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    philip Blackburn
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    Lotus Esprit S4S
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    Cat Bypass & sports exhaust. K&N Filter
  • Location
    North East England

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  2. Aw, I'm missing her now I'm glad she's gone to a good home though & hope you have as much fun driving her as I have for the last 4 years Time for a change for me & have put a deposit down on a TVR Cerbera speed 6, never owned a TVR so had an itch to scratch. Another one to tick off my bucket list. Enjoy. Kind regards, Phil.
  3. Well I've taken a deposit on the Esprit & she's ready for the new owner to collect her Thursday. Sold to a new forum member who I'm sure will be along to introduce himself ( if he hasn't already ) Still got mixed feeling about selling her but as I said previously life's too short & feel it time for a change & it gives someone else a chance to enjoy her. Having said that it's going to be hard to watch her being taken away to her new home but I'm sure Stephen will take good care of her. To all the people who told me not to buy a Lotus ( I won't repeat the acronym ) & said I'd spend more time fixing her than driving her, you're missing out on one of the best driving experiences out there !!! She has given me over 4 years of pleasure & put a smile on my face every time I drove her, never let me down other than a few niggles & regular maintenance.​ It's been a privilege to have owned such an iconic car. I'd also like to thank The Lotus Forums & all its members who have helped me immeasurably in sorting out the few issues I ever had & for all the advice & information contained on this brilliant site, it's more than worth the full membership cost. I wish you all the very best for the future wherever you may be. Kind regards, Phil.
  4. Having seen David's Esprit I can honestly say it is without doubt one of the nicest I have ever seen, my favourite colour too. If I had over £ 30k to spend I would snap it up ! Phil.
  5. Would love to go but would also struggle to take another day off work as well at the moment
  6. Hi Bibs, Shame the factory is 4 1/2 hours away from me, that & the fact I've got it up for sale, but they don't come much brighter than Mica yellow !! Phil.
  7. Sorry Jonny, already had a prior weekend away planned. She does look fantastic & gets admiring glances & complementary comments whenever I take her out which is why I'm torn about selling her. Phil.
  8. Hi Vanya, I would love to keep her as well but unfortunately I can't afford another toy without selling this one & if I could I only have a single garage so nowhere to keep two. I'm really torn but I do get bored keeping the same car for too long & want to try something different to add to the Ducati 748, AC Cobra replica with a rover V8 engine & a Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera I've owned before the S4s. So that's a 4 cylinder, flat 6, V8 so far so maybe a straight 6 is the next one to try ? Phil
  9. Hi, Could be interested in a V8 but also looking at TVR Tuscans, would love to keep her but just fancy a change, life's too short ! Car no listed for sale on :-) Cheers, Phil.
  10. Classifieds are listed at for free - Bibs
  11. I would totally agree regarding the later V8 spoiler being better for visibility, boot access etc but personally I just don't think it goes with the lines on the Esprit like the S4s / early V8 spoiler ( just my opinion ) Interesting info about the transom, where did the one or the other bit come from because since it's been mentioned I've been looking at pictures of Esprit's & almost all have both ? Phil.
  12. Well it is loud enough to wake the dead
  13. No idea but we had a recent trip to our caravan & into Scotland & my S4s was still showing 1/4 tank after 300 + miles. This was mostly steady driving with the odd spirited run. I filled up when my mate stopped to fill up his 4.3 TVR Griffith but his tank is also smaller ( plus the V8 won't help ! ) Like Ian said, who cares ? I fill her up, drive her till she's down to 1/4 tank & fill her up again :-)
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