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post #1061 of 2042 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 10:56 AM
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Like Ford was rumored to say, "In any color you want, as long as it's black."
it should be an option at least. Give the dealer a hard time

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pwe thanks for the pics. I've updated my desktop wallpaper accordingly. It's the best I can do until my CO arrives this summer. BTW I am the East Bay, so maybe we'll see each other around at some point.
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Picked it up yesterday!

Picked up my new 06 Elise yesterday from Overseas Motors in Dallas..... what a dream come true. Chili Red....... drove 300 miles yesterday and loved every second of it. I can't stop grinning..
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My 2006 KG Elise

I picked up my new car from Sports and Specialists Cars in Hopewell, NJ on Feb. 18th. Sorry it took so long to post, I've been busy driving

Not sure if the colors are too accurate it was a sunny day. But check out the Magnolia Leather with the Krypton Green color!

Notice that I ordered the diamond stiching and it was delivered with out it. When I take it in for the first service they will replace the seats, side panels and the center console.

This car is everything I thought it would be and more!
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A few more photos...

Just a couple more pix...
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I didn't post mine here, so I will now.
March 6, 2006 from Newport European.
Couldn't have gone smoother.

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'05 GG Elise hits the ground in Boulder, CO

Greetings all,

Well, I've been pretty consumed with the Elise since driving one at Pike Peaks International Raceway back in September. In short, while I had never considered English car ownership, post the Elise drive, it became my only option.

So, I've kept an eye out for a pre-owned '05 ever since then (setting up an eBay search that same evening), although I hadn't been able to find exactly what I wanted (GG / black w/ all the goodies) during the ensuing five months on eBay, cars.com, this forum, other dealerships, etc. Well, Mark Starr, of HRM fame, came up pretty huge and I got the call a couple weeks ago that he had exactly what I wanted, albeit new instead of used. Oh well, what is one to do? Well, besides pulling the trigger (even though it was above my budget) and adding: satin silver stripes (in a nod to the devastatingly good looking 2006 anniversary edition Ford GT), matt black powdercoating on the wheels, fuel filler door, and diffuser (nod to the Exige), Sector 111 harness bar, grommits / provision in the seat backs for harnesses, plus ss brake lines and a Stage II exhaust.

The car rolled off the truck yesterday morning and what can I say... "I LOVE IT!" The finance major in me has never been able to stomach a new car purchase due to the resultant depreciation. Although, after rolling up 88 miles on the clock yesterday (only 88 miles as I had to go skiing w/ my son and then it started raining & snowing in the evening, so I couldn't get the 300+ miles on it that I wanted to) and I can say that I HATE the break-in period! No WOT, 4k rpm limit, brakes that haven't been bedded-in, and tires that still have release agent on them is... EFFIN' PAINFUL! 1,000 miles of this is cruel & unusual punishment (not to mention I won't be able to really drive the car this week prior to leaving next week for spring break. Doh!).

Anyway, you know you have a problem when you buy parts for a car that you don't even own / have taken delivery of yet. Which is what I did from Sector 111 a week ago: Schroth Profi IIs, micro mirror (the factory rear view mirror is bigger than a pickup truck's!), HNT pad, and a front tow hook. More to come too: RAC Monolites for track use w/ the stock Yokos (I'll probably run Toyo T1-Rs on the factory wheels for "commuting" to and from LVMS, Spring Mountain Raceway, and Miller Motorsports Park, from Colorado this track season), a removable steering wheel hub with a suede Sparco flat-bottom wheel (anyone know what size the factory steering wheel is?), Exige seats(?), mesh front & top grills, and body colored Exige-esque side scoops (I am not a fan of all the plastic grills / slats on the Elise).

The car will primarily be used for track events (although we've had most of our tracks close down in CO last year) and I plan on driving it to & from. That being said, I might consider an Alpine head unit (w/ iPod control) and Focal speakers, provided I can get them to drop-in w/o modifications (anyone know if this is feasible?), and I suppose I might consider getting a trailer for it. Can anyone suggest the smallest / lightest trailer I can get away with?

Anyway, here are some pics of the new baby. Furthermore, I can not stress enough what a fantastic experience I had with Mark, Liz, and Drew at Hunting Ridge Motors... they ROCK! Thank you so very much guys, you're the best!

One more thing, can anyone point me towards a child booster seat / cushion that works with / fits the stock seats? I have a six-year old boy who loves cars (especially doing doughnuts in them), and it would be a shame not to let him ride in the Elise, especially since I plan on road tripping with him, in the Elise, to the ALMS race in Utah this summer .

A final, one more thing, those sidemarkers have GOT to get smoked. They'll be getting sent to Wetworks Garage for a street tint (or perhaps one shade darker).
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looks great!

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Congrats on your new Lotus! Enjoy!............

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Congrats! I'm sure you'll love track days with the Elise. I thought I was having fun on my Porsche 911/993 until I drove the Elise on the track. By the way, next LoCo meeting is on March 28 at 7:30pm at Brother's BBQ on Arapahoe & I-25. Drop by so we can see it in person.
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From one Jersey driver to another...congrats and lots of luck with it

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I picked up my new car from Sports and Specialists Cars in Hopewell, NJ on Feb. 18th. Sorry it took so long to post, I've been busy driving

Not sure if the colors are too accurate it was a sunny day. But check out the Magnolia Leather with the Krypton Green color!

Notice that I ordered the diamond stiching and it was delivered with out it. When I take it in for the first service they will replace the seats, side panels and the center console.

This car is everything I thought it would be and more!

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You guys are driving me crazy with all these beautiful pics of your beautiful cars. I can't stop thinking of my '06 Elise that I just ordered yesterday.

Dealer says maybe in a month.

This is driving me mad!!!!!!!!!



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Cool Damn happy in San Francisco

Mine just arrived too...about to run it up to Livermore to get the 275 ForceFed turbocharger on it . I'll post some times and new pics when it's back!!
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wow, the red rims look awesome! Never seen that before.

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wow, the red rims look awesome! Never seen that before.

It's been done before.
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Arrrrrgh! Is that one of my beautiful travertine S4 seats, just sitting there where I left it three years ago?!!! You're stacking junk on it? Arrrrgh! Okay, I guess it's not mine anymore, but still.

Wash your wife's car you selfish bastage.

Nice Elise, man. Definitely in my top two favorite color combos. You're my third friend to get one and I'm starting to feel the pull. If the car didn't look like a dune buggy, I would probably try harder. If the Europa comes, that might do the trick. I know that having access to press cars was keeping you from picking up something new (different), but I'm glad you found something that fell into your PCH (Performance, Cost, Happiness) Matrix(tm).

Keep in touch, man.

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It's been done before.
oh yeah...but I think I've seen the blue one though.

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Here is a link to some more pics of the pickup of the new car, and the 1500 mile trip home.

http://www.olympus.net/personal/markh/elise/


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Here is my while at the dealer



brought it back home the first day







Got the black emblem from Shinoo!! First thing, must be done!!



finally good enough to park next to all my friends ride


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Here is the car while at the dealer



brought it back home the first day



06 polar bule, color of my dream.



06 LED tail light


Got the black emblem from Shinoo!! First thing, must be done!!



finally good enough to park next to all my friends ride


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