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  1. I think your right George, I think the Lotus branded one also came later, I will ask Jake to look into our S2 archive and see if he come up with any more, we have never seen one in a S1. This is what my motorola looks like. It would have been old fashioned in the mid 70s not having FM, also the tape would have been hard to get in and out. Matt
  2. I haven't read this blog (as i'm not really into turbos) but knowing you and having seen how well you did on your S1 Esprit and the pictures of this finished car it looks a really lovely job, I think we both strive for some kind of perfection and its lovely to see how so very very close you have got to perfection. My hat is off to you buddy, well done. Matt
  3. Paul asked me what stereo was in an S1 Esprits, I remembered some sharp one, but I didn’t really know why I thought that, so I sent Jake on a research mission. He went off looking at the Lotus Esprit build sheets we have on microfilm and then also looking at the Lotus service letters we got when I brought out dealerships. Jake came up pretty blank and suggested we called my friend Andy at the Lotus Archives, Andy said as we had surmised almost no S1 had a factory fitted stereo maybe only in factory demonstrators. We discussed that would have been with a Philips turnolock as they had loads lef
  4. The correct willams tool kit for the S1 S2 and S2.2 looks like this.
  5. No sorry a jps owner had my last jack and tool roll two weeks ago. When I get some more I will post them up here. Going to make some more steering wheels, bosses and crash pads this spring. Matt
  6. Hi Chris I have sold out of them long ago but need to get a new batch made over the next few months as I need 4 sets for me ! I'm also going to make 10 more crash pads and more steering wheels. Lets hope with Covid I can get out and get things done Matt
  7. Hi Dave PCL 74R Is a car i'm restoring for the owner it's a Ket hall car and pre 100G. You so should have brought that one ! ( me 2 ! ) Matt
  8. I have 1 original but tatty s2 owners book left and 3 tool kits left. Best wishes Matt
  9. 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.
  10. Didn't know it was a guessing game MCL100P.....
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Sounds like a great idea Pete Count me in
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Here in the UK between 30K and 35k but a S2.2 (to stay on topic) is about 40k to 45k For totally restored, concourse, perfect cars.
  22. Hi that's kind of you to tell us about the car. 30k for a good s2.2 is about right. He's best putting the car on pistonheads. I've turned down 42k for my s2.2 as i could not replace for anything I like better. If you would be good enough to post up some pictures of the car that would be great. Matt
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