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When will people learn to CHANGE THE FUEL HOSES?!!! A sad fate, indeed.


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Oh No! Notice the wheels have gone straight off, wonder if the stereo is still there.............


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Mat

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may provide parts to keep others on the road, unless someone refurbs it

Thats what makes it worse...........its been declared a Cat B so cannot be restored - only broken for parts.....I know Steve Tryner said it should never have been marked a B.......sniff sniff

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Always a sad sight, but even more so being such a rare Esprit.


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When will people learn to CHANGE THE FUEL HOSES?!!! A sad fate, indeed.

Do you have a picture of the fuel hoses as i'm not sure what ones you mean and I have a carbed turbo.

what are the rules for the catagories of written of cars? as surley something like the Essex featured could be repaired, it just might not be worth it in a money way for the nsurrance company.


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Cat A - A vehicle which should have been totally crushed, including all its spare parts.

Cat B - A vehicle from which spare parts may be salvaged, but the bodyshell should have been crushed and the car should never return to the road.

Cat C - An extensively damaged vehicle which the insurer has decided not to repair, but which could be repaired and returned to the road.

Cat D - A damaged vehicle which the insurer has decided not to repair, but which could be repaired and returned to the road.

Cat F - A vehicle damaged by fire, which the insurer has decided not to repair.

Theft - These vehicles have not been recovered and ownership rests with the insurer who made the total loss payment. They are able to repossess the car as soon as it is identified, even if it has been bought innocently.

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what are the rules for the categories of written of cars?

Category A Insurance Write Off - the vehicle must scrapped and no parts or components can be sold other than for scrap. Amounts vary but the scrap value rarely covers the cost of recovery and delivery to a scrap yard.

Category B Insurance Write Off - the vehicle must not be used again but non- structural and roadworthy parts and components may be recovered for use in other vehicles. Care must be taken to ensure that they are not critical components with important safety functions.

Category C Insurance Write Off - the vehicle is repairable but the parts and labour would exceed the value of the car. This is a tricky situation as there are plenty of amateur and professional mechanics who could use second hand parts to repair these vehicles at much lower prices than the list costs for parts and labour.

Category D Insurance Write Off - the vehicle is economically repairable but other factors are involved that cause the insurer to declare the vehicle a write off. Perhaps the replacement car hire is too costly or it will take too long for a specialist part to be delivered.

Category X Insurance Write Off - the vehicle is easily repairable and may even be still roadworthy.

Unrecorded Insurance Write Off - the vehicle damage was not reported to the insurer or the driver was uninsured. The most common example is drivers who only have third party insurance but have had an accident that was their fault (usually not involving anyone else).

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Do you have a picture of the fuel hoses as i'm not sure what ones you mean and I have a carbed turbo.

what are the rules for the catagories of written of cars? as surley something like the Essex featured could be repaired, it just might not be worth it in a money way for the nsurrance company.

Chris - Steve Tryner has pleaded with them but as stated its no use as its been declared a Cat B so the law does not allow a sale to return to the road - period. Great shame - I have PM'ed Steve this thread so he should be able to elaborate.......

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Who declared it nonrepairable? Whoever it is is obviously pretty stupid.

Tell the gentleman who has possession of that car now to sell it to the USA. In many if not all states, "any" car can be legally rebuilt.

I'm going to have to give a +1 to molemot. Seriously, what else causes 90+% of Esprit engine fires? When an Esprit perishes from an engine fire, 90% of the time it is someone's fault, due to negligence, and that fault lies with either the owner or the owner's mechanic.

I think it's time for my periodic fuel hose, banjo fitting, carburetor, and O-ring check. Everyone who is reading this and hasn't done it yet this season should go and check everything now.

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I suppose it could be hauled to the US and restored here as the class B issue would not be relevant... but it would have to be titled as salvaged. Prob not worth the cost. On another "piss folks off" idea, you could transfer the numbers etc from this car to the Essex car currently for sale in the states. There is a thread here someplace about it... it is not a "real" Essex... but it could be with a little swaping around! :shock:

Seriously though... A sad, sad ending for sure.

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Ok , its a damaged Esprit, thats sad, but ...( wait for the shock to subside) whats so special about an essex? its a blue, ok a nice blue car advertising a defunct petrol company, same goes for those black and gold ones advertising an old tobacco brand, why all the fuss, did the owners get advertising revenue?


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oh joy! I am not the only heretic on the forum then....


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Oh bugger I feel a cat-fight coming on............. :shock:

OK I'll start................

1.The Essex was the first Turbo Esprit.

2.The stereo still looks amazing today.

3.The early cars sit sooooo low and look sooo much more exotic for it.

4.THAT color scheme - yes chrome.

5.The F1 association.

6.Sundym glass

7.Compomotives.

8.Dry Sump.

9.Mr Kimberley loves 'um.

10.'Nuff said.....

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Ok

where do I start????

  • The Essex was probably the bench mark in bringing Lotus into the TRUE Supercar league
  • It is probably the best looking Esprit ever
  • It pioneered the Turbo development

oh...and its what got me into Lotus lol

not that that counts.

Its an iconic model guys

waynef

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It was a compromise. Turbos were only used as power boost because the cash wasn't there to develop the V8.

The paintjob is suspect. (Then and now)

It was nothing more than an advertising billboard with wheels.

It's not an icon, it's an oddity.

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I thought the big "ESSEX" down the side was to mask the fact it came from Norfolk and as a beacon to all those Essex Girls!! ;-)

Seriously I think these cars being lost is a very sad think, the Essex marked the move from the NA cars into the supper league and as there were only 46 was is? made I don


 

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Very sad loosing any Esprit .But i have a soft spot for the Essex Turbo.My wife allways said to me that S1 Esprits would be worth a lot of money because they were the first ones .I feel the same applies to the first turbos Stunning cars.Not that the Esprit lost its purity of line .I think it was perfect .Unlike for example the E type ....The thing i love about Lotus is its history it will never be bettered .Enough of me ranting ,the Mrs will be home from work soon .............Cheers all Mike Please excuse my spelling LOL

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