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    85 Turbo Esprit
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  1. And they are telling customers June/July build with deliver 2 months later...
  2. Thanks Tony! Would like to connect with you by phone or email if you are interested. I'm in MKE. Please PM me a good way to get in touch if that's ok. Roy
  3. Wondering if any S1 cars had leather or partial leather interior? I had one back in the day and it had the two town brown/beige interior. I don’t remember ever seeing S1s with leather but now I see S1 pics with leather that look pretty “stock”. Is there a source for the old material (not leather) if I want the original S1 look? Just looking for the materials (assuming someone does not have a kit) since I’m in the US and I don’t want to ship all the bits to the UK. Thanks
  4. Bought them both. This should be interesting.
  5. Been looking for an S1. Let me know how much you want for it. Thanks Roy
  6. What color is that? Really a great color!
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    Evora GT430

    Thanks for the comments and link to the videos; I have watched many of those. Sorry, I'm a bit jet lagged and didn't ask my question very well. The UK GT430 lists "Sound Insulation" as an option. I was asking how livable the car is without it and how the noise levels (with/without) might compare to an Exige which is my only other Lotus reference point (my comments about owning an S1 and S2 Exige). Thanks! Roy
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    Evora GT430

    I know this is a very difficult question to answer but any feedback would be appreciated. Can anyone comment on the real world differences between a GT430 with and without the sound deadening? As a point of reference I have owned an S1 Exige (Motorsport version which was basiclly a german spec car with a roll cage and without AC). I’ve also owned an Elise Sport 190 (track only Motorsport spec), and an Exige S240 (USA Street Car). I’m building out a spec to order the US GT430 should they announce them and don’t have any idea what the relative noise level would be. It would also be helpful to understand if a GT430 with the sound deadening is similar or the same as an Evora 400 (I can test drive one of those). This car will be a street and track car but not a daily driver. As a point of reference, if someone has the Evora and a GT3, I have a 991.1 GT3 and a 991.2 GT3 Touring. Thanks!
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    TLF GT430 Club

    After going through this entire thread a few requests: If anyone has a pic of a MSG car with the gold wheels please post or point me in the right direction. Same question MSG with silver wheels. Last question, any pics of an Essex Blue car with gold wheels? Thanks in advance. I’m working on my order for a US 430 which are rumored to be available to order in Q1 19. Roy
  10. In the current issue of Absolute Lotus, page 20, there is a pic of a Turbo Esprit (sticker right on the nose of the car) but the description says "S3". I have seen other references to a Turbo Esprit being a S3 on Instagram recently. I thought the S3 was a NA car; an update from the Esprit S2 with a 2.2 liter motor and other changes. Isn't a Turbo Esprit its own model and an S3 is the next gen after the Esprit S2?
  11. Name: Lotus Turbo Esprit (1980-1986) Click to view: Lotus Turbo Esprit (1980-1986)
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