Lotus Elan

For Sale 1984 Lotus Prototype X100

PostPost by: tbsmith » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:05 pm

I am going to list this car https://tinyurl.com/y88whwax on BaT (bringatrailer.com) next week. I'd rather sell it to a true Lotus fan so if you're interested and want to avoid the auction fees, I'm open to offers over $50K. Car is in Houston, TX.

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PostPost by: 661 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:36 am

That's a very interesting car.
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:35 am

I'm sure you will be aware of this site... [but just in case you're not]

https://www.thelotusforums.com/

A much bigger audience that this select band and reasonably influential. I would also suggest contacting Group Lotus as they have announced plans to build a visitor centre / museum at Hethel and might have an interest.

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PostPost by: tbsmith » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:13 am

Hey Adrian, no I didn't know about that site, I will post it there also. Thanks for the tip!

In fact I just heard from Oliver Winterbottom (the car's designer) about the plans for a Heritage Center. He has agreed to work with them on my behalf. I'd much rather see it go to Lotus, but they are only in the planning stages from what I hear so it may be a while.

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PostPost by: wotsisname » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:29 am

Tom,
yes, they have a scale model, artists drawings & a CGI video...It was also announced in the local (Eastern UK) press.... so early days but hopeful. I think I took some photos of this on Sunday, so can post a few up if of interest

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PostPost by: tbsmith » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:06 pm

Adrian, yes, I'd love to see what they've got in mind! As a Lotus fan from 17, I would loved to have been there.

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