Owning an S1 from New

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Exige S1 No: 139
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Looking forward to hearing more :clap:
S1 #501
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Yes! Next instalment please :thumbup:
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Love it…

P.s I heard a 1 owner example met with a gravel trap at Brands Hatch last week when my brother in law was also having a bit of fun. Hope it wasn’t yourself. 😬
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Looking forward to the next instalment 👍
Richard Parham
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Good afternoon. The sales lady said.. I fully understand Mr Parham.. be in contact soon. An hour later, the phone rang.. Mr Parham, its SGT..We will sell you one of the matalic cars with AC, sports seats, harnesses, carbon air box, removable steering wheel.... for.. £29.999.. as long as you buy and register the car by the end of this month..YES thats not a problem,, CHROME ORANGE please.. and the deal was done. The end of the month was only days away so it wasn't long before the day came round for my final drive in the EVO, and my eagerly awiated trip to Maidenhead arrived. I can remember it not being a not very nice day.. cold and expecting snow.. As I arrived at SGTs.. I could see my new exige sitting beautifully inside the showroom.. the gorgeous metallic paint work glissening under the gantry lights.. The paper work completed.. a gift of a lotus sport jacket, and some car mats.. and the keys were handed to me..Cassis no 494 was mine, and the affair had started.. The key inserted, and K8 LOT bursted into life like a grumpy old man.
An easy drive home, and a running in trip was arranged. I am a firm believer of running in a new car, as its not just the engine that need bedding in, its the whole drive train, and the long term benifits are massive.
Me and my freind worked out a trip to Wales and surrounding counties would account for about a 800 miles.. and the date was booked. Not revving K8 LOT passed 3500rpm for 3 days I have to say.. is one of the hardest things I've had to do.. but in the bigger picture..a no brainer. The first service was booked a week later.. and K8 LOT was ready for the track... To be continued.......
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Waiting impatiently for the next part
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andybond wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:56 pm Waiting impatiently for the next part
Me, too!
Liking the drip feed . . . so I can't binge-read
Exige S1 No: 139
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Can't imagining trying to keep it under 3500rpm. That gives you about 500rpm of usable rev range! :lol:
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