Elise SC Jim Clark

Elise SC Jim Clark

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TOENHEEL

4,501 posts

183 months

Thursday 10th March 2011
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I think Lotus built far too many limited editions for them to hold major value in the short term. 135R's are decent money for their age though. I think if you hang onto any Lotus up till now at some point in the future you may have a future classic on your hands, the new cas they are "talking" about building look to be moving away from the Colin Chapman era..

Stephanie Plum

2,599 posts

167 months

Friday 1st August 2014
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Personally I think the Paul Matty car is way over priced. And don't forget that just because someone asks that much doesn't mean they get it wink

Don't forget we have a JC in the family as well as my T25 so we do watch residuals too…...

simpo555

560 posts

120 months

Friday 1st August 2014
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Stephanie Plum said:
Personally I think the Paul Matty car is way over priced. And don't forget that just because someone asks that much doesn't mean they get it wink

Don't forget we have a JC in the family as well as my T25 so we do watch residuals too…...
Couldn't agree more. £27.5 seems absolute tops for me. When I was buying (Jan 2014) someone offered me a JC 2008 car with 18000 miles for £24500. Ended up with an Exige. Don't regret my choice. Just miss the open air but can't have it all. Next year I'll perhaps invest in the soft top, although its not critical. Still like the looks and colour of the JC car. It will always fetch a slight premium but remains one of many 'special edition' cars, which aren't really any more special than the normal car asides one or two bits and the paint scheme.


mikeulster500

226 posts

237 months

Friday 1st August 2014
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Stephanie Plum said:
Personally I think the Paul Matty car is way over priced. And don't forget that just because someone asks that much doesn't mean they get it wink

Don't forget we have a JC in the family as well as my T25 so we do watch residuals too…...
Ditto, I was thinking the same. Some of his cars are priced unrealistically

BK911

61 posts

142 months

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
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Thread Resurrection...

I've always wanted one of these. Not many modern ish cars out there that weigh under 900kg, set a benchmark in handling and can carry of British Racing Green! (and suffer such low depreciation).

218bhp/ 870kg
0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a 148mph top speed.

Ive had to be very patient as they don't come up too often. 2 in the last 12 months! Finally one came up privately a week and a half ago on here (Build No 21/25) and I happen to spot it by chance 😬 Private sale from an utter gentleman who's really cherished this stunning example of what Lotus does best...

Not wanting to miss it I paid asking price over the phone and wasn't dissapointed last Friday when I picked her up! First impressions are OMG it's just gorgeous in the flesh, photos don't do justice to its stance, so purposeful! It's quick too😉

BK911

61 posts

142 months

Tuesday 6th June 2017
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KieranR

51 posts

76 months

Wednesday 7th June 2017
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Im currently in the hunt for one of these myself.....

BK911

61 posts

142 months

Saturday 10th June 2017
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This one isn't mine (American) but seeing this photo made me want one more! Just so focussed. It's got a v firm ride, the shocks have been described as a bit crashy but tonne that just means it's an uncompromised track focussed road car. Its light like the recently announced Sprint.. Build quality is superb and the way it drives is magic. Bespoke and special, it's like owning a racing car that works and doesn't cost silly money.. Get a lot of smiles and positive attention everywhere.. you won't be dissapointed I promise.

Enjoy the hunt!



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Edited by BK911 on Saturday 10th June 18:17

Stephanie Plum

2,599 posts

167 months

Monday 12th June 2017
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The shocks aren't crashy at all. Horribly bouncy, but that's a quite different thing. The ride can be transformed by fitting something decent.

KieranR

51 posts

76 months

Monday 12th June 2017
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I had the same shocks on my s2 exige s sport pack.

They were as most say very firm when you don't need them to be and awfully soft enducing allot of body roll in the corners.

Best thing I did was fitting the Bilstein adjustables, transformed the car.

BK911

61 posts

142 months

Monday 19th June 2017
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Stephanie Plum said:
The shocks aren't crashy at all. Horribly bouncy, but that's a quite different thing. The ride can be transformed by fitting something decent.
Haven't been on track yet, if its bouncy then I'll have to do something about it... what do you use?

Compared to my old Evora it seems to find holes in the road that don't exist! go significantly faster and the suspension starts to work but still pretty harsh.



BK911

61 posts

142 months

Monday 19th June 2017
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KieranR said:
I had the same shocks on my s2 exige s sport pack.

They were as most say very firm when you don't need them to be and awfully soft enducing allot of body roll in the corners.

Best thing I did was fitting the Bilstein adjustables, transformed the car.
Thanks for the input re Bilstein suggestion, will see how she fairs on track in July.

Was hoping the OEM suspension would be just right on track.. Previous owner had a geometry done when new tyres were fitted in October by a well know specialist in the midlands, fingers crossed that's been done properly.



Leggy

916 posts

178 months

Wednesday 21st June 2017
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I sold mine no23 in Jan this year but it went to France. A lot of interest here but too ponderous. 2 best mods were swapping the shocks for standard OEM Billies used on the normal SC, it transformed the ride. They came with Exige shocks. 2nd was a gas boot lid strut from GRP in the States.

They are lovely cars, and if I could have kept it I would've. But only allowed one toy!



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BK911

61 posts

142 months

Saturday 24th June 2017
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@Leggy

I test drove JC 58 CRK at Scott Walkers (when he was trading) back in 2012.. That car had Nitrons from memory and ran better than stock.

Will see how it goes and then consider the options.


BK911

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142 months

Saturday 24th June 2017
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K2iss

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191 months

Wednesday 19th July 2017
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K2iss

87 posts

191 months

Wednesday 19th July 2017
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No roundels on mine:

BK911

61 posts

142 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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K2iss said:
No roundels on mine:
V nice! Not like the roundels? Looks cool either way!

BK911

61 posts

142 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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First outing on track in the JC last month... Probably the cheapest car there but not the slowest! In fact it got a lot of attention and admiration, fantastic!

Balance was brilliant, RS Pagids are highly recommended.. two solid days (Spa and Zolder) and there's still plenty left in them, I won't be changing a thing to this car.. its brilliant!

BK911

61 posts

142 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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No 24 might be for sale...

https://cars.trovit.co.uk/listing/lotus-elise-2009...

Not sure if this is an old ad?!