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Hi All 

I've just recently joined the forum as I plan to purchase an early Esprit this year. I've had a host of classic cars but never owned a Lotus of any kind so really looking forward to it. Any information on what to look out for would be greatly appreciated.

Regards Charlie 

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Welcome! How early an Esprit are you looking for? 

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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Hi

I prefer the Giugiaro shape  to the Stevens design so I think upto 1987. Would like to hear people's views on the various models and the pitfalls to look out for.

Thanks for getting back to me 

Charlie 

 

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Where are you located? (fill out your PROFILE)

 

Equipment varied by locality and year. You may be faced with a decision:  turbo or N/A (normally aspirated)

 

If you are in North America, the '86 & '87 had Bosch FI.

Atwell Haines

'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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https://www.lotusespritturbo.com/Lotus_Esprit_Buyers_Guide.htm

Prices are a little out of date but the info is still very relevant. :thumbup:

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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Welcome to TLF Charlie. :welcome:

I suppose every car has its bugs and pitfalls. Sure you'll find what you are looking for. As you said, there is heaps of info on here.

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Hi and welcome. Had my Esprit itch scratched 14 years ago. Loved it but I don't use my playthings often enough to keep an Esprit running nicely (They like to be run regularly and mine came out once every couple of weeks if i was lucky. Hence why I got an Evora.

Look forward to seeing how you get on!

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