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Some neat cars at the dealer event yesterday, rare Exige included

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So I've seen maybe 1 Lotus in my life, but my dealer in Western NY has some neat cars. I sat in them, I could not physically drive them as I am too tall, but pretty cool either way.

There was an LF1 version of the Exige, they said it's basically a 1 of 1 car, commemorating a race win from back in the day. Also a nice orange 260. Just couldn't fit so couldn't test drive them unfortunately.

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Very nice. I didn't think they'd exported the Exige LF1 to the US. There were 81 examples built, one for each Lotus F1 win, and they have a build plate with the year and circuit.

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Very nice. I didn't think they'd exported the Exige LF1 to the US. There were 81 examples built, one for each Lotus F1 win, and they have a build plate with the year and circuit.

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Yes, and this dealer is maybe 1.5 hours from Watkins. The owner is head of the classic car race they do there every year. Apparently there was a guy around yesterday who is president of the USA Lotus owners club or something, and his son Brian was the guy there from Lotus. Great people, I haven't gotten to talk with car guys (and see my wife's eyes roll) like that in a while 👍🏻
 

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Yes, and this dealer is maybe 1.5 hours from Watkins. The owner is head of the classic car race they do there every year. Apparently there was a guy around yesterday who is president of the USA Lotus owners club or something, and his son Brian was the guy there from Lotus. Great people, I haven't gotten to talk with car guys (and see my wife's eyes roll) like that in a while 👍🏻
That would be Tony Vaccaro, President of Lotus Ltd and his son Brian.
 

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I absolutely love those cars but unfortunately I am claustrophobic. I sat in an Exige when the Shadow Grey Emira was doing the USA tour last year and it was just too small. I guess it would be good for a track car but my nerves would be frazzled driving on regular roads. The Emira is right at my limit. And I had to lower that limit! I am glad people are saying it has good visibility.
 
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Looks like they had a nice S3 Elise, too. Do you know if it was SC or not? If it was, that's also extremely rare. I believe there are only 57 in the US.
It was sc'd. This dealer has some neat stuff. Like, the actual jacket James Bond wore in a movie he drove a Lotus, etc.
 

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