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Finding all Sport 300 and X180R


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Having spoken to Bibs, it seems there is no register or list of all the Sport 300 Esprits or X180R made (approximately 84 cars in total made between 1993-1995). With Bibs help and hopefully the Lotus factory, I hope to track all the cars made and their subsequent history. If you own, previously owned, have a photo, know an owner, see a car etc.... or if you have raced X180R or similar Esprits, please either contact myself (justin@pressland.co.uk) or Bibs.

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There's one in the Utah Motor Museum

http://www.utahlotusmuseum.com/id195.htm

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Looks more like the dudes back garden to me! :D

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I think Rob C has a few contacts in Japan with sport 300,s

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Sadly a few are no longer with us...dunno the # of the one that was on LEW, mebeb a e-mail to kato would sort that out ?

3 in Australia, all in Melbourne - Black, Aluminium and Silk.

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can you get the ltd edition number of these? and/or get owners details? Thanks.

Justin,

The No 48 S300 is here......... http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EOtherstuf...ed_Esprits.html

It s the purple one with the red leather/black alcantara interior.

I understand that it was special order and cost thosands more than the standard 300.

Forgot to ask the factory about it when I was last talking to that dept.

Would like to know how the car was written off.

It ended up at Douglas Valley breakers in Wigan about 4-5 years ago.

I have the number shield here as I bought the interior for the mule but kept it as it could be quite rare?? :unsure:

I have to ask myself - 'do I feel lucky'?

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There's one in the Utah Motor Museum

http://www.utahlotusmuseum.com/id195.htm

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Looks more like the dudes back garden to me! :(

That is actually Lew's #5 X180-R in Golden CO. You can find more pics on my website. It is driven often on the track, sometimes on the street.

The Utah museum site is owned by a friend in Utah (obviously) who owns a bunch of Lotus cars (iX, seven, eleven, type 14 elite, 23 xanthos, Elise 190 Sport, Excel, and I have no idea what else)

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It is driven often on the track, sometimes on the street.

As it should be :(

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There is a Porsche Green - Special order 300 that would originally ordered from the factory and delivered too Germany an American Michael Downey. Since then the U.S owner imported it back to the USA.

It now lives in California with I think the original owner Michael Downey.

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There is a midnight-blue Sport300 for sale at :

http://www.ramspott-brandt.de/ , go to the Gebrauchtwagen Forum.....

http://www.ramspott-brandt.de/Forum/Dalbeck/DSCN1334.JPG

Price is a little steep

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hello,

2 sport 300 :D they are in Belgium, pics by me 3 years ago. Surely I will see them again and i will ask for their numbers and years of production.

Patrick

pic of the second s 300

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hows the registry going?

I know of an x180r street version owner in maryland by the name of steve lefferts... i dont know what number his car is however but ill work on finding it for you guys...

cmon people we got lots more work to do here!!!!!

shade

ps, theres a few nice pics but no numbers on this site for the sport 300s: http://www.club-lotus.fr/index.php?id=264

shade

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Slow going at the mo, have about 12 cars for sure! there are 64 Sport 300 and 20 or so X180. i think a few adverts in Club Lotus, SELOC, etc.... will be the next stop.

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Slow going at the mo, have about 12 cars for sure! there are 64 Sport 300 and 20 or so X180. i think a few adverts in Club Lotus, SELOC, etc.... will be the next stop.

Jus,

Perhaps DVLA would spill if the circumstances were mitigated on historical interest, for the uk cars that are in hiding.

The Factory would have POS leads too for the Export picture.

If someone at the Factory was willing to be appointed then the information on numbers could be made available with annonimity. : :)

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I know at least four S300 in Thailand, 3 yellows and 1 red. I know the owners of 2 yellows, still in mint condition. Another yellow, I've heard is a garage queen. Only few thousand miles on the clock. The red one, not in good condition, is on sale now. First owner of the red one got the accident hit his s300 to the pavement while race with Impreza on the public road. He is walk away, but Impreza hit electric pole and driver got killed.

This picture shot from my car. The left one is S4s. The right one with quad pipes exit is S300.

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Go here: http://www.lotusclubvic.asn.au/

look in the classifieds and you'll find a black S300 for sale in Australia. The car is a minter.

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