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Grand Prix Luxe

The Lotus Grand Prix Luxe appears to be a 1982 model only and is equipped the same as the earlier Grand Prix with the addition of second-generation LOTUS seat and down tube graphics plus brazed-on water bottle bosses, alloy rims and a Kashimax Anatomic saddle. The Grand Prix Luxe continues the use of the model name in the Edwardian script-style font on the top tube and uses Tange Champion tubing for it's frame.  Notice the chain guard on the crank, a feature found on most early non-competition model Lotus bikes. Interestingly enough, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Luxe are equipped with large flange hubs, uncommon for a Lotus. 

The next model up from the Grand Prix Luxe is the Excelle.

For more information on the Grand Prix Luxe, please visit the Grand Prix page here.
Lotus Grand Prix Luxe

The Lotus Grand Prix Luxe shown below looks a bit sportier with the brake extension levers, crank chain guard and rear spoke protector removed. This was, and still is, a common practice.  Hopefully the owner saved those parts as the correct replacements can be difficult to find. 
1982 Lotus Grand Prix Luxe
1982 Lotus Grand Prix Luxe
Frame Details Top tube cable guides, bottom bracket cable guides, bottle bosses.
Frame Tubing Tange Champion Cro-mo Headset Tange Chrome
Fork Tange Champion Cro-mo 1/2 chrome fork Handlebar SR Alloy
Colors Blue, Silver and ? Stem SR Alloy
Frame Sizes 19, 21, 23, 25 inches 
Brakes Dia Compe Alloy Side-Pull w/ QR, and Extension Levers*
Crank SR Custom Alloy w/ Chain Guard 40-52 Seatpost Stainless Steel
Pedals MKS 2K Quill Alloy  Saddle Kashimax Anatomic
Shift Levers Suntour on Stem Rims Ukai 27" x 1.25" Alloy
Front Derailleur Suntour VX Alloy Hubs Sunshine High-Flange Alloy
Rear Derailleur Suntour VX-GT Alloy   Spokes
Freewheel Suntour 6-Speed 14-32 Tires IRC 27" x 1 1/8" 
Chain Shimano Uniglide Weight 29 lbs.
Notes *Many models observed with center-pull brakes.
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