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best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby tedtaylor » Thu 02.01.2020, 18:25

nothing decent posted to LEC in a very long time.
So i'll throw my immaculate M100 up for sale as I really need to "thin the herd".
nearly perfect condition, brand new tires, new brake pads front & rear, brake fluid flush, everything works perfectly, needs nothing, original condition, original top, original paint, beautiful interior, super clean inside and out, upside and down, underside and everywhere. has Everest chip (the only modification from stock), well known example taken to multiple LOGs. Drive anywhere, anytime, no excuses. Newer A/C compressor, with cold air.
i'm the 2nd long term owner and put 30+K miles on a 30K mile car.

over 100+ detailed pictures here:
http://taylormadeclassiccars.com/m100slides.html

You can buy junk for half my asking price and spend a fortune just trying to bring it up to my level. Good luck to you!
I don't want to sell it, but i'm not Jay Leno and can't keep everyone, so something needs to go.
if you want the best example M100 there is, look no further. no disappointment here.
thanks
TED
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby sideways » Thu 02.01.2020, 23:18

tedtaylor wrote:
[b]You can buy junk for half my asking price and spend a fortune just trying to bring it up to my level.
thanks
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Agree with that philosophy - I have done both but now prefer to let others do the heavy lifting - nice car!
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby sideways » Sun 05.01.2020, 02:51

And why do they call it "Norfolk Mustard" anyway when it should be called Colman's Mustard?

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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby tedtaylor » Fri 28.08.2020, 01:28

HOLD - Sale pending... :)
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby Rambo » Fri 28.08.2020, 06:59

sideways wrote:And why do they call it "Norfolk Mustard" anyway when it should be called Colman's Mustard?

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They don't make Colman's mustard in Norwich thsese days :?
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby Rambo » Fri 28.08.2020, 07:00

tedtaylor wrote:HOLD - Sale pending... :)


Someone's going to get a nice car. But you'll regret it a few months or years from now
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby esprit888 » Fri 28.08.2020, 07:29

Just like a bus, wait five minutes, there’ll be another one along in a minute :lol:
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ctd ... 83447.html
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby tedtaylor » Sat 29.08.2020, 23:38

of the 500 (rounded numbers) in the states to begin with, and having seen junk everywhere nowadays.....i would safely assume there are only less than 100 pristine examples left.
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby tedtaylor » Fri 04.09.2020, 22:20

UPDATE:
car is once again available for sale as the prospective buyer couldn't get his finances/banking in order and failed to make payment as agreed.
so onto the next...
:)
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby esprit888 » Fri 04.09.2020, 23:04

tedtaylor wrote:of the 500 (rounded numbers) in the states to begin with, and having seen junk everywhere nowadays.....i would safely assume there are only less than 100 pristine examples left.


It was posted tongue in cheek :-D , its an old English expression. I would actually say your number is optimistic, more like less than 30 pristine ones left this side of the pond.Wait..there's a bus coming https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ctd ... 83447.html
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby tedtaylor » Sat 05.09.2020, 01:27

esprit888 wrote:
tedtaylor wrote:of the 500 (rounded numbers) in the states to begin with, and having seen junk everywhere nowadays.....i would safely assume there are only less than 100 pristine examples left.


It was posted tongue in cheek :-D , its an old English expression. I would actually say your number is optimistic, more like less than 30 pristine ones left this side of the pond.Wait..there's a bus coming https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ctd ... 83447.html


that particular car has been posted for a couple years now.....his starting price back then was in the mid $20's and incrementally notching downward over the months and years. pretty grime-y underneath
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby Rambo » Sat 05.09.2020, 09:54

tedtaylor wrote:
esprit888 wrote:
tedtaylor wrote:of the 500 (rounded numbers) in the states to begin with, and having seen junk everywhere nowadays.....i would safely assume there are only less than 100 pristine examples left.


It was posted tongue in cheek :-D , its an old English expression. I would actually say your number is optimistic, more like less than 30 pristine ones left this side of the pond.Wait..there's a bus coming https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ctd ... 83447.html


that particular car has been posted for a couple years now.....his starting price back then was in the mid $20's and incrementally notching downward over the months and years. pretty grime-y underneath


100, 30 pristine ones... I think you are probably being very generous. I would say that you could probably count on one hand the number of pristine M100's Stateside. And Ted's looks like one of those from the photo's I've seen :smt023

And I agree, that Phily one does look a bit grimy underneath

Let's hope you get a sale soon Ted, although I would find it very hard to part with such a lovely car
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby tedtaylor » Sat 05.09.2020, 16:54

@Rambo actually i'm not really all that fired up to sell it (her). i buy and sell (rescue) other Lotus projects and have my "hobby" website to sell used parts supplies i have come to acquire. everything's for sale at the right price, so i posted a high (not really interested in selling) price just to keep inventory. well low and behold this guy tracked me down pursuing my M100 at that price. how could i refuse, even though i know i won't be able to find another one than nice, but i've had her 7 years and have loved every mile driven. can't keep everything, i'm not Jay Leno! :)
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby tedtaylor » Fri 08.01.2021, 02:25

***SOLD***
going to an enthusiastic collector in California
:)
bittersweet though..... I've owned it nearly 8 years, put on 40K trouble-free miles, won trophies, attended several LOGS and many club functions, but in the end, was my wife's favorite Lotus (due to comfort, trunk room, ease of entry/exit, AC, and convertible) and one of my favorites as well.
now onto either another Elise or possibly an Evora??
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby steve matthews » Fri 08.01.2021, 15:08

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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby HJ2 » Fri 08.01.2021, 15:33

tedtaylor wrote:***SOLD***
either another Elise or possibly an Evora??


:lol:
Please share some nice pictures of the Evora then! 8)
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby tigerdog » Fri 08.01.2021, 16:02

tedtaylor wrote:***SOLD***

:(

sad times for you, but if the new owner is in Southern California, please point them to LEC and the SoCal and/or San Diego lotus club.
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby stiusa » Sun 17.01.2021, 10:00

I didn't know that there is still an active Lotus club in SoCal. I still have my Elan after 20 years with just 15k miles on it.
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Re: best of the best = norfolk mustard = expensive

Postby tigerdog » Wed 20.01.2021, 22:37

@stiusa, yes there's a couple of active clubs. Probably easiest to catch up with them on Facebook:
Lotus Club of Southern California
San Diego Lotus Club

Mostly Elise and Evora owners, but Lawrence and the SD group have always been happy to see Smaug when I manage to get him out to play.
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