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As an inveterate meddler, sorry experienced tuner, of all things Lotus I agree on only one thing said re values. I have always, always sold my modified cars at the same price as similar unmodified cars, often with a small premium. I have NEVER got back my 'investment'' though except in terms of fun and smiles while owning the car.

There are two types of modified car, those for the road and those for the track. Saj's old car was modified for the road, done well, and serviced as it should be. I would have no hesitation in buying that car, subject to the normal inspection for current condition. It is a very well sorted Evora.

I suspect the the difficulty in selling is more related to the current situation than anything else. The Evora is a specialist buy, edging on being a second, third, or weekend play car. That's not an easy sell at the best of times, and these 'aint the best of times. As an indicator I have just tried selling a Nissan Micra valued at 6k. No dealer is buying stock and I haven't had an offer even at 4k. It will sit in a garage now for 6 months and I will try again.

If you can afford to keep the Evora for 6 mths plus ( even better for a year) I would.

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Lol I was almost with you, until the last impertinence. The plus 2 is my second most favourite Lotus, after the Evora!  Or is it the third, after the 2-11 and then the Evora or perhaps

Swap you a 2009 Evora and £4k 👍

This is Barry's car we are talking about here😍

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9 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

Swap you a 2009 Evora and £4k 👍

Thanks but no thanks ... you would need to put a '1' in front of that!

Better for me to have 1 less car.

M.

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It was only 1 Evora 🤪

hang in there chap - the market will be just fine. 

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LOL.

@Bruss Yes crazy World  at moment. Looks like I will keep it 1 year + .... but literally everytime I use I cannot stop smiling so it will be worth it just for that 🤪.

Always loved Lotus from the '7' till now (and had most of them) and always loved the drive ... maybe the Elan +2S was a little more boring ... if that is possible for a Lotus.

M.

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Apologies! perhaps don't remember it too well and always had a baby (No not Babe!) in the back.

M.

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3 hours ago, MadMick said:

Thanks but no thanks ... you would need to put a '1' in front of that!

Better for me to have 1 less car.

M.

2009 NA 25-28K.  So actually that's not a bad offer. Certainly nowhere near 10K short.

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Just took it for a blast  and WOW!!!! it is fast!!!
If you haven’t driven one you do not know what you are missing, of if you have then you know what I am talking about! … amazing and smiles / mile cannot be beaten.

This is the full Sports Racer S (Supercharged) model with manual gearbox.
Sports, Technology and Premium packs.
Clutch replaced.

OVER £12K OF UPGRADES – EV430, NITRONS, QUAIFE LSD & 2BULAR EXHAUST

PERSONAL PLATE available by negotiation.

I have invoices for pretty much all work done to the car. KOMO-TEC EV430: +70bhp and 47lb/ft over standard, to achieve approx. 425bhp and 344lb/ft Carbon fibre induction kit with K&N high-flow cone filter Modified supercharger pulley Engine management system re-flash OBD Programming LeadCost of approximately £2500

2BULAR TRACK EDITION EXHAUST AND MANIFOLDS: Stepped 2bular 3-1 design de-cat manifold and bigger-bore downpipes (£1730) 130mm diameter 200 cell HJS HD Catalyser (£734) Track edition exhaust keeps noise levels under 105db (£1207)

NITRON 46RACEPRO SHOCKS (Hoffman Spec): 600lbs springs on the front with a 300lbs helper S900lbs springs on the rear with 400lbs helpers This setup is perfectly suitable for those who use their car on the road and for track days. Road performance is not compromised.

CARBON FIBRE REAR WING  (original also included)

Work carried out at 48000 miles UPRATED CLUTCH, FLYWHEEL & QUAIFE LSD: Evora high torque clutch pack and flywheel Quaife ATB helical Limited Slip Differential – Maximises traction and minimises wheel spin, maintenance-free design and keeps the standard oil lubrication of the original unit
InoKinetic uprated gearbox transmission cables  Cost incl fitting £4500

OTHER BITS: Supercharger belt replaced at 35,769 miles All engine mounts replaced at 44,970 miles (£500) AP front Racing discs and Aluminium Bells at 48,000 miles (£900) Pagid RS29 front brake pads fitted at 50,000 miles (£250) Pagid RS29 rear brake pads fitted at 50,000 miles (£250) Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2    235/35/19 front and 285/30/20 rear

Condensor replaced and a/c regassed.
Headlights relaquered.

Last service done Oct 19 and car has covered less than 300 miles since.

This Evora is the 2+2 version with rear seats. In terms of options, its a Sports Racer which comes with both the sports pack and the technology pack as standard. It pretty much has everything! SR spec below…

Full touchscreen sat nav     Sport button      Uprated 6.1inch touch screen stereo (2x 50 W amps with subwoofer, DVD player & USB input)
Cruise control    Bluetooth mobile phone connection (phone and music)    Rear view parking camera    Rear park assist    Power folding mirrors    Tyre pressure monitors    Black wheels (20 rear/ 19 front)  Design Wheel in gloss black    Black Premium Sport seats in full leather with red piping    Union Jack side badges    Suedetex dashboard etc    Leather covered (magnesium) steering wheel    Armres    Two tone colour  Red with black front splitter, barge boards, roof and rear diffuser    AP brakes    Crossed drilled brake discs    Heated Seats    It also has the Suedtex trim pack (gear gaiter, handbrakes sleeve etc) as well as all the usual stuff too    Bi-xenon headlights and LED rear lights    Headlight washers     Air con    Alarm & immobiliser    Power steering    ABS brakes    Cornering brake control (CBC), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)    Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)    Traction control    Remote boot opening    Electric windows    Passenger airbag    6 speed manual gearbox with aluminium gear knob

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@EGTE  It might be reasonable if I desperately wanted an older Evora but I do not. Just wanted 1 less car in the household. Anyway who would give you £25k for an '09 Evora??

M.

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This is Barry's car we are talking about here😍

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Either way - a standard LE low mileage car will be a whole lot easier to sell than a higher mileage modified one. That’s a sure fact.

itll sell - just wait it out 👍

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@Barrykearley   No worries Barry, just a little wind up by a mad Mick 😍.

Looks like I am working towards listening to my heart and several others and it will become a keeper.

M.

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Just keep it chap - it’ll be very hard to replace. The missus will just spend the money on shoes or some other consumer crap anyway 👍

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16 hours ago, MadMick said:

@EGTE  It might be reasonable if I desperately wanted an older Evora but I do not. Just wanted 1 less car in the household. Anyway who would give you £25k for an '09 Evora??

M.

Think you'll be surprised. That's where they are at.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-search?sort=price-asc&postcode=TQ3 1EW&radius=1500&make=LOTUS&model=EVORA

(Not my actual postcode)

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@EGTE  Yes know that but have you actually seen them being sold at that? They stick around for a long time before eventually being reduced or moved on.

Hope that I am wrong and that we start to increase in prices now which may well be the case now after the current fiasco!

M.

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Yes they do sell at that @MadMick 

the lower road tax may well assist matters somewhat on these

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Nicely done. Reads a lot better now. Much more enticing and the pictures look great.

 

Good luck with the sale!

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One small thing: it should be "Evoras" not "Evora's" in the fourth sentence.   Not a criticism, but things like that do put some people off looking at a car, which you don't want of course.

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Great thread drift, I cannot resist continuing:  the plural of Lotus is Lotus. Always has been, always will be.  :sofa:

Justin

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@jep As we appear to be drifting now, and not in Lotii 😁 can you tell me why this forum now seems to be full of English teachers?  (Already admitted it's not my best subject). You may well hide behide the sofa ! 😉 

M.

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Really sad day 😒

Just sold the Evora ... I know that I will regret it but had my head hat on today instead of the heart one. Someone just got an absolute bargain but hope that they really enjoy it as it is meant to be.

Will still be around from time to time but sadly unlikely to be in a Lotus for a while.

Best wishes to you all and thanks for the help along the way.

M.

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