A belated hello

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A belated hello

Postby elaverick » Mon 11.09.2017, 12:27

Hi all,
I feel a little bad posting in the new members section, as I've been lurking on the boards since 2009. I've wanted to own one since playing Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 and researching (mooning over) the real car shortly afterwards, in all honesty it's always been something of a pipe dream, a random fantasy I was unlikely to be able to fulfill... not least because I don't actually have a full driving license - I've been on a provisional for a number of years, but I've always lived in places with good public transport links and found more interesting things to spend my money on than lessons. But recently, I came into a little bit of money via an inheritance, and finally found myself in a position where I could realise my dreams. So last Saturday I went to view a gorgeous little SE in my perfect NMY, armed with the buyers notes from LEC I combed every inch of the car for defects, and came away with this -
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I parted with £7,800 for a 1991 SE with 68,000 on the clock (and £200 to have it delivered). It's in pretty fantastic condition, but with just a few marks of its age (1 small stone chip on the bonnet, slightly perished seals - but still water tight, 1 chip in the drivers side door), and I am head over heels in love with it.

It's not a car I've seen referenced on LEC before, but if anyone is aware of it, I'd love to hear anything that is known about it in the community. I have no doubt I'll back back in the various owners sections with questions in the near future, but for now I need to start looking for an intensive driving course (now I finally have something I really want to drive).
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Re: A belated hello

Postby markv » Mon 11.09.2017, 13:07

Welcome! Just to let you know your image didn't load - could you edit the post and try again? It would be useful to post your location in the UK, so people can make you aware of events in your region. If you're in the South of England, we have a meet this Wednesday - see here
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Re: A belated hello

Postby rip » Mon 11.09.2017, 13:43

markv wrote:Welcome! Just to let you know your image didn't load - could you edit the post and try again? It would be useful to post your location in the UK, so people can make you aware of events in your region. If you're in the South of England, we have a meet this Wednesday - see here

Sounds like driving it there may be an issue. If I am reading things correctly, elaverick has not got a full driving licence yet.

Looks like a nice example. I hope you find this a useful & friendly place.
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Re: A belated hello

Postby elaverick » Mon 11.09.2017, 14:05

rip wrote:If I am reading things correctly, elaverick has not got a full driving licence yet.


This is true, ever had a Lotus at a meet before with L plates on it? :)
Sadly, we're away on holiday as of Wednesday anyway, but it's nice to see the meets are still going on. I shall see if I can get to another later on.

Sounds like the links maybe working for some but not for other, here's a direct link to the image instead if you're having problems with it - https://imgur.com/U7xk6Ys
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Re: A belated hello

Postby rip » Mon 11.09.2017, 14:12

No, I have never seen a Lotus with L plates anywhere. Some pics of that would be good :-D
I can see your photo ok. Unlike many forums, this one hosts photos. It will only embed them if they are below a certain size (640x480 I think).
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Re: A belated hello

Postby markv » Mon 11.09.2017, 14:13

rip wrote:
markv wrote:Welcome! Just to let you know your image didn't load - could you edit the post and try again? It would be useful to post your location in the UK, so people can make you aware of events in your region. If you're in the South of England, we have a meet this Wednesday - see here

Sounds like driving it there may be an issue. If I am reading things correctly, elaverick has not got a full driving licence yet.

Looks like a nice example. I hope you find this a useful & friendly place.

Good point! ... though I'm sure there would be many volunteers who would be happy to help by driving elaverick in the Elan to a meet :burnout: :D

Actually, muley drove me to my first local meet in his Elan, before I bought mine. I'd be very happy to take elaverick along in mine if s/he is based around here.

BTW rip, can you see the image? I only have the word "image" on the screen where it should be, hence my comments on the image.
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Re: A belated hello

Postby elaverick » Mon 11.09.2017, 14:19

Is this one any better for you Mark? The original is exactly 640x480 pixels, so it might just tipping the limit. It's odd if it renders for rip and not yourself however.
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Re: A belated hello

Postby rip » Mon 11.09.2017, 14:29

markv wrote:
BTW rip, can you see the image? I only have the word "image" on the screen where it should be, hence my comments on the image.


Yes I can. It seems to be hosted on a photo site I had not heard of. Maybe you have a routing issue to it or something?
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Re: A belated hello

Postby Giniw » Mon 11.09.2017, 15:00

Hello and welcome to you elaverick!

(I am pretty sure it's more than 640*480.
Test? (1024*768)
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Re: A belated hello

Postby rip » Mon 11.09.2017, 16:43

Giniw wrote:I am pretty sure it's more than 640*480.

Right-click it & choose 'View image info'. Details show it as 640x480.
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Re: A belated hello

Postby Danevansgolf » Mon 11.09.2017, 17:54

I can see every photo you have posted.. Looks like a fantastic car and in great condition. more photos of the interior please. What about the beauties behind. All yours or what?
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Re: A belated hello

Postby markv » Mon 11.09.2017, 18:02

elaverick wrote:Is this one any better for you Mark? The original is exactly 640x480 pixels, so it might just tipping the limit. It's odd if it renders for rip and not yourself however.
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Thanks - I've checked and it's a network access issue my side - can't see any images on laptop, can see all on my phone.
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Re: A belated hello

Postby Giniw » Mon 11.09.2017, 18:31

rip wrote:
Giniw wrote:I am pretty sure it's more than 640*480.

Right-click it & choose 'View image info'. Details show it as 640x480.

Well, I don't think so?
viewtopic.php?f=76&t=26282#p334526 is 320*240
viewtopic.php?f=76&t=26282#p334528 thumbnail is 400*300, and 1024*768 when clicked
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Re: A belated hello

Postby elaverick » Mon 11.09.2017, 20:03

Danevansgolf wrote:I can see every photo you have posted.. Looks like a fantastic car and in great condition. more photos of the interior please. What about the beauties behind. All yours or what?

Sadly not, that photo was taken in the garage of the dealership. Incredible place, was a hell of a day out. www.sussexsportscars.co.uk/
I'll try and grab some pics of the interior tomorrow in the day light.
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Re: A belated hello

Postby Giniw » Mon 11.09.2017, 20:17

A few more pics here in the meantime:
http://www.sussexsportscars.co.uk/cars/ ... ardyellow/
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Re: A belated hello

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 11.09.2017, 23:46

elaverick wrote:
rip wrote:If I am reading things correctly, elaverick has not got a full driving licence yet.


This is true, ever had a Lotus at a meet before with L plates on it? :)


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Re: A belated hello

Postby Giniw » Tue 12.09.2017, 00:39

lol :-D
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Re: A belated hello

Postby dapinky » Tue 12.09.2017, 09:34

When James was 18 and learning to drive I looked at getting him on the insurance to drive the Elan - not really expensive as they do (did?) a 'Learner Policy' which means that they drive your car, but with their own policy and only when acompanied by you (cheaper than getting a seperate policy on another car in their own name). There was no 'NCB' allowance, and the car needs to be covered by the owner.

Anyway, having looked into it, I established that it was fine for learning, but you are not allowed to take your driving test in it (restrictions on convertable cars), so it wasn't ever done.
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Re: A belated hello

Postby rip » Tue 12.09.2017, 11:48

dapinky wrote: it was fine for learning, but you are not allowed to take your driving test in it (restrictions on convertable cars), so it wasn't ever done.

I thought I heard that somewhere before.
Perhaps because the rear view is poor with the roof up?
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