From S1 to S3

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Jimmy_
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Hello everyone... again, was here previously with a S1 Exige which unfortunately got written off due to being hit in the side.

Still saddens me I couldn't save it, but these things happen. I put my name down for a S3 Exige back end of last year - Finally have some pictures as it's been delivered so here she is!

Hasn't quite arrived as spec'd but are willing to send back to rectify if needed, the accents are in red, they're pretty subtle to be fair and growing on me.

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johnfishcurtis
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That looks epic.

What spec didn't get applied at build?
Palmergeddon
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Looks naughty!
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andybond
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That looks stunning.

I now know what colour scheme I would have if every I was in the position for a s3!
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MrP80
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Lovely job! Enjoy the running in :thumbup:
Jimmy_
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johnfishcurtis wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:58 am That looks epic.

What spec didn't get applied at build?
Some minor things really in the grand scheme of things - accents/cat scratches, supercharger re-colour, 12 o'clock steering wheel colour

All I've seen so far going from the pictures, could be a few more bits. Having said that, they could be done after sales at the local dealer
MrP80 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:49 am Lovely job! Enjoy the running in :thumbup:

Thanks! I have a feeling I will! :D
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thommo
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Great looking car. Let's see it after the corrective measures!
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Sub Boy
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That looks fantastic, I would love to go to an S3 one day.....the sound of the engine is intoxicating!

Sorry to hear about your S1. Without sounding morbid, what happened to it after it was written off? do you know who might have parted it out?
Jimmy_
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thommo wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:43 pm Great looking car. Let's see it after the corrective measures!
Will have a think about it, half tempted to leave the items in red. But will see what Central Lotus can do for us.
Sub Boy wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:43 pm That looks fantastic, I would love to go to an S3 one day.....the sound of the engine is intoxicating!

Sorry to hear about your S1. Without sounding morbid, what happened to it after it was written off? do you know who might have parted it out?
It really is a lovely noise! Although there is just something about the VHPD sound and smell of fuel when cold that ticks all the boxes for me

I ended up selling it to my local independent Lotus garage, PJS near tatenhill, he helped me with the valuation etc as I was stuck out the country due to covid.

It actually got the thumbs up for a 23k repair bill, but wasn't until the sills were cut off it exposed tub damage which made it cat B :cry:
Sub Boy
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I imagine it would still be worth sacrificing a scruffy S1 Elise to bring it back given what they are worth.

Anyway, enjoy you new S3. :thumbup:
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