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  1. Just seems amazing Lotus applied the bond car plate to one of their other cars when they retained and used the bond car for promotional work. When I did research on the M100 initial builds and development cars there were many instances where plates were used between cars. Recently talking to a chap called Ken who worked for Lotus in the development department during the Essex build he said the plates were switched between cars as only so many were registered and insured at the time. Still odd to see the bond car plate registered to a S3, I was at COYs Silverstone in July 98 when they sold the bond cars off to Peter Nelson, I don’t recall the mention of one being unregistered without logbook although I may have missed it. Mind there were lots of development cars sold off and that S3 may have been one of them.
  2. Wow that’s amazing, you need to buy his car! 😁 So what is the bronze car in the Dezer museum registered as I wonder?
  3. What’s the story with the bond plate on the S3 Fabian, I see that’s how it’s registered online as a 81 Blue Esprit? Dave
  4. I’ve sold the car now but it had raised letters, the plaque was made of plastic. Dave
  5. Hi Neil It was post on The Lotus Esprit group and originated from Jocelyn Hurtubise who posted in another group. This was the text with it; A Lotus Spirit apartment at Mark Thatcher (Who sold guns to shady countries) son of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the early 80. s. Photo taken by my father. Regards Dave
  6. Does anyone have a good rear Armstrong shock spare to sell or has anyone used a good company to refurbish them in the past? One of mine is weeping a little oil albeit tiny it needs sorting sooner rather than later. They are all in great shape condition wise so was hoping to avoid going aftermarket especially since the cars only done just over 12000miles. I had a one in the loft I thought but can’t find it hence the ask. 🙄 I assume they can actually be rebuilt with new seals somehow? Dave
  7. Just posted on FB, Mark Thatchers Essex 100
  8. She’s still looking fantastic and what an interesting M100 it was. Nice choice with the Esprit, the S3 is so well balanced you will love it! Dave
  9. Happy birthday mate 🍻🎂
  10. I will be getting my own made on the S1 with less bling although don’t mind them as gives a little colour and match the leads. By choice they would have been black and gold fittings, quality seems good so time will tell how they perform😁.
  11. Fuel hoses sorted this morning which look much better, I thought I tried this combo in the past but must have dreamed it 😳 Now into trying to access the washer jet after failing from the drivers side yesterday it’s passenger seat out today and reassuming that lovely esprit position we have all done before with legs hanging out the car. It’s loose so will be a water leak path which I definitely don’t want over my new carpets. Then onto the joyous job of applying Lanoguard to the underside to help protect it now looking so fresh again. Dave
  12. My old S1 is running lumenition fine as I fitted it over 25 years ago. I was a little disappointed I couldn’t get my original distributor overhauled to the spec required but Steve assured me these new units are good and what he fits in his restoration builds for customers. I remain on the fence until some miles are put on the old girl but all seems fine so far. Dave
  13. That interior is gorgeous and really suits the modernised look of the car, wow that paint reflection is flawless as well. Top job and cracking Esprit. (Excuse the pun😁)
  14. A brand new one from SJ, I sent my original to be converted to to 45D4 spec removing the vacuum advance and changing the springs but ended up with a brand new unit (yes with internal seal). I’m still running points but will change to electronic once I have the car set up. I did buy a power spark module but it was defective so removed for the time.
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