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NeilP

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About NeilP

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  • Birthday 15/11/1969

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  • Name
    Neil Potter
  • Car
    Owned E333 TAH, 88E Stevens, Camel Yellow
  • Location
    Bucks

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  1. Well I really don’t know what to make of it for the money. If I was in the market for an esprit Id certainly walk away - but then I’m not wanting to do my own mechanics / restoration. Got a ton of photos - pm / txt me an email address and I’ll send them across: 07921 889025, [email protected] - respray look ok, you can see where it’s been masked off in some places, and some slight peeling where it’s been masked at the front bumper. - top corners of the windscreen you can see the seal isn’t correct and some paint. - drivers door lock didn’t lock, looks to have been forced? Passenger door lock didn’t work either. - LHS (looking at the car) head lamp 1/2 full of water - crack on rear spoiler - some chips on paint - drivers door edge (large) and some on the side skirts - wheels and tyres all good :0) - are the wider wheel arches standard? If not they fit well, looking at the respray notes the fitment was ‘sorted out’ at the same time. - boot really messy. Wires everywhere. Battery flat, and I mean flat. Not a peep of life when the key was turned. - engine eventually started with a battery pack and some fuel, Idled low and when held at 2k seemed was pretty smooth. Otherwise lumpy. - exhaust gas a little blue when cranking over, but then cleared up. - various lights on on the dash - coolant, oil (yes oil light), volt meter flickered, the oil pressure ok on the gauge despite the light on. - handbrake lever Didn’t work, wiggled around loose as if it wasn’t attached. - there’s various history from years gone by, in 2018 looks like SJ sportcars did a ton of work. - one of the filters for the air side air intakes was missing - interior has been ‘coloured’ back to cream and pretty poor to be honest. Drivers seat back falling off, speaker cover off. Mats and carpets coming adrift / fraying. A few wires. Crack plastic on the AC / Heater control panel. - there was an image of an engine out - was it this car? if it was it had a lotus cars quality control label attached. No date attached but the printout looks pretty clean. - compression test in ‘15, 150psi across all cylinders @ 87k, new manifold, carb clean... - Feb 18 £4K at SJS, sort sunroof, steering column / bolt (maybe this is linked to the drivers door handle being broken), cam belt, flywheel and loads of small items / gaskets / tubes / screws / washers.
  2. don’t know the history sorry but I’m only 20 minutes away. I should be able to take a look one day this week.
  3. White Esprit SE parked outside Allon White (Cranfield) this morning. gorgeous looking!
  4. NeilP

    Tyre Failures?

    Had a failure on a C350E, 2YO and 25k Miles as I was entering a car park at Heathrow. tried the sealant gunk (in the hope I had a nail) but the tyre had blown the inner sidewall so it came out as quick as it went in. long story short - Mercedes (RAC) recovered the car from short stay, took it to the valet parking place where the parking company sorted a set of tyres.
  5. NeilP

    Dry sump for sale

    Looks a wonderful car but I’m sure it was resprayed, can’t recall the original colour which was mentioned in the ad.
  6. There’s a motor manufacturer in Crewkerne who may also be able to help. They used to wind their own coils and assemble gear boxes on site. http://www.rotalink.com/our-products/8/dc-motors-optional-gearboxes.html
  7. Hi, I prevoiusly owned a Turbo Esprit, E666 TAH, an early Stevens Turbo in Yellow, apparently one of the show cars from Camel Racing sponsorship, the last time I saw it was on Ebay 2-3 Yrs ago and Cat C. So having seen this come up for sale with reg E666 HSG, I was wondering was there anything special about E666, or just a Reg assigned to a couple of Lotus Esprit http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/183201512274?clk_rvr_id=1515825706132&lgeo=1&vectorid=229508&testparam2=testvalue2_replaced&item=183201512274&testparam3=testvalue3&rmvSB=true
  8. Starlight black - one showing a set of bike wheel bags (not giant Bertie bassets) reflecting off the front clam, the 2nd showing light reflecting through the garage.
  9. Wow, wasn't this offered for sale at a recent auction? Sorry, here's the link https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/esprit/lotus-lotus-esp-tbo-s4----------------1994/7426298
  10. Wow thats empty! Bet you enjoyed helping yourself to more than a couple of glasses :0)
  11. Has anyone been to see this car to understand why it doesn't sell? It's been around for a long old time https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/esprit/lotus-esprit-s3-1984-a-great-appreciating-classic-recent-full-rebuild/4842054
  12. And UK Sports Cars increase the pricing. I'm sure this was sub £30k, then £32995 and now showing £33995.
  13. Thanks Martyn for organising the day, a great location to pitch up, just a shame the ticketing booths were such a bottleneck. william enjoyed the day too, I tried to encourage him to like the esprits but he wouldn't have it... his fav was the blue exige 320, surpassed by a beetle, albeit a rusty old one. great collection of lotus on the though. Always nice to have a look round.
  14. Anyone heading across Milton Keynes / bedford and across the A428?
  15. Sorry if this has been asked earlier, do we pay on entry at the side entrance? whats the general view on arrival times vs queuing?
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