For Sale - Lotus M90/X100 Prototype

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For Sale - Lotus M90/X100 Prototype

Postby tbsmith » Thu 03.08.2017, 03:18

I'm selling my 1984 Lotus M90/X100 prototype which was in the running to be the replacement for the Elan. It wasn't selected of course, and the rest is history.

Here is the listing:https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/lotus/prototype/1984/459857, which has some of the background on the car. The full story about the car is available in a new book by the designer, Oliver Winterbottom, "A Life in Car Design".

There is also an interesting article about the Lotus/Toyota relationship here, which also mentions the M90. https://www.challenges.fr/automobile/anciennes/avant-l-elise-la-lotus-elan-de-1989-aurait-du-avoir-un-moteur-toyota-pas-isuzu_490786

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Re: For Sale - Lotus M90/X100 Prototype

Postby lotusflasherman » Thu 03.08.2017, 11:17

Yeah, I've got the book "A Life in Car Design' by Oliver Winterbottom, the designer, and Chapter 9 is dedicated to your car.
Twenty pages and loads of photos ... it's even on the cover as a line drawing ..
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Very interesting book for anybody interested in performance car design ... and Moonraker Motor Yachts. :lol:
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Re: For Sale - Lotus M90/X100 Prototype

Postby theelanman » Thu 03.08.2017, 12:16

Moonraker Motor Yachts

the next purchase......... :-D
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Re: For Sale - Lotus M90/X100 Prototype

Postby tbsmith » Fri 04.08.2017, 01:27

I enjoyed reading about the boats and seeing actual pictures. Also had a picture of a Europa with clear sails (not the nautical kind) that I'd never seen before.

Oliver is a great guy and helped me with the restoration of the M90 via email.

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Re: For Sale - Lotus M90/X100 Prototype

Postby donsladek » Sat 02.09.2017, 16:16

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Re: For Sale - Lotus M90/X100 Prototype

Postby simonbuk » Sun 03.09.2017, 11:54

Interesting car - RWD too !!

Its like an Excel convertible?
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