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Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 9:30 pm
by gonein60seconds
Just for interest

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

Ex Chris Harris / Autocar Exige

Re: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 10:36 pm
by deggles
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

Re: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 12:41 pm
by gonein60seconds
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

Re: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 5:03 pm
by SimonE
Oh dear - will be watching this. :)

Re: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 2:35 pm
by deggles

Re: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 3:15 pm
by gonein60seconds
Well have started the bidding. Who doesn’t need two Exige’s in their life..

Re: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 7:04 pm
by C8LGY
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?

Re: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 8:50 am
by deggles
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

Re: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 2:16 pm
by thommo
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)

Re: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 7:06 pm
by Y104JTM
check the MOT history.

500 miles covered 16 years