Thank you for the welcome. Duncan, I'm attending the DE6 1GD postcode; if that is Matlock?
I bought my Lotus 111R in November last year (2021), from Allon and White, near. Bedford. It has been a bit of a garage princess since then. I too grin from ear to ear, each time I drive it. I must sound like a Halfords Hooligan, in built up areas.
At 62 years old, I commented to a neighbour that I was having a mid life crisis, To which he replied "You are too old for that."
I`ll try and update `my profile` with a relevant picture of my car. Its a Red 111R.