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  2. Looks good Sheldon. Is it quieter than the oem too?
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  4. Hi all for anyone with an early s2 i thought i would share my experience of the T7 Design heater kit. I have a 2002 s2 and the heater has always been dreadful. I purchased one of the kits and Gav at Unit 4 fitted it. it included wiring so i left it to the expert. It’s fantastic it blows hot air for once. For anyone thinking about getting one they are well worth the investment. https://www.t7design.co.uk/vx220-s2-elise-replacement-heater-kit.html Sheldon
  5. Hi Guys Still battling with the factory to get the samples right - I now know why no one else has done it! You'll be the first to know when it's sorted.
  6. • Vehicle provenance documents and highly desirable Lotus collectables now available to Lotus owners worldwide • First recipient is a stunning 1981 Turbo Esprit, authenticated as Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s last ‘company car’ • UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher also drove it, further increasing its provenance • Recently acquired by Lotus, the Esprit will be restored and join the company’s collection (Hethel, UK – 10 August 2020) – Lotus is launching a new Certificate of Provenance programme, revealing the first recipient as a stunning and celebrated Turbo Esprit that was the final ‘company car’ of Lotus founder Colin Chapman. The 1981 model, which was also driven by UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during a visit to Norfolk, has recently been acquired by Lotus. Following a sympathetic restoration it will join the company’s collection. The new Certificate of Provenance is designed to appeal to owners of Lotus cars from any era. They could buy one for themselves or receive it as a gift from friends or family. It is delivered in a distinctive ‘For The Drivers’ Lotus presentation box, which contains: • The Certificate of Provenance – printed on premium paper, this provides a summary of the car’s details including the VIN, paint colour and specification. The certificate also notes the date on which the car completed its production at the Hethel factory and was passed to the Lotus sales team. • The Build Specification Letter – drafted using detailed vehicle information from the Lotus archive*, this document provides more in-depth information about the car, including its engine, transmission, standard features and optional extras. • A personalised letter to the customer signed by Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars, thanking them for their purchase and updating them on the transformation which is taking place at Lotus. The three documents are presented in a simple black envelope placed inside the presentation box. Beneath it is a selection of Lotus collectables, including an aluminium plaque engraved with the owner’s name and information from the Certificate of Provenance; a leather Lotus keyring; a carbon fibre bookmark featuring the brand’s nine most significant motorsport laurels; a presentation tin of four badges; and a Lotus ink pen. The Certificate of Provenance is available worldwide through Lotus retailers. In the UK it costs £170 + postage. Prices in other markets may vary. The 1981 Lotus Turbo Esprit has the UK registration plate UVF 464X and was first registered to Lotus on 1 August of that year. Its own Lotus Certificate of Provenance reveals it was allocated to company founder Colin Chapman for his exclusive use. Following Chapman’s death in December 1982, it was sold by Lotus in July 1983 and has been in private hands ever since, covering just 11,000 miles and regularly maintained. Finished in metallic Silver Diamond paint with ‘Turbo Esprit’ decals, the factory-fitted optional extras include a full red leather interior, air-conditioning and a Panasonic audio system integrated into the headliner. However, the specification is completely unique as it has several features added at the request of Chapman to improve his own driving comfort and enjoyment. These include power steering – it was the first Esprit ever to have this technology – plus modified and lowered suspension, modified brakes and BBS Mahle lattice alloy wheels. On 5 August 1981 the car was used by Chapman to promote the latest Lotus range to the then UK Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, when she toured Norfolk. After landing at Norwich Airport and talking to Chapman, she sat behind the wheel and drove it round the site’s private roads. Local media reported that she had said: “I was tempted to drive away in it.” Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars, commented: “What better way to launch our Certificate of Provenance than by showing how it has validated the celebrated history of an iconic and unique Turbo Esprit. The Lotus archive is a fully catalogued database of information and can provide a wealth of insightful facts on any Lotus car from any era. It’s the perfect gift for a Lotus owner anywhere in the world.” Speaking about the unique Turbo Esprit, he added: “This is an iconic and unique car from the Lotus back catalogue, personalised by our founder Colin Chapman and with a truly fascinating provenance. It deserves its place in our collection and we’re looking forward to showing it off.” *subject to availability
  7. • Vehicle provenance documents and highly desirable Lotus collectables now available to Lotus owners worldwide • First recipient is a stunning 1981 Turbo Esprit, authenticated as Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s last ‘company car’ • UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher also drove it, further increasing its provenance • Recently acquired by Lotus, the Esprit will be restored and join the company’s collection (Hethel, UK – 10 August 2020) – Lotus is launching a new Certificate of Provenance programme, revealing the first recipient as a stunning and celebrated Turbo Esprit that was the final ‘company car’ of Lotus founder Colin Chapman. The 1981 model, which was also driven by UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during a visit to Norfolk, has recently been acquired by Lotus. Following a sympathetic restoration it will join the company’s collection. The new Certificate of Provenance is designed to appeal to owners of Lotus cars from any era. They could buy one for themselves or receive it as a gift from friends or family. It is delivered in a distinctive ‘For The Drivers’ Lotus presentation box, which contains: • The Certificate of Provenance – printed on premium paper, this provides a summary of the car’s details including the VIN, paint colour and specification. The certificate also notes the date on which the car completed its production at the Hethel factory and was passed to the Lotus sales team. • The Build Specification Letter – drafted using detailed vehicle information from the Lotus archive*, this document provides more in-depth information about the car, including its engine, transmission, standard features and optional extras. • A personalised letter to the customer signed by Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars, thanking them for their purchase and updating them on the transformation which is taking place at Lotus. The three documents are presented in a simple black envelope placed inside the presentation box. Beneath it is a selection of Lotus collectables, including an aluminium plaque engraved with the owner’s name and information from the Certificate of Provenance; a leather Lotus keyring; a carbon fibre bookmark featuring the brand’s nine most significant motorsport laurels; a presentation tin of four badges; and a Lotus ink pen. The Certificate of Provenance is available worldwide through Lotus retailers. In the UK it costs £170 + postage. Prices in other markets may vary. The 1981 Lotus Turbo Esprit has the UK registration plate UVF 464X and was first registered to Lotus on 1 August of that year. Its own Lotus Certificate of Provenance reveals it was allocated to company founder Colin Chapman for his exclusive use. Following Chapman’s death in December 1982, it was sold by Lotus in July 1983 and has been in private hands ever since, covering just 11,000 miles and regularly maintained. Finished in metallic Silver Diamond paint with ‘Turbo Esprit’ decals, the factory-fitted optional extras include a full red leather interior, air-conditioning and a Panasonic audio system integrated into the headliner. However, the specification is completely unique as it has several features added at the request of Chapman to improve his own driving comfort and enjoyment. These include power steering – it was the first Esprit ever to have this technology – plus modified and lowered suspension, modified brakes and BBS Mahle lattice alloy wheels. On 5 August 1981 the car was used by Chapman to promote the latest Lotus range to the then UK Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, when she toured Norfolk. After landing at Norwich Airport and talking to Chapman, she sat behind the wheel and drove it round the site’s private roads. Local media reported that she had said: “I was tempted to drive away in it.” Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars, commented: “What better way to launch our Certificate of Provenance than by showing how it has validated the celebrated history of an iconic and unique Turbo Esprit. The Lotus archive is a fully catalogued database of information and can provide a wealth of insightful facts on any Lotus car from any era. It’s the perfect gift for a Lotus owner anywhere in the world.” Speaking about the unique Turbo Esprit, he added: “This is an iconic and unique car from the Lotus back catalogue, personalised by our founder Colin Chapman and with a truly fascinating provenance. It deserves its place in our collection and we’re looking forward to showing it off.” *subject to availability
  8. Can I have a set for my S2 Elise 111s
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  10. PJT

    Revelation!!!

    Fantastic. That’s a way to get some experience under your belt.
  11. Make sure you post your spy pics can not wait 👍
  12. ...within a short walk from my house!!! Wow, fantastic news from Lotus in these dark times. I look forward to spying lots and lots and lots of new tech on show (I mean disguised, obviously - 🤩).
  13. duncx

    Revelation!!!

    Sadly not Lotus related but I will tell anyway... Many years ago, my mate's wife passed her driving test after a few attempts. From the test centre she dropped off the instructor and then went for a quick drive for fun. My mate returned from work to find her missing and a little later she phoned home from Torquey (280 miles away!), having gone there because "she knew the way" and was enjoying the drive
  14. Time Left: 2 months and 27 days

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Used on my Exige, the Evora is supplied with a lithium specific so this is for sale. Charger in as new conditon and supplied with all accessories. Willing to post.

    £50.00

    - GB

  15. Lithopsian

    Revelation!!!

    Blaming the traffic is always worth a try round here.
  16. I’m not arguing with you, I’m just giving him my experience. Don’t take offence because I’m telling you CTEK aren’t up to it. Happy that yours have been ok but the majority haven’t. I’d never buy one again end of, expensive old tech that is not in line with cheaper alternatives.
  17. Average life for a car battery is said to be 4 to 6 years. We've used ctek on cars boats and caravans for years with out issue. I'd say 10 years was a good run.
  18. I’ve got an i3, bloody great cars and it is quick! All electric and I can see myself getting a Tesla next 👌🏻
  19. How did you get to see it? Ah, it was at Silverstone.
  20. PJT

    Revelation!!!

    So, we have been picking blackberries to make jam (and a pie). Sugar was required and I was tasked to be the hunter gatherer and go to the supermarket , three minutes drive away. Reason enough to pull the Lotus out of the garage! Three hours later, I returned with the sugar. Needless to say, certain words were spoken to me expressing displeasure in my actions. This has lead to the revelation. I can’t be the first to choose a ridiculously long route to a destination to maximise time driving. I can’t be the first to be reprimanded for such an action. This must be a much repeated scenario throughout the history of Lotus cars. It has to be where the reputation of unreliability comes from. ”Hello dearest, I’m back with the ............... you asked me to get.” ”WHERE THE BLOODY HELL HAVE YOU BEEN FOR THREE HOURS?” ”Well, your know, the darnedest thing, sweet pea. The blasted car broke down again.”
  21. The username is from my other passion, vintage watches. I have a nice 1969 Omega to match the Lotus' birth year, even if I am not quite as vintage.
  22. i liked the joke. I like bad jokes 😁
  23. i like i3s. As a daily though, not instead of my beloved elise!
  24. my cat has been in the elise when the roof was off in the garage, and when I saw him there he jumped up and scrambled up the seat back and out, pulling threads in the upholstery on the way! Little b@st@rd!!
  25. Oh that would drive me potty! 😳
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