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About EspritMiltonKeynes

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  • Birthday 17/07/1984

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    James
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    '93 Esprit S4

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  1. Thanks for tips guys, I might try pursuing the CCTV route, just out of interest - but I imagine I'll get something along the lines of: 'we can't show it to you 'cause of data protection' or 'we can't retrieve the CCTV videos because they're held by an off-site agency', or 'we'll release them to the police' or something of that nature... I'll give it a go though - see what happens! I could have been a trolley, but it's so low down height-wise... it's almost as if someone would have to stoop to even key it. There's a paint guy not far from me - I'll see what he says about it, or fail
  2. It's been moved to this weekend! And I'm probably going down tomorrow. Pete (PNM Engineering) is going to be there. Is there any chance of getting on the circuit tomorrow? And if so, who do I get in touch with? Thanks!
  3. It could be something to do with that... I'd understand if I'd parked it on a council estate at school-chucking out time, but in Malton late morning in a Sainsbury's car park??? It's kind of... well, bizarre. Perhaps the riots have given all would-be vandals around the country a new sense of confidence?
  4. 1986 Porsche 944 Lux 1988 Toyota MR2 T-bar 1990 Lotus Esprit SE 2001 Ford Mondeo TDi 2002 Peugeot 607 HDi 1993 Lotus Esprit S4 A friend's dad I know has had over 140 BMWs, he averages about 6-9 a year, and tends to keep at least 3 going at a time. The good thing though is that he actually drives them all, and also has perchant for vintages - he's currently got a 1905 Wolseley and a 1915 Napier.
  5. Title says it all really... happened in this Sainsbury's car park earlier today between 1050am and 1140am in Malton, North Yorkshire... quite a nice town, quite a nice area tbh... just shows I guess. I'm guessing there'll be no point in claiming off the insurance, especially with the excess and price hike for next year?
  6. Disaster! Got mega-car problems now - booked into PNM Engineering for 20th April. Won't now be able to make it tomorrow unfortunately. Really dissapointed but hopefully on the next time! 1 & 2 Brian & Jackie (including munchies) 3 & 4 Mark and Jane (including munchies) Unable to attend 3 & 4 Allan & Debbie (including munchies) 5 & 6 Gordon & Linda � Preliminary yes� will depend on timings - Will need to confirm later Unable to attend due to illness 5 & 6 Derek & Karen - Provisionally, subject to running in being done, and dog sitters! 7 & 8
  7. Count me in for the Cafraemill Hotel meal at 4.30pm! All sounds good 1 & 2 Brian & Jackie (including munchies) 3 & 4 Mark and Jane (including munchies) Unable to attend 3 & 4 Allan & Debbie (including munchies) 5 & 6 Gordon & Linda � Preliminary yes� will depend on timings - Will need to confirm later Unable to attend due to illness 5 & 6 Derek & Karen - Provisionally, subject to running in being done, and dog sitters! 7 & 8 Euan & ???? 9 & 10 Andrew C & ??? 11& 12 Mike & Georgia (including munchies) 13 & 14 J
  8. Well.. the Ferrari inpection didn't come back too favourably, and I haven't been able to convince the seller of his car's failings. He is living in Dreamland of course - but it was worth a shot. I'm £600 down, but it's the best £30k I never spent as I keep telling myself - so the search continues... Anthony, you should get the Evora if you can... Can your daughter not get a graduate loan (different to a student loan), and available to people doing medicine/law/etc - I know when I was at medical school I was offered one but didn't take it - the rates weren't bad
  9. For me the switch is more about comfort, and the practicality of being able to take 3 friends for a ride rather than 1. I'll take the hit with the servicing - it will be more; but the F456's engine is a tuned down version of the F550's and so consequently even if you floor it - it's still only operating at about 90% capacity - this pays dividend in the sense that it is never over-stressed - and so often the servicing isn't that bad anyway. As for me - I'm a self confessed lamo with mechanics so the Esprit's DIY prospects were never much help to me. Road tax in the UK - £245 a year compar
  10. http://caraudiosecurity.com/ in West London They're a good bunch - and work quickly. :-)
  11. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be selling my Esprit soon! It's not a sad day, although I will miss it - but after nearly two years of owning this great car it's time for a change. THE REASONING This is my second red Esprit, and although it still thrills me every time I drive it, it's time I think to get a sportscar that is more suited to long distance touring and the wet Scottish weather - and hence one that I will be able to drive more often! A few days ago I ordered a £600 inspection on a Ferrari 456, and all being well - sometime in the next week or so if the results come back fa
  12. Silver V8-SE (round light conversion) Reg: S606??? M1 Southbound Junction 8. 06.06.09/15:00 Two Esprits spotted Two days running now
  13. does gasket paper expand at the same rate as the aluminium body of the engine when it heats up? - I've no idea... Is hylomar the recommended brand of liquid gasket by Lotus?
  14. Hmmm... sounds interesting Pete, Unfortunately I'm a bit of lamo with serious mechanics and if I was ever let loose with a mig or tig welder I'd probably either electrocute myself and/or make a right dog's dinner of all the joins etc... I'm tempted by the blue flame options - it's certainly nice that they let you 'choose' your sound and tailor make everything to suit you. I presume you can just order something like that and get it delivered for
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