Bought my first Lotus!

Bought my first Lotus!

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ChevronB19

Original Poster:

1,677 posts

119 months

Sunday 21st June
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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

1,351 posts

196 months

Sunday 21st June
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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

910 posts

123 months

Wednesday 24th June
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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:

1,677 posts

119 months

Wednesday 24th June
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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

13,923 posts

167 months

Thursday 25th June
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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

Original Poster:

1,677 posts

119 months

Thursday 25th June
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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

3,384 posts

170 months

Thursday 25th June
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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

Original Poster:

1,677 posts

119 months

Friday 26th June
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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

3,384 posts

170 months

Friday 26th June
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thumbup

Turn7

18,212 posts

177 months

Friday 26th June
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Nice one, enjoy !

Mr E

19,280 posts

215 months

Friday 26th June
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Nice

Gulf7

256 posts

14 months

Friday 26th June
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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

743 posts

136 months

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

andy tims

5,089 posts

202 months

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