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max kalba

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Hi everyone, been a lurker for a long time and finally picked up an '85 Turbo Esprit yesterday. This forum has been great in getting me prepared for Esprit ownership and I am sure will come in handy as I try to sort out problems in the future. Thanks everyone!



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Hi Max and welcome to being an Esprit owner!

Beautiful looking car, very nice :) :) :)

Make sure you check out the LEF USA threads, there are quiet a few owners local to you :)

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Welcome Max - How's the Mojaba Club?

Nice car BTW...



'88 Excel SE - monaco white

'99 Elise 111 - azure blue �

'87 TurboEsprit - calypso red

'02 BMW 325ci convertible - diamond black


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Nice looking G car Kurt. Guess we know what you'll be doing this weekend. Enjoy every drive!


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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Welcome Max Kalba, i believe you are the owner of the club, I do see you are the owner of a very nice GUIGIARO esprit. For a minute i thought it was the one sold in Nottingham!!


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Welcome to world of Esprit ownership, nice car :) looks a bit like mine :) great taste :)

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ENIGMA for those who are paranoid or download one :)



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Welcome to the forum, nice looking car

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

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Lovely car Kurt. Welcome. :)


Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed. : Albert Einstein

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how was cars and coffee? did u bump into victor or antowane?

anyways...good to cya here n the forum

we need to go for a spin one of these days


btw if you took some pics (especially S1-S2 esprits or urracos) please post em


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Welcome to the forum, Kurt. Car looks good. Here's to many miles of happy motoring and canyon runs. Have you bumped into Paul (fmxa) yet? He has a V8 and also lives in the O.C. He often goes to cars and coffee in Irvine.

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Sorry never got back to checking this topic. I have been enjoying my Esprit and driving it every week. Also have made some trips to Cars and Coffee. Even parked next to a fellow silver '86. Thankfully, no mechanical issues since I bought it last January. Sounds great after I put on a bored out cat and deleted the muffler.

Does anyone have more than 117k miles on a G-body Esprit? This car looks and drives as well as a 45k mile Esprit. Since there are only 5 digits to the odometer, my mechanic thought it only had 17k miles!

It has been a dream to own and is in great shape. May be time to move on though, as I have my eye on other endeavors. So many cars - so little time. PM me if you are interested. Thanks.

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