Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 1992 W126 300 SE
Location: Head in the clouds
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It was a factory built Lotus Super Seven Series 4. (The one featured in 'The Prisoner' was a series 3). The Seven was the car which established Colin Chapman as an automotive genius.
The tyres were not very wide, 205 I think from memory. The concensus in the club was that due to the light weight, wide tyres on a slippery road were a quick route to the ER.
They were banned from most club sports car racing in the UK for being uncompetitive, so the factory produced a whole range of merchandising "Too fast to race"
'Baiting' just about any other sports car through some twisty country roads was the main weekend occupation of '7' owners.
I was chased by the cops one night and they very nearly crashed trying to keep up, bearing in mind how fast it was able to turn corners and accelerate to the next one. In those days they had to follow you for a set distance in order to prosecute. When I stopped and dived into a pub, the pigs piled in after me, dragged me back outside and pushed me around for a while, the wankers.
On another occasion I did a graceful 360 degree slide on a motorway slip road at some ridiculous speed and my fiancee threatened to finish me. If I knew then ........, I would have left her there!