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  1. Take a look at this. What a striking car and super rare. https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11107653
  2. Shiny green Exige S3 with a 17 plate overtook me around lunch time today heading west on the A14 near Cambridge. Looked very special and made my day. Brendan
  3. Concorde engine for sale on ebay! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Concorde-Turbo-Jet-Engine-Complete-with-Afterburner/113823113322?hash=item1a8062e06a:g:CEYAAOSwUf9cdvw6&redirect=mobile
  4. Nice piece about the Evija on BBC news programme Click this morning. Available for catch up on iplayer. Brendan
  5. Hi Fabian, You might find this interesting. It's an approved supercar list from the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Esprit and Evora S are included but it's some of the Porsche models such as the 928 that are excluded which is surprising. Brendan 2013-fos-approved-supercar-list-final.pdf
  6. Unfortunately, I can't help you identify that car but wanted to ask you a question about the two really nice Esprit's you own. Without wishing to reignite the G v S debate, if you had to let one go, which would be the keeper and why? Brendan
  7. I'm going Saturday starting off from Milton, Cambridge then A14 and A11. Happy to meet up along route. If I'm correct we have to be on site by 9.00 am at the latest so was thinking of leaving around 07.30 which should allow ample time to get there and parked up in time. Brendan
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    Red Esprit.

    Yes the one at Fen Ditton but that was several years ago and I don't think there are any meets in Cambridge at the moment. I will try to get to Norfolk in the not too distant future.
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    Red Esprit.

    I've attended the Norfolk meets in the past and a few at the Ancient Shepherd's in Cambridge. I will try to make another when I get a chance. Would be great to meet up with other Esprit owners again especially for a run. Think mine feels a bit lonely at times! Thanks Phil. Brendan
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    Red Esprit.

    Didn't see you unfortunately. I live in Milton, Cambridge.
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    Red Esprit.

    That was me in my 1991 Turbo. I worked most of the day so treated myself to a late afternoon run before sundown. Cheers, Brendan
  13. During my holiday on South Miami Beach last week I was pleasantly surprised to see this Evora 400 parked across the road from my hotel. It was generating much interest and lots of people were stopping to take photographs.
  14. In ten years of ownership my Esprit has been super reliable. It failed to start on just one occasion due to a small electrical fault which was inexpensive to rectify. If there's a perceived reliability issue with Lotus cars which is affecting values why are the early Elite and Elan's doing so well? Brendan
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    esprit wanted

    My advice is to have a chat with Gerald at GST Performance, Newmarket. Although he doesn't sell Esprit's, he does look after a great number of them. He's most likely to have knowledge of an owner who might be thinking of selling. That's how I found mine! Good luck, Brendan
  16. Unfortunately I don't have his mobile number to hand but there must be someone on the forum who knows it. He has said to me in the past that he doesn't mind being called out of hours within reason. Brendan
  17. You could consider giving Gerald of GST in Newmarket a call today. He's good at helping out at short notice. This won't be a cheap option but at least he'll handle it properly and will give you peace of mind with regards to the law. Good luck. Brendan
  18. Hi Mike, Unfortunately, I don't have the chassis number and regret not taking any photographs. I do remember having it serviced at Daytune in Cambridge where Esprit expert Gerald Turner (GST Performance, Newmarket) worked at the time. I still have the invoice somewhere as well as a hub cap badge! I also remember the registration plate had the letters ACBC at the bottom. She was a beautiful car and I have very fond memories. Would love to know more about the history and what happened to her since then. Brendan
  19. That's interesting. In the mid 80's I owned an S2 for a short while, coloured gun metal grey with red leather interior and the registration was, I'm pretty certain - YVG 788S! Any explanation? Brendan
  20. Just the one but the previous owner fitted a new stereo with DAB aerial. Red Vtec - When I get a chance I'll let you know the VIN
  21. You are not alone as I have one! Mine has a lot of the SE features such as eagle chassis, 16" rear wheels, ABS and ice warning. Graham in Norfolk had one too.
  22. Thanks everyone for the great advice. Just to clarify one thing - I don't think GST actually do body repairs themselves but have a specialist behind them who they recommend and that's good enough for me. GST have looked after my Esprit since purchase and just feel happier handing the keys over to them to sort out safe in the knowledge it won't be abused! This is going to be the second paint repair in the same place near the indicator.The first was several years ago when I hit a bird as it flew low in front of me on the A14.
  23. This morning whilst in the queue at a petrol station the driver in front of me reversed into my Esprit saying he didn't see me. Fortunately there only appears to be paint damage at first glance. There is CCTV footage showing the incident so believe I have a good chance of getting the third party's insurers to cover the cost of repairs. My question is this. Do I have to accept a repairer from the insurance company or can I choose someone else like GST Performance at Newmarket who I prefer? Thanks for any advice. Brendan
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