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  1. 8 hours ago, Mark Blanchard said:

    I think we can conclude the auction wasn't a success.  And The Market have made a loss on it, what with the advertising and promotion of it.  Spotted this full page ad in Octane mag and lots on social media.

    Kind of a shame really, not well planned.

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    Not a success, well it depends how you see it. The prices are not bad at all, it's a different thing that the reserves were set too high. The prices for the UK market with RHD cars seem quite comfortable to me? (maybe not for the Essex, I don't know what used to be its price)

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  2. Red S1 https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-s1/42040a20-1e7d-45ab-bb99-3ebf013d6939?status=live
    £31300 reserve not met

     

     

    Green S4 GT https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-s4-gt-commemorative/ee722fb7-d1c3-4e69-91e8-57286a0cdab8
    £26750 reserve not met
    update: sold for £34000

     

     

     

    JPS #21 https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-s2-jps-edition/48d2201c-f00f-4ee0-a557-9daae7fbbce9
    £63000 reserve not met
    update: live, currently £27500 09/09/2021
    currently £27500 10/09/2021

     

     

     

    Silver Sport 350 https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-sport-350-v8/ef747f51-80b3-44a6-af8c-f3a980a200f7
    £44,500 reserve not met
    update: live again, currently £41000 (2021 09 07)
    currently £41000 (2021 09 09)
    now NO reserve, currently £41000 (2021/09/10)

     

     

     

    Sport 300 https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-sport-300/a2c4df24-c22e-418c-bee1-a9a1262940c2
    £60 000 reserve not met

     

     

     

    S4s https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-s4s/0784d6ad-eef1-4e3c-9f27-0acc24f03d38
    still live (2021 09 07) currently £43000
    £43000 reserve not met (2021 09 09)

     

     

     

    Essex https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-turbo-essex/3d828dfd-0bb5-483d-afff-52e8781e2e58
    still live, (2021 09 07), currently £60 000
    £65000 reserve not met (2021 09 09)

  3. Red S1 https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-s1/42040a20-1e7d-45ab-bb99-3ebf013d6939?status=live
    £31300 reserve not met

     

     

    Green S4 GT https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-s4-gt-commemorative/ee722fb7-d1c3-4e69-91e8-57286a0cdab8
    £26750 reserve not met
    update: sold for £34000

     

     

     

    JPS #21 https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-s2-jps-edition/48d2201c-f00f-4ee0-a557-9daae7fbbce9
    £63000 reserve not met
    update: live, currently £27500 09/09/2021

     

     

     

    Silver Sport 350 https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-sport-350-v8/ef747f51-80b3-44a6-af8c-f3a980a200f7
    £44,500 reserve not met
    update: live again, currently £41000 (2021 09 07)
    currently £41000 (2021 09 09)

     

     

     

    Sport 300 https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-sport-300/a2c4df24-c22e-418c-bee1-a9a1262940c2
    £60 000 reserve not met

     

     

     

    S4s https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-s4s/0784d6ad-eef1-4e3c-9f27-0acc24f03d38
    still live (2021 09 07) currently £43000
    £43000 reserve not met (2021 09 09)

     

     

     

    Essex https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/lotus/esprit-turbo-essex/3d828dfd-0bb5-483d-afff-52e8781e2e58
    still live, (2021 09 07), currently £60 000
    £65000 reserve not met (2021 09 09)

  4. 1 hour ago, Lotusfab said:

    3.5 million quids worth of old  grey car!

    That's a lot of money for a car than cannot swim!

    1 hour ago, Lotusfab said:

    I contacted their marketing department and didn’t even get a reply.

    It's quite sad and hard to understand why they didn't bother to reply ...

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  5. Well honestly I've been to a few auctions for used tools in workshops and sometimes you are just lucky and no one in the audience is interested by what you need. Or just there are enough samples for everyone to be happy and so there is no real competition.

    For instance a friend of mine bought an old sad looking lawnmower for a couple of euros. You won't believe me: nobody bided, and at the end we had ... a good laugh lol (it actually started so not totally useless \o/)

  6. 3 hours ago, top-plumber said:

    Reserve not met..... or right buyer not found? 

    Sure, it's highly dependant on who was watching the auction, especially for this niche market.

    You just have to find two motivated unwise guys to end up with a very high price! (reminds me a few auctions I wanted to bid on on ebay ^^')

    2 hours ago, Chillidoggy said:

    I would never buy an Esprit from an auction.

    Wouldn't it depend on the price? If the price is low enough, I certainly would!

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