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Well I guess it's OK as a drag car, weight distribution would probably be so far out as to rule out driving it on any normal road.

But the paint work?

It's a bit out of keeping with the body shape, but each to their own (wouldn't want to see the person's house).

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Who would make a funny car of an esprit?

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Why not?

I'm with Mark and Toby on this one. And it seems, looking at the pics, that a fairly innovative job was done turning it into a quarter miler.

You have to look at it in the context of being a 1/4 mile Funny Car dragster: its no longer an Esprit. Its simply a Funny Car in the basic shape of an Esprit.

It is rather a wretched paint job though :P

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Yes, Tim, I agree with you there. I guess I am assuming that someone didn't take their cherished road car and did this. I would think it likely that someone was looking to create a 1/4 mile Funny Car and looked for that which you just described in order to do so. I do think this car was created from a genuine Esprit body shell, though, looking at the pics...

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If I were in the market for a drag racer, I'd buy it! Think about it.... a LOTUS doing a 9 second quarter mile! That is a feat! No real Lotus Esprit can do a 9 second run! It is very well thought out and very well engineered. Granted he placed a rear bumper on the front but he did do a good job blending it in. It's a tube chassis with Lotus panels bolted to it. Its not really a Lotus as is any drag racing caring car... they are all tube chassis with plastic panels draped over them. There is nothing sacrilegious about it!

Just my 2Cents...

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Is it me? Does the rear look like a 'g' and the front a stevens?

I would asume, that they built the drag car and then fitted a heavily modified Esprit body to it. It would not suprise me if it was never an Esprit.

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My first thought is that someone gave up on trying to keep one running in the USA,which I can fully understand.As this is one of the hardest cars to get parts for in this country that I have ever seen.

I bet it's alot like getting parts for a 88 oldsmobile in the UK!

And all that effort into masking of that flame job?

I mean the painter must be color blind!

That was a waste of probobly $900.00 worth or materials!

But since they live in the lap of luxury (mobile home) they must be able to afford it !

Car Lover,,at least thats how the report read.

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Didn't make it's reserve, by the way...bidding stopped at $10,600. Looking at all the photos, seemed to be a well made piece of kit..just the thing for the Chelsea Cruise..if that still exists....

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