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Hello folks, Lotus newbie here with a rather scary purchase of an S3 Esprit Turbo (1985) project 😬.

I’ve always been a car enthusiast and anything engineering related since I was a kid. The Giugiaro Esprit drew my attention a few years back but didn’t have the funds, so after selling my previous project this summer and staring at an empty garage space I pushed the button. This is by far the most full-on project I have undertaken, quite frightening as I’m looking at a pile of accumulating bits on the floor after a 20th cup of tea haha.

The Lotus is a US import and from what the seller told me the car has not been started in over 8 years. The engine turns over but I’m not even going to attempt to fire it up. The paint and the interior look scary as hell, but this is just cosmetic and I’m hoping the mechanicals are in good shape (once I get to them). The plan is to strip the whole thing down to a bare tub ready for new paint, recommission the engine and then put it all back together- this is going to be interesting hahaha (wish it as simple as typing it out).

Would really appreciate some help and guidance from all the knowledgeable folk here in the forum, I’ll try and get a build thread on the go as well.

Cheers, Slav

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Hi Slave. You have another Lotus mug here. Where are you located. I'm North East and if I can be of any help feel free to give me a shout. I have 11 projects on the go at the moment. You can contact m

Hello folks, Lotus newbie here with a rather scary purchase of an S3 Esprit Turbo (1985) project 😬. I’ve always been a car enthusiast and anything engineering related since I was a kid. The Giugi

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Welcome! That's going to be a good project, enjoy :D

 

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Welcome to the forum and you have a ready made expert right on your doorstep in @johnpwalsh What he cannot help you with will not be worth bothering about! He's a super nice chap too to boot.

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Hi Slave. You have another Lotus mug here. Where are you located. I'm North East and if I can be of any help feel free to give me a shout. I have 11 projects on the go at the moment. You can contact me directly on 

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I'm currently overseas (again) but more than willing to help out where I can.

 

Cheers.

John

 

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21 hours ago, Bravo73 said:

Hello Slav. Welcome to TLF 👋

If you've not discovered it already, you might be interested in this YouTube series:

 

@GTK is a fellow TLFer.

That's a great series, watched a couple already, pretty addictive! 

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1 hour ago, Bravo73 said:

If we're lucky, he should be making a start on his Esprit again soon...

 

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Is that some inside knowledge Jonny? It’s been a while since the last episode.....

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Slav the man unknown to him as yet, lives just round the corner from another Lotus lover and one of our club members, so your in a good spot Slav.

John

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17 hours ago, johnpwalsh said:

Slav the man unknown to him as yet, lives just round the corner from another Lotus lover and one of our club members, so your in a good spot Slav.

John

Great, let him know that he is more than welcome to pop over for a beer and stare at a pile of lotus parts

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Welcome.......your gonna love it when you've done it......

They're amazing

Congratulations 

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