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  1. Thank you...she is the daughter of my son......and is fond of cars as wel. 🙂
  2. True colors, as blue are nice.......I love them. Have a Wankel-Mazda RX-8 in blue......a fantastic car with Lotus-like road going / steering / braking performance.. A couple of weeks ago a dark grey metallic Evora GT 410 Sport was the last new Evora available at the official Lotus distributor in the Netherlands. This color is within my preferences and therefore did not hesitate to purchase this last one and traded in my Esprit Turbo SE. Since 2009 only 20 new Evora's have been sold by the Lotus importer.......a further 10-20 2nd hand units privately imported from the continent countries. With 40 Evora's present in the Netherlands it is a super rare car. Dealer prices are ridiculous high due to an extra ordinary heavy environmental / CO pollution taxation (socalled BPM) in the Netherlands; no other country on the continent has this crazy situation..... My Evora GT 410 Sport originally had a list price of approx € 185.000 = GBP 161.000,- Because it was unsaleable for that price the list price was lowered to € 161.000,- = GBP 140.000 I received a further discount plus trade in of the 1990 Esprit Turbo SE at GBP 32.625,- https://vanderkooisportscars.nl/aanbod/?carnr=14331252-AWD I am nearly 78 years of age and very very happy with my new Evora....... as well as thankful that I can afford that to myself.
  3. ***** Very, very nice Esprit! Congratulations !
  4. Hi, what do you mean with a handful? Is that 5-10.....10-20.......20-30.......30-40......or what else? Can you please estimate, I am interested to know since I purchased the last new one GT410 in the Netherlands 2 weeks ago..... Many thanks in advance, Ruud
  5. ***** In the Netherlands.......v.d. Kooi.....the official Lotus importer.. https://vanderkooisportscars.nl/ You can try if they have one available......as far as I know you can rent several Lotus types...... Combining with a 2/3 days trip to the beautiful Netherlands? BTW: a one hour trip is imo sufficient to know whether the Evora is attractive or not........ I purchased a new GT 410 Sport last week from v.d. Kooi and must say that after a 1/2 -3/4 hr test drive now the fun and attractiveness of my purchase increases more and more....it's incredible.......really !!!! I traded in a Esprit Turbo SE....... Regards, Ruud
  6. ***** Hi AK70, Thank you for your reply and clarification.......! Best regards, Ruud
  7. Ref: my new Evora GT 410 Sport-IPS I think to have read somewhere/some time ago that the ESP is only present with the manual gearbox and not with the IPS. The owner's handbook makes (imo) no difference between both gear functions........ I hope I am wrong Best regards, Ruud
  8. ***** Reserved after 1 day of offering........1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE, 31.900 mls..............GBP 39.100,- https://vanderkooisportscars.nl/
  9. The Esprit is for sale now...........(traded in for a new Evora GT 410 Sport).......... https://www.autoscout24.de/angebote/lotus-esprit-turbo-se-benzin-blau-b633a8b0-0b33-4036-9aba-2894effa47b4?&cldtidx=15&cldtsrc=listPage&searchId=-1231660684
  10. ***** In 1993 when I was 50 years old I bought my 1st sports car, a 1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE with 15.000 mls on the odo...... I immediately did fell in love with this Lotus and the love remained all those 28 years..... Today, (I hope to become 78 years old in June), I bought and picked up the last new available Evora in the Netherlands and left my Esprit in good hands with the Lotus importer. It was rather difficult to say goodbye and I felt a little sad to leave her. Keeping was no option as I have in my garage room for only one car (and a 1975 Honda Goldwing GL1000 K1 motorbike) while I own 2 more cars (daily drivers)......... When saying goodbye and handing her over I kissed her farewell on the roof and thanked her for all the nice years together. My new Lotus is a Evora GT 410 Sport with IPS .................
  11. ***** That's nice and interesting......... I see more dealers follow in the course of the year(s)........
  12. ***** Some additional perspectives................
  13. ***** Don't neglect the 1990+ Turbo SE series with their 264/280 (30 sec) bhp and 0-60 mph in 4,7 sec's performance.... It rides very comfortable........ after a 500 mls journey you still get out fairly fresh.....
  14. ***** Very nice car........congratulations !! I wish you much pleasure with this Ginetta. Best regards, Ruud
  15. ***** Terrible those increases........unbelievable... Hope your "The New Right" party will become stronger in the next years.... All the best, Ruud
  16. ***** Ref:.......Lotus Elite & Eclat (Project M50) Wow....... Fantastic car........wonderful history.......and a great video! Thank you very much for sharing........ Best regards, Ruud
  17. ***** Very nice initiative.......Jukka...much succes! Have subscribed and bookmarked today and look forward to interesting stuff about maintenance of the Esprit Turbo SE.
  18. ***** Classic Saab 900......inspired by Saab Aircraft Company's ......."Saab J.37 Viggen jet fighter"........
  19. ***** Die cast RHD models.....scale 1/38........doors can be opened.........
  20. ***** 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........
  21. Modified LH '89 Turbo 215 hp on mobile.de 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 ?!? https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=286860983&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&isSearchRequest=true&makeModelVariant1.makeId=15900&makeModelVariant1.modelId=7&pageNumber=1&scopeId=C&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&sortOption.sortOrder=DESCENDING&fnai=next&searchId=149bb246-9446-ce57-ed63-a18ecec280b9
  22. 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5FNjyaLfC8
  23. 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.
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