the car each year as preventative service and the car was all the better for it, complete suspension rebuild by @CHANGES not many miles ago. I wasn’t particularly looking to sell but work on the house meant it would be beneficial to move it on. I’d planned to get the turbos stripped and rebuilt, not that they were worn but again preventative stuff and did tell the buyer that’s what I’d do if I kept it. He ran it in to Hofmanns and had these rebuilt along with manifold studs and various oil and brake lines, no doubt other stuff too. Very little mileage since I sold it and a good buy I’d think which pains me a little to say as I’d like it still available for sale so I can buy it back at some point. As far as I’m aware it would be due a cambelt service now and that would need doing straight away if it were mine. Trevor.
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