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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:52 am 
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And that's what I love about the Exige. No sensors. Just your head, your bum, your arms and hands and your ears. This car needs senses, not sensors.


Quote of the year.....well done :clap:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:58 am 
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forgot to mention legs and feet ;-)


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Looks like good value!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:40 am 
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tlracer wrote:
testdriver wrote:
This car needs senses, not sensors.


And that, I think, sums up the S1 Exige perfectly!



Agreed!
That car always looks good.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:19 am 
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Is this still for sale? How easy would this be to convert to rhd?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:22 pm 
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Hi Kriss, I posted this comment in the thread with the swiss yellow Exige for sale :

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Many Lotus Elise have been converted from RHD to LHD so plenty of conversion reports around.
The other way around is same same but different :-)

Costs for the parts alone should be something like 1500 GBP. For a list of parts have a look here:
http://elise-shop.de/komplettes-umbausatz-elise-mk1-rhdlhdbr-standard-rack-p-353007.html?language=en

The job itself could be done by yourself if you are an average talented mechanic.
The conversion shouldn't be too complicated but it will take quite some time to do it. My very rough estimation would be something like 50 to 100 hours.

The good thing is you can take your time with the conversion. Just collect the necessary part while you are already enjoying the car.
And comes sale time you may offer the car with all the parts to convert it back to LHD.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:15 pm 
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kriss wrote:
Is this still for sale? How easy would this be to convert to rhd?


Hi Kriss

Yes, it is. Kind of. Really don't want to sell, but I just can't justify to keep it really. Too many other projects, too little time, and after 10 years of ownership (and 5 Elise-years before the Exige), I had to move on. I know I'll regret selling the car immediately ;-)

I agree the conversion is pretty easy and not too expensive (+/- 1500 Euro for parts). You can keep the LHD parts, or sell them in a continental forum. Here in Switzerland, RHD to LHD conversions are not very often. But in Germany there are many Elise/Exige from UK imported and converted to LHD, so it's proven that it works with not too much effort.

If you are interested, send me a pm and let us chat.

Take a cheap flight to Zurich to view the car and test drive it. We can inspect the car on a lifting platform at my lotus dealer. Then decide.

I can pick you up at the airport and give you a lift back, or you stay overnight at my place. We could combine this with an extended weekend in Zurich 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: sold.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:46 pm 
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my afternoon off work - bright sun, 15°, free roads :wink:

ok I had the Exige out for a spin today, after many month - what a glorious car this is!

I now have an exiges.com member from UK who is interested buying. If he buys I'll sell. (I think he doesn't, as importing and converting it is still a lot of work and cash...)
If not, I'll keep it. I'm so tired of ''I would buy if I had the money'' persons, tyre kickers, traders, shady dealers, etc. and the car is such a fun to drive, gets so much attention and is just an event itself. Really enjoyed it (almost accidentally crossed the border to some military ground near Zurich, but did get away...)

I know, I would regret selling it immediately... It's so special, I love the visible aluminium chassis in the interior, the parts that look kit-car like, the sounds and rattles it makes, the nimble handling, the speed, the smell and feel, even the kangorooing at low rpm...

I confess, I've watched the Elise inside story yesterday evening again... https://youtu.be/a-TiFKr2yb0


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 Post subject: Re: sold.
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That's great news, well kept :D :clap:

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