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A new owner!

I just bought an '88 Esprit Turbo from an owner on Long Island.

It was originally on ebay here but didnt sell:
Lotus : Esprit : eBay Motors (item 260577905422 end time Apr-06-10 09:23:24 PDT)

Went to see it today at his house, and within an hour it was done. With as nice a guy and as much of a Lotus fan as the owner is (has owned four Esprits), im surprised he's not on LT. Pictures dont do it justice, stay tuned for some more when i pick her up.

This site was a great resource for info during the buy. Thanks for all the help so far...
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Looks like a very nice car there.... I hope you enjoy it and the Forum. Lots of very smart people that have a vast knowledge of Lotus's on here... Welcome aboard.

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congrats, had a feeling you had caught the Lotus bug, enjoy your new ride, my 88 made is safely to Georgia and the new owners are thrilled with it, good luck
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congrats mate!
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Congrats! I also just bought an '88 off of Ebay behind the scenes. Mine is identical to yours in color, but mine needed a bit more work. It looks like that one is mint.
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It's time to join LOONY or LEO and come to the events.
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Congratulations on your new Esprit. Post some good photo when you get the chance. Just remember it British! Thing break for no good reason.

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Congrats and welcome to the club! Did anyone show you the secret handshake yet?

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It's time to join LOONY or LEO and come to the events.
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Hes actually a member of LEO, and told me all about the Jersey meets, and some in PA too. sounds like fun --



secret handshake???
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congrats, had a feeling you had caught the Lotus bug, enjoy your new ride, my 88 made is safely to Georgia and the new owners are thrilled with it, good luck
wierd how things worked out... he was just half an hour away too!

yours might still be the "one that got away" but im just as excited to get this one!
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Congratulations Robbie. Enjoy the car! I'm all wrapped up in caring for/about my new '88. I envy that you only had a 30 minute drive to deal with vs my over 12 hours.

Borrowed from British board : You don't look so much a flash git, as someone willing to put up with a lot of hardship to drive something mad.

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Robbie,


Ha. I see you bought Phil's car!

Be sure to come to Captree State Park on April 18th! I'll have my '88 there.


Info: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f110...il-18th-84877/

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Congrats - looks like a nice car.

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Awesome Esprit. I had that marked on eBay and though about bidding on it. Car looks well sorted and maintained, enjoy!!
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Robbie,

Ha. I see you bought Phil's car!

Be sure to come to Captree State Park on April 18th! I'll have my '88 there.
Yup, Phil seems like a real nice guy, and had all good things to say about LEO and the meets.

Captree sounds good! We've been there (and OBI) plenty of times before with our other "toys"

I pick it up the day before, so ill have all day Saturday to clean it up...
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pics!

pics on the morning of the LEO meet on Long Island:
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pics!

more pics on the same morning
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Wow, that is a clean car.
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Ha. I see you bought Phil's car!
Congrats, Robbie! And welcome to the community.
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ahhh! those wretched new NYS plates are starting to surface everywhere!

great looking car though!

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