Wow. Cool website. I worked in Lotus shop in the '80's. Beautiful craftsmanship. I'll be putting a Lotus Excelle on Craigslist in Columbus, OH soon (Sept. '12) fairly priced.
Hope an enthusiast buys it.
Mike said:September 21, 2012 5:54 pm PST
am about to buy a very original 81 (?) Excelle, your site is really helpful. If the purchase goes through, I will follow up with photos and detailed info.
graham fuller said:August 8, 2012 1:03 pm PST
This website brings back some memories. I had a 1981 Ice Blue Lotus Legend when I was in 8th grade and it was stolen in 1986 right after I graduated high school. I actually had another bicycle shop that was not a Lotus dealer order it and assemble it.
Jodie said:August 2, 2012 12:44 pm PST
I got my Eclair in 1982 as we were about to embark on our European biking honeymoon. I no longer ride it but can't bring myself to get rid of it! Your website has inspired me to fix it up. While it has all original components, the frame is very well used. I'll probably be ordering some decals. Any idea as to where to get the beautiful blue paint?
Francesco Tedesco said:July 21, 2012 7:19 pm PST
Love my '86 Legend. Have put over 50,000 documented miles on this bike. Have 5 other bikes after this but always come back to it. Comfortable, strong and I just love it.