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So Ive got an 03 final run esprit, and Ive heard that there is a wind deflector available to use with the top off. Chatted with the dealer and they told me it was $878, installed, unpainted....

So heres the question, did these deflectors come with the cars and if so, where are they stored... maybe I have one and just havent found it...???

Any help appreciated, thanks!!

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Hi Corey,

Mine was in the boot (trunk) in a black vinyl bag. It's just a badly fitting lip for the front of the opening left if you remove the glass roof. Two tongues locate into the slots and a velcro strap stops it falling off. Certainly not worth a grand unless you spend most of your time with the roof out - and even then it's incredibly expensive.

I just had one donated (for the cost of postage) by a kind V8 owner who had a spare one.


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It's hand-build GRP, so every man(women) can build one for his (her) own... . more than 800 US-Dollars for a piece of plastic ? :whistle: -sounds as if Lotus has some higher priced 'optional packages' than Porsche ???!! Muhhhaaaa :(


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have to wait till I get the car back to spy for it, but it sounds like its not worth the time. ah well, guess I'll either deal with the wind noise or just leave the top cracked open. :whistle: Thanks for the response and the advice!!

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$878 for that silly piece of plastic! Wow, their margin must be massive. And as mentioned, it doesn't fit very well.

Might come up on ebay or if you're prepared to import it, you could try Douglas Valley.

Anyone know if S & J does one?

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i have one and id isn't used often. But i wounder why none has tryed to refabricate an 'non lotus replacement'. Maybe in an more effective style... .


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Holy cow $878, I'll sell you mine for $500!


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