I wouldn't rule out that scheme with all-black dash (pod, full dash, A-pillars) could be factory - the factory was pretty flexible on some orders.Not sure on specifics, but I do know that Lotus produced cars with 2 tone interior from the line.
My 88' is all tan and cream except for the instrument cluster and the area closest to the wind screen. [snip]
Admittedly, the A pillar area does seem a bit "added" on your photo though...
I'll trade for your wheel - a new locking tailgate gas strut that may be compatible with your G car.I'll get some better pics of mine tomorrow if it's still light out when I get home. Seats need to be recovered and that hideous steering wheel needs to go. It's so ugly that I'll give it away or throw it away if I can figure out how to remove it.
I have the original wheel. You can have the one in the picture once I swap it out. I just don't know how to change it, but plan on looking into it this weekend.I'll trade for your wheel - a new locking tailgate gas strut that may be compatible with your G car.
And there is an eBay auction for what appears to be a factory G Esprit wheel (without the crash pad) that may be New Old Stock at a reasonable price (Buy It Now for $83 plus $36 shipping):
Momo Veloce Steering Wheel 330mm Original of Lotus Esprit S3 Turbo 1981 1986 | eBay
Note that the wheel is actually upside down in the photo.
If it's like my wheel, you pull off the crash pad (it's just held on with fat tabs on the back) and there are 6 (8?) Allen head screws. Don't undo the big nut on the hub - not necessary. Be careful tightening the screws as they are kinda small.I have the original wheel. You can have the one in the picture once I swap it out. I just don't know how to change it, but plan on looking into it this weekend.
Love the way you pretend that I tried to pick a fight with you. Same old story with you...I was asked to 'play nice' so I will.
I did not 'prove' your point lotusespritse. My friend is second owner, the car has less than 25k on it, the interior / car is mint and ALL original.
If this was indeed not a factory interior combo why are there more than just one out there? I feel that's a legitimate question... I only 'proved' my point that this is factory.
Now go pick a fight with someone else who is not familiar with these cars. :sad: