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  1. Hi Darryl, that was me you saw Like you I am proud to drive a True British Supercar!
  2. 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
  4. Hi all, Just wondering if the Stevens glass sunroof would fit an Esprit S3 Turbo? Neil
  5. Hi all, Would be interested to know if the later Stevens model sunroof would fit on the Esprit S3 models? Neil
  6. 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’ decal
  7. 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?!
  8. Thank you for your comments. Will try contacting HPI to see if they can shed any light on the history of the car.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Drivers side fuel tank is now out. Looking considerably worse for wear! Passenger side fuel tank is next however looks much better!
  16. Hi, We did buy it with the intention to restore and then sell on so will keep you updated with progress and let you know when we are ready for selling. Many thanks Have had a look at this and it isn’t broken and has been helicoiled at some point
  17. The engine is finally out! Ready to be stripped, cleaned, checked over and rebuilt.
  18. Yes the steering wheel will be replaced with an original as not too keen on the wood effect either! Next thing will be the engine out.
  19. We did buy it with a sunroof but unfortunately was lost during transit. Polished and buffed the paintwork and it has come up like new - just the front bumper that needs attention. Interior is also looking very promising. Interior has been retrimmed but was once a special order colour. Pictures of car below.
  20. Hi all, Recently purchased a Lotus Esprit HC but unfortunately arrived without the all important sunroof! I am now currently on the hunt for a replacement so any information on where I can purchase one would be grately appreciated or if anyone has one for sale please let me know. Cash waiting and willing to pay the going rate. More information and photos of the restoration to follow! Many thanks, Neil
  21. Hi all, Looking for a Lotus Esprit or Esprit Turbo restoration project. Any condition considered as long as all parts are present. Good prices paid - Cash waiting Many thanks
  22. Thank you for the replies and info - decided it will be best to just buy a Citroen gearbox
  23. Hi all, Bought a Esprit HC Stephens engine and gearbox hoping to put it into my HC guigario car. Have realised that the gearbox is a the later Renault gearbox and not the Citroen gearbox. The problem is the driveshaft connectors into the gearbox are different to the driveshaft connectors in the guigario esprit. Is there any modification I can make to the Stephens gearbox to make it fit the guigario drive shafts or is my best option to simply buy the earlier Citroen gearbox that will fit? Many thanks, Neil
  24. *UPDATE* Further rubbing down and prepping made ready for spraying. Decided to spray the car calypso red instead of copper. Car has now been sprayed with engine and gearbox reassembled and back in. Plenty of work ahead! Doors to fit along with rear valance and interior needs attention. Pictures to follow
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