parts come from?
|Like many other limited production car makers, Lotus saves money by
using many parts from other vehicles. If you look closely at the taillight
lenses on a Stevens' Esprit, you will notice they say Toyota in small print.
They originally came from a 1984-85 Toyota Corolla SR5 (the last rear-drive
ones). In fact, Stevens admits that he actually designed the rear
of the Esprit around these taillights to ensure that they looked integrated
and not "tacked on". Units on prior Giugiaro Esprits were "borrowed" from
The beautiful wing mirrors on Esprits since 89MY came from a Citroen CX and can be found on numerous other supercars including the Jaguar XJ220 and the Venturi.
Much generic British Leyland (Lucas) switchgear abounds in early Esprits. Only after then-owner GM allowed Lotus to raid their parts bins did the quality of these parts improve (they were incorporated in the 1989MY). For example, the airbag unit on the Esprit's steering wheel from 91MY-On is from a Pontiac Bonneville or TransAm (with a Lotus cover, of course). The ECM and many of its sensors (TPS, MAP, and others) are also from GM and can be found on cars like the Corvette ZR-1. The CHMSL (3rd brake light) came from a 1989 Corvette.
Legend has it that Colin Chapman would raid the employee parking area looking for ideas and parts to use on his cars. Employees soon learned the benefits of parking as far away from the building as possible and taking a long stroll from their cars to/from work.
As a further bit of trivia: Lotus would have loved to use the Peter
Stevens re-design of the Esprit in 1987 as an opportunity to replace the
Austin Maxi door handles which had been the source of so much criticism
by the press. However, changing the door handles would have required homologation
and crash testing which would have cost Lotus almost as much as the budget
for the entire project (about 1 million pounds). The door handles were
finally changed in 93-1/2 to coincide with the introduction of the S4.
|Steering Wheels||Originally, Lotus used nice, thick-rimmed steering wheels from Italian
manufacturer Nardi for the Esprit. Then came the early nineties, and airbag
(SIR) systems became mandatory in the USA. Being a small car company of
limited resources made designing their own unit cost-prohibitive. They
solved this problem by "borrowing" a unit from parent company, GM. The
problem is that Lotus got the most awful looking piece of safety device
from the GM parts bin. Ten years later, even though GM ownership is no
longer, Lotus continues to use this ugly appendage to the Esprit's steering
Although it has a stitched rim, you will discover upon close inspection that the GM wheel is made of imitation leather. This looks totally out place in a supercar with Connolly leather throughout its interior. To make matters worse, in many newer vehicles the wheel and airbag cover are dyed medium gray. This means that , except for cars with gray (raven) interiors, the wheel clashes with the rest of the car's interior which has black switch gear and trim.
Meanwhile, newer Esprit variants such as the GT3 and V8-GT, which aren't available in the USA market, are graced with one of the prettiest Momo steering wheels ever designed. It just isn't fair!
Seeing pictures of what the non-SIR Esprits included as standard equipment, I set out on a quest to find out how to substitute my ugly duckling for a proper Momo wheel.
Well, I finally did it. Someone, who shall remain nameless, has helped supply me with the proper parts and now that yucky, ugly GM SIR steering wheel is history. In the process of replacing it I have learned a few interesting things:
Remember, this is all info I read on the Internet, so it's validity is questionable. If you get hurt because your airbag didn't deploy, don't come saying that I said it was OK.
Most of the parts needed (except for the horn pin, bush, and spring)
are available from Lotus as one unit. The individual parts don't have published
part numbers yet. Here's a list of all the parts needed to replace your
wheel: Keep in mind that items 11-15 are optional and are for aesthetics
only. You certainly don't need them.
|Headlights||All headlights are not created equal and as the old adage says " you
get what you pay for". So don't even waste your time or money on the $3-$7US
sealed beam halogen lights you find at regular auto parts stores. They're
not that much better than the ones that came with your car.
If you're willing to spend the money, E-Code headlights is a much better way to go. Theoretically, they are illegal in the USA except for off road use, but it is unlikely that you will get pulled over for using them. These lights are very white and even in their pattern. Unlike sealed beams, they are comprised of a separate lens and bulb. When the bulb goes out, you only replace the bulb. This means that the initial expense is high, but replacements shouldn't be. However, how often do you really have a headlight go out in the first place?
I replaced all four lights on my car after being disappointed with the sealed beam Sylvania ones and I can honestly say they're great. The only weird thing is that they have a very sharp horizontal cutoff that tapers up on the right hand side to help illuminate signs on the edge of the road without blinding oncoming traffic. Other than this, it's almost as if you're driving in daylight.
You could purchase your H1/H4 bulbs from Daniel Stern at Stern Lighting. Expect to pay about $40 - $65US per light for the E-Code units.
For the next step up in lighting beyond E-Code, you may want to go to H.I.D. (High Intensity Discharge) lights. These lights, also known as Xenon lights, have been in use for years in stadiums and factories. In recent years, they have emerged in the automotive scene and can be found on flagship vehicles from companies such as Mercedes Benz, Lexus, and BMW. The lights do not use a filament like a halogen bulb, but create light by zapping an arc between two electrodes. This arc excites gases which in turn ignite metallic salts producing an intense white light on the roadway. The results are impressive, consuming one-third the current draw of comparable halogen lighting while producing four times the light output.
H.I.D. headlights produce a color temperature of 4300 Kelvin versus 2800 Kelvin from a standard halogen bulb. For comparison, the earth's sun has a color value of 5200 Kelvin. Simply, the color temperature is a unit of measure of a light source. The higher the number the closer the light resembles actual sun light. This color spectrum ranges from dark red to orange, yellow, and finally white to light blue. This explains why vehicles equipped with H.I.D. headlights at night have a slight blue hue and halogen equipped vehicles have a yellow hue.
RM Lighting is one company that sells aftermarket HID that will fit the Esprit. For $995US you can buy a kit that includes 2 H.I.D. bulbs, reflectors, ballasts, igniters, H.I.D. bulb adapters, nylon mesh wire harness and relay assembly, weather pac connectors, plus 100W halogen high beams and all hardware needed for a complete installation.
Currently, only Ferrari and Infiniti have vehicles with HID high beams. So for the ultimate lighting on your car you could get H.I.D. low beams and replace the halogen high beams with a set of E-Code high beams.
One final note: many companies are fabricating halogen lights with a blue tint to imitate the look of H.I.D. lights. Many of them even use the name Xenon in their name in an effort to confuse the consumer. You can tell these apart right away because no real H.I.D. system is comprised of just bulbs. You also need ballasts, igniters, and high voltage wiring. Theses imitation bulbs will do little more than reduce night-time visibility. I would strongly discourage you from spending your money on them.
|Road Wheels||Many wheel designs have graced the Esprit over the years. Most of the
recent ones have been designed by Lotus and manufactured by Italian wheel maker:
OZ Racing. I won't go into all the different styles, but suffice
it to say there have been all sorts of variations with 5, 6 and seven spokes
in 1-piece or 3-piece designs.
One of the most common questions I get asked regarding wheels is from owners of 1988-1993MY who are interested in updating the look of their cars. They want to know if it is possible to put the wheels from an S4, S4s, or V8 on their model year Esprit.
The short answer is Yes. However, the front hub spigot diameter was reduced from 60mm to 58mm starting with the introduction of the S4. Since these wheels are "hub-centric", this means that the front wheels will not fit without replacing the hub or modifying the wheel. The easiest way to do this is to shave the inside of wheel by this amount. The "proper" way would be to replace the hub components.
As far as fender wall clearance, the later wheels push the limits of width. In fact, the non-USA S4s, the V8, and both the Sport models have wheel arch extensions to meet European regulations which require a certain distance between the body of the car and the surface of the wheel/tire.
Also, USA S4 and S4s cars had smaller front wheelhousings up until May 1995. Starting with the S4 serial number 62034 and with S4s serial number 63095 the wheelhousings were commonized with those of the non-USA S4s. This means that cars prior to this changepoint should not have the larger size (8.5Jx17 f and 10Jx18 r) wheels fitted to them.
Lotus recommends that all wheel lug bolts be tightened to 74 lb-ft of torque.
A comparison of wheels and tire sizes shows:
Part of the reason why it's difficult to fit aftermarket wheels to the Esprit is because of the bolt pattern it uses. Most aftermarket wheels are made for Japanese cars which have a bolt pattern of 5x114.3. This means they have 5 lug bolts arranged in a circle whose diameter is 114.3mm. Other cars like BMW have bolt circles of 5x120. The modern Esprit has a bolt circle of 5x108. This extremely limits the aftermarket wheels that will fit the car. Your options are to:
|Tires||After searching around for tires for my SE for a long time, I finally
chose the SP Sport 8000. I was very pleased with their ride, wear, and
noise levels. My mechanic hates them, though. According to him, Dunlop
has a reputation for not being able to build a round tire. He had one customer
(a neighbor of mine) complain of vibration that wouldn't go away no matter
how many times they balanced his tires. After switching them from Dunlop
to Michelins, the problems went away.
Lotus is using the Michelin Pilot SX on the Esprit V8. Unfortunately, they weren't available in the size I needed for the front set on the SE. Otherwise, these would've been my first choice.
My S4s had the factory Goodyear Eagle GS-A. I was very pleased with these as well. I used them on the racetrack at Road Atlanta and, although I wasn't driving very fast, I could tell they have quite a bit of grip. Unfortunately, Goodyear has stopped making these tires, so replacement options in the factory sizes are going to be further limited.
My new S4s custom wheels are wearing the Michelin Pilot SX as on the V8, but in larger sizes. I have 235/35ZR18 front and 295/35ZR18 rear. I haven't been on the racetrack with this wheel/tire combo, but for street use, I am very impressed with this combination. Tire technology has improved so much in the past few years that, even with such low profiles, ride comfort is still acceptable.
I haven't heard much about Pirelli tires except that they tend to wear out very quickly. However, they are notorious for tremendous grip. Because of this, Lotus has chosen the Pirelli P-Zero for it's most extreme Esprit to date, the Sport350. the standard V8 rear tire size of 285/35ZR18 is not available in the Pirelli P-Zero, so like in my car, they too use the 295/35ZR18 size instead.
Note: Since first writing this I have put 20K miles on the Pilot SX Tires. This includes two trips to Atlanta and about twenty laps on the Road Atlanta track. I have been very happy with the performance of the Michelins. Their grip is outstanding and the ride on the street is smooth and quiet. However, due to the great amount of negative camber on the Esprit suspension setup, the racetrack ate the tread of my SX rear tires down to the cords. This is part of the price you pay for the superior handling of the Esprit. Still, 20K miles is not bad at all for a racecar.
Only two models of tires are available in the sizes for my custom wheels, the Michelins, and the Pirelli P-Zero. Since I was happy with the way the Michelins handled and how long they lasted, I decided to buy a new set. However, in the past year or two, Michelin has replaced this model with their new Pilot Sport. The Sport has a more aggressive and unidirectional tread pattern than the SX. It's intended to increase its performance in the wet. I just put these on recently. I'll update on my impressions once I put a few miles on them.
|Keys||Greg Meyers reports that his local locksmith found a match with the
Toyota Celica key blank and it works fine. Greg says:
|Glass Roof||The roof panel on the Esprit can be tilted or removed. Lotus offers
an optional heavily tinted glass roof to replace the standard composite
one. The glass roof is nice because it lightens up the interior of the
car while protecting you from the elements. The tinted glass is dark enough
to protect you from getting burned while driving. In order to use the glass
roof, older cars must replace the headliner rubber gasket on their cars.
This must be done because the glass roof is thinner than the composite
one (although it weighs much more) and won't make a good water and
wind seal against the older gasket.
The glass roof is, as with most Lotus items, a very expensive option.
Currently it retails for over $1,200US! You may be able to find it for
less in the used car market or maybe on Ebay. If you can afford it, you will enjoy the sensation
of openness it provides.
|Griot's Garage Oil Extractor||Griot's Garage sells specialty tools for your car through its catalog and web
site. Recently I discovered a tool in their catalog that has made my oil
changes a lot easier, quicker, and less messy. Essentially it consists of a
2-foot tall, 7-inch diameter translucent cylinder with a pump handle on the
top. The cylinder holds 6.5 liters of fluid. The tool comes with two hoses of
different diameters that attach to the top of the cylinder. To use the
extractor, you simply remove your dipstick from your engine, insert the proper
diameter hose into the dipstick tube and pump the handle about ten times.
About 10 minutes later, all the oil has been sucked out of your engine and
into the cylinder. The process couldn't be easier.
At first I was a bit skeptical about this tool. I wondered whether it would be capable of extracting as much oil from the engine as through the drain plug. I turns out my skepticism was unfounded. The extractor sucked out every bit as much oil as through the drain plug. In fact, Griot's Garage claims that in an independent test by a Japanese magazine back in 1997, the oil extractor was able to withdraw an additional 71ml of oil on a late model Toyota. Due to the ultra tight packaging of engine compartments these days, it seems manufacturers are locating the drain plug in areas that compromise complete oil drainage. Click here to see the extractor.
All I can say is that it works. and at $64.95US, it's not a terribly expensive tool. Griot's Garage also sells a similar extractor to aid in flushing and bleeding your brake fluid. I have used it to flush my brake system and it makes the job a lot quicker and easier. Check it out here.
|Oil and Air Filters||It seems everybody is looking for substitute oil and/or air filters for the
Esprit. My recommendation for an oil filter is that you call Jeff at
JAE and get the Crosland filter. Crosland makes
the filters for Lotus so essentially you get the same product except that it is
painted green instead of white and it doesn't say Lotus on the side. You'll save
a bit of money and your car will get the filter it deserves. Remember, your
engine costs more than $40,000US. Why put a cheap filter in and risk damage. Pay
now or pay later. Note that this is the same reasoning why I only put
Mobil-1 oil in my Esprits.
As far as air filters, I recommend that you upgrade to a K&N Filtercharger (part number: 33-2784). This filter is readily available in Europe but difficult to find in the USA. Again, JAE carries these and usually has them in stock.
If you insist on going a different route, here's what some others have suggested:
On my '88 Esprit I use a Wix 51307 in place of the Lotus B907E6000F. For a while I was using a Wix 51348, which is a smaller (in diameter) size. It can be easier to access than the normal size filter. Write these numbers down, they can be "crossed" to whatever brand your local store carries.Please note that the Lotus A907E6000 and B907E6000 filters have been superceded with C907E6000, which is labeled for use on 2.0 l, 2.2 l, and 3.5 l (V8) engines.
The following oil filters can be used on Esprits:Sigurd Enoksen:Lotus A907E6000W Early Esprits Lotus B907E6000W All Esprits (3mm shorter than the A filter) Lotus C907E6000W All Esprits Fram FR16 Purolator PER16 Verified for early cars only Purolator L10241 Unipart GRE121 All Wix 51307 All
"I have done a little research on the oil-filters. Fram has an oil filter PH16 that is recommended for full size Dodge Ram pickups and Volvo gasoline engines (post 1966) among others. It should fit the Esprit and should have an anti flow back valve, but I am not 100 % sure."Apparently you can also use K&N's oil filter part number: Part # HP2004.
As far as air filters for 4-cylinder Esprits are concerned, here's some parts to cross-reference to:
Lotus...............A907E61827HNote: The Lotus air filter has a thick rubber gasket along its perimeter. This gasket is usually sold as a separate part from the filter by most Lotus parts vendors, but is not included with the filters listed above. You can simply remove it from the old filter and re-use it.
Remember: If you want to upgrade to a K&N Filtercharger use part number:
|Parts||The following is a list of parts that owners have found replacements for. In
some cases there may be more than one possible replacement. Use this list
simply as suggestions. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of these parts.
Note: I understand that this list is getting a bit messy and I will clean it up sometime in the near future. I already started this process by making a clean table of all the great work that Tony Grasso has done in researching parts exchanges for many components in the GM Multi-Port Fuel Injection system. Click here to see the results of this collaboration.
In asking about parts for my car, Patrick Peal had the following to say:
"Lotus steering racks are almost always unique to Lotus, although many of the components will appear on someone else's car. As you can't usually buy bits of a steering rack, just the whole thing, that doesn't really help! "
"Suspension bushes are also often unique to Lotus (like the rack, carefully tuned to give the optimum Lotus-like behavior). "
"The ball-joints and tie-rod ends are expensive to tool, and hence are usually standard items from A.N. Other's parts list - for the Esprit SE, I cannot be sure but suspect they are Opel/GM parts. "
The Bosch fuel filter from an 81 Volvo will replace the main fuel filter
in the pre 88 with fuel injection.
Lotus 4-cylinder ECM Chevrolet Part #16198267 ($210US)
Tail-lights on all Stevens body Esprits - Toyota 1984/85 Corolla 3-door:
These are some of the substitutions I have come up with for my '88 Esprit....Back to top of document
|Where to Buy Parts||The following is a list of well-known and reputable sources for buying
parts for an Esprit:
|Exhausts and High Performance Parts||Cates-Bundy Racing was a joint business between Roger Cates and Lotus
racecar driver, Doc Bundy. They sold high performance parts for the Stevens
Esprit models. Many of these parts were developed from the racing program
by Doc and his friend, Andy Waldrep. After Doc moved over to drive for
Panoz Motorsports, Roger closed down the business. During their brief existence,
they developed a custom sport dual exhaust which, via an arrangement with
Lotus Cars USA, was available as a dealer-installed option when the car
was new. I was fortunate enough to have one of these exhausts installed
on my S4s and it sounds glorious. For those who are interested in getting
the Flowmaster exhaust on your car, there may still be some for sale, but
you will need to do a little research to track one down. The best and cheapest
solution is to go to a custom muffler shop and have them build you a custom exhaust. Many Esprit owners have followed this approach and have had their
exhausts built for approximately $350US.
|Lotus Manuals||Mike Causer was kind enough to provide a list of manuals, parts lists
and handbooks from the current Lotus parts pricelist. NOTE: the
prices shown are in British pounds sterling, not in US dollars. Also, please
be aware that these prices fluctuate constantly.
A000T0343C 5.15 Parts Price List-Retail Only A026T0324G 12.93 Handbook-Elan 1600 A036T0324G 12.93 Handbook-Elan Coupe & D/Head X036T0324G 12.93 Handbook-Elan Sprint X036T0325J 35.15 Parts List-Elan (62-73) X036T0325K 29.36 Contents-Parts List-Elan X036T0327J 38.88 Workshop Manual-Elan (62-73) A046T0327J 37.85 Workshop Manual-Europa X046T0325J 35.15 Parts List-Europa S1/2 (66-71) X050T0325J 35.15 Parts List-Elan +2 (67-74) X050T0327J 38.88 Workshop Manual-Elan+2 (67-74) X054T0324S 12.93 Handbook-Europa S2 A074T0325J 35.15 Parts List-Europa T/C (71-75) X074T0324D 12.93 Handbook-Europa Twin Cam A075T0324Z 17.04 Handbook-Elite S1 Dom '74 A075T0325J 36.90 Parts List-Elite/Eclat (73-83) A075T0327J 40.82 Workshop Manual-Elite/Eclat B075T0324Z 10.78 Handbook-Elite S1 Fed 76-79 C075T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Elite S1 Dom/Row 78 D075T0324Z 14.19 Handbook-Elite S1 Federal 1980 A076T0324Z 13.57 Handbook-Eclat S1 B076T0324Z 10.78 Handbook-Eclat S1 Federal A079T0324Z 14.19 Handbook-Esprit S1 A079T0325J 36.90 Parts List-Esprit S1/2 (76-80) A079T0327J 39.75 Workshop Manual-Esprit S1/S2 B079T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Esprit S1 Federal C079T0324Z 15.84 Handbook-Esprit S2 California E079T0324Z 14.19 Handbook-Esprit S2 Fed 79 G079T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Esprit S2.2 Dom/Row A082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Esprit Turbo 80/82 A082T0327J 29.71 Service Notes-S3/Tur 80/87 B082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Turbo Federal 83 B082T0327J 29.71 Service Notes-Esprit 88on(GEN) C082T0327J 26.06 Service Notes-Section EMG-MPFI D082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Turbo Federal 84 D082T0325J 36.90 Parts List-Turbo USA (83-87) D082T0327J 49.90 Service Notes-Section EMH (SE) E082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Turbo Dom/Row 83/84 E082T0325J 36.90 Parts List-Turbo DOM/ROW 80-87 F082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Turbo Federal 85 F082T0327J 23.58 Service Notes-Electrical G082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Turbo Dom/Row 85 G082T0327J 15.84 Service Notes-Section JF (ABS) H082T0327Z 15.08 Contents-Ser Notes-Electrical I082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Turbo HCPI Federal 86 J082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Turbo HC Dom/Row 87 J082T0327J 36.90 Service Notes-Esprit WA/WC-SIR K082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Turbo HCPI Federal 87 K082T0327J 29.53 Service Notes-Esprit 93 On L082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Turbo Dom/Row 88 L082T0325J 48.83 Parts List-Esprit 88-92 L082T0327J 15.08 Service Notes-Section EMM V8 M082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Turbo HCPI Federal 88 M082T0325J 36.90 Parts List-Esprit 93 On M082T0327J 15.08 Service Notes-Sect JG (V8 ABS) N082T0325J 36.29 Parts List-Esprit V8 Q082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Carb Turbo-SE Susp S082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Fed Esprit 89-90 U082T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Esprit SE 89 On V082T0324J 29.47 Handbook-Esprit S4 W082T0329Z 5.36 Warranty Booklet-CAL 93MY X082T0329Z 5.36 Warranty Booklet-50State 93MY Z082T0324J 44.00 Handbook-Esprit S4-Rev Harness AA82T0324J 44.00 Handbook-Esprit S4-Aug 94 On AB82T0324J 44.00 Handbook-Esprit S4 95 MY AC82T0324J 47.25 Handbook-Esprit V8 A084T0324Z 10.78 Handbook-Eclat 2.2 A085T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Esprit S3 B085T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Esprit S3 Dom/Row 84 B085T0325J 36.90 Parts List-Esprit S3 (81-87) C085T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Esprit S3 85 D085T0324Z 10.78 Handbook-Esprit S3 1985 E085T0324Z 21.52 Handbook-Esprit S3 1987 F085T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Esprit NA 88 MY G085T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Esprit NA 89 MY A089T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Excel 82/84 A089T0327J 29.71 Service Notes-Excel B089T0324Z 19.25 Handbook-Excel 85 MY E089T0325J 36.90 Parts List-Excel (82 On) G089T0324J 19.25 Handbook-Excel 87 On A100T0327J 33.50 Service Notes-Elan M100(GEN) B100T0327J 15.84 Service Notes-Section EMJ(CAT) C100T0324J 15.84 Handbook-Elan Dom/Row C100T0327J 15.84 Service Notes-EMK(Tur Non-Cat) D100T0324J 14.19 Handbook-Elan USA D100T0327J 15.84 Service Notes-Section EML(NA) E100T0324J 19.25 Handbook-Elan S2 94 MY E100T0327J 15.84 Service Notes-Section WB(SIR) G100T0325J 36.90 Parts List-Elan 1990 On G100T0325K 36.90 Contents-Parts List-Elan 90 On A111T0324J 17.32 Owners H/book Pack-Elise*TEXT* A111T0325J 58.09 Parts List-Elise A111T0327J 46.93 Service Notes-EliseBack to top of document
|Lotus Paints||The kind folks at Lotus have provide me with a list of all the Lotus Paint
codes and their corresponding Dupont Paint codes. This will be handy if you need
to get parts repainted since Dupont are pretty universal. Thanks to John
Shepherd for this info.
Note: Fields that are blank mean I don't have the data for them yet.
Note: Color A60 (Seal Grey) was used to paint some side skirts (sills) on cars built between 88 and 90MY.
Color Dupont Ref Micro- Value Lotus Part Code Name Number fiche Shade Numbers ---- ------------------------ ---------- ----- ------ ---------- A01 A02 Black B036B6424S A03 Silver Diamond A075B6249F A04 Gold A075B6250F A05 Viper Green A075B6271F A06 Bermuda Blue A075B6251F A07 Roman Bronze A075B6255F A08 Lotus Bronze A075B6256F A09 A10 A11 A12 A13 Tabac A083B6252F A14 Altair Green A083B6253F A15 Helleblau A083B6254F A16 Essex Blue A082B6060F A17 Essex Blue A082B6062F A18 A19 Copper Fire Metallic A082B6063F A20 A21 Monaco White B050B6237S A22 Lotus Yellow (2) A075B6267F A23 Calypso Red B075B6264S A24 A25 New Gold A076B6157F A26 Copper A082B6063F A27 A28 A29 A30 Jupiter Red A076B6158F A31 Copper A076B6159F A32 Mediterranean Blue C082B6126J A33 Ice Blue A082B6143F A34 Essex Blue A076B6161F A35 Silver A076B6162F A36 New Gold A076B6163F A37 A38 Chrysler Steel Grey A089B6164F A39 A40 A41 A42 British Racing Green Metallic C082B6089J A43 A44 Glacier Blue C082B6090J A45 Silver Frost C082B6091J A46 A47 A48 A49 A50 A51 Midnight Blue A082B6125F A52 Mediterranean Blue A082B6126F A53 Cirrus Grey A082B6127F A54 New Jupiter Red A082B6128F A55 Cherry Red A082B6129F A56 Nimbus Grey A082B6130F A57 Shadow Grey A082B6131F A58 Champagne Gold A082B6132F A59 Steel Blue C082B6133J A60 Seal Grey BC 36483 A A082B6144F A61 Atlantic Green A082B6134F A62 Claret C082B6145J A63 British Racing Green B082B6146S A64 Camel Yellow/Norfolk Mustard A082B6192F A65 British Racing Green B082B6171S A66 A67 Vulcan Grey C082B6172J A68 Pacific Blue C082B6173J B01 Monaco White AB9149 N9149 1 B100B6240V B02 Black 47600 M1698 7 B100B6256V B03 Calypso Red AB K9197 K9197 1 B100B6239V B04 Lotus New Racing Green AB K9349 K9349 7 B100B6238V B05 Norfolk Mustard AB N9561 N9561 1 B100B6237V B06 Aqua Blue L9682 L9682 4 A100B6255V B07 Silk Red L9683 L9683 5 B100B6254V B08 Pacific Blue AB N9144 N9144 5 A100B6234V B09 Silver Frost AB L9056 L9056 3 A100B6235V B10 Steel Blue AB N9148 N9148 6 A100B6236V B11 Midnight Blue AB K9348 K9348 7 N/A B12 Ibiza Blue AB G9051 G9051 4 N/A B13 Metallic Black AB N113 N8113 7 N/A B14 Metallic Green H8395 H8395 7 N/A B15 Merc Black Metallic F2033 F2033 7 N/A B16 Empire Green Metallic AB W9320 W9320 7 A082B6203V B17 Mica Yellow 637CJ417 W9424 1 P691.8020.001AV B18 Medina Green Metallic N9888 F2254 5 A100B6295V B19 Palacio Purple Metallic 3E321 F1722 7 A100B6296V B20 Azure Blue Metallic L9890 F2255 7 B082B6282V B21 Lotus Racing Green Met. F2256 F2256 7 B082B6283V B22 Aluminium HY100 F2073 3 A082B6293V B23 Ruby Red Metallic AB N9933 F7503 4 A082B6292V B24 Bronze F0585 F2284 4 A082B6291V B25 Chrome Orange F0262/HE01 F7504 1 A082B6319V-6320V B26 Saturn Silver F0189 M1699 4 A082B6329V B27 Electric Green F1613 M1800 5 A082B6324V B28 Deep Purple Metallic F0457 M1801 7 A082B6322V B29 Racing Green F1415 M1658 7 A082B6325V B30 Inferno K9381 M1659 2 A082B6321V B31 Pacific Green F1037 M1660 6 A082B6327V B32 Willow F1827 M1661 4 A082B6328V B33 Charcoal L9254 M1662 7 A082B6331V B34 Steel Blue N8661 M1663 5 A082B6323V B35 New Aluminium BS97 F7235 4 A111B6077V B36 New Lotus Yellow (Spice) F8121 M1664 1 A111B6158K B37 Anniversary Green F1357 M0043 7 N/A B38 Quicksilver H9594 M0485 4 N/A B39 Scandal Green F1377 M1880 1 N/A B40 Lotus Steel Blue Metallic G8928 M1878 4 N/A B41 Metallic Green Metallic AB46700 K6 F2257 7 N/A B42 Midnight Blue Metallic L8632 F1728 7 A082B6274V B43 B44 Night Blue Metallic AB H9597 F2258 7 N/A B45 Cranberry Metallic N9571 F2259 7 N/A B46 Bugatti Blue Metallic N/A N/A 4 N/A B47 Ferrari Yellow F2260 F2260 1 N/A B48 Mauritius Blue Metallic H9322 F2261 7 N/A B49 Pearl Black H9595 F2262 7 N/A B50 Orient Blue Metallic XB-FOA20 F2263 7 N/A B51 Pearl White AB N9150 F7505 1 N/A B52 Magenta Metallic H9883 F2264 4 N/A B53 Red Pearl Metallic F1127 F2265 6 N/A B54 Bugatti Blue Mono AB F0496 F7506 4 N/A B55 Ferrari Red H8436 F7507 2 N/A B56 B57 Juvarra Ivory Metallic 712 M1665 4 N/A B58 Estoril Blue Metallic N/A F2238 6 N/A B59 Vulcan Grey Metallic N9145 F7509 6 N/A B60 Cosmos Black Metallic F0642 F7510 7 N/A B61 Nautilus Blue Metallic W9783 F7511 7 A082B6326V B62 Titanium Metallic F0576 F7512 4 A082B6330V B63 Lotus Racing Yellow W9424 F7513 1 A083B6318V B64 Pearl White/Gold H0867/AM76 F7514 1 N/A B65 Pearl White/Blue F4803 M2446 3 N/A B66 Mendip Blue F1487 M1666 5 N/A B67 Espsom Green Metallic F1001 M1667 7 N/A B68 Peugeot Blue F1821 M1668 4 N/A B69 Sahara Gold Metallic HY6 M1656 1 N/A B70 Viola Metallic HY39/97 F7964 5 N/A B71 Old English White WT03 M1879 1 N/A B72 Lynx Flag Blue Metallic F9915 M1657 7 N/A B73 Atlantic Blue Metallic L9560 M1653 7 N/A B74 Dolphin Blue Metallic N/A M2441 4 N/A B75 Motorsport Green M1362 M3409 7 N/A B76 Light Blue P290C M2437 1 N/A B77 Envy Green Metallic LY6K F2138 4 N/A B78 Atlantis Blue Pearl M9385 N/A 7 N/A B79 Starmist Blue Metallic N/A M6059 4 N/A B80 Grey Metallic N8990 M8990 4 N/A B81 Black Metallic L9024 M6027 7 N/A B82 Winter Green Metallic F4514 N/A 4 N/A B83 Lightning Yellow Pearl P1375 N/A N/A N/A B84 Lava Orange Pearl P1376 N/A N/A N/A B85 Laser Blue Metallic P1377 N/A N/A A082B6386F B86 Racing Green Metallic P1378 N/A N/A A082B6388F B87 Ice Blue Metallic P1379 N/A N/A A082B6389F B88 Gunmetal Metallic P1380 N/A N/A A082B6390F B89 Quartz Metallic P1381 N/A N/A A082B6391F B90 Cobalt Blue Metallic P1382 N/A N/A A082B6392F B91 Aqua Metallic P1383 N/A N/A A082B6393F B92 Silver Metallic P1384 N/A N/A A082B6396F B93 Starlight Black P4382 7 N/A N/A B94 Ardent Red P4885 4 N/A N/A
Here are the paints currently available from Lotus Cars Ltd. in the UK. Prices in Pounds Sterling.
A076B6024V 12.33 LT White Polyurethane Paint A076B6025V 33.61 LT Red Polyurethane Paint A076B6026V 18.64 LT Paint-Lemon Yellow A076B6034V 17.56 LT Paint-Orange A076B6075V 30.57 LT Roman Bronze Paint A076B6110V 54.98 LT New Gold Paint A082B6106V 37.85 LT Paint-Cherry Red55 A082B6107V 37.85 LT Paint-Nimbus Grey A082B6109V 37.85 LT Paint-Shadow Grey A082B6115V 37.85 LT Paint-Champagne Gold A082B6116V 37.85 LT Paint-Steel BlueS A082B6117V 37.85 LT Paint-Midnight Blue A082B6118V 37.85 LT Paint-Atlantic Green A082B6119V 37.85 LT Paint-Claret Cellulose62 A082B6136V 37.85 LT Paint-Seal Grey A082B6137V 37.85 LT Paint-British Racing Green A082B6192V 42.72 LT Paint-Norfolk Mustard-A64 A089B6113V 37.85 LT Paint-Steel Grey A089B6150V 45.42 LT Paint-Calypso Red23 A089B6184V 66.52 LT Paint-Pearlescent White A089B6195V 45.42 LT Paint-Vulcan Grey67 A089B6196V 27.04 LT Paint-Pacific Blue68 A089B6197V 32.45 LT Paint-B.R.Green (89)65 A089B6210V 32.45 LT Paint-Marque Lotus Green71 A100B6028V 84.10 LT Paint-Arctic Green P030 A100B6089F 45.75 LT Paint-Anti Chip A910E6605V 22.81 LT Paint-Black Crackle Finish A912E6830V 38.75 LT Paint-Red Crackle Finish B076B6100V 42.72 LT Dark Blue Paint B076B6102V 56.86 LT Paint-Ice Blue33 B076B6107V 30.57 LT Copper Paint P691.8020.001AV 56.72 LT Paint-Yellow Mica (Gold Pearl)What follows is a list of all the current Lotus Touch-up Paints:
A036B6315S 4.27 EA Touch In-B.R.Green L01 A036B6418S 4.27 EA Touch In-Lotus Yellow L07 A036B6421S 4.27 EA Touch In-Spruce Green A036B6423S 4.27 EA Touch In-Regency Red L11 B036B6424S 3.19 EA Touch In Stick-Black L15/A02 B050B6237S 3.19 EA Touch In Stick-Monaco L25/A21 A075B6249F 4.62 EA Touch In-Silver Diamond A03 A075B6250F 4.62 EA Touch In-Gold A04 A075B6251F 4.62 EA Touch In-Bermuda Blue A06 A075B6255F 4.62 EA Touch In-Roman Bronze A07 A075B6256F 4.62 EA Touch In-Lotus Bronze A08 A075B6258F 4.62 EA Touch In-Mint Green L29 A075B6267F 4.62 EA Touch In-L.Yellow L31/A22/B43 A075B6271F 4.62 EA Touch In-Viper Green A05 D075B6264F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Calypso A23/B03 A076B6157F 4.62 EA Touch In-New Gold A25 A076B6158F 4.62 EA Touch In-Jupiter Red A30 A076B6159F 4.62 EA Touch In-Copper A31 A076B6161F 4.62 EA Touch In-Dark Blue A34 A076B6162F 4.62 EA Touch In-Silver A35 A076B6163F 4.62 EA Touch In-New Gold A36 A082B6060F 4.97 EA Touch In-Essex Blue A16 A082B6062F 4.97 EA Touch In-Essex Blue A17 A082B6063F 4.97 EA Touch In-Copper A19/A26 A082B6125F 4.97 EA Touch In-Midnight Blue A51 A082B6127F 4.97 EA Touch In-Cirrus Grey A53 A082B6128F 4.97 EA Touch In-Jupiter Red A54 A082B6129F 4.97 EA Touch In-Cherry Red A55 A082B6130F 4.97 EA Touch In-Nimbus Grey A56 A082B6131F 4.97 EA Touch In-Shadow Grey A57 A082B6132F 4.97 EA Touch In-Champagne Gold A58 A082B6134F 4.97 EA Touch In-Atlantic Green A61 A082B6144F 4.97 EA Touch In-Seal Grey A60 A082B6216S 4.97 EA Touch In-Norfolk Mustard A64 A082B6294F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Monaco B01 A082B6295F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Black B02 A082B6296F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Mustard B05 A082B6299F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Empire Grn 6 A082B6300F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Mica Yellow 7 A082B6301F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Medina Grn 8 A082B6302F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Palicio B19 A082B6303F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Azure Blue 0 A082B6304F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-L.R.Green 1 A082B6305F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Aluminium 2 A082B6306F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Ruby Red B23 A082B6307F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Bronze B24 A082B6308F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-M.Night Met B42 A082B6309F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Aqua Blue B06 A082B6311F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Steel Blue 0 A082B6312F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Ibiza Blue 2 A082B6313F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Black Met 3 A082B6314F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Green Met 4 A082B6315F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Pearl Silvr 5 A082B6334F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Ivory B57 A082B6335F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Bugatti Met B46 B082B6125F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Midnight B11 B082B6146S 3.19 EA Touch In Stick-B.R.Green A63 B082B6171S 3.19 EA Touch In Stick-B.R.Green A65 B082B6310F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Silk Red B07 C082B6089J 5.36 EA Touch In Kit-B.R G.Met A42 C082B6090J 5.36 EA Touch In Kit-Glacier Blue A44 C082B6091J 5.36 EA Touch In Kit-Silver Frost A45 C082B6126J 5.36 EA Touch In Kit-Med.Blue A32/A52 C082B6133J 5.36 EA Touch In Kit-Steel Blue A59 C082B6145J 5.36 EA Touch In Kit-Claret Red A62 C082B6172J 5.36 EA Touch In Kit-Vulcan Grey A67 C082B6173J 5.36 EA Touch In Kit-Pacific Blue A68 D082B6091F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Silv Frost B09 D082B6146F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-B.R.Green B04 D082B6173F 4.73 EA Touch In Stick-Pacific B08 A083B6252F 4.97 EA Touch In-Tabac A13 A083B6254F 4.97 EA Touch In-Helleblau A15 A089B6164F 4.97 EA Touch In-Steel Grey A38 A100B6275S 3.22 EA Touch In Stick-N.Mustard A64 A100B6276S 3.22 EA Touch In Stick-Aqua Blue A72 B100B6274J 5.36 EA Touch In Kit-Silk Red A73 B100B6276J 5.36 EA Touch In Kit-Aqua Blue A72Back to top of document
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