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Hello guys looking at the photo of the late grand prix driver Ronnie Peterson ,i was wondering if the black esprit S2 he was presented with is still in existance ,and are there esprits out there that have been owned by people in the public eye.As i havnt been on the site for a while sorry if my threads might repeat that which iv already covered.I think the s2 esprit s the sharpest, and most stunning of all the esprits,but the rest are stunning also (diplomat) :) James belfast.

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James, I've merged your thread with this one, have a read of it. If you're not sure if a thread has been covered, click on 'search' and it will help :)


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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Who can you think of?


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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Chris Evans had an Evora at one point (wasn't his the Freddie Mercury one?) and I think has an S1 Esprit.

 

Gordon Murray has an Elan and possibly another Lotus.

 

Adrian Newey had an Exige race car.

 

Didn't Naomi Campbell do something with an Evora to raise money for Haiti a while back?

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Chris sold both cars quite quickly sadly.

 

Adrian Newey recently sold his Exige GT3 and the "Naomi for Haiti" Evoras were a donation from Lotus to her charity, I don't think she had one herself. 


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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OK it does say famous current Lotus owners, but I thought I'd start with famous 'recent' owners and hope for the best!

 

Jay Leno definitely has a few.

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Good shout on Jay Leno, thanks :)


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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:welcome:

 

There is a difference between famous and reputed, you know ;)

 

Former Team Lotus F1 driver Philippe Adams owns a Lotus... don't know if he's famous enough for this list though...

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Don't forget Romain Grosjean!

 

Was offered his pick of the range, went for a Black Exige V6.

 

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Alicia Keys?

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Maldonado

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Ciao,

JB

'88 Excel SE - monaco white

'99 Elise 111 - azure blue �

'87 TurboEsprit - calypso red

'02 BMW 325ci convertible - diamond black

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http://excelregister.lotusexcel.de

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Steven Tyler in a pimped Exige ;)

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Patrick Dempsey had an Exige, too

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Ciao,

JB

'88 Excel SE - monaco white

'99 Elise 111 - azure blue �

'87 TurboEsprit - calypso red

'02 BMW 325ci convertible - diamond black

wwwlotusexceldebannernew300eu5.jpg

http://excelregister.lotusexcel.de

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That's back at the factory, it was only ever loaned to him. I'm sure his wife's was the same arrangement...


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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Anyone in the historic series worth a mention? No Lotus nuts in the HSCC/BRDC etc? Anyone associated with Club Team Lotus etc?

 

Richard Ashcroft put an Elise in a ditch, he had it on trial for couple of days... he didn't buy it!  :driving:


Currently having an illicit affair with another marque, be back in the fold one day... B-)

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^^ ?

 

Jimi Hendrix's bassist Noel Redding owned an Elan apparently.

 

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Who was that young Hollywood "star" who had an Esprit a few years back?

 

Damn, you said current :getmecoat:

 

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Cadel Evans (cyclist) has either an elise or an exige. I think it is an elise.

 

Is that famous enough?


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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George Best had a Europa...and a nice girly to go with it...or 2

 

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Everyone in Hollywood had a Tesla Roadster at one point. Built in Hethel.

 

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Aside from that, presumably they've given Martin Donelly a car to run about in?

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Hmmm, current famous owners of my Esprit I imagined (dreamed) would be old rock stars, but then again, their knees and backs are not Esprit-friendly, somewhat like mine!

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