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"Enough of the faffing about"

I deserve a good 71st birthday present next year and what could be better😃. Went to see the Aventurine green, Stunning!

PNW1SBE6 is the build code.

My beloved 981S should be up for sale within weeks if I get the go ahead for my knee Op next Tuesday.

 

 

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Lovely, particularly like the satin aurum wheel colour with your colour choice.
I’ve ordered one for delivery next September so I have plenty of time to refine my choice of spec and your colour choice is one of the short listed alternatives!

When are you hoping to take delivery?

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Thanks for all your kind comments😃

🤞 Production will start in the new year and I can take delivery sometime in March but that is in the hands of the God's.

8 hours ago, Bodge50 said:

Wow 👍 Looking forward to seeing that on a Bridgnorth run --- probably in the distance 😂 Great spec ! Good luck with the op .

Ade

Thanks Ade, hopefully it will go faster than I'm able walk😂.

7 hours ago, JohnSyn said:

Nice one. 'We pass this way but once' so absolutely the right thing to do and the right car to buy! 

Exactly John!

Within the last 3 weeks, two long time friends, both in their early fifties have suffered heart attacks. One a Quadrathlon athlete; known as, "the fittest man in his town" and the other, again a super fit,top player at my local badminton club.

 

 

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8 hours ago, mneil said:

Exactly John!

Within the last 3 weeks, two long time friends, both in their early fifties have suffered heart attacks. One a Quadrathlon athlete; known as, "the fittest man in his town" and the other, again a super fit,top player at my local badminton club.

Says it all Neil....

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10 hours ago, jhemus said:

Congratulations Neil - really pleased for you. I can’t wait to see it! Did you order from SC?

Hi Jonathan good to hear from you 😃. Yes ordered it through Sutton.

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1 hour ago, Bodge50 said:

Neil , Hope you've had your op ok and getting better .. Being fit should help your recovery time no end .

Hi Ade 

Saw the surgeon and was advised against it at present 😃. It's arthritis in the knee and although the MRI showed ok for just a half replacement he couldn't guarantee that I wouldn't wake up with a full replacement and that could potentially impact on my sports activities. The majority of the patients for knee replacement walk with a stick and are in constant pain.

More beer and bridgnorth runs this year then😃

11 hours ago, jhemus said:

I have booked a test drive…..

Fantastic!

I'm hoping mine should arrive not too long after my birthday😃

 

 

 

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Congratulations Jonathan! Looking forward to seeing it on the Bridgnorth runs😃.

I've had a change of heart and gone for something visually very different, the new Lotus Emira supercharged V6.

Do you think anyone will notice an infiltrator🤗

 

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On 8/14/2021 at 9:18 AM, mneil said:

Congratulations Jonathan! Looking forward to seeing it on the Bridgnorth runs😃.

I've had a change of heart and gone for something visually very different, the new Lotus Emira supercharged V6.

Do you think anyone will notice an infiltrator🤗

 

Nice looking car the new Lotus, but it's not a convertible.. 

Surprised you went for it over the 718 GTS, what was your reasoning out of interest?

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15 hours ago, RBD914 v2 said:

Nice looking car the new Lotus, but it's not a convertible.. 

Surprised you went for it over the 718 GTS, what was your reasoning out of interest?

I agree the lotus looks to be a nice car , I’m surprised Neil changed his mind and I have been trying to tempt him with GT4 S 😂 I ve been  winding him up saying that on the next Bridgnorth run I will pack a tow rope and some super glue just in case 😉😂

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2 hours ago, Lonewolfgjp said:

I agree the lotus looks to be a nice car , I’m surprised Neil changed his mind and I have been trying to tempt him with GT4 S 😂 I ve been  winding him up saying that on the next Bridgnorth run I will pack a tow rope and some super glue just in case 😉😂

Indeed you have Gareth😀 but I thought the rope was insurance for your PDK and the glue, the air-con radiators🤣. Sorry, bit below the belt😀.

Both my previous Toyota powered Lotus have been bomb proof, never missed a beat and my only expenditure was from their servicing. Gone are the days of Loads Of Trouble Usually Serious😁.

 

18 hours ago, RBD914 v2 said:

Nice looking car the new Lotus, but it's not a convertible.. 

Surprised you went for it over the 718 GTS, what was your reasoning out of interest?

I have been awaiting the arrival of a new model from Lotus since the days of Danny Bahar; that didnt happen, hence I sold my Evora and replaced it with the Boxster 981s, my first Porsche, apart from its relative, my 1959 Beetle.

I have enjoyed the Boxster but IMHO an interior re-fresh is long over-due and although the 981 is no slouch, I am looking forward once again to double wishbone suspension on every corner. For such a prestige maufacturer, IMHO McPherson struts are a bit cheap and cheerful.

I will surely miss the convertable for our few days of summer in the UK🥶 but it will be refreshing to have a complete change, in design and manufacturer once again.

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Fair enough, I didn't realise you were a previous Lotus owner - so the draw is understandable.

My first real sports car was a TVR, but don't think I could be tempted back!

I've had Porsches for over 30 years now, so my loyalties lay with the marque and always will do I guess.

Funny how you get attached to things isn't it?

Good luck with the Lotus @mneil it's certainly a very good looking car, reminds me of a junior Ferrari... 

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16 minutes ago, RBD914 v2 said:

Fair enough, I didn't realise you were a previous Lotus owner - so the draw is understandable.

My first real sports car was a TVR, but don't think I could be tempted back!

I've had Porsches for over 30 years now, so my loyalties lay with the marque and always will do I guess.

Funny how you get attached to things isn't it?

Good luck with the Lotus @mneil it's certainly a very good looking car, reminds me of a junior Ferrari... 

Thank you😃

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