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  1. Brilliant - Thanks for sharing Max - yes that was when Paul Dewey owned 017 and when we visited - that's my G HC Turbo behind 017 which I still own 😎
  2. The S3 Turbo looked great in BRG imo - Altair Green was Hazel's favourite iirc for the Elite -
  3. Daft as it sounds Leigh I'd never really noticed the twin Union Jack/Monaco flags on the sidepods - Essex really were at home in Montecarlo 😎
  4. Its now showing on Pistonheads for £95k
  5. Hearing No.017 made £82k at the hammer but didn’t sell.
  6. Driven that car many times - now on Harrys Garage review too (@20:50'sih)
  7. That is exactly what happened with the AutoArt Essex model when Paul had it Leigh. Paul's son bought one as a Christmas present to his Dad and we couldn't believe it even had No.017 on it! AutoArt never reached out despite us believing they used pics of it from when it was shot for the Esprit Book at Coombe a few years earlier so they would've known who the owner was. Not that anyone but Lotus has the copyright I'd presume but still....... got one too and they seem to be fetching alot more nowadays as well.
  8. @Leigh Greenham Presume you have seen these before!
  9. Great footage find Martin - love that era and some brill behind the scenes action though slightly sad to see Elio at Ricard. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Awesome! Not many Esprits still with their original owner - well done
  11. Looks nice - Got the original luggage Brian?
  12. Great to see the car being shown somewhere as prestigious as that. Anyone know which number LHD that one is? I don't have that Reg recorded anywhere?
  13. Ohh dear - whats happening to them now then - Did any of them sell?
  14. Bazza I bow to your expertise - what's been done wrong with it with the resto?
  15. That interior Pic is of Paul's 017 car which is the one in the auction - It was from the Classic Car magazine's Esprit test in '96 - I remember he wasn't happy the picture made the leather look more lip-gloss red than it was when published. Also that's Paul's son who inherited the Essex pictured riding in James Grantham's test and development G car wearing X180 alloys, with Paul driving 017 behind.......
  16. Great to 'see' you still on here Leigh - I still love your car. The Elite seems to have really come of age now................ Stay well
  17. I know Leigh Greenham is on here somewhere - probably on the Elite section but I really hope he has seen the latest additions to the Motorsport Images collection - I've seen plenty of the car in period but not with ACBC himself!
  18. I know Chris was a big Lotus enthusiast - as can be seen here - Looks like the launch/Motor Show to be me with a certain car in the background...
  19. Weirdly it comes up as being on a 1976 Chrysler via the VOSA site - which in itself is probably scrapped now as Untaxed / Last log book mid'80's? Guessing it was the original plate on purchase but quickly moved on to a private one.
  20. Apols if posted before but just stumbled on this one - Former owner of Mallory park and racer Chris Meek who sadly passed away a few years ago. Not sure if it was his but interesting to see nonetheless. I met him at the unveiling of the Chapman statue at the circuit in 1998. Quite a character it seems...........
  21. Finally some pics and a Video for Paul's old Essex. Looks nice to be fair. Looks like they've added the boss back on to the wheel. Paul removed it once and we liked the look with the exposed bolts on the boss plus the MOMO logo and found the JPS badge - been discussed before - possibly a leftover batch from the JPS S2 cars? Also note the Essex cam-covers. I think I can reveal now that these were not originally on Paul's car - in fact they are not even originals. Again it was whatever was on the line at the time but Paul wanted a pair on as soon as he saw another with them fitted so being a skilled chap and owning his own engineering business with CNC tooling we scanned the original logo's and made our own set which we then bonded on - looks like they've lasted well! Will watch the sale with interest. BTW I'd love to know who did the work if anyone knows/finds out?
  22. Yes the Dewey family will be disappointed to learn I think that its being sold again but I understand its a choice and was a probable investment. I had some terrific trips driving that car................ I've also passed on the link for interest to the cars original owner from new David Preston.
  23. OK not strictly Lotus/Essex but interesting to see the Panasonic Cockpit unit that went in to the Aston Martin Bulldog -
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