free hit
counters
A very special S1 -- UPDATED - Page 2 - Esprit Chat - The Lotus Forums Jump to content


A very special S1 -- UPDATED


Recommended Posts


Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.
  • Replies 37
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

keep it! keep it! keep it! That way I can come see it next time I am up that way. You still haven't said what you are doing with the 308.

308? You will find your answer if you look around here: http://www.lotusespritforum.com/forums/ind...st&p=185907

Tony, I seen enough: whats the price please? Reckon their is some dust on the tires so a little discount would be right. ;)

Jean

What to do with this car is a decision I don't want to rush, and I really want opinions or information from all of you. I would love to loan this car to a museum -- that way it could be seen, be mine, and do a few parades and events. But if I am going to talk about anything beyond "what should I do with it", I should really ante up the advertising fee to Bibs before going there. Actually, I'd be quite happy just to support this site if I can pay with credit card (I don't do PayPal), so Bibs shoot me an email if you can take a CC or work something out with Kato.

Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

Link to post
Share on other sites
134HLeftFrontTire.jpg

Let me just say as an aside, as this car is a study in originality, Paul Coleman took on the admirable task of remaking S1 centre caps and was chided by another member for putting a serif'ed "LOTUS" on the badge stating that it should be the block, sans-serif "LOTUS." What does this car show? Serifs!!

Way to go, Paul! :thumb-up:

That's all, back to the show. ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, since you brought that up . . .

I don't know if that is referring to me or someone else, but I did privately tell Paul that the lettering on the originals has a different font than on the reproductions (although I certainly did not mean it in a disparaging way!). I bought a set from Paul, put the remade centers on them, and they are going on the blue S1's wheels so I can save it's well-preserved originals.

Both the originals and replacements have a serif font, but they are different. If I get around to it, i will post a photo of each. I am perfectly happy with the caps and centers I bought from Paul, though. ;)

The bonnet badge, as you know, is sans-serif . . .

- T

By the way, WHENEVER SOMEONE ASKS WHAT THE ORIGINAL TIRE SIZE IS ON THE S1 BECAUSE THEY READ THE TYPO IN THE MAGAZINE ARTICLE, SHOW THEM THIS PHOTO! :)

Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tony, it looks like you might be receiving the biggest WOW award for 2008.

You might also consider hanging ' Lotus Esprit S1 Museum' above the garage door. Get a ticketing machine & a turnstile, print some fliers and away you go. Hook up with the local hotel / motel and you could offer package deals.

Edited by gtookey
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...