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  1. Hello all. Having quite often seen Essex 006 LHD back when she was in Austria with her previous owner I can 100% confirm that the chassis is as the car left the factory and as pictured in @Sparky ´s picture above and only touched up in a few minor places. As seen on a couple of other very early Turbos as well it seems that these early galvanised chassis were not painted black but sprayed with the same "bitumastic compound" that was also used on the non-galvanised S1 /S2 Esprit and Elite/Eclat chassis. Unfortunately I don´t know if that coating was also used on the S2.2 car range in b
  2. Hello Dan . Nice to have you on here and good to see a fellow Austrian esprit owner on the forums . Looking forward to whatever turns up on the history of "Type 79B" (and of course "Type 79A" as well...). Georg
  3. There was a thread on VPW 941X on here in 2017, I think ?
  4. Ah, ok, I see. Sorry, didn´t know that. Whoever had done the conversion has done a good job, you wouldn´t notice it (well, at least from the very few pics I have seen of this car) . Georg
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    @plumdeplakmuis Hello Jaap. On page 2 of this thread Elvin Ravenscroft commented. Maybe worth contacting him for further infos on the hillclimb car .
  6. I may be mistaken but I think Alireza´s Turbo was LHD although otherwise same spec as the turbo in the advert. The centre of the compos on his Esprit was Essex-style silver not gold but that could´ve been modified later on of course. Here: he stated he sold it over ten years ago (?) .
  7. Happy Birthday Mike 🎂 !
  8. Oh there was @Jeanvm, and plenty of it. But when you hold it in the hand for too long it gets warm . We strictly try to avoid that .
  9. From Friday, May 17th till May 19th, 2019 Club Lotus Austria celebrated their 30th anniversary with a nice event at the Austrian Lotus museum in Bad Aussee. There were over 30 Lotus related cars of all eras present on display in the museum. A few more arrived at the parking space outside. The weather was also very nice. All in all very impressive ! I´ve attached a few pics:
  10. Yes, standard would be just the boot carpet lying directly on the grp. To "cover up" the 3 main rear chassis bolts there is also a little rectangular strip of thick jute padding sewn directly on the underside of the carpet. Later S2s had the boot section slightly modified (reinforcement plate for the chassis bolts and geometry for the boot floor changed a little bit) so may have had additional centre padding added but, to be honest, I´m not 100% sure about that. No, stuck on with carpet fasteners (screwed directly into the wooden boards). They can just be seen on the pictur
  11. Hello Antonio. Here are some older pictures of the boot boards and the carpet of my S2 with some comments on how all fits together. Your car should be very similar to mine. As for the carpet side triangles - I´ve seen some S1s which seemed to have had them as factory fitment. It appears Lotus changed them for the very late S1s / early S2s but went back to the old setup in 1979 or so. But as mentioned earlier in the thread one can never be sure .
  12. Season openings in Austria .
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