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10 hours ago, jep said:

Yeh, blue leather and lovely period Clarion (?). VDO instruments, so much classier than those SMITHS job.....:sofa:

For the record, not my car, just the first decent pic of a black Esprit dash I could find. I have nothing against Smiths and wood, the Jag you posted earlier is surely a lovely place to be! It's just that I really love the look and feel of the (pre-facelift) Esprit interior. Gives me a propper feeling of being connected with the car.

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Its marmite I know, but still my favourite cockpit of any car! Esprit S1. (note: not my car or photos)

Lancia Stratos beautiful inside and out.

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I agree that wood in Esprit or Excel is just not quite right. My Excel has dead tree trim and I don't like it but I tend to leave cars as the factory intended. 

Porsche put timber in very late 928...shockingly bad. 

Jaguar suit wood, particularly the saloons. The early XJ6 is about the best exponent of this. Such a wonderful place to be.

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I do like that 2010 Elite. Looks great even now.

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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50s Elite dash mirrors the profile of the car. Peter Kirwin-Taylor design.

Elite is as close to perfection as car design gets. And they won their index 5 times consecutively at Le Mans. 

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Its marmite I know, but still my favourite cockpit of any car! Esprit S1.

(note: not my car or photos)

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Steering wheel ruins it for me. I changed mine for a S3 one....but kept the original.

Tartan.....Love it. Green, love it. Vaglia instruments, perfect. 

Scott Walker commissioned a few Elise in white coachwork with green leather.....oooh, just total porn.

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An early Turbo Esprit dash in black will always will be my personal favourite as far as Lotus goes👍.....But I  do love the Mclaren F1 dash though  1 of each attached to compare👌

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@Advantage is that one of the later incarnations of KITT?

Also made me think of this one:

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Definitely special, not sure how one would get on with it on a day to day basis...

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I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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4 hours ago, stephenwhyte said:

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No offence intended to the owner, but that above looks like it's been wrapped in black bin bags and puffa jackets. If the leather was flat and matt it would be so much better.

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2 minutes ago, Mysterae said:

No offence intended to the owner, but that above looks like it's been wrapped in black bin bags and puffa jackets. If the leather was flat and matt it would be so much better.

None intended - each to their own. It’s my preferred version of the Esprit interior.......very much of it’s time😎 I see you have a ‘90 version - I hate those.....arguably the worst Esprit interior Lotus did😉

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Classic Saab 900......inspired by Saab Aircraft Company's ......."Saab J.37 Viggen jet fighter"........

 

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11 hours ago, stephenwhyte said:

None intended - each to their own. It’s my preferred version of the Esprit interior.......very much of it’s time😎 I see you have a ‘90 version - I hate those.....arguably the worst Esprit interior Lotus did😉

Yes, I've seen the '90s version, touche! :) . I'm not a huge fan of it either (wooden dash gotta go but I've been saying that for years) and I changed the seats to the V8 type but they aren't as comfy.

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I loved my Astra GTE dash back in the 90’s, such a cool car until some thieves decided to take it and wreck the poor thing! 🤔

Worth a fair penny these days...

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Do or do not, there is no try! 

 

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30 minutes ago, LOTUSMAN33 said:

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I loved my Astra GTE dash back in the 90’s, such a cool car until some thieves decided to take it and wreck the poor thing! 🤔

Worth a fair penny these days...

Dave :) 

Oh wow, wowie wowser!  That takes me back. Love it. Superb!  

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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McLaren 12c/650S I think very elegant and simple. Newer Mc's are messy inside.

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MR2 Mk 1. For the money, a lovely place to sit (and Lotus honed too). Pic lifted from a website (apologies Bibs if that is not allowed).

 

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 it's great, but not one to have if you're obsessive compulsive. Talk about distracted driving !!!  😲

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2 hours ago, Chillidoggy said:

Thread winner.

 

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Not sure this is OEM. 

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