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Finding all Sport 300 and X180R


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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?? :P

From the pictures i have seen it was heavily damaged on the front. The engine was supposedly specially built to "works spec" - similar to the race cars and mapped accordingly. I know where the engine, gearbox, loom, ECU etc all ended up and you may be pleased to know that it's back in an S300 chassis! Not back on the road yet but it's in the pipeline....

There's a x180r i know of in the states, the guy also owns the "Zanardi Car". - Could try and find out the build no. if you want?

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guess youve just seen the calendar on ebay....???

Got it myslef stored safe somewhere in its original card sleve....

Stunning calendar, never used it as I wanted to keep it mint.... they were selling them cheap at one of the motor shows when I was younger as they were out of date if I recall correctly.... then again I may have paid a fortune... memory never was that good...!!!! :huh:

Doubt the numbers are printed in the calendar though....

Sat in the Yellow Motor show one that year.... yum yum yum.... always promised myself that one day I would buy one!!!! Maybe one day hey!!!!

Simon

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Doubt the numbers are printed in the calendar though....

you are right, just had a look at mine no numbers ..

got mine of ebay last year, but date have been cut off, no big deal cos I am gonna get them framed

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From the pictures i have seen it was heavily damaged on the front. The engine was supposedly specially built to "works spec" - similar to the race cars and mapped accordingly. I know where the engine, gearbox, loom, ECU etc all ended up and you may be pleased to know that it's back in an S300 chassis! Not back on the road yet but it's in the pipeline....

There's a x180r i know of in the states, the guy also owns the "Zanardi Car". - Could try and find out the build no. if you want?

Any info would be much appreciated Jon, thanks.

I've offered to give Justin a hand collating any details and I'll try and get a small web presence up with our progress. I appreciate some owners may not be keen on giving too much away, so just the number, colour and country would be fantastic. Ideally I'd like to get the rough mileage and specification as well, plus maybe a pic or two for the site. If anyone wants to contact me, either send me an IM or my email's on my profile (I think...). Justin's email is in the first post.

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Might as well make use of my double post, so here's a snippet of absent-minded oversteer. To be fair my left hand was (unsuccessfully) trying to hold up the camera - I was doing my first Freescan run and thought the camera might be useful when looking through the data...

s300_1.wmv

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  • 4 months later...

Catching back up with this, we're back on the case and I'd like to complete the list as much as possible and have it in the Wiki.

Here are the chassis numbers, if you know of a car, please cross reference the chassis number and let me know the current location(ish - country is fine), owner and reg number if possible.

Thanks :animier:

SCC082910PHA68001

SCC082910PHA68002

SCC082910XXX68003

SCC082910PHA68004

SCC082910XXX68005

SCC082910PHF68006

SCC082910PHA68007

SCC082910PHA68008

SCC082910PHF68009

SCC082910PHA68010

SCC082910PHF68011

SCC082910PHA68012

SCC082910RHF68013

SCC082910RHA68014

SCC082910XXX68015

SCC082910RHA68016

SCC082910RHA68017

SCC082910RHF68018

SCC082910RHA68019

SCC082910RHA68020

SCC082910RHF68021 - Rob Durrant, London

SCC082910RHA68022

SCC082910RHA68023

SCC082910RHA68024

SCC082910RHF68025

SCC082910RHF68026

SCC082910RHF68027

SCC082910RHA68028

SCC082910RHF68029 - In Lyons, France, Olivier (grasdub - LEF)

SCC082910RHF68030

SCC082910RHA68031

SCC082910RHA68032

SCC082910RHF68033

SCC082910RHF68034

SCC082910RHF68035

SCC082910RHA68036 - Krishna Kandiah, Essex (currently for sale)

SCC082910RHF68037

SCC082910RHF68038

SCC082910RHF68039

SCC082910RHF68040 - Currently for sale in Germany - http://www.autoscout24.fr/Details.aspx?id=93844239

SCC082910RHF68041

SCC082910RHF68042

SCC082910RHF68043

SCC082910RHF68044

SCC082910RHA68045 - Simon Cox, Devon

SCC082910RHF68046

SCC082910RHF68047

SCC082910RHA68048 - In the big Lotus garage in the sky :animier:

SCC082910RHA68049

SCC082910RHF68050

SCC082910RHF68051

SCC082910RHF68052

SCC082910RHA68053

SCC082910RHF68054

SCC082910RHF68055

SCC082910RHF68056

SCC082910RHF68057

SCC082910SHA68058

SCC082910SHA68059

SCC082910SHA68060

SCC082910SHF68061

SCC082910SHF68062

SCC082910SHA68063

SCC082910THA68064 - Tony Crossley, Devon

SCC082910THA68065

Interestingly enough, only 23 were sold in the UK, 17 to Germany, 7 to Japan, 4 to Thailand, 3 to Belgium, 3 to Italy, 3 to Australia, 1 to the Channel Islands, 1 to France and 1 to Switzerland!

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Have you got a link please? Number 40 started it's ownership in Germany so that makes sense, it's a calypso red one :thumbsup:

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Have you got a link please? Number 40 started it's ownership in Germany so that makes sense, it's a calypso red one :thumbsup:

There is another one in Germany in Yellow with 15k kilometres that was for sale when I was looking .

Will have a look at the old emails but it was pictured outside the foyer of an office block (may have been posted here).

It was advertised for 45k euro.

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

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Thanks Pete :thumbsup:

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I believe this car fell afoul of US import laws a few years back, and was ordered removed or destroyed from the USA.

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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This yellow S300, owned by the president of the German Lotus Club (pic taken @ Nurburgring). Don't know the #

He owns as well the S350 on the same photo, as well an Essex.

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Forgot 1 S300 : when I picked up my car yesterday after servicing @ my Lotus dealer, there was a silver grey S300 (in Ostend, Belgium). License plate LSP300

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Hi There,

You can remove #45 from your 300 sport missing list, I have had the car since 1997, it is lotus racing green with 30k on the clock.

Regards Simon

01626351362

Thanks Simon - Does you car have a roll cage fitted?

Hello,

A friend of mine, had just bought a Sport 300.

The Number is 29 and the esprit is located near Lyon, France.

Hi Fabrice, the car looks amazing :wallbash:

Can you please ask your friend to get in touch <_<

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Hi bibs,

It does have a full roll cage, bucket seats and a 4 point harness. the car is known as the SENNA car. The roll cage in the engine bay is a nightmare to remove and refit. It took all day yesterday to refit.

Regards

Simon

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Safety first!

I'd love to see some pics. Did you know that you are local to another Sport 300, Tony is in your neck of the woods in the SW!

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post-3352-1183822992.jpgpost-3352-1183822867.jpgHi Bibs

Some roll cage pics you can see the problem what goes in first roll cage, engine sidewalls or the trim above fuel tanks

Regards

Simon

Other pics to follow

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