So I know this is not Mini but I thought I would share the fun I am having trying to get my Lotus Exige sorted out. This may be a long post. I bought the car almost two years ago. I had no intention of buying a Lotus although I have always loved the Exige. It was a fluke. The car came up for sale, my wife aka the enabler said call and just check it out. I did the guy had owned the car 5 months. He said he was over 6 feet tall with a size 15 shoe. He just didn’t fit in the car well. I made a offer I thought he would laugh at. He didn’t laugh he took the offer. I would found out later I paid less then he had. Well in less than 2 hours I had a car I didn’t plan on buying. I was very excited. I found a Lotus forum and started researching the Exige. I found a thread from 2015 where one had dropped a valve and the owner was doing a build thread on the car. It had 15,000 miles on it at the time. So he put a new short block in the car along with a new head from a place called Monkey Wrench Racing. Along with several other mods. As I read through the thread there were some pictures of his car. Wow it’s white like the one I bought and oh look the same APR wing and canards. Cool. Then I saw the interior. Well I’ll be it has the same rare shifter as my car………….hay that’s my car! I kept digging and found the complete history on the car. I found where the first owner sold it to the second and the second to the third, I am the fourth. There was a owner before the first but I was told he died towing the car home when it was new. I even talked to the guy that had the build thread. He was the second owner. I bought it from the third owner. I asked him for a list of what had been done to the car. His answer was “it’s all in the build thread” um no it wasn’t. But ok fine. Well after lots of digging I found most of how the car was modded by the first (or should I call him owner 1.1) and the second owner. This car has a lot of mods. Way more than I first thought. Tomorrow I will post all the mods I know about and one that no one listed. A few months later the car was delivered. And the wild ride started.