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Lotus #5

Postby StiflerMR2 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:35 am

I was lucky enough to pick up the new car from Craig on Saturday. It still feels like a Lotus but is a bit different from the S1...

The overtaking torque is pretty awesome but it does feel heavier - it will take a little time to learn the car I think, but in a good way. I've never been sold on the looks of the Europa but i have to say in the flesh its a pretty cool looking thing. SWMBO also has declared it as her favorite of the Loti i've had, so thats a bonus!

Sadly wont be able to make it to Croft on Friday but will look to get on the next SIDC with it. I need to make a list of upgrades as well ;)

Here's a few pictures stolen from Mark Howies FB page who gave it a good going over. And of course, Craig has been excellent during the purchase, he really does go above and beyond, many thanks again Craig.

Cheers.

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Re: Lotus #5

Postby Corranga » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:10 am

Looks great, congratulations. I always find the Europa looks much better in the flesh, I think it's a car that needs the context of other cars around it to show it's stuff. They look amazing on the road, and proper rare too.
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby Ferg » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:04 am

wow, great purchase, nice work. Look forward to seeing it in the flesh. :)
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby ed » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:26 am

Nice, love the stealth look. 8) :thumbsup
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby rossybee » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:22 am

Yet again Mark - congrats - looks even better cleaned up :thumbsup

I'll class this as the one that got away :damnfunny but all has turned out well 8)

Enjoy it, and hope to get a nose round it sometime :mrgreen:
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby renmure » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:47 am

Looks nice. The shape has really grown on me. :thumbsup
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby j2 lot » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Nice, still rate mine as one of the best cars I've ever owned and kept it for 6 years. Enjoy it.
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby Rosssco » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:33 pm

Nice. Welcome to the Lego Elise GM parts bin.. ;)
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby Dark » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:02 pm

Lovely, always liked the Europa and Mark does a great job with a sponge! :)
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby StiflerMR2 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:08 pm

Thanks guys,

Bit of a surprise purchase, just before Ross got there. I'd like to think it let Ross buy the car he really wanted anyway ;)

Only down side atm is that the internal power unit wont work so I can't power anything from it (like a compressor) - I'll just buy a foot pump however ;)

Oh, and I've had a VX220 before so I'm well versed in the 'cost saving' GM parts offer!
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby craigs135s » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:17 pm

Looked fantastic on Saturday when I seen it. I agree it does take a little bit to get used to but I do love mine :thumbsup
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby rossybee » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:33 pm

StiflerMR2 wrote:Bit of a surprise purchase, just before Ross got there. I'd like to think it let Ross buy the car he really wanted anyway ;)

You could well be correct :damnfunny
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby mwmackenzie » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:21 pm

That's really nice! I like that lots, enjoy! :thumbsup
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby StiflerMR2 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:21 am

I spotted your old S1 at raigs whilst I was there Mark, still looks great in that Aston Grey :thumbsup

It was looking a little forlorn however...
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Re: Lotus #5

Postby martins » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:19 pm

Nice one. Still Lotusless.....

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