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  1. £47k for an S4S is prohibitively expensive, yes they are the pinnacle of the S4 development and on the rare side, but £47k is optimistic to say the least, esp when there are 2 x V8, £35k and £38k, the latter with an engine rebuild. Bauke has a nice yellow S4S in the NL, no connection to me and it’s RHD, maybe worth getting in touch?
  2. This one is down the road from me, I can walk there in a few mins.. let me know if you’d like me to take a look.
  3. Attached (if it works) is an image of the underside of the RED S4S for sale. I’d very much like this one but the Exige S gets in the way (and the Mrs wouldn’t be too pleased).
  4. 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 for
  5. 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.
  6. White Esprit SE parked outside Allon White (Cranfield) this morning. gorgeous looking!
  7. 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.
  8. Looks a wonderful car but I’m sure it was resprayed, can’t recall the original colour which was mentioned in the ad.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Wow thats empty! Bet you enjoyed helping yourself to more than a couple of glasses :0)
  14. 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
  15. And UK Sports Cars increase the pricing. I'm sure this was sub £30k, then £32995 and now showing £33995.
  16. 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.
  17. Anyone heading across Milton Keynes / bedford and across the A428?
  18. 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?
  19. Are there any planned meeting points on the way?
  20. Martyn - Esprit SE Chris (Esprit22) - Esprit Turbo ChrisJ - Excel SE or Turbo Esprit - hopefully not both like last year Chipp-M100S2 Nr2k - s1 elise Owen - Esprit GT3 Phil Flash - probably M100 could be Elan+2 Dan E - Turbo Esprit Markw996 - S4 Esprit Loose Cannon - EspritGT3 Mark Hur - Elise S1 Steve A - M100 Bibs - Elise S1 111s Choppa - Esprit S3 Neal H - Evora 400 Sparky - Esprit GT3 Pete - Esprit Turbo Neil P - Exige S
  21. Sorry @Bibs, thats what i meant but wrote the opposite :0)
  22. Hi @Gazm, Here's what was happening: From cold when selecting R from N I had a fairly loud clunk, not quite a crunch, but not a quiet slotting into reverse. From warm selecting R from N I then had the crunching. If i put the car in gear then selected R, from say 1 and waited a few seconds, the crunch was noticeably reduced, but still there. Engaging 1, and trying to select another fwd gear was hard. Didn't always slot into gear when stationary. Whilst driving the gears seemed ok but I developed the habit of blipping the throttle between changes to help e
  23. NeilP

    NeilP

  24. Hi gazm, drop me a PM. Hi gazm, drop me a PM. When I get chance I'll reply. On the way back from Star Wars :0)
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