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  • Birthday 15/03/1965

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    Richard Sadd
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    Skyline GTR Race car, Mitsibishi Evo4, Toyota Soarer race car, MGB - No Esprit !!
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  1. Believe it or not , I have a pretty good condition front being used as a posh hose reel in my garage/workshop. Left over from the days on 350 ownership. I may part with it if someone was in desperate need. Ahhh my first post for ages............feels good !! Rich
  2. Hi Bibs, Would you mind resetting the password or changing the email address on record as I cant remember my password and no longer have my old email. New one is [email protected] Cheers Richard
  3. Yes Bibs , after selling my last Esprit I couldnt bear to be without anything plastic so I bought a boat...a proper one with sails ! Seriously though I would guess some sort of aeriel booster for a GPS plotter, or even for the DSC radio.
  4. Hi, thanks for the welcome. That would be great I think! would it mean I would have access to all my old posts etc ?
  5. Hello all, I have opened a new account after being away for a few years and I couldnt remembeer my old one! I have been very fortunate to own 5 Esprits in my time and 1 Excel..... My Interest started in 1975 when my uncle then owned the Lotus main dealer in Ipswich and my mum had a new Elite in metallic purple, with almost white interior! I was only 10 but it wasstill a squeeeze in the back and I was never forgiven for getting mud off my rugby kit on the new seats.. Move on to 2001 and after a series of porsches and stopping motorsport I bought my first Esprit. Over the next 7 years or so I had; 87 G shape in black - 20th from last made 86 Turbo in white - Gorgeous 86 G shape in Metallic blue mated to a GT3 chassis and engine - It drove but needed work! Sport 350 Nr32 - Rebuilt after accident inc £1700 exhaust! - Sold too cheap, blown up at the ring by next owner and rebuilt again by Mike S and sold to a chap in Germany. 94 S4 ltd edition to commerate the BritishGT Championship - Blown up by next owner. In 2008 my business went down , and since then I have just managed to keep my home and life afloat. Fast forward 2012 and I have just got to a stage where there is a light and disposable income on the horizon. Of all the love and especially hate relationships I had with my Esprits , they were the best cars I have owned. Ive been looking at Nobles but they are not the same. So whilst I am here to reacquaint myself , as I left because I couldnt handle not owning one , I am also here because I want to buy another. I am in no rush and will wait for either a Sport 350 , 300, 94 British GT commerorative or cheap V8 that I can modify. Anyway Hello again Richard
  6. Well, The car drove off this morning. They look fantastic driving away ,infact you forget how nice. Even at the last minute I thought about changing my mind ,but reality is reality and I'm going to have a bit of 60's fun in the sun for a while. The new owner has got a bargain and was chuffed. On the down side I took a bankers draft which was fine (hes a barrister,and I 'm not daft but...) I didn't realise until the everhelpful tiller in Nat west infirmed me, that they still take 5 working days to clear.That doesn't bother me in itself as there are so many fakes about, but given that it has left his account yesterday that means Nat West have that money for 8 days...Nice. Still onwards and upwards. Good bye for now, Rich
  7. Ok, I'll re phrase that. It just feels that compared to running a series of Esprits the boat just seems so cheap.......... Maybe....
  8. Hi Sean, You are right .The Esprit is a classic ,but anything but the older cars are still depreciating. The chap who bought mine was honest and had looked at 5 .All of them up in the
  9. Guys Thanks for the messages. It wasen't what I wanted but it was a sensible figure to accept. I have already called the two places restoring my other cars and I am looking forward to having a bit of fun finishing those. My Spitfire has Esprit v8 pistons in it and V8 injectors (modified Toyota twin cam with emerald ecu and throttle bodies),so I still have a bit of Esprit with me !!!!! Rich
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    Well thats it! My last Esprit is sold. I was going to buy an S2 or S1 with part of it but I have now decided to finish the 2 unfinished restorations I have and enjoy those. The new owner has looked at a lot of cars,mainly S4's and GT3's and he is chuffed. My car is off to a good home . I'm not going to disclose the price but it reflects the current market place,and he has a car with all the common S4 faults sorted recently. Thanks to everyone who has given me advice and listened to my ramblings over the past few years. There is an S1or 2 somewhere with my name on it,so I'll be back. I always was more of a classic car man than a modern guy so I won't miss the S4 but I will miss having an Esprit. Au revoir for now. Richard
  11. HI Andrew, Just my 2p worth. My sport 350 was Cat D,and thats not as bad as a Cat C. Be very very careful. I had previous experience of this sort of thing and I would never again,at least not an Esprit. Not meaning to sound negative but you can knock up to 40%off for cat C in todays market place. So if the car is average and up for say
  12. Hiya, Welcome. I am just over 6 foot and have loads of room in the S4.Even my G cars were fine. Have a look at my car. Its a sensible price .If you like it make me an offer. I'm not desperate to sell but more interested in a hassle free sale. Ebay250266594579 Rich
  13. Last update, The Electric chargecooler pump was a straightforward job. I have filled the system and bled it through and all looks good with no leaks. All in all a good mod with the peace of mind that its reliable. Even if it isnt it is an easy job to replace the pump with out taking half the engine apart again. Result!! Except someone else will now get the benefit..... Doh!!
  14. Hi Paul, Your generosity impresses me.Throw in a Beegees CD and a Laura Ashley lampshade, and a case of Pino grigio and you have a deal. Looks like its either going to Holland or a dealers forecourt. Happy days.
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