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  • Birthday 07/06/1968

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    '76 Esprit S1, '80 Essex Turbo Esprit, ‘76 Fiat 130 Coupe, '80 Jaguar XJ-S pre HE, '85 Mercedes 280SL
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    All original
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    London / Hertfordshire

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  1. Have you sold it already in preparation for your new Emira Sparky?
  2. You missed one!! @Bibs 😊
  3. Just left the S1 in good company on the Cartier lawn at Goodwood - the theme is wedges of course 😂
  4. Have just got back from the set up day and had a walk around the Emira - absolutely stunning - better in the metal than on the screen - first new car to seriously tempt me away from classics in years - I’d post a pic but @Bibs would probably tell me off 😊
  5. Goodwood just announced FOS is go!! New COVID regs so check their site but all ticket holders are confirmed to be able to attend 😊👏🏻👏🏻🎉
  6. My Esprit S1 will be featured on the Cartier Lawn, so if anyone fancies coming to say hi, I'll be around all weekend (@Dan E @Sparky - clearly we will have to meet elsewhere as I'm not sure they'll let you two reprobates on the lawn)
  7. @Dan EIs this all because you fell over it pissed the other night? Seems a pretty extreme reaction to me TBH
  8. Already been discussed on here I think, this G was a bit of a mismatch with a new engine, non original paint colour and Stevens seat and interior retrim for starters but it still made fairly decent money yesterday for a non original car IMHO 😊
  9. You’re welcome Sparky - always more than happy to help out 😊👍🏻🔧
  10. Healthy figure achieved by the JPS at Silverstone Auctions today - guide was £55-60K - sold for £65K inc buyer premium 😊
  11. Excited for you😊 From my experience, if you buy a sorted car, the annual maintenance/upkeep really isn’t too expensive at all. Personally, I’d suggest you look for a car that’s been used regularly over a garage queen, as these cars prefer to be driven + with some history to back up regular specialist attention. But don’t worry about full service histories - these don’t seem to happen very often, if ever, with Lotus! Just some decent notes on upkeep in more recent years should be ok. Plus any owner who cherished their car will have kept paperwork. There are some seriously excellent Esprit specialists out there, who are very reasonable IMHO - depending on where you’re based, people on here can point you in the right direction of a nearish one to you. And as someone who doesn’t know one end of a spanner from the other, I’ve always relied on specialists and simply get an annual service and MOT done on my cars - compared to classic Porsche, Merc and Jaguar experience, Esprit maintenance has always proved substantially cheaper + the level of care given is second to none. Good luck with your search!
  12. 6’2” here and fit perfectly in my car + no problem with the roof stereo😊
  13. Yep they’re Dave Clark - a Christmas present to myself 😊
  14. Just received my Christmas present to myself - absolutely love them 😊 If anyone’s interested, Dave Clark at Dave Clark Designs is your man!
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