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  1. Doc1.docx As you can see they did do some "internal ventilation" mods for him although doesn't specify exactly.
  2. Good question. I know they did work on the ventilation for Chapman with special pollen filters etc, as he suffered from bad Hay fever so this could have been that extra ventilation specially for him.
  3. Hi Gents, Car has been sold back to Lotus now and will eventually become part of their museum after a very light sympathetic restoration as well as use for some marketing and publicity purposes. It was a great car to own, but having it for nearly 10 years it was time to move it on and so glad to see it is going back to where it belongs...back home.
  4. Hi Guys, Just thought I would share what I found last month. I found a clip of my Ex Chapman car with Colin riding shotgun as Maggie Thatcher was driving him! How cool is that? It was on a Channel 5 documentary about British cars a few years back. Found it on Youtube,-albeit it has Turkish subtitles.... My Esprit (1).mp4 And here is Chassis 970 today!
  5. Well if you did that I think you would find it very hard trying to convince anyone of that considering Chapman died..... in 1982!!
  6. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C853143 This one seemed to sell within a couple of weeks very recently.....
  7. But briefly: Most of the modifications made on this car were made at his behest as improvements to the car to better suit his busy lifestyle. It has a one off hydraulically assisted steering that was special to this car. The pump was driven off the exhaust cam using components that had been developed for the Federal USA Turbo Esprit that used an air pump mounted in the same location of the power steering pump on this car. The Aerodynamic Improvements were nothing more than extra weatherstripping around the side glass to cut down on wind noise. The HVAC system was fitted with a cab
  8. From previous owner: Letters of authentication from Lotus accompany car. http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EOwners/mikeford.html If anyone really wants to know more and see more pics of the car then please feel free to pm me and send me their email address and I would be happy to send them an invite to a Dropbox link.
  9. Thanks Bauke! And here is where the great man Chapman plonked his rear end!!
  10. Hi guys, I'm not sure who has updated the dry sump tables but they have incorrectly put down that I do not have the roof stereo. However I do have the roof stereo as this was put in from the factory for Mr. Chapman. And perhaps someone could put in the comments only 11k from new and still original Cheers
  11. Well not sure how they are selling but this advertisor isn't phased https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C853143
  12. Nothing wrong guys with trying to push the boat out on a historically significant Lotus Esprits . I think the only thing that is absolutely correct imo in the sellers description is that the Lotus Esprit turbo is coming of age as important and collectible classics and so prices should rightfully reflect that. I do hope this guy gets his 70k. If it was a Ferrari or Porsche the price would have been multiples of 70k and I think there would have been absolutely no argument. Why not a Lotus then?
  13. Likewise with mine. Although it does indeed have only about 10k miles on it and has been pretty much pampered sitting in a garage most of its life......
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