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21 minutes ago, Bibs said:

Really? What a dumb comment to someone who has just bought a car they're clearly very happy with.

Read the forums rules, be nice or don't post - if you wish to ignore that I can help out with the 2nd part. 

Well said

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15 hours ago, Edinburgh 111s said:

Someone has paid potentially over 50k for a Exige S with red paint and a plaque? Wow! 

It was a genuine limited edition at the time and celebrated the history of Lotus in F1, so for many people, it would be worth a premium as as well as the car, they are joining a small exclusive "club" of owners who I believe to do interact quite a bit.  Who knows it might turn out to be as iconic as the Essex Esprits in 20 yesrs time?

There a lot of things that people are prepared to pay over £50k for today, many of them I truly think people are mad for buying (for instance it would, with a discount, buy you two Wilson Yvette Loudspeakers for your home; or a 50% share in an IWC Portuguese Tourbillon watch, or a new kitchen from Christies or similar, or many VW/Audi run of the mill cars you can have with a different badge for 20-30% cheaper).

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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I have to say I agree with the last post. Lovely rear end and o be honest the glass rear window looks amazing still. I actually think I prefer this to the carbon, makes the car look classy (provided the SC is black and engine covers fitted. 👍👍👍

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18 hours ago, Mark030358 said:

I have to say I agree with the last post. Lovely rear end and o be honest the glass rear window looks amazing still. I actually think I prefer this to the carbon, makes the car look classy (provided the SC is black and engine covers fitted. 👍👍👍

The LF1 plaque is probably the best for open viewing compared to the rest.. 

I was stopped at some traffic lights once and a guy came up, put both his hands on the glass just to take a look inside (while I was in the car engine running etc) 😂😂 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Lovely shots!

Whilst I appreciate that the plastic/CF boot is functional (keeping temps down) and purposeful (low weight) I do also agree with the above posts. The glass boot is class and if the engine bay is tidy then it's something to show off;) Enhanced rear visibility is also a bonus:) 

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Welcome to TLF @kevan ticehurst :welcome:

You should duck over to the Introduction area and say hi in there as well. :) 

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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#70 has flown the nest......gut-wrenching to let the LF1 go but needs must for future excitement elsewhere.

It has gone north of the border to a gent who has not seen it yet but is a multiple previous Exige owner. I hope he has a much fun as I have had over the past 8 months. 

Such a special car and destined to be the most sought-after Exige. Power, comfort and class. It attracts more compliments than any car I have ever owned. 

Justin

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