purchased by Nick in Kent.
now and then I receive E-mail from Locust owners who have come across
my site www.wannop.co.uk
or the club site www.locustenthusiastsclub.co.uk.
Maybe I am a little cheeky but I always take the opertunity to ask
for a few photos and some information about the car or details of
the build or purchase of the car.
recently received an e-mail from Nick Eagle who has just purchased
a Locust so after directing Nick to the club site for details of
the Membership Secretary I did the usual and asked for some details
of the car and the purchase.
is Nicks reply.
have to admit buying this car was the first bit of e-commerce I
have been involved with. It started when a friend of mine who owns
a Caterham 7 took me for a ride. Unfortunately I was instantly hooked
on small cars big fun. I went straight home and thought over buying
Lotus 7 replica. I thought it would not hurt to look on the Internet
at any articles or even any cars for sale. I surfed the net visiting
all the free Kit cars/ Classic cars for sale sites and after about
20 minutes found the car for sale on one such site. I e-mailed the
owner for further details and later arranged to look at the car
that weekend. As soon as I drove it I had to buy it. Not only was
it a great example, I thought it was very reasonable at £2200. It
was a bit of a trek, as I live in Tunbridge Wells in Kent and the
car was in Leicester, but worth every mile. The whole deal took
6 days from initial contact to final delivery. A shining testimony
to e-commerce (I Think!).
my last e-mail I have spoken to the previous owner of the car who
actually built it. It turns out the engine was a surplus stock car
racing engine. So it will be interesting to get it on a rolling
road to see what the figures are like. As far as I know for definite
it's running on a fast road/race cam. High lift rockers. Big valve
head. And Weber carbs the makings of quite a nippy little motor.