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  1. I don’t suppose anyone knows this S3 coming up for auction on The Market do they? I know someone who’s interested in bidding but he’s new to the Esprit world and not sure what to look out for (and those that know me, know I’m probably not the best person to ask!) I said I’d ask on here as the last few Esprits they had up for auction kicked off quite a lot of feedback from some of you 😊
  2. Thanks for posting! This is from Top Gear’s James Bond cover shoot which ran last year when the movie was first meant to be released. It was a two day shoot and they invited me down for a day - got spins round the track in the DB5 and Z8 + was driving my car in the formation shot that ran on the cover. Jason Barlow took a particular shine to the S1 too! An amazing day - very lucky to be part of it - here are a few BTS pix I took 😊
  3. Can’t delete it and it won’t download which explains why I’m still an apprentice clearly 😂
  4. I strongly advise you watch this instructional video I have made for just such an emergency IMG_9236.MOV
  5. Late afternoon run after a proper valet - just love this car 😍
  6. About to head off to Malcolm Rickett’s open day today with @Sparky 😊
  7. Essex blue at twilight - no filter 😍
  8. Have been archiving a bunch of my old photos and came across these outtakes from a Modern Classics photo shoot my car was used in - thought a few of you might appreciate 😊
  9. Have you sold it already in preparation for your new Emira Sparky?
  10. You missed one!! @Bibs 😊
  11. Just left the S1 in good company on the Cartier lawn at Goodwood - the theme is wedges of course 😂
  12. 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 😊
  13. Goodwood just announced FOS is go!! New COVID regs so check their site but all ticket holders are confirmed to be able to attend 😊👏🏻👏🏻🎉
  14. 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)
  15. @Dan EIs this all because you fell over it pissed the other night? Seems a pretty extreme reaction to me TBH
  16. 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 😊
  17. You’re welcome Sparky - always more than happy to help out 😊👍🏻🔧
  18. Healthy figure achieved by the JPS at Silverstone Auctions today - guide was £55-60K - sold for £65K inc buyer premium 😊
  19. 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!
  20. 6’2” here and fit perfectly in my car + no problem with the roof stereo😊
  21. Yep they’re Dave Clark - a Christmas present to myself 😊
  22. Just received my Christmas present to myself - absolutely love them 😊 If anyone’s interested, Dave Clark at Dave Clark Designs is your man!
  23. Great turn out for today’s’ breakfast meet at Dave and Megan’s, who were amazing hosts and thanks to @ChrisJfor organising - super fun morning 😄☀️
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