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Was there a front lip change from 1999 - 2004 around 2002?  If so is it just the lip or bumper that is different and anyone have any comparison pictures 🤔

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It's pretty easy, all V8 up to the '99 S350 had a two piece (meaning right and left) plastic front lip.



The S350 introduced a two-part lower air dam consisting of a fibreglass upper and deeper flexible rubber section.


This was also carried over and introduced on the '02 and later cars.



Interestingly, a lot of owners have dropped the front lip completely.  I guess it's due to grounding and deep curbs, but this seems to be particularly true in USA.  You see a lot of cars for sale without the lips.


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1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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