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Just for interest

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/200 ... exige-s1-4

Ex Chris Harris / Autocar Exige
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deggles
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Interesting! Looks pretty original (bar the addition of timing gear), presumably it's just been stored for the last 15+ years looking at the history :o

Couple of weekends work to recommission (as they say on Banger & Cash) - could be a good buy for someone, or maybe Chris Harris will buy it back :D
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I’ve noticed Chris Harris is posting about it on Instagram I have impression he is going to do a CC video on the exige as he does with some of the auction cars. He asked if best look Lotus ever.. hard to argue
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Oh dear - will be watching this. :)
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Well have started the bidding. Who doesn’t need two Exige’s in their life..
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deggles wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 10:36 pm Interesting! Looks pretty original (bar the addition of timing gear), presumably it's just been stored for the last 15+ years looking at the history :o
It's metioned on the advert that it makes around 210 bhp with the new engine; wonder what was done to it?
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C8LGY wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 7:04 pm
deggles wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 10:36 pm Interesting! Looks pretty original (bar the addition of timing gear), presumably it's just been stored for the last 15+ years looking at the history :o
It's metioned on the advert that it makes around 210 bhp with the new engine; wonder what was done to it?
Hmm, yeah it says
Collecting Cars wrote:a replacement factory engine believed to produce up to 210bhp
That sounds 'optimistic'. I mean it's possible, but at the very least it would need timing properly (verniers) and a higher rev limit (ECU change) to get over 200bhp wouldn't it? I'd be surprised if they did that at the factory, although if Lotus knew it was a press car maybe it got some special attention, and they'd figured out how to build VHPDs properly by then :D
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Not a fan of Harris, but he clearly knows a decent car when he sees one. Makes me appreciate mine just a bit more (if that is possible)
Exige S1 No: 139
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check the MOT history.

500 miles covered 16 years
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