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What exactly does "prior to 85 MY" mean?

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I've seen some parts referenced with "prior to 85 MY". How do I tell if my "new" 1985 Lotus Esprit S3 is "prior" or "1985 MY onwards"?

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John

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Look at the 10th character in the VIN, if that's 'F' it's a modelyear 1985.


I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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As Filip says, or if you've ever looked at your front brakes & suspension (they were one of the big changes), then prior to MY 1985  they were a solid disc with Lucas calipers and trunnions at the bottom of the upright.  MY 1985 onwards, Toyota-based calipers with vented discs and balljoints.

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Andy, I have always assumed MY mean "manufactured year"?

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It's  Model Year, the year that model was released,. So an Esprit built and sold in 1986 could be an '85MY car since it was made from the same specification components as first introduced in 1985.

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Mine was built in October 1995, but is listed as MY94.


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Mine was bought in Jan 86 but its an 85 on the Vin

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Thanks.....10th char is F....so model year(MY) 85. I'll check the front brakes in the near future...

John

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