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I brought my 11 year old son Jake a Lotus Excel for christmas.

 

He had spent so long helping me with my cars in the garage over the last 5 years, going to every Lotus show and has been on about how great it would be to own an Excel.

 

I thought I would post up his reaction (total surprise) on Chrismas morning when he got his fist Lotus !

 

 

 

Matt

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Matt,

When I'm done editing the Esprit S1 documentary, I'll set aside the footage I have of Colin Spooner going on at length about how the Excel was his favorite Lotus. He was really passionate about it. Anyway, might be something cool to go with the car.

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What a billiant gift Matt, look forward to reading about the restoration :thumbsup:

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And will we be seeing young Jake's commentary  in the "Introductions" thread soon? :D

 

That is one happy camper, Matt. :thumbsup:

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:thumbsup:

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Awesome!

 

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I want you as my dad! What a great gift and it'll keep giving as he works on it in anticipation of driving it!

 

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I want you as my dad! What a great gift and it'll keep giving as he works on it in anticipation of driving it!

 

Nice one Matt!

Of all the Lotus-Fans who could be asking for a new dad! :huh:

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I too think its awesome and a cool present and wish that all those years ago my parents had bought me a lotus for Xmas!

But....

I also think without intending to be it is a very cruel thing to do. The poor lad will spend the next 5-6 years restoring it and then either have to sell it or sit on it unused in the garage for another 5-10 years.

My son is currently driving his first car a 1.1 Peugeot worth about £500 and his insurance is over £2000. That's when he is a learner. If he passed his test tomorrow his insurance would jump up to £4800. I'm sure if he approached any insurance company and said he wanted to insure a 2.2 lotus excel they would laugh at him or make the premium tens of £000s.

But if like me he gets most pleasure out of fixing cars rather than driving them, it's still a very generous and cool thing to do.

Well done Dad!

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Hi Matt - well done - great surprise and awesome idea!

(also I recognize that your dog didn´t want the restauration to be complete before a drive out as she/he jumps on the passenger seat to get the party started! - of course it must be a british dog trained for RHD....)

:clap:  :thumbup:

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and the next question is:

..will he get now parts to restore the thing ..every christmass & birthday ?

-or how is the way it goes within the next years, compared to this level of cristmass present

 

At least, it is good to spend his type of pocket-money on this, instead of fastfood ;)

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