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CLUB LOTUS TRACKDAY
AT HETHEL ­ SATURDAY JULY 9th
As you no doubt read in April's issue of Club Lotus News, we?ve joined forces with Magnitude Events to organise an exclusive track day on the official Lotus test track at Hethel on Saturday July 9th. This is the first time Lotus owners have been allowed to drive their own Lotus around this historic track which has been superbly refurbished in recent years to full FIA standard.

This email is to let you know that we still have a few places left but if you'd like to be part of this exciting day you'll need to be quick.
Number are limited to just 50 in total to ensure that everyone gets plenty of track time and maximum value for money. The cost is a bargain ?110 and if you would like to come please book now otherwise you?ll risk being disappointed.

Here's the schedule for the day:
10.30 ­ Gates open
10:30 ­ Event registration followed by the obligatory sound check which is 98db static and 105db at 34 revs.
11:20 ­ Safety Briefing
12.00 ­ Sighting and familiarisation laps.
12.00 ­ Track opens, open pit lane format.
16:00 ­ Evora 400 Experience.
17.00 ­ Track closes.

Extra drivers and friends are also welcome and full details are on Magnitude?s website. High quality on-site catering including hot refreshments and using locally sourced produce will be available all day. We've also invited Mike Kimberley as our special guest.

Professional Lotus factory ARDS qualified instructors led by Martin Donnelly will be on hand to offer personal 1-2-1 tuition at a small extra cost can be booked in advance or on the day (subject to availability). Towards the end of the event there will also be a unique opportunity to experience an Evora 400 driven by Martin or a member of the Lotus Driving Academy for only ?40 for 3 laps.

Only Lotus cars will be allowed on track and they must be safe and road legal. Track insurance isn?t compulsory but is recommended and if you wish to trailer your car to Hethel there is plenty of parking in the paddock. Slick or race tyres and competition cars are not permitted and good driving manners are the order of the day.

To book your place please go to www.magnitude-events.co.uk and click on ?Car Club Events? and then click on the Club Lotus tab. If you would like any more information or have any questions please contact Alex Brake at Magnitude on 01603 552031.

Look forward to meeting you there.

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Collectors LOTUS ESPRIT 1982
For sale Privately, in somerset, United Kingdom
Lotus Esprit S3,23,000 original miles from new.Unmolested condition,unmarked unique green half leather ,half cloth interior with silver headlining.No stress cracks on the body work.Totally original spec no mods to engine or body work.Full Lotus service history untill taken of the road 24 years ago.

This Esprit has not been run since then and would need need a full restoration (I would suggest a body off restoration.Paintwork is in very good condition but from the bonnet forwards has suffered some pitting to the lacquer. This car was originally a Lotus Company car and was issued to Mr T Enrite for the first two years (a Lotus CEO at the time),afterwards it was sold on the open market. Only four were made in this spec,two for the UK,one for Europe and one went to Hong Kong and this was the last one.In my long years of Esprit owner ship I have never seen another in this colour,This car typifies the 80,s retro style. I have a Lotus certificate of provenance which verifies the car ,engine , gearbox and chassis numbers. This car has both investment and rarity potential.

The Esprit is starting to gather pace in the classic car world and i feel that the only way is up especially with one this rare. All chrome work is in good order only the chrome cant rails need replacing(very easy and available) This is an investment as it stands or it would be an easy rebuild because it is complete and original (not in boxes and I would budget £5000 if i was going to refurbish it my self) This Esprit has the potential to be a show stopper.These cars are overlooked at the moment and I think that they are about to get the notice they deserve. Serious inquires only.

Essentials
Mileage: 23,046
Year: 1982
Doors: 2
Body type: Saloon
Transmission type: Manual
Fuel type: Petrol
Colour: Green
Details
Engine layout: Rear Engined
Engine size (Litres): 2.2
Previous owners: 3
Price: £19,995

See more here

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Lotus Turbo Challenge 2
YouTube Video: Amigos Amiga Podcast
Subscribe to the Amigos Podcast at http://amigospodcast.com !!

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Ultimate Journey: 1987 Lotus Esprit HCI
from barnfinds.com
I have to give this seller a hand of applause! You see they live in Eagle River, Alaska and once made the 300 mile trip from Anchorage to Valdez and got caught in a snow storm in this turbo charged Lotus. Rather than waiting out the storm, they put this British sports car to the test and pushed their way through the ice and snow. They’ve had this Lotus for a while and have already gone through everything to make it a good driver. With 113k miles, it’s likely the highest mileage Esprit still on the road. You can find this Lotus here on eBay and if you win it, you could fly to Alaska and take it on the journey of a life time down the ALCAN highway!

Read more at barnfinds.com

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Esprit on
2016 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

     

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1977 Esprit at Auction
28th May 2016
This Lotus Esprit remains in the original factory body colour of 'S04' Orange with Orange / Green patterned interior. The car left the production line on the 4th September 1976 being orginally allocated to 'Bell & Colvill' according to the order form, however the dispatch book list the car as being sent to 'Grange Motors' of Brentwood. The car then returned to Lotus un-sold on the 28th January 1977 being later dispatched to the final selling dealers 'Andersons (Newton-Mearns) Ltd of Glasgow. Ironically the system shows the car being maintained by 'Len Street Ltd' who were based in Chelsea, the other end of the country again!

The Esprit started production at serial number 100 in June 1976, therefore based on serial number sequence for the UK market the car is the 63rd Esprit out of 282 cars. Only 20 Orange car produced and one of only 15 with this body /trim combination.This Lotus appears on the HPi database under a previous registration number as being ‘Damaged’. The date given for this incident is April 1993. So 23 Years ago!

The history folder we have contains a record of its ownership from new together with a certificate of providence issued by Lotus.

Specification:
Year: 1977
Make: Lotus
Model: Esprit
Registration: YNU187S
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size: 1973
Estimate: £6500 ~ £7500

See more here http://www.mathewsons.co.uk/vehicle-auction-catalogue/1977-lotus-esprit

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Black Esprit gets dirty
Basic Instinct clip
From Youtube where the Black Esprit tries to take out Michael Douglas!

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Esprit on
2016 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

     

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Geometry lesson by Giugiaro. Lotus Turbo Esprit
Published on Jan 1, 2016
1981 Turbo Esprit. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. One of only 143 built to Colin Chapman's original specification which included dry sump lubrication. This example also has the full 'Essex spec' - air con, full red leather interior, Panasonic Cockpit roof stereo, light weight Compomotive 3-piece split rims. Identical to the exploding 'For Your Eyes Only' car (apart from the colour of the leather).

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Esprit on
2016 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

   

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Happy Easter
Enjoy the holidays
LEW would like to wish everyone a happy easter. And don't eat too much chocolate ;-)

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How To Be A James Bond Car
Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars
How did the Lotus Esprit 'Wet Nellie' get into The Spy Who Loved Me? Richard Hammond tells the tale worthy of Ian Fleming himself...Taken from Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars

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2017 Lotus Esprit???
Reports in the motoring press
We've been hearing it for years about the 2014 Esprit. Now we've hearing about a 2017 Esprit. Will it happen, who knows, but the press seem to like the storys at present.

Nothing we've seen actually out of Hethel, so take it for what you will.

See 'Otherstuff' for our stories on the 2014 version that never appear after production stopped in 2004.

See a press story here

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Esprit on
2016 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

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1978 Lotus Esprit S2 goes 900 miles
Published on Jul 14, 2011
Hagerty drives a 1978 Lotus Esprit S2 from Philadelphia to St. Louis to prove that classic cars are capable of anything when you treat them right. See the Fall issue of Hagerty magazine for more on the story, and visit Hagerty.com/lotustrip to learn how you can make your own long-distance road trip in a classic a success.

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Lotus Factory tour 1984
Published on May 19, 2012
Journey back in time to Hethel, in 1984. A factory tour. Mainly on the Esprit. See how they made these great cars. This is the full version, from two parts I linked and edited the start. If only I could go back in time.

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Lotus Esprit S1 Rally Car
Published on Jan 21, 2014
A video of a look around the Esprit S1 Rally car.

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This Lotus Esprit Is A Light Rider Reborn
YouTube Video
According to Spencer Canon, he was drawn to buy his 1989 Lotus Espirt because of how little knowledge exists about the car. “The Esprit is not a well-known car,” says Spencer Canon. “Car guys know what it is, but they don’t know much about it—it’s a mystery.” On the newest episode of Petrolicious, the team examines Lotus’ hidden gem.

After Lotus ceased production of the Esprit in the early 2000s, the lithe coupe was shoved to the wayside in the wake of supercar offerings from larger manufacturers like Ferrari and Lamborghini. Because of this, there aren’t many around, and a general lack of knowledge intimidates buyers before they can even sit behind the wheel.

Canon, who creates high-end carbon-fiber roadbikes under the Ritte Cycles company, was attracted to the Esprit for this exact reason. He acquired his Esprit in derelict shape. He spent months stripping the paint off the body, as the previous owner had slathered the coupe in sticky red paint. He repainted his Esprit in a unique powder-blue color that has proven to be slightly controversial with Esprit owners.

Since the Esprit was in such terrible condition, Canon decided to transform the Esprit into a representation of his imagination, or the physical manifestation of what he perceives to be the perfect car.

With a turbocharged 2.2-liter four-cylinder, Canon’s Lotus sounds about as fast as it looks, with an addictive turbo blow-off sound accentuating the four-cylinder growl.

Take a look at the newest episode of Petrolicious in the video below.”.

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Esprit on
2016 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

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Calendar Order !
All Shipped?
All current orders have now been shipped and are on their way. Order yours today..

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Esprit on
2016 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

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Calendar Order Error!
Hopefully all corrected?
The last replacement calendar was shipped yesterday (16th Jan) of the error batch and now we hope we've replaced all the issue. All orders have currently shipped, so if you ordered a calendar, it's on it's way..

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Esprit on
2015 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's latest we've seen.

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Calendar Order Error!
Do you have an old calendar?
We may have sent out a couple of older calendar instead of 2016 calendars by accident. If you did get an older version, please email immediately and we'll ship a replacement asap.

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Esprit V8 wanted back!
Do you own this Esprit now?
If anyone on here knows who now owns my old Esprit V8 SE (Reg: V8 EEE) can you let me know I only let it go due to an acrimonious divorce and would be interested in knowing if the present owner would consider selling it back to me. Contact me on baker.robert21@yahoo.com

Regards

Robert Baker aka Bobbak

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MotorWeek | Retro Review
'86 Ferrari 328 GTB:GTS, Lotus Turbo Esprit, Lamborghini Jalpa, Porsche 95
US motor show..

Esprit on
2015 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's latest we've seen.

     

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Calendar Orders
All posted Saturday
All calendar orders have currently been dispatched. We post out every Saturday and all current orders have gone out. Any orders from Sunday [today], will be dispatched the following Saturday [14th Nov].

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2016 Calendar 'Now Available'
Order yours now
Our 2015 Calendar is now available for ordering at www.esprit4sale.co.uk. We will dispatch orders every saturday, so you should expected your calendar on a Monday or Tuesday (UK) when you order. Any problems ordering please email admin@esprit4sale.co.uk and we can help you sort anything out. Remember our paypal is orders@lotusespritworldl.com and add the correct postage to your orders. We look forward to keeping an Esprit in your life everyday next year. We're hoping for the first batch to go out this weekend (7th Nov), but they might be shipped the following Saturday (14th Nov).

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Esprit on
2015 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's latest we've seen.

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2016 Calendar 'Stars'
Star Esprit of 2016
Here's a list of owners who are yet to claim their free calendar (shipping to pay) as their Esprit made it into next years calendar.

Sven Krüger
Scott Williamson
Peter Mills
Robin Dyer

If your name appears above after submitting a picture for the calendar, please email admin@lotusespritworld.com to claim your free wall calendar.

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Esprit on the Track
30 year old Lotus Turbo Esprit gives the other a fight
The 30-year old Lotus Esprit Turbo does not give up when running a race with the new super cars at the annual Sportcar Event in Roskilde. Although it is 30 years old, only has 4 cylinders and furthermore only have about 270 horsepower. Then comes the still with the big boys on the field.

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2016 Calendar 'Now Available'
Order yours now
Our 2015 Calendar is now available for ordering at www.esprit4sale.co.uk. We will dispatch orders every saturday, so you should expected your calendar on a Monday or Tuesday (UK) when you order. Any problems ordering please email admin@esprit4sale.co.uk and we can help you sort anything out. Remember our paypal is orders@lotusespritworldl.com and add the correct postage to your orders. We look forward to keeping an Esprit in your life everyday next year.

A list of owners who's Esprit made it into this years calendar will be up shortly. They can claim one free Wall Calender (postage to be paid) via email once the list is up.

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Calendar Esprits
All started in 2004
Well almost, this was the first Esprit Calendar car for December 2003 for the 2004 Calendar, which was the first year we produced one. This GT3 was owned by Mark Britten and appeared as the bonus month of December 2003.

  

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What Were The Most Ridiculous Pop Up Headlights Ever Put On A Car?
Obviously not the Esprit....
The era of the pop up headlight is over, long since replaced by LED eyeliner. And that gives us time to reflect on the most ridiculous variations of the flip up lighting theme..... Read more at www.jalopnik.com

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LEW Calendar 2016
Do Esprit owners and enthusiast want it?
After lower and lower sales over the last few years, we currenlty are just above breaking even on printing costs for producting the Esprit Calendar, so we need to ask. Do you want a LEW Esprit Calendar for 2016?

Either email or tweet us if you're interest in purchasing one of our calendars. We've been doing them since 2005, so that's 16 years of Esprit Calendars. If we get enough response, then we'll get them in production for sale in October/November.

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Esprit on
2015 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's latest we've seen.

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Lotus Esprit S3 on Wheeler Dealers
Season 5 Episode 2 (42mins)
James bond's car/submarine was a thing of beauty, but how cheap can you get a lotus esprit for these days?. Edd shows us how to take the engine out of the lotus to give it a full service. Wheeler dealers is a british television series produced by attaboy tv for the discovery channel, fronted by car enthusiast mike brewer and master mechanic edd china. The basic premise of this show is the Esprit had failed its MOT due to faulty exhaust and rear suspension prior to purchase. Restoring the Lotus and brought to the Lotus test track. Sold for export to Gibraltar.

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Esprit on
2015 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's latest we've seen.

      

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BaT Auction Success Story
Lotus Esprit Dream Fulfilled
This just in from the buyer of the modified Lotus Esprit that was sold via BaT Auction three weeks ago (link):

“Hello there BaT,

I like to thanks all of the Bring a Trailer team for giving us car lovers a great tool to discover and eventually purchase beautiful cars.
I learned a lot just by browsing thorough your listing and reading the users Q/A , I consider BaT my car related Wikipedia now!

In January I purchased a Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Montecarlo in Italy for my father after reading many enthusiastic threads regarding the car on BaT and now I finally purchased my dream baby from your auction few weeks back. I of course had a vacation long planned exactly when I was hoping to collect the Esprit but thanks to Lucas the Seller we managed to stay focused and conducted a friendly and quite enjoyable sale, if not quick.

Again thank you all , and thank you Lucas I know you are , like me, browsing BaT daily and I hope you stumble across this well deserved recognition!

Ciao,
Mauro S.”

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Esprit on
2015 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production of 10 years, it still have a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's latest we've seen.

      

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