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MattyB last won the day on December 9 2018

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    • FOR SALE
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    Due to a change in job, my Evora is unfortunately for sale. 2010 Evora 2+2 51,000 miles Sport, Tech, Premium Packs with heated seats Optional Forged Wheels FSH MOT until Jan 2021 - no advisories Last Serviced 21st Jan 2020 The only modifications are the 2Bular Exhaust and Barge boards. Other key maintenance includes: New clutch @ 43k AC Replaced @ 43k/Oct18 MY2012 Gear cables Front Disk+Pads @ 47k 4x Michelin PS4's @ 48k/Apr19 It's genuinely in great condition with all the major costs sorted recently. The last two owners - and myself - are all members of TLF and can be contacted via there if you'd like more background. I've attached breakdown of the history in one of the screenshots. Unfortunately due to the less-than-ideal weather I don't have a great deal of decent pictures but will post more in due course! Email me if you'd like any more details or information, or find me on one of the various forums - SELOC, MLOC or TLF


    , Wolverhampton - GB

  2. I went to Oakmere for an MOT last year, but their servicing is pricey being a main dealer after TGA's cheap labour rates FWIW, if you let Gav know you want to wait, he'll prioritize the car when you drop it off. He's about 10 min walk from Burton town centre, so I just went a did some shopping, had a coffee for a few hours and it was done. Alternatively, if that's not an option I believe PJS have a courtesy car if you use them?
  3. Just been to see Gav at Unit 4 this morning, did a great job. He's only a short walk from Burton town centre, so can always drop it off and go shopping for a few hours.
  4. I'd difficult for me to say how much difference they made in isolation - it was part of a complete overhaul which also included Nitron SS2's, but I had no issue with the road manners. Have a read here for people who have : https://arc.seloc.org/viewthread.php?tid=399735&page=1#pid6802148 Dan may correct me, but I believe HPE's kit is the same as Nitron but better quality*
  5. What dampers are you fitting or planning to use? For bushes, I went with HPE's spherical bearing kit: http://www.hpeauto.co.uk/products/wishbone-bearing-kit Note I had no plans to do track days, and was concerned about harshness, but found these to be great on the road. Don't forget to look at upgrading the toe links at the same time if you are planning to do any track days. http://www.spitfireengineering.com/toe-link-kit-general#SPITFIRE-TOE-LINK-KIT-RANGE
  6. It's been asked and discussed a few times, on here and on SELOC. The problem is that whoever decides to manufacture these is going to want a *big* order to cover tooling, design etc - there is a thread on here discussing this exact topic, and the company wanted an initial order in the "five figure" range according to the person who was looking at organising. No members on here are going to stump up, and companies like Eliseparts are just happy to resell the expensive Lotus items. Discussed here, if interested:
  7. We've got a great selection of specialists in the Midlands. Dan @ HPE hasn't yet been mentioned. Not sure it's been mentioned anywhere on the forum yet, but Martin of Top Gear Automotive closed his doors a few months back He still works part time and does mobile mechanic/inspection work but its a shame he decided to close his main shop. Used him both for the Elise and the Evora.
  8. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    2002 Elise 135 Sport (Factory Built) 70k miles Gunmetal Grey I've owned this for 2 years now, having bought it from a fellow SELOC'er. It's a rare, factory built (have an email from Lotus to prove) Sport 135 with a 135R inspired Blue interior. I've only done ~1200 miles since I bought it, but in that time it's had a lot of work, including: * Full suspension overhaul by Dan @ HPE, including his fancy spherical bearings, Spitfire toe links, Nitron SS2, new wheelbearings, everything has been refreshed and powdercoated in 'Nitron Blue', braided brake lines, upgraded gear linkage and full Geo * Fitted 111S Alloys, with new AD07's all around. * New radiator fan, handbrake cables, new battery. More recent work (last 5k miles) includes * New alternator * Replacement headgasket It's also got an aluminium rad. I've got a document which fully lists all work completed (that's receipted) since the car was new - happy to send this over so you can see what's been done. I had the car fully inspected by QMECH (I have the report) before purchase, but obviously you're free to do your own checks. It's been serviced twice by Top Gear Automotive (Wolverhampton) in my ownership (I've just had the B-service done 16/5/18). MOT is due in 2 months, this will be done before sale, but I've no doubt it'll pass! You can speak to Martin at TGA, Dan at HPE or Chris at QMECH who looked after the car before I owned it if you want any background. Since the refresh is so recent, the car drives beautifully. The 135 engine is a real peach and sounds fantastic with the Janspeed exhaust fitted as part of the 135 kit. I've kept the car garaged during my ownership, and treated the longtail roof with Autoglym when necessary. Unfortunately, there are a few minor asthetical issues - to be expected on a 15 year old car with 70k on! The lights are a bit tired, there's a bit of peeling in the corner of the screen, and some minor bubbling on the rear arch (all pictured). The front is showing some stone chips too. She won't win a concours event, but you'll struggle to find an Elise that drives as well as this for this money! Can also offer some standard S2 6-spoke wheels with tyres for £150. Reason for sale is I'm looking to buy an Evora. If you've got any questions, or want more info/pictures, let me know.



  9. MattyB

    S2 Alloys


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    Swapped my alloys, so my old Black S2 6-spokes are up for sale. 4 alloys, with AD07 tyres and including centre caps, but with the following caveats: - Front tyres have decent tread, but are 9 years old - Rear tyres are *just* about legal. - The laquer is peeling on the alloys, I've tried to photo the worst of it. - The front passenger side is very, very slightly buckled from a pothole. I couldn't get it to come out on the pictures though - it's just 'flattened' the edge a bit. £200, collection ideally as shipping is a pain.


    , Coven, Wolverhampton - GB

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