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  1. Happy Birthday from the Lotus Silverstone Team!!

  2. Of course we can only advise our suggested retial price and this will be sadly different to last time.....that's because vat is now 15% not 17.5% so they will be a bit less!! So it will be suggested at
  3. Dear all Firstly thank you for your support on this to get it remade. Anyway good news first, we have ordered a batch of castings within the last week. The 1st 12 pieces are due here in October with the remainder following on afterwards. We've ordered more than the orders total to allow for scrappage and also any latecomers (just a few mind!) who may want one too. Soon as they turn up i'll be back to advise. Now the bad news...well there is no bad news! Cliff a special thank you for you for starting this off and all the behind the scenes work carried out, saved us a ton of time. Best to all Neil.
  4. Hello Mark Springs for your car are in Factory stock assuming its still standard & original (best) spec. There were up to 6 options on 88-92 Esprit, denoted by colour coding on the spring. You should still be able to see the colours, again assuming they are orginal parts. I think you should have either white/red/purple or yellow/red/green. So 3 colours on the spring. If this is the case you'll need the ones we re-engineered here at the factory just a few years ago under part number LOTAC05412. These are rightly only sold in pairs and this is what you should replace not just one side. Price inc vat is just
  5. Hi there I assume you have a V8 Esprit USA/Canada spec with side marker lamps. If so you need part numbers A082B5173K Bumper and A082B5358K Valance. As of today both are in stock at Lotus Cars USA, so ask your nearest Lotus dealer to order them for you from the guys at LCU. Hope this helps. Best wishes Gooner.
  6. Gooner

    Lotus Sale

    Just to say thanks to all for attending, it was great to see so many of you. Personally i do hope that the vast majority of the parts are now tucked aways in owners garages for their own use and not immediately up for resale. The idea of this is to get these directly to the owners to help keep all these great cars on the road, not just Esprits but all the cars we had sale bits for. I'm glad the semi 'on-line' way of doing the orders worked and we found it so much more efficient to pick the orders and hopefully you did not have to wait too long! Bibs/Kimbers thank you both for your kind help with getting this together i will make sure me and Mrs Gooner are available for a small tincture on the next Hethel event. Finally if you missed it, the list will be updated and on the 60th site within 10 days so you can see what's left. We only had one issue and that was Sunday after we closed! a +2 Elan owner needed some help which we gladly gave him, sadly his car was not able to be fixed so one of the ASO gang took him and his son home only to find out he's an Esprit owner too! Our best wishes to you all.
  7. Ah that might expalin it, they had two sites one in Cambridge and one in Salisbury. So as it was Haydon we may not of filled in the detail as we did not know which one! BTW i was a right pillock this morning, i put out wheelie bin #3 - garden waste then got in my car and reveresed straight into it within 20 seconds of putting it there!! In the good old days all the waste went into one bin paid for under one lot of rates. Now i have 3 bins and the garden one i pay
  8. Glass back yep for that one. That was fitted to all prior to 92 model year. Sounds like someone had a 'good idea' at some time and coverted it !to NA spec! ABS is not odd for a 91 car. The build book is a tad odd tho on this one...... as there is no selling dealer information which whilst not of great importance is interesting. Does the car still have the service book with it? If so be interesting to see who did the 1st one.... There is nothing about it being a Company Car here either. As we all know Lotus built just about 10,674 Esprit's and of that about 10,674 of them had something unique. So to find a 'specification of interest' is quite normal. Neil
  9. Hi Alan/Bibs here's what the build book says! 1. Car was passed to sales Oct 24th 1990 2. Engine # is CP910 9010 27568, do you still have the original motor? 3. Paint is Red ICI code A23 4. You should have a nice glass roof and air conditioning 5. Also Sand Leather and sand coloured carpets Now the bit you wanna know......on the Paint shop check list of items to paint for this car we have.... Bodyshell Qty 1 (that always makes me giggle, how could someone of ever counted two!!)....doors qty 2, pods qty 2 etc etc and Rear Spoiler qty *......* means it did not and should not have one so save some dosh and leave it as nature intended. Keep on trucking Gooner.
  10. What's the Vin number, i'll check out if it was an SE or maybe a special that did have a rear wing from new. From 88 Special models we're a'plenty mostly with rear wings. For example 88my Ltd-Edt'n USA A082B4879J with 65mm plinths and 1,035mm centres and non USA Commemerative 89 to 91 B082B4931J 65mm height again but spaced at 800mm centres. There were more rear wings on your shape of car than my wife has complaints about me.....maybe that is an exageration! If yours did mean to have a wing i'll check vs the VIN and if it did i think it'll be the B082B4931J. Sadly this is no longer serviced, but at least you will know! If it was not meant too, leave it as standard, i tihnk they look better without anyway. Toodle pip
  11. Hi Ian Temp sender unit is screwed into your water pump, check out page 40:13 in the S3 parts list (A085T0325J). Voltage Stablizer A079N6027F, item # 23 on page 17:03A in the same book. For what they are, they are not a ton of gold and are both in stock here at the Factory. Prob end up costing you more chasing around to find them elsewhere, and if you do not find exacty copy calibration it'sll be worse that where you are at the moment! If you need any more detail pm me. All the best Gooner
  12. S2's and VX220's are easier to get in and out as the 'sill-line' was reduced to aid entry (no comments please!) to help slim-line racing athletes such as me and Mr Bibs. VX220/Speedster went into production same time as S2 (very late 1999), it was not based on the S1 but was engineered at the same time as S2 with of course some generic carry overs from S1, it however is generally not the same car as S2 when you look at part number detail. (S2/Vx220 are part numbers 116,117,120,121,122,127,130) The new Europa (part numbers 124) has similar characteristics to the Turbo Speedster/VX220 as it runs the GME 2.0 Turbo engine/transmission. S2 early models up to 2004/05 had the Rover K series 1.8 120ps twin cam and 143ps VVC (very very complicated!) engine. Basically the same unit bar trick stuff in the c/head. S2 Elise/Exige from 04/05 run the Toyota 1ZZ 147ps and 2ZZ 190ps and supercharged 220ps engines. Interior was revamped also for the 2004/05 models with better HVAC, Air con (if spec'd on build), leccy windows, air bag again if Spec'd on build. Now which one to buy. Politically correct answer now following.....The one YOU like the best and for what ever budget you have is in the best condition. As ever always look for a FSH and check HPI, its not a write off or ringer etc. These checks cost a few quid but trust me i know of some very expensive lessons that have been learnt by some buyers in haste. Finally if you go for an Elise look out for the special editions, often a near similar price but with extra kit 'exclustivity'. Hope this helps Gooner
  13. Today I have brought my wife into work because I love her so much. It also saved me having to kiss her goodbye Gooner
  14. Malc should of waited 10 mins just had a 'we've found those wheels Neil" !! So i'll keep them to one side until Friday this week to give you 1st shout. Sale price of course and as you got mucked about i'll del them to a UK address as well in the price. mail me at [email protected] and we can sort it out mate. Toodle pip Neil.
  15. Hi Malc Sorry you did not get them, but they had not been sold. We keep all the wheels (about 1,500 of them!) in 5 x 40' containers and for these 4098F's we only were showing 2 on stock. When we went to pick them we could not find them. I'm getting the stores lads to check all 5 containers and if they do surface you can have 1st offer again..... I'll be in touch. Gooner
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