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I agree that car looks nice without the black pack, I do generally prefer the Evora with it though. The 'pinch' in the middle makes it look a lot sleeker than without it.

Definitely overpriced, but if you look at what is available at the moment on PH at least, I can see where they are going with it. There's one at 30k in a probably hard to sell (even if historic) paint scheme and IPS just below it at higher miles, an all black number with cloth back seats and a recent slightly late service for £28.5k privately and then other Lotus dealer cars of which even the S at the same price is an IPS.

That doesn't make it good value at £33k but from a relative standpoint a near perfect car from a Lotus dealership could be seen in context as one of the better options at this specific point in time which is exactly how cars appreciate.

That position will change as soon as another car is listed at less than this with similar draw or a manual S at a similar price from a dealer (that laser blue number does put some pressure on it though, but still it's private which does make a difference to many)

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@Smithy111 The yellow Evora S Sports Racer at Paul Matty has had its engine replaced; it was discussed back on page 106 of this thread.

Linky below will take you there - scroll two thirds down the page.

Looking in detail at the photos of the Evora IPS in Gold Leaf colours for sale at the same dealer, is it me or is there a crack in the nearside corner of the front bumper on the lip below the oil cooler intake and a chunk missing off it at the bottom of the front left wheel arch?

 

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Correcting smelling pistakes.

Lover of everything Lotus Cars and proud owner of production Evora No.75 (2nd UK customer specced car by VIN). Originally from the Far East....of Anglia, I read black box data for a living so that could explain a lot!

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Its an early MY12 spec, as the battery cover is hidden behind carpet and it lacks the boot stowage net :detective:. Does seem a bargain.

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to add a nerdy comment (as @tim_marra already got the crown for realising the early battery "cover"...) the floor mats are not very first MY 12 (but they might have been chnagd later on this car); you could also identify a very early my 12 (even some build in 2011) because of their door pins I think, but not in the pics shown in the advert

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Looks stunning, like the leather in place of alcantara. 

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The premium sport interior as featured didn't use any alcantara. It is all leather. Once the SR was introduced late summer 2012 I think very few non - SR cars were produced as the SR gave a significant saving over the equivalent spec'd non-SR.

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On 26/06/2020 at 12:40, C8RKH said:

I agree re the aluminium dash trims @jep - the black coated ones just look nasty to me in comparison. Lotus got so many things just spot on and right with the original S1, they really did.

Would like to get back in one, one day, but will build another bloody garage first......

I’ve had both the N/A and currently a SR and for me the dark textured steering wheel and HVAC surround look much better than the smooth alloy. But I also refused to upgrade to a 4xx because of the front-end and revised interior. Mind you, the GT front-end has returned to the Lotus good looks but it’s a shame the armrest is only in the non sport model. 

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@Gazm I wasn't a fan of the 400 front end when it first came out but I like it now. I guess things just become more familiar. As for the arm rest who can order that from here or Deroure and it is not a hard fit nor that expensive. It will fit any Evora.


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

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@Dan E, your new favourite thread :)


88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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Just do it!


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

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So true.

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It is seriously tempting I have to say unfortunately Bibs drives like my wife but I would imagine that it would be brilliant with a proper driver. 
 

the problem is I start on Pistonheads say, and look at the S1’s then I think we’ll for another 10k I could have, oh and for another I could have then I end up looking at a Military Grey (the bestest colour ever) 410 

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Buy it. Your wife can teach you how to drive it :lol:

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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On 01/07/2020 at 23:32, paranoidandroid said:

This seems a bit of a bargain Evora IPS, didn’t realise prices had softened quite so much.

It's not really any different from 6 months ago when I purchased mine. £36k was about the going rate for a 2012S from an approved dealer. So this looks about right to me. 

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Bear in mind that although it was registered in 2012, that is an MY11 car. 

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Statistically it will be more reliable then.

Looks like a nice car, great colour and condition.

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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!        

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Agree great car. Will had this same car for sale late last year and I made a enquire about the car but it was sold in a matter of days of the advert going live. For me the one thing that lets it down is not having the premium pack.

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On 07/07/2020 at 12:53, scotty435 said:

Agree great car. Will had this same car for sale late last year and I made a enquire about the car but it was sold in a matter of days of the advert going live. For me the one thing that lets it down is not having the premium pack.

I think this is a bit of a tactic with Will. Seems to advertise cars he has already sold. I got in touch with him last year. Literally minutes after he advertised the car and it was already sold. (Might have even been this car)

Think he does it to build up a customer pool.

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