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Theodore Borman's 1990

TheodoreBorman from Mokena, US owns a 1990 SE in White, with a White/Red interior.


Year: 1990
Colour: White
Interior: White/Red
Driving Style: Normal
Miles per year: 2,000 - 4,000
Owned Since: 2002
Purchase from: Private Sale
Serviced at:
Other Cars: 1969 SS Chevelle, 2002 Camaro Twin turbo, 1971 Saab Sonnet Citroen DS
Previous Lotus': None
Why an Esprit: I first seen a purple Esprit when I was about 16 at an import car lot and was star-struck. Soooo exotic and I am a big tinkerer and the Esprits are modification-friendly
Upgrades: Tooo many body mods to list but some are--Complete respray with filled seams and custom rear diffuser. Later model taillight panel V-8 style wheel spats. I do upholstery so all new red carpets and white leather, Corvette Z06 wheels with billet adapters. Complete engine out rebuild larger injectors, blow off valve- striaght thru exhaust no muffler or cat. Sport300 computer, upgraded wastgate.
Problems: Always little oil leaks and other little stuff but no big deal. Clutch is slipping so will replace this winter.


I just love my Esprit, fresh engine rebuild and while I was there some performance upgrades but nothing too radical. Most of my mods are cosmetic. I am a huge gearhead and I like all of my machines to be above all reliable and ultra highly detailed. All of my bodywork mods were done in my driveway with regular bodywork materials from my local auto body supply. I wanted trick interior so I bought an industrial sewing machine. Anything can be done in your driveway with a little imagination and lots of REDBULL.



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