Archive for October, 2009

Bond Lotus Esprit

October 14, 2009

Well I am updating again, a couple of days back I ended up making a deal on a late model 1976 Lotus Esprit S1 left hand drive, well today I finalized the deal on an early 1976 Lotus Esprit S1 right hand drive. This one needs alot of work, but the interesting thing about it this Lotus is it may be 1 of the 9 actual configurations of Lotus cars used in the 1977 James Bond movie ” The Spy Who Loved Me”, its not the two “hero” cars that were used in most of the chase scenes, one is currently in a museum in the UK and the other sold at auction last year to a collector in Atlanta , Georgia. but its either the one that actually drove off of the pier into the water or the one of the two they used coming out of the water, I am checking the chassis number to confirm this, the vin is missing which is a good indicator that it may have been one of the “water” cars. more info and pictures to come!! Todd

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October 12, 2009

Well I closed the deal on the 76 Lotus, unfortuately it is not the right hand drive one, it was just too far gone to consider restoring it, I did pick up a left hand drive one complete and in fairly nice condition, will add pictures and description soon……..