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can somebody shine a light on this?   black stevens body from JUN 87,  (pre production?)   chassis number SCC 082 DEV  HHH 10005    

Jun87 (dutch reg. date) must be G-body, was this a test car? or is the date wrong? 

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There’s one that’s sure worth getting a certificate from lotus on. Almost sure to be an early test car.

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@brian_gt4 may be able to shed some light? 

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The date code in the VIN is consistent with a 87 build. The engine type being 'DEV' instead of 910 seems to indicate it was indeed a development car.

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It does look like it is a Development or Pre Production X180. Can you post a clearer picture of the Engine No. ?

The production ROW X180 started in October 87. The VIN is from 87 MY built cars.

The production X180 cars were 88 MY

Does it have a Renault Transmission?

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had contact with the owner today, it is indeed a pré production X180.  chassis Nr 5.  very likely the first LHD stevens esprit.  

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