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  1. Congratulations! Take it easy in car for a while...but above all enjoy it...
  2. as Bravo73 says...... take it to a someone who applies PPF, some car detailers offer this service. Doesn't need to go to a dealer, they will sub contract it out I imagine anyway. PPF is expensive though so I wouldn't expect it to be cheap. Be grateful is hasn't totally scraped the paintwork. Hopefully the paint will polish up and new film can be applied.
  3. I'll carry on with the super unleaded then, Was worried it was going to go E10 in UK. Thanks all for debating this...
  4. Apologies if this has been discussed before. With the E10 fuel becoming more normal from September 2021. Will we have problems fueling the Esprits. Mine is an 86 Turbo. It is seldom used and I always top up fuel with a fresh 'gallon' before using after long periods idle. Will we be able to run Esprits with E10 fuels? Not sure if super unleaded (98 RON) will be going down E10 route. Has anyone done any research on this?.... Lotus say the modern cars will be ok with E10.
  5. They look original to me. May be optical illusion they are wider as they are painted in white rather than the black they should be. The early turbo cars had only a central single support. I have a spare hatch at home that is fitted with louvres with single support.
  6. I had the misfortune today to have a van with a trailer side swipe my Esprit. It has caused damage to front wheel arch. Driver did not stop but when i eventually caught up with him I was threatened with a brick in the face and told my car was a piece of scrap. Police informed, but still need repairs done. Insurance will be involved. Has anyone had anything similar before and if so how was it repaired? The irony was I was driving home after having the cam belt changed and MOT after lockdown. Was looking forward to enjoying it this summer. Any advice on repairs appreciated. Peter
  7. Thats a nice looking car. I think it's a bit expensive. My 2015 Evora S SR has only done 18k miles. Wonder what that is worth now.. It may be that in 10 years time the early Evora model prior to the 400 are the most sought after. A bit like the Giugiaro Esprit is more desirable to the later models and original Elise etc....Only time will tell.
  8. I have never ever had anyone pick over service book entries when selling a car. However, by not sticking to the schedule you always give someone an option to do this in future. I wouldn't skip a service myself but stretching out to 18 months because of COVID is a very valid reason for doing this. Given you have only covered 500 miles I think you are OK doing this. Just my personal opinion though.
  9. Brake pedal switch is fitted behind the brake pedal. It is a pain to get at. It basically unplugs and you need to plug a new one back in. I did mine earlier in the year. I bought mine from SJ sportscars Took about 10 minutes to do. If you are tall or have big hands it might be difficult to get at!
  10. My Evora S Sports Racer needs a new home. ***Please advertise it, for free, on***
  11. There is a chance I may be selling my Evora soon. Still not decided yet. It is a Sports Racer Supercharged S manual It has Paint protection film 2015 White with Venom Red seats and Grey Suedex (Alcantara) Dash. Only done 18500 miles with full Lotus service history. It is in really super condition.
  12. Lotus Silverstone are good. They look after my Evora and never had an issues there.
  13. Thanks Bibs, I will keep this in mind. Looking to move house with a double garage. But if it doesn't work out then this may be backup option.
  14. Yeah, Don't think the wife will like the pop up car port. But thanks for your experience of the cover.
  15. I am sure it has been asked before. I have an Evora and a 1986 Esprit. Esprit is in storage and Evora in my single garage. I was pondering bringing the Esprit home and keeping Evora on my driveway. I would be looking to put a cover on it. But.. the question is, Is this good for the paintwork. Being GRP body would I be increasing chance of micro blisters etc.. Car is in immaculate condition and I don't want this to change. But trying to save on storage costs and get access to Esprit more often. Other option is to sell Evora, which is not my preference. Looking for advice from owners who have used car covers on these cars
  16. i have been admiring that as well. so not on your own!
  17. Lotus did have a habit of using up older parts on models. So possibly the case with US spec cars. Not too sure. I do notice that the badge on front of car is round. It should be a lozenge shaped badge, same as one on steering wheel. People often change these though. The engine is a HC engine. red cam covers and oil filler on right end of cam cover. LC engines had oil filler on cam belt end of cam cover. Looks a nice car though Peter
  18. i have an 86 turbo. one of the last of the LC cars. Some observations. The bumpers should be same colour as car. I think you could spec black as an option though.I am not sure the seats are correct.These are the same padding and style as my car. But HC cars should have been slightly different. The centre pad is contact for a 86 onwards car. Front spoiler is correct for a HC car. Decals and stripes are missing. Maybe been painted at some point. This is a HC car. note different seats
  19. to be fair the advert says it's been re-commissioned. You need to enquire as to what has been done. It might have had all new bushes etc....... Go and see it. See whats its like. I really don't know why everyone tries to talk down prices of our cars. Just be aware it will require a budget for on-going maintenance. Good luck with search
  20. Update... Finally got round to getting this sorted. It was a worn out spigot bearing. Causing the input shaft to be loose and float around. Luckily I got it sorted in time. Thanks to advice on here I didn't't drive it and totally destroy it. Needs a new input shaft fitting. Not cheap, but probably could have been worse
  21. Nello, Im in Balsall Common, just outside Solihull. My Esprit has been off the road for a while. Just had it painted and putting it back together. It's at Paul Matty's at the moment having gearbox looked at. Look out for me in a White Evora S sports racer. I'm more like to be in that!
  22. The Red G turbo at Stocks looks quite a bargain. Why don't you make them an offer. At the end of the day market demands determine the price of a product. Fact is most G turbos are around 20k ish and upwards. I think you'll be waiting for a very long time to get one below 20k and it will need to be restored and painted etc.... Its about time the Esprit was appreciated for the amazing car it is. Higher prices will mean more cars are restored and cared for. Long may it continue.
  23. Try Lotusbits. I'm pretty sure they make them to order. Or used to.
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