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About MattyB

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  • Birthday 03/06/1981

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    S2 135
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  1. MLOC Evoras

    Well over a month later and still not collected there was an issue with the AC compressor, so Craig at CMC (who's been excellent) agreed to swap it over - but unfortunately there appears to be a manufacturing issue, and they're not prepared to ship out a new one until they know the issue is resolved. Craig has no ETA, so right now I'm just hopeful I get it before XMas at this rate!
  2. Unfortunately not I sold it in 2012 - for the grand sum of £9800, back before cars went mental in the pricing....I bought it to replace my S1 Exige! It went like absolute stink, it'd been tweaked to 360-370bhp, boost came on like a tidal wave. It was a proper event to drive, and as an object/collectable I loved it - all the little Porsche details, the granite-like build quality, the noise....awesome. However, it wasn't much fun to actually drive. It needed better tyres and complete suspension refresh IMO as it was on crappy dampers @163k miles. Mine was the press car "M120 MJB" which can be seen all over. I sold it to a guy in Scotland, and it's either been written off or exported, as it's not been MOT'd in many years
  3. For everything VAG related, from my Lupo to my RS2 I've taken to MidlandVW in Cannock for the last 10 years, and they've been great. I'm sure they could help with it.
  4. MLOC Evoras

    Lots of positivity So where are you all getting your Evora's serviced? I've not managed to pick mine up yet, waiting on the AC unit to be replaced, so fingers crossed for sometime this week.
  5. MLOC Evoras

    It's blue - I'm probably going with the wrap option, at least it's reversible should it need to change back.
  6. MLOC Evoras

    Yeah, there are a few benefits to the non-S, and as you say, it's no slouch. The problem is I feel like I could do with an Elise *as well* for those roof off summer days It's already got some 2012 upgrade (linkage, steering wheel) and a 2bular, so that'll do for now - however I do want to do the SR black highlights (roof, etc). Can anyone recommend somewhere for this?
  7. MLOC Evoras

    All being well, I'm picking up Lotus No 4 next week - a 2010 Evora Sold my S2 135 about 3 months ago, been on the hunt since. I couldn't quite stretch to a decent "S" so settled on an NA. I'm getting on a bit now, so the added comforts will be easier on the old bones Do we have many Evora owners on here? Did a search and very few mentions!
  8. Smash!

    Very common these days. Contested claims can get very costly - you can thank Accident Management companies and people who insist on having a Porsche as a courtesy car for that - so with insurers it's in both their interests to go 50/50 and move on as quickly as possible....but rarely in the interest of the insured parties!
  9. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    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.


  10. Elise on Ebay

    I didn't know they made the S2 in 2000.....
  11. custom mats

    Would be interested also. Can anyone recommend any suppliers for plain ones? I've got a double foot-rest too, which makes it even more difficult!
  12. Newbie considering a track orientated Elise

    Ah, I was chatting to another Mark on SELOC asking similar questions, just wondered Well, if you're interested I'll be putting mine up for sale in a few weeks - could be the good basis for a track car with all the suspension work and falls within your budget (just!).
  13. Newbie considering a track orientated Elise

    Mark was it you I was chatting to over on SELOC about the Elise search?
  14. S2 Alloys


    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    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.


  15. Introductions / S1 Exige Wanted

    It's not only that, but those that are sold are frequently shipped overseas due to the stronger euro - mine went to France a few years back (for £20k!) and I'm sure others have too. Don't forget to (try) and join Exiges.com if you haven't, worth keeping an eye on that too....but judging by the amount of "Wanted: S1 Exige" adverts, you're in for some competition!

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