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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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New to lotus talk saying 'Hi everyone'

Hello everyone

Thought I should join up to see what is happening in the US Lotus world and get to know fellow Lotus fans.

I have owned many Lotus cars from S1 Esprit's right up to the V8 along with Excels and M100 Elans.

I currently own a 1981 Dry Sump Esprit and a Factory development M100 which may have been the Detroit motor show car.

Look forward to enjoying your forum and hopefully providing some help and input at times.

Dave
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 12:39 PM
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I have already enjoyed looking around and read some interesting posts, lots of well modified cars which look great!

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Pictures, please!
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1969 Europa S2 Blue
1970 Europa S2 White (my first)
1974 Europa Twin Cam Special Light Blue
1974 Europa Twin Cam Special #4380R Indigo Blue (my absolute favorite).
1984 Turbo Esprit Calypso Red
2005 Elise Starlight Black
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2005 Elise Ardent Red (used as development mule for the LETSLA)
2006 Exige Graphite Grey
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Welcome....and ditto on the pics!
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My dry sump awaiting restoration

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My 1989 factory development Elan

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JPS 099, I also owned 013

Thanks again for the welcome guys, I will turn out some more pics.

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Welcome Dave and thanks for backing up those bold statements with pics. I've seen your name on the UK forum, but never read why you sold the #99 JPS? I have a hunch you'd like it back!
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Welcome and beautiful Lotus! Thanks for sharing all the pics of those gorgeous cars!
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Welcome Dave and thanks for backing up those bold statements with pics. I've seen your name on the UK forum, but never read why you sold the #99 JPS? I have a hunch you'd like it back!
You are right about 099, I sold it in 2008 as bought a Ferrari Mondial which ended up catching fire! One of those things I guess, I had the chance to buy it back a few years ago but had a communication break down with the seller and bought a DB7. Again the Lotus kept calling so this time I won't change marque again

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My lad when little, he used to love our Sunday trips out in 099.

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Once again thanks for the welcome everyone as much appreciated, I am a quite regular visitor to the US so without doubt close to my heart and somewhere I would love to live one day.

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