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  1. hi guys,, have been keeping an eye out for turbo esprits for sale, and interested in two, which are up in the London/Kent areas,, both are in my budget,, and bodywork /interiors seems to be great from the photos on both,, however both owners have told be about a problem on each esprit,, the 1st one, once warmed up, smokes a little bit, but doesnt overheat and no sign of head gasket problems, from owning renault turbos, i had considered this could be worm turbo oil seals,, the 2nd one has developed an oil leak which drips onto the exhaust,, not sure from where yet,, awaitng further info,, so just wondering if anyone has any advice before i arrange to go and look at them,
  2. thats exactly what i was thinking,, i know the turbo is going to cost more own, and having felt the rush i had with the renault 21 turbo,i wouldnt want to miss out on the turbo esprit, the reason i bought the renault in the first place was because it had similar perfomance,, but i didnt have the budget,, similar questions are asked on the 21t forums with regard to the different models, as that had 4 versions, PH1, PH2,PH3 and Quadra, and everyone had a favourite, as they all drove and performed differently, although the PH1 is still my favourite, your comments are appreciated, a later G car it is!!! unless an essex make an appearance one day
  3. have spoken to the owner, ,and the photos shown are now the ones of the car having read through the forums, it appears the s3 can be slightly cheaper to run and buy,, but the turbo esprit has always been the one i have wanted, and dreamed of owning. later 87 -HC models also appear to less problematic from some of the comments in posts, S3 cars seem to be more common than the turbo and in my price range,, along with a few of the stevens shaped cars. for the guys here that have started with an S3 and traded up, or even if you have gone back to an S3 i would love to hear your views, theres a few SE cars for sale at the moment and although i like them,, they just dont have the same appeal to me as a G car,
  4. found this one still for sale 1985 Lotus Turbo Esprit Libary Picture Fabulous looking red 1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo 2174cc - Full service history. 69,919 miles - had engine rebuild in 1997 at cost of £5000 - plus around £20,000 of receipts for all completed works since new. Full service history. Stainless steel exhaust. All new shock absorbers and new springs in 2004. Good Pirelli tyres. newly fitted cam belt (with receipts) fitted 5th September 2011 and 12 months MOT. £7,500 - no offers anyone know of the car?
  5. saw this on piston heads the same time,, very tempted,,, but i want a G car
  6. hi guys thanks for the welcome,, much appreciated, ive aspired to have an esprit since i was a kid,, im now 43,, so obviously i am in no rush to purchase one yet,, and obviously waiting a little longer will increase my funds (as long as values dont keep going up) John and Simon good to hear from some local guys too,,John, yeh im only a few minutes away , Simon as it happens im in Bargoed most weekends visiting friends,, so would love to meet up at some point as for working on the cars,, having owned renault 21 turbos for over 12yrs, i can be pretty hands on mechanically, but i miss that turbo feeling so much, and although the volvo is pretty quick, its just like driving a barge, what volvo was thinking when they threw the suspension together!!!
  7. hi,, i have just joined the forums,, im from Neath in South Wales, UK, are there any local owners? im interested in buying a Turbo Esprit, (Giugiaro) i currently have approx 10k to spend, would prefer something that doesnt need restoring, any advice greatfully recieved,, anyone know anything about the following cars? several posts that i have read suggest not buying the turbo esprit as your first esprit,, but it is the car i have always wanted to have, but could never afford one,, i have owned several renault 21 turbos, but now its time to finaly look for the car i have always wanted, unfortunately i missed out on GBO 07 last year as the ebay sale kept getting pulled, and although from the the comments in here that it needed work carried out on it,, its a dam shame another Essex lotus has left the UK anyways hope to heare from some of you,, and possibly local owners cheers lyndon
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