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  1. 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.

  2. On 31/08/2021 at 16:02, jonwat said:

    Esprit Turbo Essex Commemorative Guide with plenty of pictures :thumbup:

    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.......



  3. 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?

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  4. On 30/07/2021 at 10:59, LOTUSMAN33 said:

    Essex 017 was owned by Paul Dewey and Nello’s friend on here, it sold recently needing recommissioning on eBay.

    Don’t think this was a long list collection rather a set of nice cars put together as an investment.

    Dave :) 


    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.

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