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Rick Edwards

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  1. They were on sale at the Donnington show a few years ago.... There must be several Lotus running round with them now, so you never know someone might tell us they arethe greatest thing since sliced strontium
  2. OMG I want one, need a lawn first, but heh. could top up the coffers by doing other peoples
  3. I would still struggle to justify buying it for the 14 or so months you would use it, unless the residuals are OK and you could shift it on ebay for almost as much as you paid! Is there a market in used pram dealers we have just uncovered.... the forecourt would be covered in Astons and McLarens !!!
  4. I hate to worry you but a fully specced up Bugaboo "travel system" is over a grand already so in the scheme of things it not that much more. Until recently the government used to give you a certain amount towards set up costs for a baby and I think there was a massive increase in high end travel systems... Of course this subsidy ceased about 3 months before our baby was born. and this is not top of the line
  5. no, not proposing, but just interested in where you find an understanding wife that lets you play with your toys for such a long time.
  6. Every time I log on I am always keen to see if there is an update to this thread, and I cant wait to see the car on the road, I almost feel a part of the team that is building it, although I would only be good for tea making and moral support. There is, however one question I have......are you married?
  7. Got my letter and certificate all mounted ina frame with a pic of the car looks great and pic to follow. Only thing is that found that when the car was born it was 1 of 2 that had the magnolia sports seats fitted so either in the dealership or at some later point somoene has fitted the comfort seats. Does anyone have a pair of sports seats or know where some may be so I can return it ABSOLUTE original!
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  9. I know its a well worn topic on here, but a very thoughtful wife got me my cars birth certificate and letter with all the details from Lotus for Christmas. I had underestimated how great this bit of paper is!! and I have found out that my car is one of only 3 made in its spec in that year!!! Will wait for sale frenzy to die down and will then get it framed along with a tasty picture of the car. If you have ummed and ahhhed about getting yours, go on make the call!! Happy New year one and all!
  10. I assume it was sat in the placeI saw it at Hethel for mostof its time at Lotus. The reason for the big £3k work is to get it back to A1 as far as Lotus are concerned so I have to assume that anyone buying it can do so with confidence.
  11. It was a chap called Simon Yaetes in Sutton Coldfield. He doesnt have it back yet as its going to have the big work done over the next week or so. I think he will be looking for about 18K. Its only done about 55k miles I think.I will digout his number if you are interested.
  12. About 4 years ago I got as far as putting a deposit on a lovely V8SE in Azure came to the collection day and the dealer could not get the car started.I was obviously concerned and after what turned into a VERY long delay and several trips to various Lotus experts who replaced everything from the ECU to plugs and everything in between, I gave up, got a refund and purchased the S4s I have now and have not regretted it for a second. The dealer and I struck up a bit of a friendship after all the to and froing over the car and he stayed in touch and told me the car had gone back to Lotus to see if they could fix it. He had told them that the cost of fixing it was always going to be an issue so they could do it as and when they could fit it in to keep the price down. That was the last I heard, until..... Earlier this year I visited Hethel for a factory visit and track event and lo and behold what was sitting next to the Driver Academy but "my" esprit still not fixed!! The Lotus guys said they had not got round to it. 3 and a half years of not getting round to it! Today out of the blue the phone rang and it was the dealer again, but this time with news that the car was fixed! after all the searching and problem tracing that everyone including Lotus have done, the fault was traced to a short in the wiring loom. Total cost to fix about £30 in parts and £400 in labour. The car is going to be given a £3k service plus belts and various pumps and bits that ned doing after its extended stay in the car park and then back on sale. It will be a lovely car for someone and if the economic climate were different I may be tempted to add a V8 to the collection. But it isnt and I cant.
  13. Many congrats! I alwaysliked the Silk red, in fact it was the colour of the car Nelms of Romford took me for a spin in on an open day about 20 something years ago! and now look at the trouble i'm in! You will love it. ......although you should have looked harder at the S4s
  14. Exactly this happened to a friendof mine and it DID go to court. It came down to a technical infringemnt of the law. He did have to plead guilty and he was fined but not awarded the points.
  15. unacceptable delay on my part but I have not had the laptop out in ages!! here are my versions of the same thing.
  16. I always liked his early work. True has to go down as a Spandau classic
  17. well I guess that given that the universe is in fact infinite, there must actually be a Hoob planet somewhere in a galaxy far far away, but that is the subject of another thread.
  18. ahhhh a fellow fan! shall we play with our hooblediggers?
  19. not even the Hoobs? I am disappointed. me and my daughter love it....hoobledooble doooo!
  20. Reality check: X factor is NOT a singing contest its a light entertainment TV show Eastenders is NOT real its a TV soap opera The Hoobs are NOT really from the planet Hoob they are a light entertainment TV show for children Wheeler Dealers is NOT a serious restoration show, its a light entertainment TV show for armchair petrol heads. The on button on a TV is NOT the gateway to a reality, its the gateway to various channels and production companies making money by people watching what they do. you have a choice (really, you do) if you dont like it dont watch it.
  21. Everyday that goes by we seem to be moving towards the future reality portrayed by Demolition Man! and I am not just talking about the cars. lets hope the sea shells dont make it to reality
  22. woo hoo, cleared! see you there.
  23. Ok, I have an Ill daughter and wife so am awaiting clearance for launch, but will give you a bell.
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