ListerBell Stratos

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Caddyshack

9,007 posts

200 months

Sunday 21st May
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It looks stunning. Love the lights. I bet it’s like daylight when they are on at night.

renmure

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4,096 posts

218 months

Wednesday 24th May
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Gimme a chance. I've only had it 18 months so not had the chance to drive it in the dark yet!!
The windscreen wiper is just for show as well wink

Anyhow.. back in the saddle for summer motoring












Caddyshack

9,007 posts

200 months

Wednesday 24th May
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Great photos as always. Looks fantastic.

Personally I would prefer to own the Ultima but the Stratos is such a great replica.

renmure

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218 months

Saturday 27th May
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Caddyshack said:
Great photos as always. Looks fantastic.
Thanks. You should see the other 174 bad pics in the bunch wink

Caddyshack said:
Personally I would prefer to own the Ultima.
I get that.

I loved being an Ultima owner for the 7 years I owned one. Driving it for fun and enjoyment on the roads... not so much tbh.

There's a lot to like in terms of looks and awesomeness. Some of the best Ultima runs I remember were in a convoy of other Ultima's heading to car meets or breakfast meets all at sensible speeds. They would have made a great spectacle for anyone seeing them. Driving it quickly on normal roads felt at times like it was just a bit too much effort to be on the right side of enjoyable. There are a few compromises that come with essentially sticking a big lump of powerful engine in the back of a lightweight car.

The Stratos as an OTT rally replica ticks all the same "awesome" looks boxes for me. I love the noise. The Ultima was always very loud, the STR is very loud and sweet. The biggest difference is that I can jump in the STR and drive it on the back roads in the same way I'd have driven any number of Elises, Exiges, Caterhams and even Ferrari's, safe in the knowledge that you can have a lot of fun (and even be a wee bit daft) knowing that the car will do what you'd expect in terms of road handling without ever feeling that you needed to be a hairy chested lion tamer to make sure you don't fall off the road and end in a bush. (full disclosure: I fell off the road in my Ultima once and landed in a bush. No lions were injured.. only my Pride tongue out )

Of course, having both was great. The practicality of a house move meant I had to make a choice and it wasn't really a difficult one.

photo, just 'cause wink





Edited by renmure on Sunday 28th May 20:03

renmure

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4,096 posts

218 months

Friday 11th August
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Holy Thread Resurrection and photo dump!!

House move has sort of gotten in the way of life in general so I've been out and about in the Stratos less than I'd have hoped. I did head off down one of the glens a couple of weeks back in glorious sunshine but forgot my camera. The only thing that confirmed is that I do need to sort out the aircon as I was embarrassingly soaked getting out the car.

Anyhow, back up and over Glenshee recently. Left the house in sunshine and ended up dodging thunder and torrential rain up in the mountains. Incredibly I never had to use the windscreen wipers and am not sure I ever have so far.















After unpacking the box that had my 1/18 scale models I had a little bit of fun.... before getting back to painting walls.








GTRene

15,292 posts

218 months

Friday 11th August
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lovely pictures driving

generationx

6,016 posts

99 months

Saturday 12th August
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Glorious

busengineer

9 posts

46 months

Sunday 20th August
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Incredible photos of an incredible machine

Congrats

nismo48

2,865 posts

201 months

Sunday 20th August
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Amazing... cloud9

birky

38 posts

134 months

Thursday 7th September
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I was cycling between Muirhead and Newtyle last friday when you went past, looked and sounded great cool

renmure

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4,096 posts

218 months

Thursday 7th September
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birky said:
I was cycling between Muirhead and Newtyle last friday when you went past, looked and sounded great cool
Thanks, I sort of live in the middle of there. I’d have been heading to the cars ‘n’ coffee meet at Glamis last Friday. It finished at about 9pm. That’s the first time I’ve driven it in the dark biggrin

RS Grant

1,361 posts

227 months

Thursday 7th September
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I spotted you twice today, however you were in the MX5.. I was in a mint green M4.

Really looking forward to seeing the Stratos in the flesh at some point. smile