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Welcome - nice looking esprit, wherever the steering wheel is. They look great at any angle, have fun with it.

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Welcome to TLF! Loved my SE, it did go well too! Still miss it now! 

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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I first drove an Esprit SE in 1997....I remember looking down at the speedo whilst on the M1 motorway, thinking I was at 90mph or thereabouts. 120mph was indicated.

It was a joyous experience, a really well sorted motorcar. 



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Welcome to TLF Shawn. :welcome:

It was a pearl coloured SE that first caught my eye in Perth in Western Australia when I lived over there. I knew of the Esprit from TSWLM as did many other people. I got to test drive its baby brother. The model before the SE. The thing went like a rocket. When the dealer told me that the SE was even more powerful, I made up my mind to definitely own one. There is a topic on here from when I bought my S4 which I still have at the moment.

Really hope you enjoy the car. I do all the work on mine. I have used a guy in Melbourne as well, but that was for some suspension work that I did not have spring compressors for. If you are handy with your tools, you'll be fine.

Remember, there are no stupid questions.

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All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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Congrats Shawn and welcome to TLF!

Great looking car, Calypso Red is an excellent color, you just have to accept the inevitable 'is it Ferrari?' questions. 🙂 I used to have a red SE (still miss it), now I daily drive a silver SE. As you, I do all the work myself, with the help from this forum. Don't hesitate to ask questions, more than happy to help.

Enjoy the drive!


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


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