Hi. LOVE this site. I have a 1987 Lotus Éclair...Navy Blue. I was in love with it since I bought it in 1991. The bike shop was stuck with it for like 4 years. Hanging on the ceiling, dusty. It is too big for me but I did not care. That may have been why he was stuck with it. Touring bike for a very tall rider. I did not care. I think I may have this fully restored to original condition and just for me....not to sell. I would not sell this beat up bike for $5,000!! Many years of enjoyment.
Nikki said:August 22, 2013 10:03 pm PST
One more thing the Lotus Unique Travis bought looks like the one my mom sold. SO Cool. Are those Christophe pedal straps? I love it. The Pedals are ones U put on as well. My grip was translucent white. Cool. Rock on Travis!
Nikki said:August 22, 2013 9:48 pm PST
I saw the Lotus Unique Pearl Coral owner that thought that they were the 3rd owner and the first was probably from Illinois. Well, might be. My mom bought me a Lotus Unique Pearl Coral in 1986 from (at the time) Brown's Sporting Goods. I adored that bike. Light, smooth and sleek. We paid $385 on sale from $425. I was a kid at the time. This would be like a 1000k bike today dollars wise. crazy. My mom is cool, so I was happy and loved the bike, cruising the back roads of McHenry County. Went to college and my mom broke my heart a little. sold the bike for 100 and my Gretsch drums for 100. I hope you love the bike. It meant a lot to me. I rock a 57 Schwinn cruiser on the beach in CA now...
mike owen said:August 21, 2013 7:15 pm PST
Hi I just found your site,I have a 84 Lotus Legend that I am getting ready to ride. Thanks for the great site.
David Muehling said:August 20, 2013 4:48 am PST
I still have a Lotus "Special" I bought new in Champaign, Il. in 1983 when I was in college. It has had quite a few miles put on it in the intervening years including a ride across Iowa in the 1985 RAGBRAI bike ride. It's been refurbished a couple times and is still in very good shape. Ride it to work regularly. 30 years old and still rolling!