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Rudi K

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    Rudi Kalveks
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    Esprit S2 JPS #40
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    Bucks, UK

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  1. JPS #21 described as "original" and as "Turbo"? That would certainly be one for the books. Grimms Fairy Tales perhaps? Rear tyres look non-spec too!
  2. Probably a good idea to get rid of the sun-roof – it did leak from time to time. My wife found some (grainy) photos of #44 from late 1983 or thereabouts. I'm sure Dave will rise to the challenge of putting this JPS back to form…
  3. I had to pay £280 to tax my JPS #40 last September on the DVLA website, since there was no way to avoid it on the web site. The DVLA then sent me the money back a few weeks later, explaining the 40 year rule. Nuts!
  4. Pleased to see another restoration taking shape. Good luck.
  5. I put Dunlop Sport Classic 205/70 R14 on the rear axle of JPS #40. They have the specified width and profile and seem very nice tyres. Sadly there does not seem to be a matching Dunlop 205/60 R14 for the front axle, so I kept the Nankangs that were fitted by the PO.
  6. Sorry you missed the Bull & Butcher yesterday. Why not propose a date/venue when you will have your Evora back on the road!
  7. Hi Jonny, I am based near Great Missenden, Bucks. Not too far from Oxfordshire! As a first spring session on Saturday 17th April, I would propose the Bull & Butcher at Turville, RG9 6QU, 01491 638 283. As well as the JPS, I am hoping to bring along one or two local classic car enthusiasts plus spouses. Probably arriving around 2 pm. Naturally, the more the merrier, although I am afraid there is not much notice this time. If planning on lunch rather than just drinks, perhaps wise to call the B&B soonest to fix a table, as they have been busy this week.
  8. Are there any proposals for meet ups now that country pubs are finally opening again?
  9. “I have to brake with my left foot, then I can keep my right foot on the gas…” Magic!
  10. Hi Bibs JPS #40 would certainly be up for a run, government rules permitting. Let me know if you would like to discuss further.
  11. JPS #40 had its Speedlines powder coated last year by Esprit Engineering, who used a "specialist paint mix".
  12. Its nice to see that JPS #22 has been smartened up over the last 5 years: https://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=859 You can see from the photos that the restoration has shown attention to interior detail (gold speaker grilles, gear knob, panel switches, etc.) and the number plate has been changed from GVF 85T to DLH 393T. Looking good…
  13. The Paul Matty Esprit looks splendid. If you can afford the purchase price, you should be able to keep up with the maintenance while having some fun. Probably safer than money in the bank!
  14. There is a recent related thread… https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/113230-advice-on-buying-a-v8-esprit/
  15. Guess you have seen @GTK bending his windscreen trim in Soup 14?
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