With reference to the letter from J. Grottick of Stuttgart, I would not be at all surprised to hear that many of the 40 days in the six-month period that his TR6 PI was off the road were spent waiting for the required spare parts!
As an English mechanic working in the main VW & Porsche agents here in Freiburg we have had occasion to repair various vehicles from the BL range. A Triumph Spitfire was with us three months awaiting steering and front suspension parts and in the case of an Austin 1800 gearbox a two-month delay, with the parts eventually corning from BL’s dealer in Zurich.
For my part I am an enthusiastic Lotus owner of five years’ standing and brought with me from England my S2 Europa. Like many Lotuses my Europa has had things break and fall off as well as the normal replacements needed. I have been very fortunate to deal with Lotus-importer Paul Behnke of Munich. Any letter I have sent has always received a reply within seven days and such has been the case when receiving spare parts by parcel post.
A service like your magazine—excellent.
E. J. Ridgwell.