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  1. 55 minutes ago, Bazza 907 said:

    The number plate and rear light surround on this should be painted black - perhaps they've been painted to give a more modern (1984 onwards) look? I wonder if this perhaps exported RHD drive car is the same one? The BBS wheels could easily have been returned to original silver.



    Great find Barrie!

  2. Hi guy's


    this is the way to get access to the great esprit meeting day in the Netherlands,

    17 July in Bunnik (nearby Utrecht)


    to sign up click on this link:



    its also for the guy's who send me allready a e-mail. its importent to get everybody on one List,

    it goes together with the Lotus Club Holland,


    hopefully i will see many Esprit owers that day!

    greetings Bauke ( Tocus )

  3. 21 minutes ago, Djs44 said:


    Nice to see those pics again - I bought it from Malta . It is well travelled - exported to New Zealand, returned to the UK , then to you in Holland , then Malta , then back home . The speedo only says 30000 miles though 🤣


    but its finnaly at the right owner ! who finish it very well, and love the car! great to read your story, and your work!

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  4. Here you go Guy's

    the sign up / free entrance paper for the Esprit meeting in the Netherlands,

    please fill the things up on the paper and send it back to my e-mail adres: [email protected]

    and then i will put your name on the official list of owners that will be come over that day (17 Juli)


    hopefully a lot of esprits from UK, germany , Holland , Belgium and maby france, and maby other countrys


    greetings Bauke see you on the 17th of Juli

    Lotus Esprit meeting 2022 The Netherlands.docx

  5. Hi Guys


    here some more info:

    The meeting is on 17 Julie 2022 at the place called: Vroeg

    the adres is:  Achterdijk 1, 3981 HA Bunnik

    so you just can take a look on google earth how it looks like,

    meetings starts in the morning at 10.00 o.clock untill around 15:00 or maby later (who knows)

    there is also a trip that we have made (around a hour) it starts at the meeting point in Bunnik

    and also ends at the same place,

    at the place "vroeg" in bunnik you could also have a dinner around 12.00 / 13.00 o'clock,

    i will make some sign up papers for the people who wants to come over, and then they can indicate if you want to have a Lunch

    around 12.00 / 13.00 or not,


    i am also busy with a special plastic sign, that you get when you will come over (to remember this day for always)

    hopefully a lot of UK and German, belgium, france and so on owners will come over this day (or weekend if you want to stay longer in a hotel)

    to this great and free event!


    i will make soon the Sign up paper, and from then on i can put you on the official list "coming over owners"


    Greetings Bauke

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  6. On 21/04/2022 at 19:10, benja-p said:

    Hey Tocus,

    I could be interested in this, please put me on your list!

    '92 Highwing

    With thanks


    Of course i will do! hopefully there will be much more guys from the UK coming over too The Netherlands,

    i could search for a good hotel nearby the meeting, just want a lot of esprits that day on one place!

    and ofcourse happy owners!

    On 23/04/2022 at 14:11, lotus-62 said:

    I'am in as well, however not with the Esprit as she is in parts..... hope I can take the Banks 62. 



    that lovely car is always welcome!


  7. On 16/04/2022 at 16:12, hml_xy said:

    That's only two hours away! If the weather is good, it may make a nice weekend trip for myself and the S1! Date noted in calendar, looking forward to meet new people!

    Great another S1 !


    thats why i have put this event up , in the middle of the netherlands, i have allready 12 cars who come show up,

    hopefully i can bring this to 20 / 30 cars, so if there are more owners of esprits who wants to come over that whould  be great!!


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  8. On 05/08/2021 at 04:47, v8vantage said:

    Bazza you have the wrong car, you're thinking of 337 that was white when it left the factory. 307, this car in discussion, was Essex Blue.

    you are right.... so far i know the 307 it was always bleu, from new,

  9. On 20/07/2021 at 23:32, said:

    For sale my 1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo

    On the Dry Sump Register, the previous owner, SimonE, posted on the Forum regarding his rebuild of the engine in 2009, seemed there was an oil leak when it was started and he thereafter lost interest, I purchased in March 2019 from a Classic car dealer who presumably purchased from Simon. It was running rough when purchased so I tuned the carbs and had it running sweetly for about an hour, only then did I notice the copious amounts of oil coming from underneath, it must have leaked at least a litre in that hour, so I duly shut it down and haven’t attempted starting it since.

    I believe there was mention of the front crankshaft oil seal leaking, I suspect it was split when installing over the crank, easily done if the correct installation sleeve is neglected.

    I have the invoices for engine parts from PNM when the build was undertaken, Simon mentioned that the scavenge pumps were inspected and found to be in excellent condition.

    The cambelt is now 12 years old and I wouldn’t attempt another start until that is changed and the crankshaft oil seal replaced, it was my intention to take the engine out and attend to its requirements, however, I have other commitments and I doubt I will ever get around to it, 10 years ago I would have whipped the engine out on the day of purchase, I find that I no longer have the inclination, sign of getting old I guess.

    I have owned four Esprits and worked on them all, but I am not sure whether the crankshaft oil seal can be changed in situ, I believe it can but I can’t be certain, the cambelt can be done without removing the engine and I have done so several times.

    It is a highly desirable car nonetheless, body and paint in great condition, the interior was slightly faded when purchased and I have had time to recolour the leather in the original Lotus shade which was colour matched to Mustard by Furniture Clinic after I sent them a sample removed from under the seat, the interior now looks like new and has a great smell, there are no splits in the leather, just had to fill in a few nicks.

    I currently have the Esprit, an Altair Green Elite S2.2 and a Monaco White Eclat S2.2, I have decided to sell two and consequently will be putting the others up for sale, whatever remains after two have sold will be kept, if it is the Esprit then so be it, I will eventually get around to sorting out the engine.

    At the moment it is up for sale and initially I am looking for offers, ideally from Forum members but it will soon go on EBay, not that it will sell on there, they rarely make reserve, but it is a medium to alert potentially interested parties, my intention is thereafter to put it into the next classic car auction at Duxford, however, I am more than happy to allow viewings at any time from now and will listen to offers made, so if interested please don’t hesitate to contact me, I am in Cheshunt North London, not far from the old Lotus factory, I am available most days, David 07458395770, or email me on [email protected]

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    allready sold? great!

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  10. On 21/03/2021 at 10:40, steve clack said:

    I mentioned a few weeks back that a good friend of mine's brother had a dry sump Esprit turbo, Monaco white with red leather interior. If he wanted to sell would anybody be interested in buying....

    that will sell quick, no worrys about that dry sump esprit!


  11. On 12/03/2021 at 20:09, GreenGoddess said:

    Hi all,


    I'm finally in the position to be able to buy my dream car (Giugiaro Lotus Esprit Turbo) and I would like some buying advice. If any of you could offer some advice I would really appreciate it, specifically:

    1. I'm 6ft 3" tall. Will I actually fit in a Giugiaro Esprit Turbo?

    2. How much should I aim to pay for a very nice low mileage example (with less than say 70k miles). I don't want a car that needs heaps of work.

    3. What are the main things I need to check when buying one of these cars? (I am only interested in the Giugiaro Turbo Esprit.)


    Thank you.

    go for a 1985 onwards, they have sunroof from factory, and more room for your head,

    i have a 41.000 miles model in stock (sunroof and 1985 model) for sale, and she drives beautifull, i drive it now with nice weather, the car is red with a light full leather interior,

    and A/C , if you want more info just send me a private message, i have walk around video's and many pictures, great car for a good value



    greetings Tocus

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