Interesting comments, it only makes me more confused!
The Novas will cost about £2300 if I bought them new whereas the Saturns even though they may have cost a similar amount in this size, they are obselete now.
In the Esprit world, everyone would give their right arm for a set of Novas this is why I have asked people who didn't know this.
Initially he wanted more money. He could sell these wheels for £1K tommorrow if he wanted. A set sold for £1300 without wheels recently, see advert http://www.lotusespritworld.com/Sale/parts.html