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Finally

Post by Martin 111S » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:00 pm

Well, after the disaster that struck Tango 1, in Dec making sure it was well and truly knackered ( apparently someone bought it from the salvage co. £10 300, was the last figure I saw :blink: :blink: )

I've resigned myself to the fact that another Burnt Orange Elise just isn't going to happen :( Truly loved that colour and thought it really suited the SC lines. They really are like the proverbial Rocking Horse stuff to find.

Took some well heeded advice, and have come to a decision - Metallic Orange is pretty good too :P





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Of course wouldn't be complete without a little black either :Ok2:


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Just remind me how much a kidney is worth ;) :)




So just to say you bunch of reprobates are stuck with me a little longer - roll on Spring, warmer weather and longer days :driving: :Horn: :Horn:
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Re: Finally

Post by oggy » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:42 pm

I can see a bit of yellow in there ;) come on let's have some proper photos none of this arty farty stuff and do try to look after this one :Friends:
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Re: Finally

Post by Martin 111S » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:02 pm

oggy wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:42 pm
I can see a bit of yellow in there ;) come on let's have some proper photos none of this arty farty stuff and do try to look after this one :Friends:
LOL - thought you liked arty farty yellow stuff :D I suppose really it needs a black bonnet badge :unsure:

Not really got a good one yet - will have ago tomorrow - but it might need a clean first, after getting home today :unsure:

Certainly will try to, although really I didn't have any involvement last time around :(
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Re: Finally

Post by Dave C » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:12 pm

Great news. Get the pics up :)
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Re: Finally

Post by mill » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:18 pm

Fantastic news Martin will you be at the shady oak in it?
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Re: Finally

Post by brooke bond » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:45 pm

I hope that's a 250 MARTIN J
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Re: Finally

Post by Martin 111S » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:53 pm

Sorry Jamie, wont make it over this month, too early in the year.

Why would you say that, Xav ;) :)
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Re: Finally

Post by whitergb » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:21 pm

Come on Martin, you know the rules, let's have some pics, proper pics I mean!

Congrats by the way, looking forward to seeing it.
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Re: Finally

Post by brooke bond » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:35 am

Martin 111S wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:53 pm
Sorry Jamie, wont make it over this month, too early in the year.

Why would you say that, Xav ;) :)
Because I'm sure those wheels only came on the 250 Cup ;)

WELL .????
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Re: Finally

Post by Martin 111S » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:48 am

brooke bond wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:35 am
Martin 111S wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:53 pm
Sorry Jamie, wont make it over this month, too early in the year.

Why would you say that, Xav ;) :)
Because I'm sure those wheels only came on the 250 Cup ;)

WELL .????
Apparently, they do ;) BUT Dave at Seriously Lotus does sell them too when he has stock ( he hasn't got any until March )

I really, really do like those wheels -and the only way to get a set was........................ :D :D

So I took this too yesterday - only one though :)

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Re: Finally

Post by whitergb » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:43 am

Beautiful Martin, very pleased for you and looking forward to seeing it!
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Re: Finally

Post by Jono » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:10 am

Ooooo, nice!!
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Re: Finally

Post by oggy » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:24 am

Oh that's nice but you do know that orange is so last year ;) I am not jealous in any way at all :fantastic:
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Re: Finally

Post by Martin 111S » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:54 am

oggy wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:24 am
Oh that's nice but you do know that orange is so last year ;) I am not jealous in any way at all :fantastic:
yeah I know, its why it was so cheap - and you know me stuck in the past, but better than Yellow being the colour of the 90's :P

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Re: Finally

Post by Elahrairah » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:10 am

Oh Martin. Don't let this one get smashed up before you sell to me in a few years okay!!!

Can't wait to see it at a Buckles meet. Would love to make a NORLOG meet but I'm going to have to reserve that to once/twice a year i'd say. Really enjoyed my last visit.

Orange is orange to me and whichever shade of orange, I honestly would only swap my Aubergine for two other colours... One being Orange.

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Re: Finally

Post by nelly111s » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:10 pm

Martin,
Orange is the new yellow - don't let Oggy tell you otherwise.

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Re: Finally

Post by L7YSE » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:33 pm

Wow! Gorgeous!

Can I sit in it? Can I have a pax? (what about borrowing the keys?)

Seriously, though, good choice!
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Re: Finally

Post by L7YSE » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:58 pm

Ps. I guess you've not had much chance to drive her yet, but how does it compare to the 'S'? (And was your 'S' a 2zz-ge or the 2zr-fe unit being shipped these days?) Does the cup250 feel massively different in both power and character?

Just wondering...

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Re: Finally

Post by Nathan » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:15 pm

Nice one Martin glad to see you got sorted out in the end, look forward to seeing it in the flesh!
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Re: Finally

Post by Martin 111S » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:04 pm

Thanks guys :Friends:

Dan - my old SC was the 2ZZ, so used to be able to rev to 9000 rpm IIRC - not that I did often but 8 was fun ;) Not had much chance no, its only got 205 miles on it now - 191 was bringing it back home. No idea power wise yet, but it does feel different obviously, time will tell really. Spoke to Ollie about it, and he seems to think that the engine tuning on it will make it feel similar to my old SC but obviously quicker - and the road holding should be phenomenal, apparently the aero pack really does work. But we really don't want to find out if its true :P

Yeah I suppose you can sit in it, got any slippers ? :D I might even start it while you're in there.
I've seen what other Norloggers do when borrowing keys to new cars, mentioning no names - JAMIE in the Evora demo :lol: :lol:

Just need to get the first 1000 or so miles done and get that service out of the way, so then the fun can begin :D

Mike - start saving mate, will be a while yet before this is going, planning on looking after it too.

It had been well specced, and with a some minor additions it feels right for me, but not to everyone's tastes obviously.

Took some pics today and if I get time will post em up.
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Re: Finally

Post by RichEuropaS » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:28 pm

:fantastic: :D Looks great... I'm sure we can help you get the miles up :driving:
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Re: Finally

Post by Martin 111S » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:34 pm

After a little wash today at work ;)

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Re: Finally

Post by Dave C » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:51 pm

Tremendous, looks epic :Headbanger:
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Re: Finally

Post by Jono » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:10 pm

Looks great Martin, hope you got a safer parking spot! ;)
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Re: Finally

Post by mill » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:39 am

Martin 111S wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:04 pm
JAMIE in the Evora demo :lol: :lol:
It sure what you trying to imply there :P

Car looks a fantastic mate can't wait to see it in the flesh :fantastic:
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