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That is lovely. I want 8)

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White works well on 911's

Surprised it has fallen from grace last few years


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18K miles £27k, still on original tyres :eek:
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I guess that is pretty original :roll:

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Nearly as lovely as mine....

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Speed Freak on 12 August 2006
I guess that is pretty original :roll:

I shouldn't mock, the Lotus got a 16th Birthday present this year....it had it's tyres changed for the 1st time ever! :oops:
Got a real treat with new uprated discs & pads too! :)

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how slow is the lotus in comparison to todays sports cars Rob


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by nicola on 12 August 2006

Nearly as lovely as mine....
Nothing's as lovely as Tara, Nic 8)

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Speed Freak on 12 August 2006
how slow is the lotus in comparison to todays sports cars Rob

Guess it really depends what you are comparing to. It was never slow 0-60 times are mid 6 secs, which isn't bad from a 1.6 engine. It's real strength was the small size & chuckability. Through the twisty stuff it's as quick as most modern sports cars. It's so stable & I've never even come close to it getting unstuck. The shape & lines are timeless (my view). The engines appear to be bulletproof & silky smooth.

Funny thing was I was out in it a few weeks back & pulled up alongside 911 cab. There were a couple of boys being taken somewhere by mum in the 911 & they both peered out pointing & taking a good look at the Elan.

They're great little cars. if you think back to the late 80's nobody produced 2 seat convertables at the lower end of the market, Lotus decided to do it, produced a gorgeous looker with stunning performance. Mazda decided to do the same thing, copying the original Elan. Lotus sold their new Elan for £22k (each one cost them £30k to build), Mazda sold the MX-5 for £14k. The MX-5 became an icon, the Elan flopped. The Elan was a far superior car, still holds up better than the current MX-5's, and truly launched the 2 seat convertable market as we know it now.

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