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Posted May 13, 2020
Posted May 12, 2020
HI ,just been reading this thread and I see that I was writing on this thread back in 2011 when I had my S1,Wow.Since then I sold it to a collector in the USA which help me fund a house build and buy a Stevens X180 Turbo.I have never been without an Esprit but for the last 8 years I have lost my mojo. Anyway I was in the process of selling my latest Esprit and packing it all in, but I've called the deal off and I am about to order a two post ramp and take the body off and do a nut and bolt rebuild .On what I have investigated so far it looks quiet good .Last on the road in 92 and kept in a dry garage the rust seems to be minimal ,the fuel tanks have only surface rust and on stripping down the headlights there is no rust in the brackets or lights.the paintwork (now I've polished it )is fantastic. No corrosion on the chrome,interior is concourse and everything is original ,every document is present and all the original tools ect. There were only three made in this colour and they were only used by Lotus CEO's at the time.This one has 23,000 original miles from new.It still has Goodyear NTC's fitted. Even the original shocks are good.
I've priced the bits up and I expect to spend £5000 on parts and my labor is free just love.
Watch this space ,I'm back the mojo has returned. On a lighter side ,the last time I worked on an Esprit I had good eyes ,now at 58 I need glasses.I love getting old.
Thanks Paul Godfrey
Posted October 6, 2017
Good Vid,I liked it.
Posted August 17, 2017
I hope somebody snapped this Esprit up from the LEF.They only made three and they were used fot the CEO.s of the company I believe.
I wold have bought it but was too slow.
I had firm buyers for mine but why put the money in the bank and look for a classic car to invest it in so it can go up in value .
So I have decided to keep it ,I must have nuts !!
Body coming off this winter and a money no object full resto planned.
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Posted July 31, 2016
Thought you sold it a bit cheap??
Posted April 17, 2016
Hi,yes the Green S3 is mine .It has A full service history,a Lotus cert of provenance,Lotus history (was a used by the Lotus CEO Mr T Enrite.)
Everything is standard ,no cuts or Marks.The interior is as new and I know how quick they can deteriorate ever the doors close perfectly,the lights are good (no rust),the fuel tanks are good(no rust).
The chrome work around the front and rear glass is in fantastic cond.The paint work is very good..
What I like about this model is simplicity of the mechanics (no turbo ,no ECU)
I have had a lot of Esprits and this model was my favorite .My S1 was shite,they look great but anybody who drives one deserves a medal.My S4 was fantastic but was always worried that the Ecu would go down.
Anyway,I put it up for sale over the winter because I had the winter blues,now the warmer weather is here I will probably lift the body off and do a full restoration on it.Thanks Paul G.
Posted November 11, 2015
S3 ,Altaire green with green leather and green carpets.unmolested as new,never been repaired or renewed.
Posted October 27, 2015
Sold mine for about £20,000 four years ago to a collector in the US.
Posted October 2, 2015
Posted October 1, 2015
Hi ,thinking of lifting the body off my s3 for a full mechanical resto.Has anybody done this on here and are there any useful links to any handy tips .Thanks.
Posted September 23, 2015
In my experience if you buy an Esprit that is not running you will be buying trouble,but saying that the price reflects this.The bodywork and int looks good.
Mechanics are easy to fix though.
Posted September 21, 2015
Went up the week before,very qiuet,lots of people running about though??
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Posted August 25, 2015
With all the problems you seem to battling against have you ever thought of changing the engine to something like a 45 deg 4 cylinder or something like that???
Posted August 24, 2015
Was thinking of buying an R8 as well ,any thoughts??
Sorry Wayne,had a weak moment.I won't let it happen again.
S4 now sold,amazingly gone back up north again.
Add withdrawn,a lot of dissapointed perspective buyers.
Posted August 23, 2015
Just found more inquiries,didn't realize that piston heads use my alternative mail add.
Going to put it on hold and have a real think,with interior in such fantastic con this is an easy refurb for me.I think that it might be my last one though??
Hi,I have had six people phone and mail me and have had good offers,starting to get cold feet.Not sure if I'm doing the right thing?????
Posted July 27, 2015
Prey tell me why is it still advertised on pistonheads??
Posted July 7, 2015
At last an another Esprit enthusiast in WsM.
Posted July 6, 2015
Why if you have been trying to sell it for years go and spend over a grand on brakes in July 2015 ???????
Posted July 1, 2015
I see he has a f77ced S4 tailgate for £600 quid,last year a good yellow one sold for £250.
Have they ever sold anything?????????????They seem to be a rip off,I priced some parts and they were cheaper new.Where do they get there idea of what the parts cost.
Posted June 30, 2015
Thanks.I have never come across one with such good interior.I bought my S1 when it was seven years old and the interior was f%%ked.
I just bought a Landrover Disco which is seven years old and the whole car is immaculate.
Posted June 29, 2015
Hi,I am thinking of putting up my S3 for sale.
It was originally a Lotus company car for two years and was given to Mr Tim J Entright to use.Two years later it was sold to the Lotus car co ant then sold on to the person I purchased it from.It was last used 20 years ago and has been stood in a barn since.
As you can see the interior is immaculate ,everything is original with only 23000 miles from new,the bodywork is in fantastic condition as well is the glass and chrome trim, original wheels and tires.I have never seen another like this.I have a cert of provenance with all the details about the car and has all matching numbers ect.
Only four were made in this spec,all S3 N/A's.
Three to Europe,one to Japan.Mine is the last one made in this spec.
It will need a full mechanical rebuild,which is a piece of cake especially when nothing has been changed or modified.
Has anyone got an idea what it's worth,it's not an S1 but still a rare beast indeed.
Your thoughts Please.Paul G.