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  • Birthday 31/10/1973

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    1976 Esprit S1, 1976 Esprit S1, 1977 Esprit S1, 1978 Esprit S1, 1981 Esprit S2.2
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    Never ! ..ok some Shhh
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    Northamptonshire UK

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  1. I have 1 original but tatty s2 owners book left and 3 tool kits left. Best wishes Matt
  2. Yes it's an old add the car is now almost restored by my friend John. I've got the drivers door frame I'm reparing it for him.
  3. Didn't know it was a guessing game MCL100P.....
  4. No the 1st 10 were made at ket hall this was the second made. 100g was the 9th 103g was the 1st. the 1st five were pre production engineering cars. I have the ket hall records and have worked on 3 ket hall cars. They have many differences. It says 79 on the vin as it was designated the type 79 not the year... Engine number is X as esprit had not been designated C at that time. A great find. Matt
  5. Hi Mike I Vapour blast my engines I then paint the outside of them so they stay looking good for years. I've had lots of Esprit's and driven most models but I prefer s1s and S2.2s I finished the car 16 months ago I just never got round to posting anything up Short walk around of the car The car will be at the restoration show at the NEC this weekend Matt
  6. Get the S1 no contest. Keep the S2 if you can. But then don't ask me I have 8 S1s and an S2.2.
  7. They are a great car to restore. I have 15 original s2 engines I might have yours. Let me know the original engine number to see if I have it. They are a fantastic car to drive when they're done Good luck with the resto Matt
  8. Sounds like a great idea Pete Count me in
  9. Hi Pete if your careful you should not need a kit . normally you just remove the valve covers and give then a good clean out. Give me ring if you get stuck Matt
  10. Yes the one in the Book was type 79A this is Type 79B both development cars. Its my car and I have run out of space but cant make my mind up whether to keep it or sell it. I think its a great thing for me to own but I need more room ! Its has many features that are unique.
  11. Hi Pete it could but a bit of crap in the pump valves. I would pop the pump off and clean the valves out and give it a good service while it's on the bench. Matt
  12. I have a few. 1976 Esprit S1 123G gelcoat red and tartan all original on the road, 1976 Esprit S1 166G gelcoat Orange and tartan half restored all original , 1976 Esprit S1 170G gelcoat Orange and tartan all original needs restoring x lotus company car and engineering car, 1976 Esprit S1 228G gelcoat yellow and tartan all original needs restoring, 1978 Esprit S1 326G now white and black leather 2.2 engine restored and on the road, 1978 Esprit S1 329G white with black leather restored and on the road, 1978 Esprit S1 336G now Oxford blue being restored , 1981 Esprit S2.2 0991 now Pacific blue re
  13. Before you mess about with the linkage just unscrew the reverse light switch 4 turns and then test it. I'm sure it will be just that. SJ sold a too long threaded one for years and if one of them is fitted that's your culprit. Spacing the out with 2 washers and some rtv with sort it. Matt
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