The original Lotus Esprit: A wedge perfected

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Everyone keeps about how Porsche 911s looked the same for the past 50 but no one ever remarks how the Lotus has been guilty of a similar (sans the new one). Well the Esprit wasn’t nearly as or successful of a sports car as the 911 is, but that’s not to stop me from admiring the of an original Esprit restored to

Before I go on, I’d like to say I this particular car at Houston’s cars and coffee meet (or and cars technically for our town’s After attending numerous I’ve come to the realization only so many 458s and you can look at before they all looking the same (what?!). And at the age of 24, I’ve decided I must be old or going through some form of a quarter life because holy … are cars becoming that more appealing.

As a result, I’ve decided to more time at these looking at fewer cars. The I have for a single car increases this way. I knew Esprit would be the center of for me this past time when a group of kids behind it gave it zero and instead pointed to a new Ferrari off to the

I wasn’t able to chat the owner for long, but in the short he enthused me about his car, he that it was a 1977 model and a find from several back. Yesss barn And 1977 also means a first year American (if I’m wrong, do correct

Oh and that color is a Lamborghini orange which in a way is a bit of a bummer for the but given how photogenic and perfect it I wasn’t going to ask for a cake and eat it

Lotus Esprit

Unfortunately, he had to dash before I was to sneak some glances at I was hoping would be a restored 2 liter underneath, but I was still to be able to capture this before it left the lot. I like all of Giugiaro’s designs, but did he get the original Esprit right.

In a way I this article doubles as a for this beauty of an original and my epiphany in how to truly take in and the most of a cars and coffee Houston is home to one of the best and cars and coffee meets in the and it attracts all kinds of cars old Alfas and Citroens to thousand Vipers.

It easily becomes overwhelming, and you’re a kid it seems dumb to up all the new exotics you see from Need for to look at something 40 years old and makes less than 200 hp. But a taste for something a bit older and bit is acquired, it makes my love for that much more

Houston’s next event at Park is this Saturday the 7th as as you can get there.

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