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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Greetings from Seminole, FL - USA

New to the "Lotusphere" with a gorgeous 2008 Storm Titanium Elise SC. Still waiting for the car to be shipped from Oregon but I want to meet the other most discerning sports car enthusiasts in the world without waiting any more! Hi! I'm finally here!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 06:03 PM
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Welcome! Looks like that's John's old car? Seen it in person when I was in portland!



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RE: John's old car!

[QUOTE=qu1Z;2684233]Welcome! Looks like that's John's old car? Seen it in person when I was in portland!

I just bought it from Ron Tonkin's GT dealership. It was traded in by a Doctor I was told. Originally sold to an Intel engineer new from the same dealer.
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Welcome! Looks like that's John's old car? Seen it in person when I was in portland!

I just bought it from Ron Tonkin's GT dealership. It was traded in by a Doctor I was told. Originally sold to an Intel engineer new from the same dealer.
Yep, John was at Intel. Great car, enjoy!
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-16-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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I am honored to be so warmly received. I've gotten so much from this group already just reading before I joined. You guys really helped me with my selection decision. After all, who can one turn to about such eclectic matters?! Haw!
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Welcome to the circus. Be sure to check out the Lotus Owners of Tampa facebook page, we're planning our next excursion on Jan 5 & hope you can join us

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John and I are good friends and he maintained that car meticulously and put only the best stuff in it. You bought a great car.

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Hi 3carmonte - I just received my 2008 Elise SC from Ron Tonkin in Portland last week. I'm in Wesley Chapel, FL...amazing that we both bought nearly the same time and place!



qu1Z - I sent request to join the Facebook group for Lotus of Tampa. Looking forward to meeting the group.
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Hi 3carmonte - I just received my 2008 Elise SC from Ron Tonkin in Portland last week. I'm in Wesley Chapel, FL...amazing that we both bought nearly the same time and place!



qu1Z - I sent request to join the Facebook group for Lotus of Tampa. Looking forward to meeting the group.
Ron Tonkin must have a warehouse full of those cars. I only ever saw a 2011 also for sale on the website at the time I was drooling over the 2008 I finally bought, Took me a month to make up my mind. What color is yours?
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Ardent Red with Red leather interior.

I knew I had to make a quick decision, one week from seeing it to buying it, was afraid someone else would grab it.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 01:18 PM
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Congrats

Congrats to you both, watched both of those online, I'm looking for the right 05-08 Elise and maybe will see you guys at one of the tampa lotus gatherings soon!
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