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The street was clean today so I could not wait and drove it for the first time. Its amazing! Its also time to say thanks to some TLF members !!! And many thanks to SJ Sportcars,Pnm engineering and Lot

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In reference to the previous page's pictures of the roof-mounted antennas on the Esprits, as the pictures were taken in 1983, would it have been possible that the antenna were actually  car phone antenna (remember those?)? I recall in '84 my father had an (utterly extravagant) "Scott Communications Motorola Car Phone" to match his "brick" style "mobile phone"--although the antenna in the pictures here do not resemble what I remember his car phone antenna looked like. 

Just a thought.

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1986 Esprit HCI (Bosch-injected)

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On 4/2/2016 at 01:29, silverfrost said:

 

How come this car had side repeaters in 1980, mine did not  and its a W reg :)

Just been looking back at the Essex photo's and noticed the reg No is only a few digits from my old Eclat which was KAH 534V

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         fantastic .Not far off the road test cars .And of course the Bond turbo....Must be very rare Elio .With a Esprit .One of my heroes .......Thanks for posting.....Mike ref opw registrations...

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Totally awesome post, love the Lorry and bus. I am sure one of these came up for sale years ago?

Red roof stereo looks great, An Essex.....one day!

How about the silver jacket, would look really retro now. ?

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Great find!!!:thumbup:

Notice the ride height especially at the front of the Essex Esprit - looks rather higher than any other Essex I've seen before. Interesting it's a LHD with a British plate

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Not sure what I'm more shocked by, the ride height or the name 'Lotus Esprit Turbo' - pah! - Lotus didn't start making those until 1988!

 

 

 

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Absolutely love that. I have a huge soft spot for the Lotus Sunbeam in general but that one is a bit special.

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Gone! Didn't take long :blink:

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@The Pits "Turbo Esprit" is what I thought as well ... but check out the wording under the car :).

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Also says Esprit Turbo on my V5.

 

 

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Still available as just been in contact, he wants around £50k for it so I have questioned the provenance. Think eBay have removed it for some reason?

http://www.manorclassiccars.com/vehicles-for-sale/

I may call Andy Graham to see if he recognises it in the morning.

Dave :)

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It is entirely lovely and even at £50k still a lot less than many pay for old Escorts these days but there was a practically delivery mileage one that went into auction not too long ago, I thought it made £20-something-k. If it's just a decal and blue paint that's a pretty speculative price. The original wouldn't have have leather interior either surely?

I love the remark in the ad about it being 'graced' by Colin Chapman, Nigel Mansell, Mario Andretti, Elio de Angelis... 'thrashed' would be a more accurate term I would imagine!

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Just been in contact and it has had one owner which was part of the Essex group, he is sending me some more info and pics so will keep you posted on what I find. 

Must admit I would have expected the chrome stripe?

Dave :)

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Was for sale at Bonhams - Lots more blurb about the history

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18213/lot/337/

Didn't have leather then.

 

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Great find and better priced, I put the car at £35k tops to the seller.

What did it reach with Bonhams and how old was that auction?

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Guess it was silver striped..

Still love it ?

Dave :)

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OPW 674W was numbered 002 Essex of the LHD cars and was one of the two cars sold direct to Thiemes Organisation Essex Motorsport.

On my list its believed to still be in France along with the other 'Essex' registered car - LHD 007 which was Thiemes own car.

Its does look like its riding very tall though doesn't it?

Clive Chapman told us once he has a few of those jackets in the attic at East Carleton! B-)

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