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Count me in for my 1980 S2.2, if leadtime is reasonable, cause i have to buy a new set in the near future.

1. Tony K

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. matk

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)


VAN DER LEE Turbo Systems     -      www.vdlee.com

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Dear All,

Is it not possible to join up with a damper company to let them tailor a new set

for the First series Esprit, or do we need Lotus to develop the handling?

As I did some research on aftermarket suspension for my S2.2 Esprit. I always

got the same answer, you can have the currently available suspension with Adjustable

dampers at the rear and fixed hight at the front. Or get tailor made suspension at around 2500 pounds.

As the tailor made suspension is quite expensive, maybe we can organise a higher quantity batch

which can be more cost efficient, by for example a company like intrax.

So basically my questions are,

is there anything decent available on the market?

Is the current aftermarket suspension good enough?

Should we await the Lotus upgrade?

Can a company like Intrax match the ability's of Lotus in developing a new suspension configuration for us?

Greets

Jaap van der Lee


VAN DER LEE Turbo Systems     -      www.vdlee.com

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1. Tony K

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. matk

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2


Regards

Mat

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I will commit to a full set as described as well for my 79 S2.

1. Tony K

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. matk

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

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MODS- for you decide whether to pull names form the list, but might be worth removing Matk as he has sold his S2, possibly Troy due to current circumstances, and any others who have now parted with their cars.

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MODS- for you decide whether to pull names form the list, but might be worth removing Matk as he has sold his S2, possibly Troy due to current circumstances, and any others who have now parted with their cars.

No! No! Don't remove any names! Might actually be time to start making a few up!! (say, about 30?) :whistle::P

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I just sent a deposit on a S1. Can't promise when I'll be ready but I am definitely interested.


Mel Gibson only acted the part

Lotus Factory visit 1979

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Was sure i posted here already........but appear not to be on the list.....What about stockists and specialists???? SJ, Morland Jones, Paul Matty etc? or are they already here somewhere?

1. Tony K

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. matk

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

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Add me officially to the list. I just purchased an S1 and the suspension felt dodgy. Worst case scenario, this can do naught but help.

1. Tony K

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. matk

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

42. Rodewaryer


Mel Gibson only acted the part

Lotus Factory visit 1979

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'77 S1. I need it. Are we getting close?

1. Tony K

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. matk

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

42. Rodewaryer

43.Ron

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I've been away lately, but hadn't heard anything. Thought I'd check back, as I'm still very interested in a full suspension for my '78 S1. I'm frikkin' dyin' ovah hee.

-dave-

PS: Looking for a marque specialist somewhere near Philly.

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I'd go for a set for my JPS

1. Tony K

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. matk

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

42. Rodewaryer

43.Ron

44. RobertC

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This has been going on for almost 2 years now and we're only a little over halfway despite much campaigning. Realistically, I can't see this happening as Lotus ASO can't justify running the project at a loss. I will continue to pursue it none the less but please don't hold your breath.


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44 people plus some kits for parts suppliers is at least 50. Uhhhhh, come on, I don't think they want to do it at all. I'm not sure in all the group buys I've read (and been part of) that I've heard of even one requiring more than 25 committed buyers. I'd place a wager that if we had 75 that this deal would still fall through.

Speaking 'at least' for myself, your persistence is appreciated Bibs.


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Lotus Factory visit 1979

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This is a bit different to the usual group buy though, it will require tooling and development; So the pre production cost needs to be spread over many units, or each set will cost thousands.

I wonder how many early Esprits are out there and not owned by LEF members. What about club lotus, a news letter or something direct to attract attention for Esprit owners in other clubs?

I only found out about this from Tony's forum signature. The guy I bought the car from didn't know about this forum.

Phil

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I wrote a couple of emails to people from Lotus Ltd. (U.S. club) a while back and got no response. If there is someone on here who is involved with the club, could they please get a word about this posted in the reMarque? (club newsletter)

Thanks,

Tony


Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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Would definitely take a set (so one to add)

but

It looks as if this will not hit 75 sets straight away; so there may be some options to look at.

If Lotus are amortising development costs, then that could be done on lower numbers. For example is the cost is

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