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    Lotus Esprit Turbo SE '90, Mazda 2 1,5 GTM-line, Mazda RX 8 Renesis HP
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  1. ***** Die cast RHD models.....scale 1/38........doors can be opened.........
  2. ***** I drove my 1990 Esprit Turbo SE .......from 1993 to 2020 .......on average 600 miles per year.......totaling 16.200 miles. Since new It now has 32.500 miles on the odometer.......... My 1975 Honda Goldwing GL1000 K1 has a total of 11.250 mls on the odometer........
  3. Modified LH '89 Turbo 215 hp on for € 39.950,-........... ......."Our copy is - to put it simply indiscriminately -; unique! The Esprit Turbo has only driven 8000 kilometers. This mileage is also confirmed by Lotus itself (letter present). The car was originally delivered in Germany and has always been in the hands of enthusiasts. The brakes and gearbox have recently been overhauled. In addition to all maintenance vouchers, we also have the original booklets and the aforementioned letter from Lotus. The car is in good condition and is ready to be included in a collection again!"....... ........."The Esprit Turbo has only driven 8000 kilometers. ..................The brakes and gearbox have recently been overhauled"........ That's pretty soon ?!?
  4. Mazda RX-8 Renesis HP.....with 1,3 ltr 2 disc rotary engine.......6 sp / 231hp.......engine located behind front axle....double wishbones.......kevlar drive shaft......fabulous driver's car.
  5. I have the battery of my LH 1990 Esprit Turbo SE permanently connected with a trickle charger . It is connected with a male plug and a female plug (with spring actuated dirt cap) which is mounted in the upper part of the left rear wheel arch (invisible) as well as an internal intermediate fuse; all directly connected to the battery by a separate wire. I use a cheap Chinese made autom. controlled trickle charger ( GBP 15,-). This way I always have the right tension on the car Never had any trouble during my 26 years of ownership. My maintenance free battery was replaced of course a couple of times during those 26 years; the average lifetime each battery (surprisingly) was generally 5 years and 8 months. After a (trickle charger connected) lay-off period of for instance a half or one year the Esprit starts within 0,5-1,5 seconds. I have 2 other cars, a Mazda Rotary RX-8 Renesis HP / 231 hp and a Mazda 2 1,5 GTM, as well as a Honda Goldwing GL1000 motorbike of 1975.........all 3 have their own trickle charger connection on the outside of the vehicle and all 3 are permanently connected and therefore I have never any fuzz with the electr. start tension.
  6. 1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE for sale...............Price:$39,900
  7. ***** GBP 32.100,-........'89 / 63.000 mls. / LHD GBP 32.000,-.......29.300 mls. / '88 / LHD
  8. Wow.........well done Lotus........congratulations!
  9. I have a 1990 Esprit Turbo SE with the battery permanently connected to a trickle charger.......... due to the permanent trickle charger connection my average battery life is only 5,5 to 6,0 years. Since 1993 I renewed my battery > 5 times . Every time I used the standard 62 Ah DIN type 562.19 (DIN = German Industrie Norm) which is perfectly fitting; has an excellent/sufficient starting power and is maintenance free This DIN type you will find at all major batt. manufacturers as Exide, Varta, Bosch etc. and also B-brand batteries which are always ok, since the manufacturing of lead-calcium batteries is not based on rocket science. I always strive for the cheapest one....for all my cars.......last time for the Esprit was a Hankook MF56077 from Accu Megastore .UK which has a branch in the Netherlands. Price free home € 51,32......... equivalent GBP 45,- Enclosed the relevant max. allowed battery dimensions and locations of (+) and (-), incl under tray dimensions of the Esprit.........the max allowed battery height is 200 mm; due to max length of both screw thread spindles of the fixing bar.
  10. ***** 1997 Lotus Esprit S4 GT3.........46.500 mls..........GBP 37.200,- gt3 wordt verwacht
  11. Rebuild of transmission at 370 bhp within 58.000 mls the capability of 500 is not easy for this poor French gearbox....
  12. Hi Mark, Thanks for your interesting reply. All the best.......... Best regards, Ruud
  13. Hi MarkL, Thanks for your reply. Nice, that your data and my observations seem to be is a small (Lotus)world actually. BTW: As far as I remember I never saw your SE advertised at or did you notice it? Long time ago however I noticed it to be offered for sale by Classic Park-Netherlands as part of their inventory. Note: my SE had 25.000 km on the odo in 1993 and now shows 52.000 km; the overall condition is still nearly as new; the interior is blue/grey leather with a burr elm dashboard; the same dashboard as you have. Note of interest: Did you purchase your High Wing for (mainly) driving; (mainly) investing or both? Best regards, Ruud
  14. Additional note:.............The side repeater indicators must have been removed afterwards because without these repeaters this Esprit would not have received 1992 Dutch license plates to allow driving in the Netherlands. It seems that the red highwing below is your car since it seems to have the flares already........(picture of unknown source) I also remember that your red high wing has been for sale by "Classic" in the years around 2000-2010.
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