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Looks great. 

You missed our breakfast meeting this morning.  I've added you to our monthly PM, so you will know when next month's is organised.

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12 minutes ago, ChrisJ said:

Looks great. 

You missed our breakfast meeting this morning.  I've added you to our monthly PM, so you will know when next month's is organised.

Super, thanks Chris - a shame I missed today, although admittedly we did have another engagement, even if that did get rained off at the last minute... If it's a similar location again, that's only 30-40 mins away for me from Canary Wharf, so would love to join another time - will keep my eyes out!

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Stunning Paul, welcome to TLF :)

 

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The N/A S3 is a fantastic choice and being an HC even better. As I recall yours is one of two and probably the one I saw about 25 years ago parked outside a hotel. Still looks absolutely lovely. Well done on your purchase, hope to see it sometime soon. 

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Thanks all - very happy to be an owner finally!

Bazza - yes, I have yet to get my CoP (obviously will do it through the forums here), but having seen the certificate for the other car, there were only 2 black HC's built, the other with a double gold pinstripe. That car also sold late last year, and had been on the market for quite a long time in 2019 too. I kept looking at it back then, but at the time the gold for some reason just didn't do it for me, despite being in seemingly great condition overall. I'd always really wanted a Calypso Red one, but clearly the black slowly permeated into my brain, and I'm happy it did!

A lot of interesting coincidences in the history of mine too - it lived on Canary Wharf for a few years in the 1990's just along the road from me, and is now back again!

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I saw this one up for sale - looks very smart. As am thinking of getting mine returned to its original colour of black, it is good to see a black one like this. I hope to see it for real at some point soon! There is something very cool about driving an esprit around the Docklands and seeing the reflection in all the glass... 

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Welcome to TLF Paul.

Much like the story behind me getting my S4./ I could n to find the right car so I told my wife I was giving the idea up. An hour later, the car that I now own popped up on Carsales over here. Some things are just meant to be.

Congratulations on your car. Hope it gives you absolute enjoyment.

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Welcome Paul and great choice!

Mine is a 1986 black S3 so very similar looking, barring the sunroof and red pinstripes.

The main visual I changed on my car were the wheels - now has gold centres and diamond cut rims. FYI.

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Thanks all - it hadn't alerted me to these last few posts, so I missed them.

Skiing - yes, I'm not usually a black car fan at all but for this shape I think it works really well. I certainly hope to join a local meet up soon, or just shout if you want to see it to help make your colour decision, we're only just off Canary Wharf, and it's quite often driving around the vicinity at the moment on any possible errand...

Ramjet - I remember when I first showed an Esprit to me wife and she didn't like the shape at all, regardless of colour. Thankfully in the few years since she now thinks it's really striking as well, and prefers it to the alternative Porsches and the like I was also looking at! 

Slewthy - great to hear of more black S3's! Yes, the wheels are definitely on my list to do at some point, as two of them have a few marks. I did find some old photos of mine from the 90's where a previous owner had red centres - I keep looking at those photos, but think that's maybe a bit too much red, as the stripes by themselves are quite delicate. I do like the diamond cut rims though, will eventually get some quotes for mine, even if I do stay with silver centres.

If the weather holds out on Sunday I'm hoping for a London to Kettering run as it's first longer distance test, as I'm due there for some voluntary work with the Sea Cadets.  Fingers' crossed (for the weather, not the car!).

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