Guaging interest and sorry for a long story : I am nearing completion of a full rebuild (well ‘my man’ is!) of a 2005 Exige S2 which will be exactly like the picture attached (copyright apologies to the actual owner).
This car was imported by me from Guernsey in March last year where it had a done a couple of sprints, it was a bit tatty but not a problem as my intention was to spend the last 12 months having it sorted and then use it this year for hill climbs and sprints… BUT … I already have a 225bhp Elise which I compete in and obviously last year’s events were curtailed and my target of getting to Europe with the car were cancelled… ho hum!
This means that I need to use the Elise again this season as the Exige will be ‘too nice’ to hammer up the hills, to try to qualify within the British Cup Championship for the Masters finals in Portugal in October.
I therefore can’t really justify having two Lotus cars so wish to see what interest there would be in the Exige?
It is an original UK car in dark grey (somebody may know or have owned it GX05LWR?) but had Cat C damage (not chassis) and I have pictures of this.
I collected it from Guernsey in March 2020 and it was completely stripped and has since had an amazing (!) amount of money spent on it, for which I have lots and lots of receipts.
Wishbones checked, stripped and powder coated
Ertacetal bushes throughout
All new drop links
EliseParts tow links
New 2010 style front clam from Jon Seal
Mohican full scoop roof from Jon Seal
2010 GT4 rear spoiler
Expensive 1975cc Stroker Kit imported from Monkey Wrench Racing in USA
Head ported/polished and fitted with new Kent cams by Cougar Engineering
Full 2bular exhaust system with GT3 single side exit back box
Hangar 111 rear number plate holder to suit
Twin fan new alloy radiator fitted with silicone hoses
Gearbox rebuilt with seals & bearings by GearTech Midlands
Carbon Lorraine CL5 plus pads fitted
Refurbished OHLINS shockers with reserve canisters fitted
Not sure of wheels as yet because I do have a choice, but probably 260 Cup alloys with Avon ZZR tyres
Tillett seats fitted
New Schroth harnesses (4 & 5 point fixing)
Elise parts quick release steering hub and new OMP alacantra wheel
All stereo system & speakers removed
Air conditioning system removed
Lexan rear screen fitted
Plenty of other stuff done and the car has just had a full respray in Lotus Isotope Green and will have the registration number S55 EXG.
Should be finished and have a fresh MOT by the end of March.
I would welcome thoughts and comments?