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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. 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 ?!?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE for sale...............Price:$39,900
  5. ***** GBP 32.100,-........'89 / 63.000 mls. / LHD GBP 32.000,-.......29.300 mls. / '88 / LHD
  6. Wow.........well done Lotus........congratulations!
  7. 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.
  8. ***** 1997 Lotus Esprit S4 GT3.........46.500 mls..........GBP 37.200,- gt3 wordt verwacht
  9. Rebuild of transmission at 370 bhp within 58.000 mls the capability of 500 is not easy for this poor French gearbox....
  10. Hi Mark, Thanks for your interesting reply. All the best.......... Best regards, Ruud
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. HiMarkL, Ref:....... According to the paperwork and other history files it is a real highwing delivered to Holland in February 1992. It would help the public to recognise this car.................. Nobody will ever have seen this one here around. Well, I did see it in 1993 (or 1994/1995)'s how... Sept. 27th 1993 I purchased my 1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE from Mr. de Kleer, salesmanager of Kroymans-Hilversum. It was one item of 4 Esprit's originally imported by Kr. in 1990. That time they had a red '90 SE and a steel blue '90 SE (mine) and possibly already the high wing in their 2nd hand stock. I still own my Esprit. Those days Kroymans was the official Lotus importer for the Netherlands by their sister company Lotus Import Netherlands-Huizen (Neth.) They stopped after a couple of years, as far as I know because a.o. sales lacked behind. No problem since they were very successful with their Ferrari and Jaguar branch. I have seen (absolutely/100% sure) this red high wing with those black rims in their showroom, either in 1993 during my purchase negotiations or in 1994 or 1995 when I visited Kroymans afterwards time by time pure by interest when making a trip with my SE. I have also opened it's drivers door and looked far as I remember that time the car had 15.000 km's on the odo.........I still remember that the high wing and black rims were not actually my taste. I am sure that it did not have the flares on the arches that time. Note: The Esprit SE stickers for Continental Esprit's were not attached to the small side windows but to the body (see my picture). If you would try to remove them for a repaint they will be damaged. Enclosed a picture of my Esprit.............. Best regards, Ruud
  14. Lotus Esprit Essex Commemorative Edition..........€ 120.000,- .....(GBP 102.240,-) From AutoScout:.............."Lotus Esprit Turbo Essex commemorative edition No. 100 This is a very rare opportunity to own the rarest and most sort after of all the Esprit models. The Essex Commemorative edition was launched to commemorate the launch of the new Turbo Esprit in collaboration with Essex petroleum who where the main Formula One sponsor at the time and was unveiled at a party hosted by Essex in London's Royal Albert Hall. However the planned 100 commemorative cars where cut short , meaning that only 34 production Essex commemorative cars have been recorded , 23 for the domestic UK market and 11 for the export market. This information has been provided by Lotus Cars. This is Essex Esprit no.100 chassis number 10949 which according to records was actually No.24 but renumbered to 100 when Lotus failed to make the 100 units planned . This Lotus is also famous for being previously owned by Mark Thatcher it was handed to him three days after it was registered as he had been appointed by Lotus to help operations in the USA. This Essex Esprit has only covered 77,000 miles and comes with a large history file and back in 2005 was subject to a restoration carried out by SJ Sports Cars. The car will come with a new full C service and MOT the cam covers and plenum chamber will also be repainted . If you are seriously interested in owning a piece of Lotus history please call Mark on 01245 248143 or 07732 339759 car is in Chelmsford Essex in the UK"...........
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