Recommendation for pre purchase inspection -Congleton

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Recommendation for pre purchase inspection -Congleton

Postby Twayblade » Mon 15.02.2021, 12:13

Hi all, can anyone recommend a garage near Congleton with suitable expertise to carry out a pre purchase inspection on an S2 ?
Current restrictions make things difficult! rgds Ant
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Re: Recommendation for pre purchase inspection -Congleton

Postby Fredjohn » Mon 15.02.2021, 13:40

The obvious answer is Oakmere Cars in Northwich: Lotus dealer and previously Lotus specialist known by name of Chris Neils.

Presume it's a private sale. There may be an LEC member who lives close by.
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Re: Recommendation for pre purchase inspection -Congleton

Postby Twayblade » Mon 15.02.2021, 16:19

Thanks, I had found Oakmere but just wondered if anyone would recommend any other garage in that area. Has anyone any first hand experience with M100 service/support from Oakmere?
No not a private sale!
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Re: Recommendation for pre purchase inspection -Congleton

Postby sheriff464 » Mon 15.02.2021, 22:29

Twayblade wrote:Thanks, I had found Oakmere but just wondered if anyone would recommend any other garage in that area. Has anyone any first hand experience with M100 service/support from Oakmere?
No not a private sale!

Hello Twayblade, welcome to LEC. When I bought my S2 ( private sale ), in 2013,I enlisted a vehicle inspection with the RAC. It was'nt too expensive and gives peace of mind; possibly a bargaining tool if any work needs doing! Just a thought anyway. Good Luck with any prospective purchase. Cheers from Clive.
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Re: Recommendation for pre purchase inspection -Congleton

Postby Rambo » Tue 16.02.2021, 10:41

Both good suggestions. If you go with John's suggestion get the Congleton garage to drive 40 mins to Oakmere and get it up on their ramps for a proper inspection. It will cost a fair bit though, even if you go with Clive's RAC inspection. Make sure the RAC get the car up on the Congleton ramps and give it a good going over underneath, particularly the front/rear wishbones (rear wishbones are galvanised on the S2) and all links

A full inspection of the inner cills/jacking points/outriggers (borescope) is also recommended

If you want to let us know further details of your prospective purchase ie reg no, colour, limited edition no. of 800 then we may be able to help further as the M100 may be known to us (Geoff is the holder of the S2 register) Can you post a link to the advert ?

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Re: Recommendation for pre purchase inspection -Congleton

Postby Twayblade » Tue 16.02.2021, 20:46

thanks for the advice, I'll contact Oakmere and discuss. S2 642? BRG Metallic has anyone any knowledge of this car?
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Re: Recommendation for pre purchase inspection -Congleton

Postby Rambo » Wed 17.02.2021, 09:16

I think there are a few metallic BRG S2's known to us. Geoff will know for sure if its on his S2 register. PM him with further details
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Re: Recommendation for pre purchase inspection -Congleton

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 17.02.2021, 12:32

Clemo is the keeper of the register now Mark, but N270xxx was last seen in May 2000 with 17,000 miles on the clock.
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Re: Recommendation for pre purchase inspection -Congleton

Postby Rambo » Wed 17.02.2021, 16:24

Thanks Geoff. Hadn't realised you had passed on that prestgious task :lol:
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