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Model of my exact car for Christmas

PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:49 pm

I was given a model of a "Hot Wheels" Esprit for Christmas :D . The interesting thing is that it is by chance an actual model of my car - how do i know that?

Well its an S1 Esprit in black and gold JPS colours !

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As everyone knows the JPS commemorative cars were the first of the Esprit S2 cars produced. To my knowledge there was only one S1 made in JPS colours which is my Esprit. My Esprit was one of the last S1's made and I have always suspected Lotus tried out the JPS colour scheme on it to see what it looked like.

A picture of my Esprit with my Plus 2 - had to put that in as it is a Elan forum :lol:

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Have a good Christmas and drive a Lotus or at least tinker in the garage if its to cold and wet :lol:
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:28 am

Couple of nice Lotus's you have there Rohan! :)
Is that a view of the ocean?
Merry Christmas!
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:02 am

Merry Christmas Rohan and to all other members of the forum.

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PostPost by: SENC » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:16 am

Well done! Merry Christmas, Rohan, and thanks for all of your contributions to this site!

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:32 am

Merry Christmas Rohan. Enjoy the balmy weather where you are, it’s raining and cold here in Princeton. But as you said, still able to work in the garage to Tinker. Nice S1 you have. I’m a big fan of the JPS scheme.
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:56 am

Merry Christmas Rohan! Such a thoughtful gift from your family.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:00 am

Nice. Merry Christmas!
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:54 am

Merry Christmas Rohan. That colour scheme is slightly unusual given the curve on the pinstriping by the c pillar / buttress.

It can’t decide whether it should be a crisp wedge or a sensual curvy shape ! ;-)

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PostPost by: The Veg » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:10 pm

So your Plus 2 is yellow too! I feel in good company. :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:12 am

seniorchristo wrote:Couple of nice Lotus's you have there Rohan! :)
Is that a view of the ocean?
Merry Christmas!
Chris


Yes its the ocean. When I built my beachhouse 20 years ago the key design criteria was i wanted an ocean view from the garage !!!

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:36 am

rgh0 wrote:
seniorchristo wrote:Couple of nice Lotus's you have there Rohan! :)
Is that a view of the ocean?
Merry Christmas!
Chris


Yes its the ocean. When I built my beachhouse 20 years ago the key design criteria was i wanted an ocean view from the garage !!!

cheers
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:25 pm

Rohan,

Judging by that model you've clearly got the wrong wheels on your car! :lol: All the best,

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:44 am

elansprint71 wrote:Rohan,

Judging by that model you've clearly got the wrong wheels on your car! :lol: All the best,

Pete.


Hi Pete

For $7 you cant expect totally precise details of my car :D

The models wheels are closer to the normal S1 Esprit Wolfrace wheels in looks not the Speedline wheels used on my car and all the S2's that followed. But at least they are gold :lol:

I picked up a set of the S1 Wolfrace wheels a few years ago for next to nothing when they were thrown in for free with a 907 engine out of a wrecked Esprit I was buying. Maybe I will paint them gold and fit them to match the model :D

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