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Ken Baird's 1999

Ken Baird from Elstree, Hertfordshire, UK owns a 1999 Sport 350 in Aluminium, with a Black/Blue Alcantara interior.


Sport 350
Black/Blue Alcantara
Driving Style:
Fast and Often
Miles per year: 4,000
Owned Since:
June 2000
Purchase from:
Serviced at:
London Lotus & now Bell & Colville
Other Cars:
Renault 5 GT Turbo, Renault Kangoo (yes really!) and two other Esprits (see other Owner Forms). I am a glutton for punishment.
Previous Lotus':
Esprit V8 GT 1998 bought from new – suffered cylinder liner problem and had engine replaced under warranty. Sold in order to buy Sports 350. Also owned 1998 spec GT3 but soon sold (too slow).
Why an Esprit:
Nothing else can do: classic British sports car
Upgrades: Car is as it left the factory
Lots – three new drive shafts, new engine, new gearbox, new cooling fans, new radiator, broken engine mount etc, etc. Virtually all covered by warranty.
I also own a white S1, a Black 03 V8 and a yellow Sport 300.

See Evo Magazine's feature on Ken Baird's Sport 350 here

See Octane Magazine's feature on Ken Baird's Sport 350 here



Esprit at the MotorShow
Excel 23rd July- 3rd Aug 2008
Both Ken Baird's S1 and the Sport 350 appeared on the Heritage Stand at this years Motorshow, which opened on 23rd July and runs until Sunday 3rd August. Lotus unveiled the new Evora at the same show. Good to have an Esprit presence at such a big show, especially with Lotus being one of the main attractions at this year show.



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