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9 hours ago, Gordon S said:

Looks fantastic!
Not surprised to hear how much you enjoyed the drive. There’s not much like them. 😁

Thank you very much. The feel is one of a kind.

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One of the last 430 Cup cars has just come for sale at Bell and Colvill. Brand new car that pays homage to film The Spy Who Loved Me. That aside its a really good looking car imo. Is the difference between the 350 Sport and 430 Cup worth the price hike. Genuine question for you 430 Cup owners. 

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Yes, if you have the money. Most 430CUP owners came from 350 or V6. If you don't have the funds a 350 Is still a great car. But the 430CUP is definately worth the extra. 

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Agree with bispal, I came from a 350 and the difference is massive despite seeming quite small on paper.

all exiges are epic but the 430 is just that little bit more special. 

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The difficulty is that it is more than twice the price of my car and I love my car. However I would like a 430 Cup and the chance of having a new one will never come again. I'm going to have to do some serious thinking. It is the 1st new 430 Cup that I've seen for sale that I really like.

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58 minutes ago, Troyboy said:

The difficulty is that it is more than twice the price of my car and I love my car. However I would like a 430 Cup and the chance of having a new one will never come again. I'm going to have to do some serious thinking. It is the 1st new 430 Cup that I've seen for sale that I really like.

If you can do it without financial stress do it! It's a one off car, unique, I still feel great about mine with no regrets 3 years later. 

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Yup, the Exige is no longer available to buy new unless a dealer has one in their own stock at present. They are no longer in production. 

https://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-news/lotus-cars-news/production-ends-for-lotus-elise-exige-and-evora-new-era-ramping-up-as-another-draws-to-a-close/

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I've seen the Bell and Colvill white 430 CUP. It's been in their service reception for a few months. I photograph it every time I am there..... Which seems to be a lot at the moment 🙂

Now I'm a sucker for a white car. The tartan just adds to the temptation plus the silver wheels. It is totally yummy and if I was not in selling mode, I'd probably be discussing this with Jamie at B&C. 

Hopefully a TLF-er buys this gem 

Justin 

 

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A month ago we were discussing production numbers...

 

I heart some rumors that there are approx 20 Lotus Exige Cup 430 Final Editions produced. If there are truly 145 Exige Cup 430 produced from the 2017 on, that would mean 30 per year (averaged). Which is quite close to the rumor. Maybe someday would someone be able to officially confirm those numbers 

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1 hour ago, Toqcars said:

Maybe someday would someone be able to officially confirm those numbers 

If you buy a Certificate of Provenance, it should tell you how many units of your particular car were produced. 

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Isn't it reported just for a particular market the vehicle was ordered for? So if the Exige was made for UK market, numbers on CoP are just for the UK market, isn't it?

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33 minutes ago, Bravo73 said:

If you buy a Certificate of Provenance, it should tell you how many units of your particular car were produced. 

Mine says 1 of 1 😎

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On 15/03/2022 at 23:04, Toqcars said:

 

My dealer unofficial statement was that are around 145 - 150 CUP 430 cars for all markets.

Find it difficult to believe. If that's the case, this would be a seriously rare car considering it was not a limited production run.

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They were pretty sure about it. They said that there were more 3-11 produced than those cars. I guess that the "those cars" were related to the 145 Cup 430 produced. But let me highlight it once again... all those info is unofficial. Hope that Lotus will be more open about the production numbers one day.

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They are on the Certificate of Provenance. :thumbup:

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Lotus made and sold 3,350 cars in total from 2017-2021 when the 430CUP was available. So any Lotus is rare as they have only averaged about 650 cars a year for the past decade.  Usually the UK market share for sports cars is 10% of global, that works roughly for every manufacturer. However USA and many other markets did not get the 430CUP, or any Exige. There were around 50 sold in the UK so 150 world wide sounds about the right number including Europe, Australia and some far east markets? 

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