Can't vouch for the provenance of this machine but hey, there aren't that many Eddy-Merckx-branded Lotus TT bikes from the turn of the century. Even if it's not Boardman's one, £1700 looks like a snip
Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.