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Does anyone know how to crack the code?

VIN 7611/0238G

What was the original body colour?

What was the original interior colours?

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Esprit S1, 238G, Blog

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This car was most definately hand built, NOTHING FITS!

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Here's a start:


Also, look at the paint code in the front compartment. It will be in the bottom left corner of the metal plate -- might be obscured if the spare is in place.

If your car is an orange gel coat car, it will have code S04.

The gel coat colors started with S:

S01 - white

S02 - signal red

S03 - yellow

S04 - orange

S05 - oxford blue

All Esprit paint codes:

But given your car's build month of November 1976, it is almost surely a gel coat car.

Tony K. :)


Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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Why don't you try contacting the factory?

I got hold of someone at Lotus who looks after their archives (Chris Brown I think his name was???) and he emailed me the exact spec for my car - The day it rolled off the production line, paint colour, interior spec, optional extras fitted, when it was sold and by which dealer etc... You can also get a providence certificate for your car as well with all this info on a nice certificate :P

I thought it was rather nice of Lotus to take the time out to reply - Don't think you'd get the same sort of treatment from a factory based in Maranello for example :P

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