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S1 front spoiler question

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I have a esprit S1 chassis No:0319G built on 16/1/1978 with a S2 front spoiler fitted, does anyone know if this could have been factory fitted or if any S1 were fitted with S2 spoilers? I have removed the spoiler and the bottom of the front wings have been cut off to allow the S2 spoiler to fit, whoever cut the wings has done an excellent job very tidy. I would like to put a S1 spoiler back on it, but if it left the factory with a S2 spoiler thought it might be best left as it is.

Also i would be grateful if anyone has any photos of the front wings of a S1 especially the underside just so i can see what is missing

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I believe that the factory started to introduce S2 updates to the S1 towards the end of the model's life. This included the twin headlamp motors and the front spoiler.

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I think Lotus fitted what ever they had to hand at the time. My S1 was built in November 77 but it has S2 mirrors.

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Funny you should say that I just happen to have mine upsidedown at the moment. Mine is a 1976 S1 chassis # 129G...

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and...

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The radiator housing looks like...

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Paul.

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Thanks for the photos Paul they were just what i was after, i have the same radiator housing as the one in your photo but in doesn't look like a spoiler has ever been fitted to it mine also has twin headlight motors fitted.

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No problem, let me know if you need any more. Looking at yours I think I'd be inclined to lose the S2 spoiler personally.

Cheers, Paul.

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Seen a couple of S1 cars prev, like this, with S2 front spoilers fitted from the factory.

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This is what it looks like with the radiator housing fitted...

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Paul.

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Chassis No:0319G built on 16/1/1978 should not have a S2 front spoiler fitted, fit a S1 front spoiler !

Cars alot later than yours did not have a S2 front spoiler fitted at the factory

Matt

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Thanks for all your comments

I think i will try and put a S1 spoiler back on it but will have to sort out the bottoms of the wings first, Can anyone recommend somebody who could do the work in the Essex area.

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