JAE, Goleta California.
I've had my 2001 Esprit V8 for about 6 years now and from day one I've sourced everything from JAE. In the early days I dealt with Jeff before he retired but now have the pleasure of dealing with Jay. My preferred method of communication is via email and every time I send Jay one asking about price and delivery of a part he always responds within 10 minutes, he's that good.
During that 6 years, everything I've inquired about has been in stock (except for a flasher unit that was on back order and shipped in 10 days) which is an amazing record. From gasket sets to idle air control valve, to the rear hatch release cable, hoses, belts, steel braided brake hoses and so on, all have been shipped the same day and at very reasonable prices.
Undoubtedly JAE is the best small business I have ever dealt with and it's wonderful that our Lotus community has a supplier this good. I hope they will continue to support us in this fashion for many years to come. Thanks Jay and keep up the good work.
2015 Dodge Charger R/T Premium (Daily Driver)
2001 Lotus Esprit V8 (Weekend Driver)
2011 Dodge Charger Rallye (Sold)
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Wife's car but great for golf trips and hauling stuff)
2001 Superformance S1 (Sold)
1968 Mini Cooper (Sold)