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Crashed blue 02 Esprit

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Hi all, this is my first post here. I've had 4 Lotus Esprits in the last 15yrs or so and love the cars so I'll probably be here more often.

I am looking at a Blue 02 Esprit that was crashed somewhere out west. Anybody hear of it of know anything? I've found that forums are usually the best place for honest info/advice. I most likely am buying it, but would like some history if anybody knows the skinny. Thanks Greg

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Greg, welcome to the forums! In regards to your question, do you have any more details on the car than that? Thats a little vague...

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It is a blue 02 with black wheels, i'm told it was spun out on the track. It was totalled by the insurance company in Colorado. That's about all I know, the Lotus world is a pretty tight knit comunity, I would think word would get around.

I'm looking forward to being an esprit owner again, this will be my first V8. It will be a fun project to rebuild it.

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tidy post, please use add reply when replying to a post that is just previous, not quote and reply - thx

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Hmm, its possible I think that is the Esprit that crashed on track in colorado at the Lotus gathering last year.

The pictures looked pretty rough, but not sure. Maybe its a different one but so far thats what rings my bell. What is the extent of the damage that you were told?

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This car took a hard lick into a tire wall and went airborne. The guy went too hot into a corner and understeered right into the barrier.

Here are some pics from Modified Luxury and Exotics magazine (there are more on their website).....

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Also Travis has some pics on his website.....the car has been resting on the frame from the pictures of it on the flatbed....which can't help matters.

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Hopefully the frame did not take any damage, but it is hard to imagine it didn't getting that high in the air . :) I bet that guy under the tent sh*tted his pants when that thing came through.

I guess the owner was "Willy Q"....not sure if he was a LEF member. You might try coantacting Travis....he was there so he may know more. Maybe he will see this post and chime in. Hopefully it is not just a parts car...

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Didn't that car compete in one of the Cannonball-type adventures the same year? Or am I thinking of another blue V8 . . . guy in Florida? Didn't he post here briefly?


Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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It was in the great American run or something like that, it's also now a pile of junk, parts car at best ....


Paddle Faster, I hear Banjos!

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here -> http://www.klode.com/Kws/Napplications/dis...&Exit=Close

he crashed it a the last LOG (lotus owners group) meet - they had a track day.

Willy Quintana

Yahoo! ID: willyq711

Here on the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/turboesprit


Lou Senko

Austin, TX

more, more, more....

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Hey I was right, sad for the car though.

ugh my signature is gone :lol: and i am now from a strange country, hard to tell what it is.

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