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  1. I'm afraid that will never become a classic.Over complicated with too many electronics that go wrong. In time it will not be a vehicle that will endear to the enthusiast. This on the other hand from Landrover will and has...... 50th V8
  2. Classic Range Rovers are already reaching this status now. A mint CSK recently sold for....wait for it.........................................
  3. When i'm down your neck of the woods,your more than welcome to be commander.
  4. Its very hard to come by any of the Ford, Lloyd,or Windsor carriers for anthing near decent money. Personally i would go for something like this...... This is my Daimler Ferret................ Powered by a 4.2 Rolls Royce engine. It can do 65mph forward and reverse. Only managed 45mph in reverse so far before my nerve gave out. This one was one of 25 ex BOAR rescued from a belgium dealers yard. still used today by the Jordainian Defence Force.
  5. No. Its still his car. He just doesnt have the time for it due to the nature of his job. Its been left with me to look after.
  6. Well the smell of petrol seems to be sorted. Blocked breather. We have played around with the linkages and it seems to be a lot better.Not totally precise. But a lot better than before. Regarding the interior. The previous owner had the seats re-covered last year at a cost of £1600. The smell of leather hits you as soon as you climb in.
  7. Sorry to break the thread slightly. But simon can you link me to some photos of the gorgeous Esprit on the right in your profile pics and some background info. Mark Mod: quote of previous post not necessary
  8. What are the weak points to look for??. It seems fuel tanks could be one. Anything else??. If anyone is in the S.E. London/Kent area and willing to let me have a llok at one and talk me through a few things i would be more than grateful.
  9. I do like the look of those.I went some years ago with the quad conversion ones on the Cerbera.They use the Hella units.The pods in which they sit are abit flimsy. but once behind the covers you would never tell.....
  10. What would the annual running cost be?? and the ones ive seen around the
  11. Can anyone give advice and tips on the V8 model??? What to avoid. And what to look for??. Ive heard that early ones suffered with engine trouble?? Is this true? And would that have been solved by now?? I have looked on Esprit world and seen some early 96 cars priced around the £12-£13 thousand marque. Are these potential money pits. Or is that what the market values them at now??. What are the annual running costs per annum?? And finally. I have heard from a few that the Sport 300 was regarded as the best Esprit ever made. What makes it better than the V8??. Sorry for all the qu
  12. A bit new here. Can you give us some back ground on what happened??.
  13. Well. I took the car down to my mates today for him to have a look over the gear linkage and the smell of petrol. Whilst doing so i thought i might as well give the car a good blast on a bit of motorway and some fast A roads. I took all your advice on footwear and donned a pair of race boots. Pedals were know much easier,and i werent getting caught between the pedals.I wanted to know first off why i thought the front end was a bit light. Approaching a roundabout,i hammered it around and out the other side. Loads of understeer. Me now thinking to myself that there is no way this can be right
  14. Well i have been on the phone to someone tonight who knows a bit about Esprits. I'm taking it down to him on sunday to have a look at some of the issues mentioned. As i have never driven another,then i dont whats normal and whats not. My feeling is that from what i have experianced then its not.I shall be enjoying some nice roads on the way down. So can give the car a proper workout.
  15. I would like a V8 Esprit. But i will never part with the TVR. I do know how well Lotus is percieved regarding suspension and Chassis set-up. They even had a hand in developing the damper system on the CVRT range of recce vehicles for Alvis. B.t.w. another thing ive noticed. From time to time there is a strong smell of petrol coming in to the cabin. Do they all do this. Or should i be looking for a fault somewhere???.
  16. A standard setup on a TVR is no match for a Lotus. But many who own TVR,s go for upgrades. A lot go for Nitron adjustables or Ohlins. I on the other hand whet down the Gaz route.A properly speced car will be more than a match for most. The point was proved at Spa. When some of the German lotus owners were putting their cars in to the tyre wall. The TVR contingent all remained on track. Even managed to get near 160mph down the Kemmel straight in the wet,without any concern. I would love to take an Esprit next year.
  17. All i can say to that is you must have had a crap one. The Vette has been one of the best cars ive owned. Not as much driver focused as the Cerbera or Esprit. But i have covered some big mileage in this. With trips out to the Nurbergring and Spa. And never faltered or failed to impress. Running costs are extremely low. Only needing a service yearly at
  18. Living on a knife edge sounds good to me.....
  19. Seeing as your localish. Then that sounds a good idea to come around and play with knobs.
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