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  1. The MK1 Elise that is on a future episode is being currently sold by the organisers with a chance for the buyer to appear on the programme to film handover.
  2. It's cut at the rear, the complete section that was empty for an interior light (in the boat application it was originally designed for) must be cut off. In the first pic it's the bottom section, the second/third pics are from the inside of Essex No 18 back in 2007
  3. Lol I have the very last one out of the factory (thank you Bibs, was from that job lot you organised), still with original box and docs, with a note from Lotus Parts confirming it's the very last one sold, out of 2000 that were made. I wonder what that is worth now!
  4. Lol here's what happened when I bought my Eclat in Manchester and tried to drive it down to France... Wouldn't put me off trying again though. It was the water pump on mine that let go. I wouldn't have coped without the help of Cliff Ledger, so your plan to identify people on route is good. The Temperature gauge is your best friend, watch it always!
  5. I've not been around here for a LONG time, but checked in and saw this thread. Just wanted to add my thanks to Brian for all his help here over the years. I've had the pleasure of meeting him a few times and remember his talks and passion for the Esprit at countless meets and in particular talking about the gestation of the Esprit V8 engine at the original LEF Factory day. Brian, I hope you have a great retirement.
  6. No I'll never be finished with Lotus cars! I do have other things to focus on right now though............ I had a lot of overseas interest in the car, without getting carried away it was to me the perfect Eclat if that's what you wanted, so I'm not surprised it sold.
  7. Well I've taken a deposit, and it's now off to Italy!!
  8. £40 return Stansted to Limoges come and have a look. You'd spend more driving to look at a car in Scotland. Tried uploading to adds section twice, but it kept failing at the photo upload stage so I gave up. Had GKP sat next to me so I know it wasn't me! Trying again now......... It's on the ebay bot thing here... Mark, yeah normal sad story, not using it, and other things in life are more important at present. Still no joy putting in classifieds. Here's a screenshot of what I'm getting if anyone wants to have a look see
  9. And it's now for sale!! See the classified section.......
  10. I've been off the forum for a while, but I'm currently selling a set of Compomotive CX500 wheels. They were originally off a track prepped Esprit, and fitted with slicks, so the dimensions are all wrong for a dry sump. 16" diameter Rears 10" wide Fronts 8" wide 4 stud centres, However you could get new barrels for them?
  11. As one of the people who test drove one at the Factory Day, my opinion was it was more expensive than an Elise with no significant advantages. It wasn't that much roomier inside (and I've driven S1 and S2 Elises so can compare). It was really nice to drive though, and I'm sure when the second hand value drops low enough they'll become something of a cult classic.
  12. I'm struggling to get hold of a European Certificate of Conformity from Vauxhall for an old Frontera I've just bought as a runaround. It's on UK plates and I need this to get it into the French system with a French number plate. Anybody help?
  13. Another vote for buy a better name brand guitar second hand off eBay. Those starter pack guitars are really horrible to play. Also the way a guitar is set up makes a huge difference to how it plays. I'd go to a local music shop and see if they have any second hand, ex demo gear. It'll be cheaper, normally have some warranty, and be set up correctly.
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