free hit
Sweatow - The Lotus Forums #ForTheOwners Jump to content


Basic Account
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

More Info

  • Name
  • Car
    Esprit Turbo FYEO Dry Sump 1981, Copper 1982 S3 Turbo,Esprit S2
  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

1,709 profile views

Sweatow's Achievements


Newbie (1/14)



  1. the original version was sold for $250,000 at Julians auction in 2006 new York with a stamp on the chassis to prove it was in the film
  2. World High-Definition Premieres of 17 James Bond Classics on VOOM's FilmFest HD Airing All Month, Uncut and Commercial Free, With David Hasselhoff as on-air host Titles Include favorites like Diamonds Are Forever, License To Kill, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger Live Interactive Auction on Treasure HD, June 17, Direct From Planet Hollywood Times Square (NY) Presented by Julien's Auctions Will Feature Rare Bond Memorabilia Including the Original Lotus Prototype Driven By Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only, Estimated at $250,000-$350,000-An Important International Auction Event With Simultaneous Bidding from Planet Hollywood London, Japan, Australia and more New York/London - How cool is James Bond? The sleek spy-gizmos, fast cars, beautiful women...a man to envy! Now imagine all that Bond has to offer in vivid high definition--the gadgets are shinier, the cars are faster, and the women, well that's a whole other story… Starting on June 1st and throughout the month, 17 high-definition world premieres of James Bond classics will roll out on FILMFEST HD (DISH Network, Channel 9475), one of the VOOM HD Networks, the largest suite of high-definition channels available anywhere. Experience classic Bond films uncut and commercial-free, in startling 1080i HD clarity and 5.1 surround sound, when FilmFest HD goes "Ultimate Bond" for the entire month. Titles are: Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Dr. No (1962), For Your Eyes Only (1981), From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), License to Kill (1989), Live and Let Die (1973), The Living Daylights (1987), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Moonraker (1979), Never Say Never Again (1983), Octopussy (1983), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Thunderball (1967), A View to a Kill (1985), You Only Live Twice (1968). David Hasselhoff will be the on-air host. Anchoring this unprecedented programming event is an all-day live auction presented by Julien's Auction's ( featuring some of the most collectible memorabilia from one of the greatest franchises in film-making history. Viewers will get the chance to have some of Bond's cool for their very own on Saturday, June 17 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET, when TREASURE HD (DISH Network-Channel 9473) airs a live auction from Planet Hollywood in New York, with audio simulcast and live concurrent bidding at Planet Hollywood in London. For this important auction, which will feature over 50 lots of James Bond memorabilia. TREASURE HD, the first and only 24/7 high-definition channel for and about people with a passion for collecting, partners for the third time with JULIEN'S AUCTIONS, the premiere Los Angeles auction house specializing in high-end celebrity memorabilia. During the event, viewers can bid from the comfort of home, by going online at The catalog of the sale can be found at the Julien's web site, where pre-bids can also be entered. An auction preview show, highlighting the stories behind the sale's top draws, will premiere on TREASURE HD on May 20th.
  3. Fabian As soon as Andy has finished with my ski mounts would you like to borrow them? they may help you
  4. Thanks Fabian about comment on other car Andy its probably best if I post you one of the top and one of the bottom as would be very difficult to do profile measurement's, is a 2-3 week loan enough time, the top one should be identical to the one in the movie, the bottom one has an extra 4 inches of fiberglass on the bottom as it needs trimming at a strange angle you will see what I mean when you receive, wont be able to post till next week, with regards to the bottom mount bracket you may not need them as the skis should hold them in place but that's up to you to decide. My email is [email protected]
  5. Andy I got mine made by Boss motors in Norfolk he has the original moulds from Lotus from the movie, they have to be trimmed up
  6. I painted the front valance on mine satin black and the sills white, more cost effective that way if I wanted to change them to satin black if I changed my mind, I will send further pictures once the car is finished
  7. between 7 and 7 1/2 ltrs I've just done mine
  8. Try phoning Matt on 07816666056 UK number I know he has a spare dry sump engine and also rebuilds them
  9. 11360 VPK364Y Copper with full Gold leather interior, olin MKV1 skis and ramps (not fitted) and aircon, classic car magazine featured as 007 Bond car
  10. Does any one know how many of the original copper Esprit Turbos were ever made?, I thought it was around 20 and made obsolete in 1982
  11. Got to agree on Rudd on that one, these cars have been undervalued for many years and it seems the rare ones have started to hit there mark, I doubt this will be on the market for more than 2 weeks
  12. I am not entirely sure about the Essex stripes, not in my ownership anyway, yes its a dry sump
  13. Tocus I was referring to the FYEO spec car dry dump many had the tobacco interior and not the wet sumps so the information is true, however I do stand corrected on the build qty of the Essex Cars thought over 70 were built with a plan of being 100. see below a section from Lotus archive For the 1980 model year there was 16 other standard Turbo Esprit built before your car, 7 of them were Monaco White, but only 1 of these had full red leather and was the same specification as your car (most of the 1980 cars in white had brown leather). I hope you find this information of interest and you enjoy your Esprit ownership. Regards, Andy Graham Lotus Archives
  14. One more day of detailing and its all done
  15. Guys, I was wondering if you can help, on one of my esprits one of the headlight motors has stopped working we have checked the motor and its ok and also none of the dials work tacho, temp, rev counter etc, everything was fine last week, its weird that everything fails at once
  • Create New...