Well, just had a nice follow up from Andy, the chap who owns the commemorative Esprit. So for those who wanted more information or confirmation of what I posted earlier, here you go. Posted with Andy's consent as he is more than happy for his car to be known. I have deleted part of Andy's mail address, although he is willing to be contacted by other enthusiasts. If anyone wants to make contact I will pass it on in a PM. I just prefer to try and keep things that little bit safer as you never know. It's a valuable car in a fairly isolated location. Hope you don't mind gent's.
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From: Andrew Borton <[email protected]
Date: 11 December 2017 at 11:40
Subject: Re: Lotus Esprit S2 Commemorative Edition (JPS No 79)
To: John & Wendy <[email protected]
Hi John and Wendy,
Amazing what can happen by chance in a couple of days! I am happy to share my email address with anybody so feel free to pass it on to the person who contacted you.
The Car Details are as follows: -
Lotus Esprit S2 "World Championship" Commemorative edition (JPS) No 79
Current Reg KGD 451T, Original Reg LUP 97T
Engine CC907 7812 15694 (Original engine still fitted)
According to the Lotus archivist, the car was allocated build No 79, but was the seventh JPS car based on serial number. He also suggests this was by special order from the dealer as it commemorates Mario Andretti winning the 1978 F1 world championship in the "Lotus 79" F1 Car, JPS car is also the Type 79.