Thanks. I have been trying to follow some of the build threads on the various forums including the main Stratos forum.AJT wrote:What a brilliant addition to your garage.
There is a guy over on Seloc who is doing a self build of the same car http://forums.seloc.org/viewthread.php?tid=411682
One of the reasons I am going ahead with this is related to the build. The guy who is doing my build works on fairly exclusive no-budget individual projects and is well known in the industry. There is also an "Ultima" connection since he does a lot of bespoke customisations for people and has his own 12 month waiting list to fit things in. He made me a couple of one-off carbon parts for my Ultima and I contacted him on the off-chance just to pick his brains and ask if he knew anything about the LB cars.
However, he used to be the boss of the Lister Bell owner / developer when they both were developing the Ultima and spoke highly of their product and spent 3hrs with me on Thursday at the LB factory. There was a bit of an appeal for him to build one of their cars to show standard which obviously suited LB and we agreed a fixed fee for him to do that for me which is far (far) less than it would otherwise have been.. so I guess I was in the right place at the right time. Still unlikely to see the car for 18 months tho.