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Dear Lotus friends....I'm back in the game! I purchased my first Lotus, a 1974 Europa Special in 1976, then an Elite II in 1976 then and Elise in 2005 which I regretfully sold a few years later. I've been a member of this forum since it was called "Elise Talk" and have checked in every day since. Even when I was going through my Porsche (Cayman S) and BMW (M Coupe) periods. I've lusted after the Evora since I first saw images. I finally had saved up to make the purchase and got lucky. Abe had just received a few "China" cars and I purchased a fabulous Aquamarine/Oyster -my favorite combo- NA with only 4 miles on the clock and full two year warranty! It barely fits in my small garage with just microns to spare from the edges of the outside mirrors to my trash cans. My 1973 Mini Cooper who lives on top now has some good company! Can't wait to get out and drive the thing! Cheers all!
 

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Congrats!

Your parking space is almost as tight as mine--the powerfold mirror "option" is a must.
 

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Gorgeous color! Congrats! But it's seriously time to clean out the garage.
 

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Gorgeous color! Congrats! But it's seriously time to clean out the garage.
I wish! -No place else to put "stuff" though.
 

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how do you get out of your car when you park it in the garage.
Seriously +1 for getting 2 cool cars in such a small space
 

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Congrats!

And your townhome is almost - almost - as hip as your Evora! Very stylish.

But we are all intrigued - how in the hell do you get in and out of your car in that garage?

Solution - LAMBO DOORS! :)
 

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Congrats, have fun!
 

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CONGRATULATIONS

Beautiful color. I have exact color Miata, and a MR2 that is a bit deeper turquoise.

When I lived in SD about 10 years ago, I recall meeting you, when you had the 05.

I also have a 67 1380 Mini Cooper S :)
 

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how do you get out of your car when you park it in the garage.
Seriously +1 for getting 2 cool cars in such a small space
Fortunately, I'm slight of build and there is actually enough room to exit the car with the door only partially open. The side wall is padded so the door can touch it and I can squeeze out of the car. Both my Europa and Elise gave me good practice in twisting my body in and out of them. I'm developing a technique so as not to damage the upholstery or door sill.
 

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Love your Evora, and your garage, what a cool town house, beautiful.
Ron
 

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Been a while. You should hook up with some of the San Diego driving crowd.
 

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Congrats! I'm in San Diego and just purchased an Evora also!
Congrats right back atcha! Yours is a beaut! Us SD folks should chime in...!
 

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Classy color combo.
 
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