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  1. Bazza. Seriously? That's your first reaction? Yes gents - I am looking to import an Esprit into Aus. And yes, our laws have changed significantly. my greatest challenge is that...well, most public servants in Australia are utter buffoons, and incapable of either independant or moderately intelligent thought. And so recently we (Australia, courtesy of our federal Government) introduced one of those policies that is likely intended as a trade barrier, more so than some ill-guided attempt at virtue. Nevertheless......as with any other police state that pretends not to be a police state
  2. ok...my subject title is sensationalist and almost click bait. fake news! what i hope to clarify.....does anyone have a fairly authoritative understanding of what asbestos parts...if any....lotus was using in cars produced from say 1994 onwards. take an s4s or gt3 for instance...any asbestos in brake pads, brake lines, engine or exhaust gaskets...etc.... or had lotus weaned itself away from asbestos by this time?
  3. Hi Sean, out of interest, what did you have to do when importing your car to meet Australia's fairly stringent asbestos verification laws? how were you able to prove to customs that your esprit contained zero asbestos? in my reading of the requirements....they look insanely bureaucratic. and almost impossible to comply with. same for air con degas....did you need to do anything there?
  4. Thanks everyone for their input and assistance - much appreciated. I have been wanting a Lotus for some considerable time....but I have zero knowledge of these vehicles. My first objective was to clarify which model I wanted (I am outside UK, hence I would need to export from UK and import to my country - which itself entails risk). I like the S4...but I like the S4S much more (performance reasons only). I'm also very much an admirer of both the GT3 and the V8TT models. However, each have their own import and engineering criteria at my end....and the S4 and S4S are without doubt the less
  5. Something of a thread dig I know but.....but the table above suggests GT3 is a 2.2ltr. I thought GT3 was a 2 litre?
  6. HI Barry - what's the mileage on yours that you have for sale? Also, can you detail the owner and service history?
  7. Must have full service history, recent major service, limited owners, and be HPI clear. Low to average mileage is fine. Please PM me through the forum
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