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  1. Thanks, yes ... it's still an occassion to drive the car! The suspension is still mind blowing, as is the sound. ☺️ The guys at my local detailing company were surprised when they started her up to move around at their company and heard the rev-up. They thought Lotus only has 2liter engines and were a bit shocked to hear it is a 3.5 + compressor. 😆
  2. I'm tempted as well. The idea of a more "modern" style is what tickles my interest. Also, what about rumours of Merc engines being used (read that on Pistonheads)? I really like the Evija styling and my dealer told me the 131 should be more daily/comfortable than the Evora. He used the words "a mix of Vantage, F-Type and Evija" 🧐 Not sure if he was talking about market segments because two of those are clearly front-engine based. Also, I heard that they are going to upcycle the Evora platform for it?!
  3. Yes, you´re all totally right. It is definitely pointless. I was probably just looking for a bit of emotional support and assurance that it wasn´t the german TÜV (MOT equivalent if I am correct) that took some BHPs away on the last inspection In any case, it should be about the joy of driving your own car and not so much about the comparison with others...
  4. Hu, he was successful at that
  5. Good morning all, I know that this is a controversial story and excuse myself already right now for the schoolboy-ish perspective I might have. Also, disclaimer - what I am about to talk about happened on the famously unrestricted part of the german Autobahn. No, it really did...not just saying this to protect myself from the german law enforcement (but they probably don´t read UK forums anyhow). So, yesterday afternoon I took the Evora GT430 Sport out - the sun was shining and I was driving down said Autobahn on the left lane (the one where you go fast over here), waiting for some traffi
  6. I was just about to post that link but thought its a good idea to search if anyone has already posted it. Your videos are pieces of art, some of the finest on Youtube! Also lovely to see you put so much effort into the Esprit. Watching the video made me realise how much I already miss good weather, less travel restrictions and most of all road trips!
  7. Thank you very much, Paul and Dave! Very helpful info and glad to hear that he won't have to get the whole engine out. @Paul Coleman when you say I should not get the poly mounts - what is the alternative? I've always just seen polymer mounts as spare parts. Was aware of the exhaust heat issue and was planning to install a heat shield.
  8. Dear forum, i searched and found helpful informations regarding the engine stabilisers to get rid of the forces the engine is putting on the rubber mounts in cornering and also found the heat shield. But now I am in a situation that my Esprit S1 requires new rubber mounts and I´d like to use the nasty winter to get them replaced. Being based in Germany, there are only a few "specialists" around that have experience with working on Esprits. And all of them are a couple of hours away from where I am based. I was lucky to find a small historic car garage that specialises in UK manufactu
  9. Thanks, again! Tomorrow is collection day. Leaving home at 5:30am with a trailer to pick her up. More pics to come. Ha! That's a coincidence. I think yellow works really well on the S1y You have a slightly different bumper setup - federal I guess, also judging by the number plate. Mine had a four-tip exhaust at some point in the past and a previous owner made a nasty second cutout. 😩 Glad it ended up being symetric enough.
  10. Thanks for the nice words, Bibs and Justin! I can't wait.... my plan is to pick it up by trailer next week. It could theoretically drive, but it wasn't used much in the last year and its a 500km drive. My plan is to get it checked first before I'll take her on such a long trip. A few months ago I was planning another NC500 trip this year but due to all these crazy events I might skip it and wait for 2021 instead. Not sure which one to take then, some of the roads up there make me prefer the comfort ride of the Esprit over the pretty hard ride in the GT430. We'll see ...
  11. Thanks Lotusman! Yes, I personally like the look of the Speedlines. But having a set of Wolfrace rims would also be nice (anyone selling a set? I know how rare they are. Another teaser before I'll share more images: The owner has fitted the Panasonic RM-610 that came with the Essex Turbos into it! Again - does historically not "belong" into the S1, but really cool!
  12. Hello all, some may have met me with my Evora GT430 Sport at 70 years Hethel (I have fond memories of the time when it was okay to travel...especially for joy!). While I have not been very active on TLF, I did not stop thinking about the cars. Today I signed a deal to buy a restored 1977 S1 Esprit (sorry - LHD, I am still in Germany ). My goal is to make it a drivers car and not garage / showroom / collectors queen. As you will notice, the wheels are not "correct" (as well as a couple of other parts) but the overall condition is excellent (from what I know so far). Frame has been fu
  13. Hi guys! I can also confirm, got PS VR and it is worth the money. I am not playing that much, but Firewall Zero Hour is really good (besides the waiting times between the rounds). If we find two more, we could form a team! 😬
  14. @PaulCP Thx, good hint! Will definitely do next time! Ferry companies have a „lowered car“ category and I was surprised that the tunnel operates don‘t have that.
  15. We‘ve just arrived in Maidstone for the night break before we head super early tomorrow morning towards Hethel. 1,5hrs traffic jam in Belgium... Friday afternoon driving fun! Any meet ups or convoys towards the festival site that we can join? We plan to arrive at around 8am in Hethel (so we can get to the club stand before the festival opens) which means we will leave Maidstone at around 6am 😵 Looking forward to finally meet you guys in person! (Photo attached - GT430 Sport on the tunnel. I was slightly worried about getting my first scratch in t
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