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    4 x Lotus Esprit S3 Turbo + 2 x Lotus Esprit S2

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  1. Looking for an Esprit S2 heater box if anyone has a spare they are looking to sell. Many thanks
  2. Hi Darryl, that was me you saw😀 Like you I am proud to drive a True British Supercar!
  3. Hi all, Looking for a Lotus Esprit S3 backboard that goes behind the seats and around the glass surround and also looking for a dashboard binnacle for a RHD Lotus Esprit S3. Many thanks
  5. Hi all, Just wondering if the Stevens glass sunroof would fit an Esprit S3 Turbo? Neil
  6. Hi all, Would be interested to know if the later Stevens model sunroof would fit on the Esprit S3 models? Neil
  7. Hi all, Sorry for the lack of updates. The intention was to restore this car to its former glory and then sell it on but I think it may be a keeper! It is nearly finished with the last major job being the paintwork. The paintwork is in excellent condition overall apart from small areas such as the front bumper and around the engine bay - car will be sent off for all these areas to be professionally sprayed. Car also needs new carpets which we are thinking of doing black instead of the original burgundy/red. It has been a struggle to find the ‘Lotus Esprit Turbo HC’ decals but hoping to have these custom made in red with gold outlining to match the red HC stripes. Also on the look out for a Lotus Esprit s3 Sterling wheel in black to replace the wooden gloss steering wheel it currently has. Finally, finding a replacement sunroof is still a problem as very very scarce. Would love to find an original to use on the car but we are also thinking about alternative options such as carbon sunroof or custom made glass sunroof.
  8. And it runs! Temperature and oil pressure are both very good along with gear selection. Now needs the front bumper respraying and the rear hatch fitting along with some other minor jobs that need doing. Still on the look out for a sunroof if anyone has one for sale or knows of someone who makes alternatives?!
  9. Thank you for your comments. Will try contacting HPI to see if they can shed any light on the history of the car.
  10. Hi, Just curious to know what the claim was. The paint job looks original and in really good condition with no sign of repair both inside or out. Regards, Neil
  11. Hi all, Recently purchased this Lotus Esprit Turbo HC D676 CBF. Was sold to us knowing that it had an insurance claim against it which was in the mid to late 90s. Rung DVLA and they no knowledge of it been a write off although HPI does bring up a claim against it. DVLA suggest that it may have been a minor claim so therefore wouldn't show on their system. Can any previous owners of this car shed any light on the history and insurance claim of this car? Currently in the process of restoring it (Photos to follow). Many Thanks, Neil
  12. Photos of engine back in attatched. Just need to connect all the water pipes etc now. Also need to tackle the updated alarm system that was installed at some point and return it to its original system.
  13. UPDATE: Gearbox is now connected to the engine and ready to go back in. Next part of the project will be to add fresh carpet to the engine bay and source new carpets for interior floor.
  14. No issues found so far. Done all the usual checks such as new belts fitted, removed sump and checked all bearings which all looked good. Engine was stripped, cleaned, resprayed cam covers + plenum chamber. More photos will be added tomorrow as hoping to get engine back in car tomorrow
  15. UPDATE: Replacement fuel tanks are in and the engine has been reassembled ready to go back into the car - just need to give the gearbox a check over and good clean 😁
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