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I was just thinking about all the wheels that have been on the Esprit over the years. It seems that OZ S4 wheels are the last truly custom and unique wheel that the Esprit would come with. After the S4 wheel, lotus went with off the shelf designs. The Futura modular, the saturn, the novas, the Awi wheels. Sure, they were in specific offsets and bolt patterns for the esprit, but you could buy those wheels for lots of cars via wheel shops.

Was it a cost cutting thing that lotus was doing? Just thinking out loud here.
 

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I dont know about the last custom wheels, but I sure would like to have a set, I've been searching for them for a while now. I had a friend that went to England on vacation, I tried to convince them to get me four and use them as their carry on luggage. In the UK they seem to be easy to find, in the states not so easy.
 

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I thought the AWI's were a custom Lotus design?
 

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You might be right about the AWI wheels. I always thought they were a generic 6 spoke wheel.
 

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I dont know about the last custom wheels, but I sure would like to have a set, I've been searching for them for a while now. I had a friend that went to England on vacation, I tried to convince them to get me four and use them as their carry on luggage. In the UK they seem to be easy to find, in the states not so easy.
I wouldn't have thought that they wouldn't be too hard to find. There was a parted out S4s on eBay recently and they were selling those wheels with only minor damage. I think they went pretty cheap.
 

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Very awesome! I was going to do the *exact* same thing.... then you outbid me.
 

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I thought they were going to sell pretty cheap. I made a last minute bid that was as high as I wanted to pay, and bam..... I won the auction, but it ended up about $200 more than I was hoping for.
 
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