Bought my first Lotus!

Bought my first Lotus!

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ChevronB19

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2,592 posts

129 months

Sunday 21st June 2020
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And am very excited. I’ve sold my race car (classic saloon) to buy this, as my dad is retiring from racing, and I have free access to his (been in the family since 1971 and a competition car all that time, will never be sold), so using man maths have bought a 2013 134 BHP Elise. Deliberately bought the ‘slow’ one, as I want to be able to stretch it legally.

Will update when I get it!

Edit for typo!

Edited by ChevronB19 on Sunday 21st June 19:31

CTE

1,390 posts

206 months

Sunday 21st June 2020
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Think you`ll find on any sort of B road they are anything but "slow"...although I guess you already know that...

Viperzs

915 posts

133 months

Wednesday 24th June 2020
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Slow is irrelevant. When you get up to speed on fun roads you don't need it to be particularly fast, just enjoy how it flows.

I went out last night and was having great fun at 60/70. No need for any more than that as it's all so raw.

ChevronB19

Original Poster:

2,592 posts

129 months

Wednesday 24th June 2020
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Viperzs said:
Slow is irrelevant. When you get up to speed on fun roads you don't need it to be particularly fast, just enjoy how it flows.

I went out last night and was having great fun at 60/70. No need for any more than that as it's all so raw.
Yup. Precisely my reasoning. Race car picked up yesterday, Elise being delivered tomorrow.

BertBert

15,114 posts

177 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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ChevronB19 said:
Yup. Precisely my reasoning. Race car picked up yesterday, Elise being delivered tomorrow.
Was it the Anglia that went?

ChevronB19

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2,592 posts

129 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Yep, dad retiring. It would be silly to have two cars for the same series, and as we’ve owned the 100e for nigh on 50 years, it’s staying!

giveitfish

3,570 posts

180 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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So... pics, spec? Do you have it yet? biggrin

Going out tonight again in mine, second time this week. I was absolutely buzzing after 70 miles of Dales B roads. The 1.6 isn’t fast but it’s completely immersive in the right environment.

ChevronB19

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2,592 posts

129 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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giveitfish said:
So... pics, spec? Do you have it yet? biggrin

Going out tonight again in mine, second time this week. I was absolutely buzzing after 70 miles of Dales B roads. The 1.6 isn’t fast but it’s completely immersive in the right environment.
Got it today! I live right next to Hartside Pass, so that was the first trip. It’s a 134 bhp Toyota engined S2/S3 with black pack, soft and hard tops. 2013 with only 7k on the clock and 5 services.

Love it! Only changes I might make are a sportier back box and maybe change wheel colour to gunmetal as I’m not a big fan of black wheels.


giveitfish

3,570 posts

180 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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thumbup

Turn7

20,095 posts

187 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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Nice one, enjoy !

Mr E

19,903 posts

225 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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Nice

Gulf7

292 posts

24 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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Congratulations. I sold my Elise after 14 years last Summer to replace it with a Caterham, but I only have found memories.

stu1984

776 posts

146 months

Thursday 9th July 2020
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Looks just like my old one! Great cars, and as already said, great fun at any speed! smile

andy tims

5,195 posts

212 months

Friday 10th July 2020
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Looks great. Have lots of fun.