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Hi guys.

In these last days, I'm deciding whether to buy an Exige 380 Sport 70th Anniversary. In Italy there is only one car in the color Empire Green. This color is very special and fascinated me. 

What do you think about it?

Can it be a nice collector's item?

 

 

 


Over the years ... 1999-2001 Toyota Celica 1.8 ~ 2001-2004 Audi TT Quattro 225 hp ~ 2004-2005 Audi A3 2.0 TDI ~ 2005-2008 Honda S2000 ~ 2008-2014 Lotus Exige 240S ~ 2008-2012 Toyota Aygo 1.0 ~ June 2014-January 2015 Subaru WRX STI my 15 ~ 2013-November 2016 Lexus CT200h ~ NOW June 2015 Lotus Exige S V6 ~ December 2016 Honda Civic Type R FK2

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In my opinion the only V6’s with some additional value in the future will be the CUP cars.

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The dealer who is a official dealer who has been selling Lotus for over 20 years told me that the Exige 70 th Anniversary, especially the 380 model is a sure investment for the future.

But I'm asking you a sincere opinion.

 

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Over the years ... 1999-2001 Toyota Celica 1.8 ~ 2001-2004 Audi TT Quattro 225 hp ~ 2004-2005 Audi A3 2.0 TDI ~ 2005-2008 Honda S2000 ~ 2008-2014 Lotus Exige 240S ~ 2008-2012 Toyota Aygo 1.0 ~ June 2014-January 2015 Subaru WRX STI my 15 ~ 2013-November 2016 Lexus CT200h ~ NOW June 2015 Lotus Exige S V6 ~ December 2016 Honda Civic Type R FK2

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11 minutes ago, scotty435 said:

360 Cup the one to have for me, the last one to come out of motorsport.

Agree with that, just couldn’t find one when I was buying. 

70th anniversary I was offered to change my order to, it amounted to a few stickers and not being able to get carbon so couldn’t see the point. Dealer agreed but offered to change to order out of politeness.

Dealer will hype up a 70th anniversary 380, as no one will pay new price for a 380 now the 410 is here

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You will lose +20% of the value of the car as soon as you drive it off the forecourt. 

Cheers

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What version do you recommend for me to have some additional value in the future? Only the Cup cars?

 

Over the years ... 1999-2001 Toyota Celica 1.8 ~ 2001-2004 Audi TT Quattro 225 hp ~ 2004-2005 Audi A3 2.0 TDI ~ 2005-2008 Honda S2000 ~ 2008-2014 Lotus Exige 240S ~ 2008-2012 Toyota Aygo 1.0 ~ June 2014-January 2015 Subaru WRX STI my 15 ~ 2013-November 2016 Lexus CT200h ~ NOW June 2015 Lotus Exige S V6 ~ December 2016 Honda Civic Type R FK2

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There’s an argument to say that every one of the these current Exige models will be future classics or investments as it’s looking more and more likely Lotus will be moving away from the V6 with its next run of new models. I think we have these current models for another 2 years max and then the replacements will be available. Expect the next models to have smaller capacity Turbo engines, so the current V6 models could be somewhat sought after in the future  - and let’s face it they’ve not exactly been built in high numbers which ever one you look at. There can be no guarantees though and best to just buy the one you can afford and like best. Good luck 

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They'll all depreciate initially from new, then stabilise, then start rising. Some will be better than others and historically the 'special editions' have always done better - but Lotus have launched so many special editions over the past few years that I think that they won't really carry a premium in the future. I agree though that the last of the current generation could prove a decent investment in the longer term if you treat it as a keeper.

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On 07/09/2018 at 10:36, stephenwhyte said:

There’s an argument to say that every one of the these current Exige models will be future classics or investments as it’s looking more and more likely Lotus will be moving away from the V6 with its next run of new models. I think we have these current models for another 2 years max and then the replacements will be available. Expect the next models to have smaller capacity Turbo engines, so the current V6 models could be somewhat sought after in the future  - and let’s face it they’ve not exactly been built in high numbers which ever one you look at. There can be no guarantees though and best to just buy the one you can afford and like best. Good luck 

Yep happened with the Boxster and Cayman.  The 981S model with 6 cylinders jumped up in price secondhand when the 4 cylinder 718 came out. GTS models shot up £10k 

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

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I reflected and decided not to consider the Exige 380 Sport 70th Anniversary.

Now I'm evaluating the following cars: Exige 380 Sport, Exige 410 Sport, Exige 430 Cup and Elise 250 Cup.

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Over the years ... 1999-2001 Toyota Celica 1.8 ~ 2001-2004 Audi TT Quattro 225 hp ~ 2004-2005 Audi A3 2.0 TDI ~ 2005-2008 Honda S2000 ~ 2008-2014 Lotus Exige 240S ~ 2008-2012 Toyota Aygo 1.0 ~ June 2014-January 2015 Subaru WRX STI my 15 ~ 2013-November 2016 Lexus CT200h ~ NOW June 2015 Lotus Exige S V6 ~ December 2016 Honda Civic Type R FK2

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1 hour ago, AndyFoggy said:

I reflected and decided not to consider the Exige 380 Sport 70th Anniversary.

Now I'm evaluating the following cars: Exige 380 Sport, Exige 410 Sport, Exige 430 Cup and Elise 250 Cup.

The 430 CUP and the Elise 250 CUP in my opinion will be the best choice.

But be careful with Elise unless you want to try a downsizing exercise. You will miss the V6 engine....

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5 hours ago, AndyFoggy said:

Now I'm evaluating the following cars: Exige 380 Sport, Exige 410 Sport, Exige 430 Cup and Elise 250 Cup.

How about adding the Evora GT430 to that list? You might be pleasantly surprised. 

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2 hours ago, Bravo73 said:

How about adding the Evora GT430 to that list? You might be pleasantly surprised. 

I must say , having seen how fast the GT 430 is on track , is an easier Car to drive fast , better comfort , quieter etc it is a great option but at £120,000 it is maybe falling into a different car class. 

I think the 380 Sport has ample power and if you are not doing more than a handful of track days a year ( if you can get on track ), a better financial package than the 430, although a well priced 410 could be the bargain if Lotus do adjust the price

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1 hour ago, Tex said:

...but at £120,000 it is maybe falling into a different car class.

How much do you think that an Exige 430 would put him back? ;)

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1 minute ago, Bravo73 said:

How much do you think that an Exige 430 would put him back? ;)

Well as always depends on spec etc, but Central sold their 430 Cup with 1,500 miles on in Olive Green for Low £90,000 money !!!

6 minutes ago, Bravo73 said:

How much do you think that an Exige 430 would put him back? ;)

Not a new car admitttedly but !!

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On 12/09/2018 at 13:52, FF said:

The 430 CUP and the Elise 250 CUP in my opinion will be the best choice.

But be careful with Elise unless you want to try a downsizing exercise. You will miss the V6 engine....

This is so true. I came from a Evora via a Cup 250 which handled great but the engine lacked character and drive. You will miss the V6. 

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After several reflections, I considered the Elise 250 Cup and the Exige 410 Sport. In the end I think I will choose the Exige 410 Sport.

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Over the years ... 1999-2001 Toyota Celica 1.8 ~ 2001-2004 Audi TT Quattro 225 hp ~ 2004-2005 Audi A3 2.0 TDI ~ 2005-2008 Honda S2000 ~ 2008-2014 Lotus Exige 240S ~ 2008-2012 Toyota Aygo 1.0 ~ June 2014-January 2015 Subaru WRX STI my 15 ~ 2013-November 2016 Lexus CT200h ~ NOW June 2015 Lotus Exige S V6 ~ December 2016 Honda Civic Type R FK2

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