Lotus model collection for free or for sale - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
 4Likes
  • 2 Post By sandsmuseum
  • 1 Post By TachItUp
  • 1 Post By sandsmuseum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
sandsmuseum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northern Idaho
Posts: 803
Lotus model collection for free or for sale

For Sale or Free

I have purchased many models of the Lotus family, particularly the 111 chassis models. I always intended to pass them on to other enthusiasts who were not so lucky to find them online or on the racks at Walmart. I have duplicates of many models and most are in original boxes. Some packaging is faded. They are many different sizes, 1:18, 1:28, and 1:43. I have included a group picture to help identify the size. Email if you are concerned about the condition of the box or model or the size.

I want them all to find good homes.

Each one is free to the first person that responds but then you must send me packaging, prepaid and self addressed, and I will box the model and send it back. (I am in Sunnyvale, CA 94087). Please do not ask me to send it unless you are willing to pay extravagantly. Anyone who wishes to pay for the larger or more rare models will receive priority. I will only respond to this email address: [email protected]

View the collection here:

miniature collection

Michael

The Sands Mechanical Museum
Attached Images
 
exlondoner and Coyne like this.

www.sandsmuseum.com
antique coin op repair
sandsmuseum is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 11:59 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 376
email sent.
filipp2442 is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 12:34 PM
Registered User
 
TachItUp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 1,683
I'll let others e-mail you for the models, but I just want to say THANK YOU for keeping your site online. It has helped me with a ton of DIY projects that otherwise I wouldn't have wanted to tackle.
exlondoner likes this.

2005 Nightfall Blue Elise: Sport, Touring, Quantum Zeros, Pro Alloy, BWR De-Cat, Stage II, BOE Torque200 tune
TachItUp is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 08:12 AM
Such moderate
 
Doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 6,718
Garage
Awesome!!
Doge is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 10:23 AM
Registered User
 
luxige's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: MA
Posts: 2,524
Thumbs up, Michael.

In theory, there is no difference between Theory and Practice. In practice, there is. - Y. Berra
luxige is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 09:58 AM
Registered User
 
DamianLynch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Oslo, NO
Posts: 418
Garage
+1 on keeping the site up. Also, I have sent an email if you are willing to spare one or two matchbox cars for my kids. Thanks.

2016 Ruter #31 Bus, (not Ardent) Red
2011 Elise R, Ardent Red
2010 Evora, Solar Yellow
1972 Europa S2, Lotus Yellow
DamianLynch is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 10:24 AM
Registered User
 
montereyrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 111
email sent!

Your website was one of the first I found to guide me in the care and feeding of my nightfall blue 2005 Lotus Elise, purchased in 2008. If the larger blue Elise isn't already spoken for, I can come pick it up in person this Sunday!

Last edited by montereyrob; 12-09-2015 at 10:35 AM.
montereyrob is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-14-2015, 05:47 PM
Registered User
 
Kukadog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 288
+1 on the site. I used it yesterday to bungee a turn signal that was popping out. Great site!!!


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Kukadog is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-14-2015, 06:27 PM
Registered User
 
philethier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,949
Quote:
Originally Posted by TachItUp View Post
I'll let others e-mail you for the models, but I just want to say THANK YOU for keeping your site online. It has helped me with a ton of DIY projects that otherwise I wouldn't have wanted to tackle.
Sam ting.

Phil Ethier Minnesota USA
1973 Triumph Stag LE22439UBW "uncle jack", Sapphire Blue
2004 Suburban 8.1, Sport Red
2005 Lotus Elise, Bordeaux Red Pearl
2017 Ford Fusion (wife had to stop driving manual due to shoulder problem), Oxford White.
2006 Gulf Stream Conquest Super C
http://www.mnautox.com
philethier is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-14-2015, 06:56 PM
Registered User
 
tvacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 2,990
PM sent

Tony Vaccaro
2005 Elise Ardent Red, www.lotusowners.com LOONY (Lotus Owners of New York) and the Church of the HolyLotus, Drive Fast Take Chances, 93 Caterham 7, 71 Elan, 70 Elan GTS, 1991 M100, 1999 Sport 190 Elise, 1974 Europa TC, 1973 Europa JPS #15 TwinCam.
tvacc is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-05-2016, 08:46 PM
Registered User
 
DamianLynch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Oslo, NO
Posts: 418
Garage
Thank you for the cars! My kids loved them.

2016 Ruter #31 Bus, (not Ardent) Red
2011 Elise R, Ardent Red
2010 Evora, Solar Yellow
1972 Europa S2, Lotus Yellow
DamianLynch is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-27-2016, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
sandsmuseum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northern Idaho
Posts: 803
A second try to find homes for these miniatures

Quote:
Originally Posted by sandsmuseum View Post
Free

View the collection here:

miniature collection

Michael

The Sands Mechanical Museum
Many of the models have found good homes. Some of you expressed an interest in a particular model but then did not send a box. So there are some left.

I will only respond to this email address: [email protected]

Many thanks to those of you who appreciate the Sands Mechanical Museum website. The Lotus section was a labor of love, in appreciation for Lotus finally bringing the car to the States. I have not added anything to the site for some time. However I continue to drive and appreciate my Exige S240.

Michael
Coyne likes this.

www.sandsmuseum.com
antique coin op repair
sandsmuseum is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-27-2016, 04:54 PM
UK Exile

 
exlondoner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,922
Michael you've done a fantastic job, well played sir.
exlondoner is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2016, 03:12 PM
Registered User
 
invictusmaneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,408
agreed it has been a treat interacting with you, thanks for the epic model, and while it may not have been updated in awhile the site is a treasure trove for us enthusiasts and was so helpful when I had my Elise!

2016 AMG GT-S
2012 Caterham R400 (sold)
2010 Chrome Orange Evora (Sold )
2005 ST Elise (sold)
2002 MB G500 lifted etc.
2003 Cooper S (track)
we'll see what Lotus comes up with next...
invictusmaneo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community > Marketplace > Misc For Sale

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome