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One source says 88 cars produced I think.

Start a thread in Lotus section, Andecorp will likely see it within a day or two and pipe up with some answers.

As per Ash's advice:

A few years ago there was a John Player Special Lotus Esprit S2 on Aussie eBay that needed some TLC.
It sold for not a lot of money and I have been looking around to see if it is still around.
It needed a lot of work. I was in contact with the new buyer for a short time but lost contact.

Anyone seen or heard of any of these Lotus', I believe that they are rather rare.



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Also note that there's a good chunk of info on the state of early Esprits in this thread: http://aussieexotics.com/forum/lotii-for-sale/lotus-esprit-912-coupe-t872.0.html



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Ta, lots of searches came back with this thread already as well as the Lotus info page.



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Taken from LEW (www.lotusespritworld.com)

JPS Model Info

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The original intention of the JPS was not just to manufacture 100 for the UK but also 100 apiece in the 'rest of the world' or USA markets that provided up to a third of total volumes when the Lotus export effort was 'on track'. One Lotus employee did provide the JPS total and information is that 147 were probably made: 94 for Britain; 10 for California; 16 for the other 49 US States and 27 for the 'rest of the world'. The first commemorative JPS Esprit were completed by 13 December 1978 as unit number 73120550G. The last was ready on 27 July 1979, unit number: 79070278J.

Haven't been able to find any trace of it here in Oz.  Probably now in someones private collection.


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There's one that turns up at the Vic Lotus Club meetings.
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There's one that turns up at the Vic Lotus Club meetings.

Any history on the car??

The one I almost purchased from the aBay auction needed a lot of work and would have undergone a fairly big restoration several years ago.

Just interested to know if it was restored and not trashed.



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Any history on the car??

The one I almost purchased from the aBay auction needed a lot of work and would have undergone a fairly big restoration several years ago.

Just interested to know if it was restored and not trashed.

This one is not in the best shape.
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