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Anyone here? If not anyone know the car? Seems cheap for a facelift dash model.

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Does seem cheap. Was a Cat D write off at one year old though. Must have been serious as the car must have been worth quite a bit at one year old.

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21 hours ago, Bling said:

Does seem cheap. Was a Cat D write off at one year old though. Must have been serious as the car must have been worth quite a bit at one year old.

It is a very tempting car at that price. Looks nice and lots of history so must have been loved by some. Cat D at 1 year old is a worry. 
 

if it was nearer I would be tempted to see it and judge with my eyes and ears. 

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Rolled. Ffs - is it even possible to roll an esprit 😳

engine definitely sounded better once it had run for a few seconds.

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This seems like a real opportunity for someone.  Engine sounds fine.  If it really is a V8-GT, then even better.  Has the right interior, but with the earlier rear wing.  Still a lot of running car for the money.

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@Bannerfd3 Post on here what you thought of it. It looks the part. Depends what history he has for the last few years and if the engine was done under the recall back in 2000

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I saw the car after the accident at Lakeside Engineering many years ago, it was in a really bad state.  There were body cracks above the quarter windows and cracks and general damage all over.  I’m amazed it’s back on the road. It was owned by Jonathan who was a member on here.  He planted the throttle on damp roads, went up a bank and then rolled it.  I would be very cautious about buying that car.

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Now might not be the best time to highlight my V8 thread 🤪

I reckon you’ve a really decent one there though. Whack up some pics when you can 👍👍

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Yes - I was fortunate with my S4s - wasn’t looking for one but when offered one, even with the history it has, I snapped it up.

The V8 I’m sure will be fine - but be prepared 👍

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2 hours ago, Bannerfd3 said:

But Iv taking the gamble It’s on my trailer now taking it home, will let you know what it’s really like once it’s up on the ramp. Iv finally got a esprit!!!!!!!!

Well done, she certainly looked good in the ebay pictures but we need to see more 😉 

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Looks a good buy, It would not of been around for long I am sure.... enjoy the drive when you get it on the road.... if you are getting the belts done I would recommend the gates blue belts... peace of mind... I would also do the pulleys  👍

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15 hours ago, Bannerfd3 said:

Been to look at it, body work, wheels and interior are in excellent condition. Engine sounds fine, underside has corrosion but not terrible to be expected with the age, slight leak from the oil cooler. Test drive was pointless as it was snowing and rear end was snaking!!! But Iv taking the gamble It’s on my trailer now taking it home, will let you know what it’s really like once it’s up on the ramp. Iv finally got a esprit!!!!!!!!

Well done. Looking forward to some pics & vids 😃

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@Bannerfd3How are you getting on with your new V8 ?

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2 minutes ago, Bannerfd3 said:

 

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I’m really envious of your engine hoist. Looks a fab car - do the oil and water feeds to the turbos while the lumps out.

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