Lotus & Accord photoshoot *Updated*

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Sort of. A guy who lives in my building and I became friends and he owns this 1977 Lotus Esprit S1. For you Bond fans, it's the same year as the one driven in The Spy Who Loved Me. Anyway, the wind blew the cover off so I snapped a few quick ones when I got home from work. Didn't have my camera on me, unfortunately. It's a sweet little car. And an awesome project.

Specs:
5spd MT u
2.0L 140hp motor
Fiberglass body
Weight ~2200 lbs.
Nought to 60 around 8 secs
Top speed around 133mph

The backstory: My friend was at an Estate sale (non-auction) on a farm, and the resident was showing him around the barn to see if he was interested in anything. In the corner he noticed the Lotus covered in dust and inquired about it. The guy had no idea what he had (not sure if it was his or what), but my friend (knew exactly what it was) ended up getting it for under $5000...and the car only has around 7000 miles. It looks like more since this guy didn't have it garaged properly, but besides the paint, roughed up trim, and faded interior..it is mint. The motor is super clean. This car has the biggest damn 4cyl I've ever seen, lol. Quite a motherload...Right place right time I guess. Even in its current state it would fetch far more than what he got it for.

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And here's a terrible interior shot, lol. It's all suede in there, or a derivation of it. I'll try to get a better one tomorrow.

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Re: Lotus & Accord photoshoot

someone needs some touch up paint for that front lip. me too unfortunately

cool lotus
 

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Re: Lotus & Accord photoshoot

nice, an old school one.

too bad they were god awfully slow :lawl:



speaking of Esprit's, I nearly dropped my jaw on this one at a bar recently when I walked out

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parking in a no parking zone too, like a boss.
 

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Re: Lotus & Accord photoshoot

Too bad that red car was in the background in the shots...............






















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Actually, although it's a classic, the Red Ryder should have gotten a lil more attention.
 

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Re: Lotus & Accord photoshoot

K...little too much attention to my car here. LOL

Not so much a shoot, just wanted to show you guys this rare car. I personally love them, but maybe not a lot of Lotus fans on the site.

And yeah, need to get my lip repainted, and put a clearbra on it.
 

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Re: Lotus & Accord photoshoot

i love old cars, even if they are slow as...slower than an accord
 

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Re: Lotus & Accord photoshoot

K...little too much attention to my car here. LOL

Not so much a shoot, just wanted to show you guys this rare car. I personally love them, but maybe not a lot of Lotus fans on the site.

And yeah, need to get my lip repainted, and put a clearbra on it.

Well, people are going to pay attention to the highlight/most attention grabbing focal point of a picture.
 

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Re: Lotus & Accord photoshoot

Especially since you rarely post new pics of your car chris. :lawl:

I've never seen a Lotus like that before. It looks badass.
What is the guy planning on doing with it?
 
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