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Well I'm restoring my S1 Esprit barn find, the body shell is striped and at the painters. It was originally bright metalic green and I won't be painting it that colour !

I like white or yellow but I seem unable to make up my mind

Please can you vote what colour you would paint yours ?

What colour do you think either would sell best (if I was ever to sell it) ?

And has anyone got the paint codes for white and yellow ?

Cheers

Matt

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1976 Esprit S1 123G, 1976 Esprit S1 166G, 1976 Esprit S1 170G, 1976 Esprit S1 228G, 1977 Esprit S1 564H, 1978 Esprit S1 326G, 1978 Esprit S1 329G, 1978 Esprit S1 336G, 1981 Esprit S2.2 0991, 1997 Elise S1

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Only you know which colour is right for your car. Let me help you decide.....

Imagine you're 18.

Just finishing at school.

The summer is coming...... and you dream.......

You throw a small sports bag containing money, clothes and passport in your Esprit and head for Dover. The seagulls wheeling against misty white chalk cliffs are soon a distant memory as the car growls off the ferry at Calais, burns the 300km to Paris then streaks South on the Autoroute du Soleil. Blasting East on the A8 the interchanges flash past - Cannes, Antibes, Nice, and on to Monaco. From the off ramp the road descends to the principality through a tunnel in the rock almost a mile long and the urgent exhaust note crackles off the walls. Palms and exotic succulents overhang the road and laid out below is the harbour with the yachts of the fabulously rich. This is a place of extreme wealth and cars bearing badges with prancing horses or bulls are commonplace but as you guide the Esprit through the winding streets around Casino Square the glance of every slim, tanned beauty is directed your way. Threading along the lower road between the quayside and swimming pool, three heartstoppingly beautiful girls wave and crowd around the car. As the window glass drops the sweltering heat hits you. One speaks a little English, she's really pretty with a demure, almost coy smile and her name is Sarah. The girls invite you to a party on one of the yachts and walking with them you look back at the stunning car, exhaust ticking in the brilliant mediterranean sunshine after 900 miles of fury. Already people are gathering around it.

I know the girls are already aboard and calling to you Matt but take one more look at that exquisitely clean lined sports car and tell me.......WHAT COLOUR DO YOU SEE?

It's white of course.

Si

Edited by jetace25

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Rover Eclipse Blue. ICI paint code P 030 JK 62. The only civilized colour for an Esprit......


Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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Great story. Were they working Girls? I've heard Monaco has it's share.

By the way, yes white!

How dare you! This is my dream and no they weren't.

B)


1976 Esprit S1 123G, 1976 Esprit S1 166G, 1976 Esprit S1 170G, 1976 Esprit S1 228G, 1977 Esprit S1 564H, 1978 Esprit S1 326G, 1978 Esprit S1 329G, 1978 Esprit S1 336G, 1981 Esprit S2.2 0991, 1997 Elise S1

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White. No contest.


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Blue blue blue blue ---- Oh go on then, White. The definitive S1 colour, so pure. & get those wolfraces really shiny.

Nice find, you know you have a real classic when it came out of a barn !

I bought a sunbeam tiger way way back from the Isle of man - I kid you not it had straw, feathers & bits of egg in the boot....

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Imagine your 18 and just finished school

Si

Did that sorry have a HAPPY ENDING! If so i hope your wife didn't catch you!!! :D

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Well it's looking very White so far, but please keep voting and comenting !

It's VIN is 7802/0329G

A picture of it being draged out of the barn with the farmers tractor !

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Taking it home

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Going to the painters

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I'm doing the mechanicals while it's away being painted, I've got to tell them the colour next week :D

Thanks Si for your lovely Monaco story, that's pretty much how my wife and I 1st met but I was in a err-hum Red Austin Maestro ....

Matt


1976 Esprit S1 123G, 1976 Esprit S1 166G, 1976 Esprit S1 170G, 1976 Esprit S1 228G, 1977 Esprit S1 564H, 1978 Esprit S1 326G, 1978 Esprit S1 329G, 1978 Esprit S1 336G, 1981 Esprit S2.2 0991, 1997 Elise S1

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White for me.


Cliff

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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Are you getting rid of the crappy sunroof while the body's off? (hint hint)

I thought that but didn't like to say .... Anyone got a webasto folding job, & what do they look like ?

(I too have said type of Cr***y sunroof..)

Great pics btb

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Hi Matt i use to own a Yellow S1 reg RPP908R.It was Yellow with Tartan trim .Have great memories of that car met my wife when i owned it ,What ever colour you decide on i am sure it will look great .Your car looks like a great project good luck .My one regret is not keeping chassis numbers on the past Esprits i have owned they have been S1 .S2 ARL747T.S3NA. Early turbo OPW679W .Cheers Mike

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I'm going to go for White, it's my favourite car colour by far and not unsuprisingly all three of my cars are White .......

Martyn :D

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Hi, I think that for an S1 white seems to be the best colour.I know I am biast but with crap ventilation it will hopefully stay a bit cooler inside.Having said that I have just refurbished a red S3 n/a and the colour has grown on me.My second favourite colour is Norfolk yellow on a Sport 300.I also see your reg starts with XPE,the same as mine ,is it a Bell & Coalville Esprit ?Thanks Paul G (That sun roof has to go !!)

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