lets see your Lotus(s)!

lets see your Lotus(s)!

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leglessAlex

3,592 posts

98 months

Thursday 2nd April
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Evora at Home by Alex D, on Flickr

Doing a lot of that at the moment frown

rockin

8,361 posts

202 months

Thursday 2nd April
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nvubu said:
I know that I've posted images of these before....
Now then, I've met many Lotus owners in my time but rarely have they been the proprietor of four Marina door handles simultaneously or had their Rover V8 taillights mounted both ways up! biggrin

Great cars. I'm guessing '85 on the Esprit...

Nice Evora pic from Alex as well. That green is IMO one of very few colours that work with gold wheels.

Mark77a

19 posts

62 months

Thursday 2nd April
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Ferodocastrol said:
Mark, have you a video of the Elan in action?
Thanks for Q.
Last time out I did a load of data logging .. amps, volts, kW Speed etc. But no video ... sorry, Then #lockdown. So only video is when it was 1st on the road .. a clip on insta. Will be back and will either get wife to press the right button or gopro. In the meantime it's fixes and improvements.

nvubu

45 posts

86 months

Thursday 2nd April
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rockin said:
Now then, I've met many Lotus owners in my time but rarely have they been the proprietor of four Marina door handles simultaneously or had their Rover V8 taillights mounted both ways up! biggrin
1982 on the Esprit (owned since 1987).

I wish the Excel had the Marina door handles as the Toyota ones are really crap. Wish it had Smiths instruments as well, as thew VDO ones bounce around all over the place.

However, according to howmanyleft, there are 371 Marinas compared to 861 Esprits. Maybe they should be referred to as Esprit door handles smile




Edited by nvubu on Thursday 2nd April 20:20

rockin

8,361 posts

202 months

Friday 3rd April
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Interesting point. I should have realised an Eclat/Excel of that generation would have been around the peak of Toyota cooperation. IMO it's a great shame GM arrived on the scene causing temporary interruption of the relationship with Toyota. I'd have been very happy to see Lotus secure under Toyota ownership. (Similarly I always felt the best outcome for BL would have been full ownership by Honda, but they got kicked in the nuts as well.)

Ferodocastrol

4,520 posts

182 months

Friday 3rd April
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Mark77a said:
Ferodocastrol said:
Mark, have you a video of the Elan in action?
Thanks for Q.
Last time out I did a load of data logging .. amps, volts, kW Speed etc. But no video ... sorry, Then #lockdown. So only video is when it was 1st on the road .. a clip on insta. Will be back and will either get wife to press the right button or gopro. In the meantime it's fixes and improvements.
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Lee281275

13 posts

63 months

Saturday 11th April
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kiethton

11,734 posts

137 months

Saturday 11th April
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Exige is good fun (albeit a bit less stable) with the roof off

Connor90

12 posts

14 months

Sunday 12th April
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My '03 111s. Taken before quarantine frown


jeremyc

18,550 posts

241 months

Monday 20th April
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leglessAlex said:
Evora at Home by Alex D, on Flickr

Doing a lot of that at the moment frown
Spotted today looking great in the sunshine. wavey

Thanks for the wave. smile

leglessAlex

3,592 posts

98 months

Monday 20th April
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jeremyc said:
potted today looking great in the sunshine. wavey

Thanks for the wave. smile
Ohh! Yours was looking absolutely lovely too, always brilliant to see one on the road. They're so small! And I am absolutely sure which car I'd rather be in on a day like today.

You caught me coming back from going slightly ffurther than is strictly necessary, I've found that by doing my shopping in Richmond and not Kingston I can get the engine more or less up to temperature. That, and y'know, it helps me stay sane biggrin

TonyG2003

196 posts

49 months

Monday 20th April
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Here is my cleaned and shiny, but garaged Elise

stevebe

25 posts

219 months

Tuesday 21st April
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April7 by S, on Flickr

Snap

TonyG2003

196 posts

49 months

Tuesday 21st April
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Nice!

Breadvan72

38,587 posts

120 months

Tuesday 21st April
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Here to cheer you up are two Lotuses that I used to own - a 1973 Elan Plus 2 S 130/5, and a 1990 Excel SE, plus my Missus. The location is Ston Easton, a quite pleasant hotel near Bath.


Rob410

1 posts

5 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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From Australia...


Breadvan72

38,587 posts

120 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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This 1972 Europa Twin Cam is now in Australia, but here it is when I owned it in 2012.


Breadvan72

38,587 posts

120 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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2010 - my Europa Special on the M40. It's now in Hong Kong.







otolith

42,126 posts

161 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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I am sceptical of the volume of bread that can accommodate.

stevebe

25 posts

219 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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Lotus3 by S,

My 1st Lotus in 2000