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I'm new here, from Leics, UK.   Great forum.......


I've had two S1 Elises over a decade ago, and recently decided it was time to get back into it, and after much deliberation (and a mammoth garage clear out) picked up my Sport 160 at the weekend, and I'm rather chuffed with it, to say the least!
Craig and Brandon at Murray Lotus made the whole thing a pleasure from start to finish - nothing was too much trouble and Craig sure does know his stuff!
Had a great drive down to Yorkshire (1st leg!) on Saturday to stay at my brother's, a couple of nice blasts on decent roads whilst there, then headed home on Sunday.   
My daughters, and as an added bonus, my wife, who has driven my S1s extensively albeit over a decade ago, all love the car wink.png
I had forgotten how utterly, utterly brilliant these cars are - I felt at home in it within about 3 miles, and the seats didn't give me any grief (Probax) over any of the long stints.   The Nitrons are superb - great ride quality (350/450 Eibach springs) but very well controlled through the twisties.  The noise from the Janspeed Roadsport and ITG just adds to the drama, and of course the various smells entering the cockpit just served to remind me how awesome it is to own an S1 again!
The S160 has so much character, the Emerald simply makes it more driveable and the specific map provides a good deal more torque lower down the range, but it hasn't lost much of the nice uneven idle that makes it a 160.
Now for the most important bit - the pics!
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God I love black cars, that looks mint and Sport 160's are very highly sought after too, congratulations :thumbsup:


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Simply lovely

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Hi Welcome to the Forum!


Wow! That looks amazing. Looks brand new. The S1 are so pure I am absolutly sure they going to be a great bet for future classics too. You cant go wrong!




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Welcome to TLF Dave. :welcome:


Lovely looking elise! :thumbsup:


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That's a beaut! Very nice indeed. Welcome

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