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  1. 9 hours ago, Rolls said:

    Hello everyone

    door handles:

    Quick question. My external door handles are mostly chrome with a black inner.

    When I look at photos of S2’s on Google there is a mixture of chrome (like mine) and full black handles. I also notice there are only black ones available from SJ. From memory these handles are from another marque.

    My question is what are the correct handles for an S2 (2L)? Chrome or Black? If it’s chrome what’s the work around?

    Many thanks

     

    British Leyland used them; can be found on TR7, Austin Allegro, Morris Marina etc. 

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  2. 52 minutes ago, LOTUSMAN33 said:

    JPS were black but like you I’ve seen a mix of chrome or black on non commemorative models.

    I think the early ones were Chrome but this may have changed on the later chassis number S2’s.

    Dave :) 

    Not quite right  @LOTUSMAN33 Export  Commemorative Edition "JPS" cars were black handles, Domestic were a mixture of chrome and black. The earlier the production build the more likely to be chrome, the later ones were mostly black.

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  3. Mike the motorshow cars weren't sold off immediately, by the time they were the numbers on them had already been allocated to other production cars. They just used the next numbers available and fitted those.

  4. 15 hours ago, G_Reaper said:

    Its been a while since I was last on this forum so forgive me if I am asking questions that have been dealt with before.

    Is there a list like the "Dry Sump Register" for the JPS Ltd Eds?

    Are the JPS Decals readily available to buy?

    Regards Mike 

    Should be able to find everything you need here Mike. Let me know if you need extra details. http://www.jpsesprit.com/

    Best decals are available here from a fellow "JPS" owner. https://www.e-stickers.fr/esticker/prestashop/autres-marques/28-lotus-esprit-jps-decal-set-stickers.html

  5. 7 hours ago, Bernie1806 said:

    Missing the point…

    Used car dealer 🙂

    It’s about a collective feeding frenzy and the fictitious, incorrect statements made my certain people.

    Everyone could see the photos and read the descriptions and paperwork on-line, warts and all.  That is real.

    The frustration comes when several people, who joined in, making untrue statements and kept repeating them…

    A right off, not true. Bought on eBay, not true, etc, etc. Can you imagine the frustration that causes….

    As for seeing us in court… grow up. This sort of immature drivel is just what I was ranting about.

    Can I suggest you look at sniffpetrol.co.uk a great piece on ‘forum folk’ !

    Over and out, no more input from us on this subject, or anything else associated with forums…

    Enjoy your cars….

     

    When I look up your website it brings up a used car dealership in York. You were the one who brought up libel so don't go all defensive when you get called out. Anytime you misrepresent something invariably you will get called out by knowledgeable owners. That's what happened here and does every day on the internet forums. The descriptions on the Market were far from factual and done to talk up the cars. Hopefully the people that bought them correct the problem areas and end up with some lovely cars.

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  6. 2 hours ago, Bernie1806 said:

    In fact, that just about sums most (not all) of you up. You should really consider more carefully your use in public forums the use of malicious, defamatory and incorrect writings and be very aware of the reach of Libel nowadays, especially by self-rightous, holier-than-thou, know-it-all, smart-arse trolls....!!!

    Wow...first class rant by a used car dealer whose vehicles didn't match the auction description. I stand by everything I said about the "JPS" including the replacement decals on the driver's side, the rusty suspension and chassis components and the engine fire with repairs that are not to original spec. Oh don't forget the non original stainless exhaust system. Lots more I could cover but this is not an original unmolested car...period. I you fancy taking me to court for libel let me know the time and the place and I'll be there.

  7. There are still a few platers in the UK that do aircraft work. They specialise in cad plating for the industry. I would check to see if they are willing to do car parts. Cad plating is far superior to zinc plating for corrosion protection. It is also an ideal base to powder coat over. 

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  8. 19 hours ago, madmax said:

    Does anyone know what the correct paint code is for the GOLD used on the JPS alloy wheels please?

    Also, should the centre cap badges for the alloys be JPS specific and perhaps have a gold logo or are they the same ones as used in non JPS S2’s?

    Asking for a friend who is lucky enough to have recently acquired one of these amazing cars. 

    Thanks as always

    Simon there are some unique parts on the "JPS" World Championship Commemorative Esprit. You can find the list here: http://www.v8vantage.com/jpsesprit/JPS Images/Commemorative Model JPS part numbers.pdf Part number is A079G4019F. Here's what they should look like. 

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