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Went on the US Ebay site today to see what Lotus were up for auction and there were only 8 cars on there. There were over 40 the other day. Spring is in the air, the trees are in blossom. The daffodils are out. The clocks have changed. So it's the classic time for selling sports cars. So where are they? OK, some auctions have finished but I haven't seen so few on there for as long as I can remember (that's not as long as it used to be, unfortunately).

Look for "Lamborghini/Other" (i.e. not Murcielago, Gallardo or Diable) and there are none not even a kit car. Regularly it shows about 5 to 10 cars.

7 MGs, 2 Triumphs, no Austin Healeys, 7 pre-360 Ferraris, 6 old (up to and including the DB7) Astons. Still lots of Porsches.

Why is this? What could have caused this sudden shortage?

S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE

 

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Don't know how you got to this, but click on Ebay at the top left. Then under used, select Lotus and the following comes up:

http://motors.shop.ebay.com/Cars-Trucks-/6001/i.html?LH_ItemCondition=2%7C0&_dmpt=US_Cars_Trucks&_flso=0&_mak=Lotus&_mod=-1&_sop=7&_rdc=1

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Well, bugger me. I've been using that link for months. I see now that it's for certified cars only. Damn! I wonder how many good cars I've missed? Thanks for pointing out the error of my ways, James. I don't know how I got that link.

Bookmark changed. :thumbsup:

Hmmm. I changed the bookmark twice but it still takes me to the certified cars only. I'll have to stop being so lazy and get to it the long way.

S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE

 

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Dave, Trevor is in California mate.

Trevor, we list every Esprit posted on ebay USA here

http://www.thelotusf...m/65-e-bay-usa/

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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I know that, Bibs but I'm sort of lusting after a +2 or a Europa TwinCam, maybe an Elite although a nice N/A G-car would do. I'm not too picky.

S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE

 

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Lust no more, Trevor.

1974 LOTUS EUROPA id:8430

Burlingame, CA

contact info

interior-color:Tan

transmission:Manual

fuel:Gasoline

drive-type:2WD

details:Leather Interior, Warranty

transmission_details:5 Speed

country:United States

state:CA

zip:94010

city:Burlingame

make:Lotus

model:Europa

price:$38,000

currency:USD

mileage:1586

year:1974

$38,000

I believe Burlingame is but a short hike north of your current location, no? Bit pricey, but consider the milage (if it's real). But I'm sure you knew about this one already?

Oooops! Just tried the "contact" link, and it's vaporized into the ether. Must be an old ad. Still, I'll leave the post up as an "incentiviving" tease. :D

Happy hunting!

Cheers,

John

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I had stumbled across that ad. It's weird. It will be on Craigsist for a day or 2 then disappear for a couple of weeks and then reappear. I think it's been on there about 3 times so far.

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