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2 hours ago, Mark Blanchard said:

This mint X180 Turbo at Brooklands Historic went for £27k!  Nice to see them being more appreciated.

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2018-07-07/cars/ref-2-1989-lotus-esprit-turbo/

Strangely though this S3 went for only £9k.  Someone got a bargain.

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2018-07-07/cars/ref-191-1984-lotus-esprit-series-3/

And the Chris Evans S1 didn't meet the reserve

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14 minutes ago, Lotusfab said:

Mmmm. Wasn't  a very nice one! 

Yet another one that's been repainted white! I don't care what anybody says it puts serious car collectors off.

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On 10/01/2018 at 01:35, nello said:

Ex Wickens Company car..........apparently........... I'd expect that price restored rather than not.........

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1983-LOTUS-ESPRIT-COUPE-PETROL/253357312241?hash=item3afd45c8f1:g:bAMAAOSweLBaVORJ

 

Just playing catch up on this and low and behold. This is the same guy who bought my Yellow S3 saying it was going into a museum, only to be advertised three days later at double the price.

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8 hours ago, Paul Coleman said:

Yet another one that's been repainted white! I don't care what anybody says it puts serious car collectors off.

The problem with that car was the interior. It just didn't look correct.

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3 hours ago, Lotusfab said:

The problem with that car was the interior. It just didn't look correct.

Yes but no doubt they would have done it in tartan which wouldn't have been correct for that car either

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Yes - sadly another red car. 🙂

problem now is that the wife has just seen our new inflated bank balance. 😞

 

Simon  (94 S4)      My Esprit will be for sale in late 2017

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13 minutes ago, nello said:

Is it supposed to have black sills?

Does it matter? thanks

hindsight: the science that is never wrong

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A fairly original S1 has just been auctioned off for 39k usd on BaT https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1977-lotus-esprit-2/ quite a nice original car with some flaws and some mods. Another S1 in better condition is featured @no reserve in the upcoming RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction next weekend (estimated at 80-100k) https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO18/Monterey/lots/r0103-1977-lotus-esprit-series-i/693515 will be interesting to see where it ends up. Both these cars are not even close to the best ones of some of our forum members, ie Fabian’s @Lotusfab and others.

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13 hours ago, nello said:

To me yes - this image in that colour (with black sills) is probably my all time favourite Esprit.....

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Totally agree as do plenty of other folks,  great colour for the S2 and by far the best looking esprit design in the series imo :thumbup:

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