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On 07/03/2022 at 18:41, Vipers said:

Now can someone please tell my wife, she’s going to kill me 😬

You mean you've still not done that kitchen?! 😆

Dave

9 hours ago, Vipers said:

it will definitely cost me a new kitchen

Haha - I guess not!

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Bathrooms being done at the moment so definitely earned some brownie points but I think I used them up this week 😬

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On 01/04/2022 at 09:45, Gis said:

Interesting 88 Turbo for sale on BaT. 165 miles from new. Looks amazing. Time capsule. Will be interesting to see where it finishes, currently at 60k+USD. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-lotus-160-mile-40th-anniversary-edition-esprit/

Sold for 96K. Including premium around 100k USD. Not bad. Still a bargain compared to any run off the mill, mass produced 911 though. 

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On 08/04/2022 at 13:22, Gis said:

Sold for 96K. Including premium around 100k USD. Not bad. Still a bargain compared to any run off the mill, mass produced 911 though. 

That's a crazy price.

How much are regular early Stevens turbo going for in the UK?

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6 hours ago, Giniw said:

27k-Mile 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 25th Anniversary Edition

Winner – 5 bids to $85,000 on May 25, 2022

It`s a really interesting outcome considering the modifications/enhancements. 

This car is running a rebuilt/modified engine with water/methanol injection.

Originality is not always King.

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1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

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19 minutes ago, mike_sekinger said:

It`s a really interesting outcome considering the modifications/enhancements. 

This car is running a rebuilt/modified engine with water/methanol injection.

Originality is not always King.

I've noticed over the years that Americans seem to be attracted to "limited edition" and "anniversary" models. They often appear to fetch high prices, even though to the outsider these models are pure marketeers concoction.

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https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/sa079-lot-17974-1994-lotus-esprit-sport-300?el=17974&pn=1&pp=100

1994 Lotus Esprit Sport 300

The rare Sport 300 is a lightweight, high-performance, road-going derivative of the Esprit X180R and widely regarded as the best Esprit ever.

Sold for: £59,625

Lot Number
409
Make
LOTUS
Model
ESPRIT SPORT 300
Registration Number
L300 LTD
Chassis Number
SCC082910RHA68036
Body Colour
Camel Yellow

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https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/sa079-lot-17975-1995-lotus-esprit-s4s?el=17975&pn=1&pp=100

1995 Lotus Esprit S4s

Prior to the arrival of the V8, the S4s was the ultimate development of the 4-cylinder, turbocharged Lotus Esprit and this fabulous example is the best we have ever seen.

Sold for: £42,500

Lot Number
428
Make
LOTUS
Model
ESPRIT S4S
Registration Number
N4 ONW
Chassis Number
SCC082910SHA64042
Body Colour
Calypso Red

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https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/sa079-lot-18012-2001-lotus-esprit-v8-gt?el=18012&pn=1&pp=100

2001 Lotus Esprit V8 GT

Exceptionally well presented and fabulously maintained, this enthusiast owned, triple show-winning V8 GT is a fantastic example of the Esprit's swansong.

Sold for: £48,375

 

Lot Number
440
Make
LOTUS
Model
ESPRIT V8 GT
Registration Number
ESP 87V
MOT Expiry
14/02/2023
Chassis Number
SCCDA08231HC10200
Engine Number
LL918001030755
Body Colour
Mustard Yellow Metallic

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Shame it has a Turbo Esprit body kit - as May would say, “that’s casual”

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But remember one thing: don't lose your head to a woman that'll spend your bread: Lotus Turbo Esprit (89-11); Lotus Esprit GT3 (12-14): Lotus Evora S (14-17); Lotus Esprit V8 SE "UK Last 15" (18-...)

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Just had this from Club Lotus about the esprit auction...

Hi Annemarie, really nice talking to you just now and thank you so much for agreeing to spread the word about our wonderful Esprit S3.
 
Yesterday’s hit TV programme Bangers and Cash, now has a sibling - Bangers and Cash: Restoring Classics. This new format, due for transmission this summer, sees the production team behind Bangers and Cash buying classic cars at Mathewson’s auction that are in need of a little more than ‘a bit of weekend work’. We film all of the stages of the journey, from the car arriving at auction, throughout the restoration process, before finally putting the car back through the auction and speaking to the delighted new owner. We rarely make any money restoring these vehicles, but that’s not the point. We are passionate about keeping classics on the road and telling their stories.
 
For episode 6 of series 1 we were delighted to snap up a 1981 red Lotus Esprit S3 that had been sitting in a barn for many years. It has gone through an extensive recommission process by the wonderful Webb family at the South West Lotus Centre in Devon. It was returned to us a few days ago and will appear in the June auction. It is lot 250 and will be auctioned off at approx 11am on Saturday 18th June. I would recommend people who want to bid get online in plenty of time and also pre register with Mathewsons. It is an online auction, but phone bidders can also get involved with the auction if they speak to Mathewson’s beforehand.
 
All of the details of the car, and also how to bid on it, can be found at the following website address..
 
 
It might be worth mentioning to your members that we would like to film the car in its new home and speak to the successful bidder on camera. This is absolutely not a precedent for buying the car - some people are camera shy and we will of course respect that.
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On 19/06/2022 at 12:16, windymiller said:

the bangers and cash esprit sold for 45k !

For an S3!! I need to watch that, when shown on TV!😳

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Lovely car but devalued in my eyes by its Turbo Esprit body kit (even if it was factory fitted, which I doubt!). SW Lotus told me that "a lot of people back in the day fitted the turbo body kit when the Turbo came out" but I can't recall seeing other UK S3s with the kit (although I have seen earlier S1/2s modified such)

This 2004 V8SE FE (12k miles) apparently sold in USA this week for $135k (that's £110k at today's e/rate).

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2003-lotus-esprit-7/

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But remember one thing: don't lose your head to a woman that'll spend your bread: Lotus Turbo Esprit (89-11); Lotus Esprit GT3 (12-14): Lotus Evora S (14-17); Lotus Esprit V8 SE "UK Last 15" (18-...)

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17 minutes ago, Jack Stone said:

Lovely car but devalued in my eyes by its Turbo Esprit body kit (even if it was factory fitted, which I doubt!). SW Lotus told me that "a lot of people back in the day fitted the turbo body kit when the Turbo came out"

Thats an HC front spoiler so cant have been fitted until 1987 so definitely not factory.

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1 minute ago, Andyww said:

Thats an HC front bumper so cant have been fitted until 1987 so definitely not factory.

Good spot

But remember one thing: don't lose your head to a woman that'll spend your bread: Lotus Turbo Esprit (89-11); Lotus Esprit GT3 (12-14): Lotus Evora S (14-17); Lotus Esprit V8 SE "UK Last 15" (18-...)

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