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Zubin Patel's 1990 SE

Zubin Patel from Cerritos (Los Angeles), CA, US owns a 1990 SE in White, with a Tan interior.



Year: 1990
Colour: White
Interior: Tan
Driving Style: Fast
Miles per year: 10,000+
Owned Since: June 2002
Purchase from: Private Sale
Serviced at: Lotus Prepared by Claudius
Other Cars: 1992 Lexus LS400, 1990 Jaguar XJ6
Previous Lotus': None
Why an Esprit: Wanted one since I was 12.
Upgrades: White painted wheels to match body.
Upgraded S4S chip. Steel clutch line.
K&N air filter. New Windshield.
Momo shifter. CD changer, new speakers.
Momo Steering Wheel,
Blow-off Valve.
Straight pipe exhaust.
Problems: Slight oil leak from cam towers
Info: Previous owner (an excellent Esprit owner) performed all upgrades


Right: Pic of the Lotus next to my wife's 1990 Jag XJ6.


I have recently had the airbag wheel replaced with a Momo wheel.


Left: I use the car for my daily driver, which includes a 50-mile round-trip on LA freeways....and I love it. The car now has 33.5K miles (had 22.5K when I bought it in June 2002). I have had no problems at all..the car runs very well. All regular maintanence and upgrades have been performed by "Lotus Prepared by Claudius" of Cerritos, CA (excellent place to have Lotus work done).

Right: in front of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.

I also recently had the muffler removed and replaced with a straight pipe system (I have kept the cats)...the sound is great and I highly recommend this relatively cheap conversion. I have added a blow-off valve


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