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I always thought that car looked quite good. Can see why some wouldn't like the stripes, but personally I quite like them.

 

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I like the white stripe on that red cr. Don't listen to the guys on here, get the wheels powder coated white to match the stripe, red centres, and way you go:sofa:

Welcome to the club. I too have a 2010 NA and i love it and I hope you get as much enjoyment out of yours as i do out of mine. nice one.

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

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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7 hours ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

Sounds like the previous owner's worst nightmare!

I wonder if your car was this one?

 

It seems like it could be the same car !

3 hours ago, C8RKH said:

I like the white stripe on that red cr. Don't listen to the guys on here, get the wheels powder coated white to match the stripe, red centres, and way you go:sofa:

Welcome to the club. I too have a 2010 NA and i love it and I hope you get as much enjoyment out of yours as i do out of mine. nice one.

I don't know if I could keep the stripe for my own sake !!:S

Also does anyone have any insurance providers worth using ? I will be paying £2000 if I can't find any better quotes ! Haha

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Congratulations!  I'm not usually a fan of centre stripes on the Evora but I think it looks good on the red.  I've seen two like that around the south.

One was/is Terry's and has been at Goodwood events a few times, very well looked after and he pedals it well on track.  Not seen him for a while so not sure if he still has it.  It was on a private plate.

The second one I spotted in Eastleigh about 18 months ago, guessing it might be this one before it went to Snows and the most recent owner.

You'll love it - have fun!

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9 hours ago, Fraser100 said:

It seems like it could be the same car !

I don't know if I could keep the stripe for my own sake !!:S

Also does anyone have any insurance providers worth using ? I will be paying £2000 if I can't find any better quotes ! Haha

cheers

Fairly sure the specialists have an age requirement (25 I think) but the usual suspects for Lotus are Henderson Taylor,  REIS,  Adrian Flux,  One Answer.  If you don't need track cover then a mainstream insurer will be best anyway in all likelihood,  have you tried the usual comparison sites? 

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10 hours ago, Fraser100 said:

It seems like it could be the same car !

I don't know if I could keep the stripe for my own sake !!:S

Also does anyone have any insurance providers worth using ? I will be paying £2000 if I can't find any better quotes ! Haha

cheers

To be honest, at 21 that doesn't sound bad. My 20 y/o son (19 when last renewed ) found that no one could get close to admiral on anything interesting.

personally, the diffuser would go before the stripe, but then I'm clearly a boring old whatsit! The diffuser should help the insurance too, as that is a modification, as are the barge boards.

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38 minutes ago, Gashead1105 said:

Fairly sure the specialists have an age requirement (25 I think) but the usual suspects for Lotus are Henderson Taylor,  REIS,  Adrian Flux,  One Answer.  If you don't need track cover then a mainstream insurer will be best anyway in all likelihood,  have you tried the usual comparison sites? 

Yeah ive gotten between 2k-2.4k on usual sites which i was prepared to pay before i even bought the car id just thought id ask to see if i could save a little bit of money is all !

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18 minutes ago, Colin P said:

To be honest, at 21 that doesn't sound bad. My 20 y/o son (19 when last renewed ) found that no one could get close to admiral on anything interesting.

personally, the diffuser would go before the stripe, but then I'm clearly a boring old whatsit! The diffuser should help the insurance too, as that is a modification, as are the barge boards.

Yeah that would be tru with the insurance butttt im guilty about liking the diffuser! also admiral are the ones i have the lowest quote of so we will see !

2 minutes ago, blueg33 said:

Could you add a parent or older friend as named driver?

i have both parents and an older brother on my policy which dropped it a little bit but i want to be the main driver just to keep the no claims bonus going!

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Am sure you know this already,  you aren't insured as the main driver but own the car and drive it most of/all the time,  that is fraud and you will be uninsured. 

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Admiral were fine about the barge boards on my first Evora, although it was hard work trying to explain to them what they were!

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Direct line are very competitive these days. Have it on the 400. Make sure you admit to stripes if keeping car.  I had to pay £60 more on my S when I wrapped the roof and sills. 

Previously owned :Exige 380,  Exige 350,  Evora 400,  Exige V6S,  Esprit GT3,  2-11 SC,  Evora S,  Elite 501

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2 minutes ago, DJW said:

Direct line are very competitive these days. Have it on the 400. Make sure you admit to stripes if keeping car.  I had to pay £60 more on my S when I wrapped the roof and sills. 

Direct line won't even touch my insurance quote ! They won't even try and give me an extortionate £7000 quote like most try! Haha

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Around 1990 one of the other trainees bought himself a tickford Capri. TPF&T the premium was £9k per annum. We started on a salary of £7,700. :o

At the time trying to get any form of cover on something like this at your age would have been impossible, unless your parents owned a company with a fleet big enough that they just declare numbers of vehicles. My first car, Lancia delta cost me £800 to buy and £900 to insure TPF&T. £2k seems a bargain to me. :thumbup:

Having my wife and I on sons policy made a huge difference. The funny thing is I use his car quite a bit and it has been known for him to tell me not to thrash it :hrhr: so much for statistics and growing up because I do drive it quicker than he does.

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