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My car details from Hethel Birth Certificate!

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Received mine last week as well, looks better when you can actually confirm your car is 36th from the last.


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Special note - mine is #69 LOL ?

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Got mine a couple of years back, it's a nice addition to the history file. One thing to check when you get one is how long between manufacture and first registration. My car was built in November 1996 No 22 off the line, but not registered until March 1997. First owner was Lotus but dispite asking around the factory nobody knows what for.

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I received the certificate and covering letter this morning, it makes for very interesting reading.

It is interesting to see that my car was built 06/11/90, but was first registered 01/09/92. This explains why everybody kept giving me blank looks when I told them I had a 1992 Esprit Turbo!

Mind you, I seem to get blank looks on loads of other occasions as well...


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I received my certificate this morning and although I knew it was one of the last 15 UK spec cars it is now confirmed as the 8th last UK spec and 2nd last Silver Esprit.

My car left the production line on 14th April 2003 and was registered on 17th April 2003.

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Mine arrived yesterday and as others have said, its a fascinating thing to have. I doubt many manufacturers would be able to give us this personal attention. I've been telling everyone its a November 2001 model as that's when it was first registered but it actually came off the line on 24 May that year. Comparing Brian's engine serial number to mine, I can safely say mine was one of the last 250 Esprits!

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Got mine for my EARLY S4... #3 for the US.

Also included was a copy of the origional window sticker... very cool.

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I got mine last week too, I found out that my 88 Esprit Turbo is actually a November 87 built car. That made me wonder if any of the 89 SE's were actually built in late 88 ? - It could open up more opportunities to get over the 'manufactured Pre-89' import rules here in Australia for anyone wanting a slightly newer model.

has anyone here got an SE that came off the line at the end of 88 ?

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What a great facility. I also did this last leave & have forgotten to scan the cover letter and Cert and bring with me to post. Will do in a few weeks on my return home. Seems I was the first Evora owner to request this info. Okay so no historical connections yet but will be a nice addition with the car going forward.

I had been disappointed that our "Launch Edition" plates were without numbering and mentioned this so Andy did a lot of extra research for me and came up with all sorts of facts in the covering letter. Many thanks!

I have found out that I was customer car #13 (or is that 12B? whistle.gif ) down the line. Unlucky for some but I'm not superstitious so lets not dwell on that bit. I'll post more in a few weeks.


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Got mine today, thanks for the lead. Only thing that bummed me out was that its only option was apparently the glass roof which I am guessing the original owner probably ebayed separate from the car so I didn't get it.

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I rang Andy at the factory today and have given him my S4's details so waiting on getting mine now. :thumbsup:


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I got mine a month or so back...my car has no real outstanding info ;-) But then again it proves its an Esprit!! Waheyy :lol:

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I had mine done about a month ago.

My S4S is the 10th off the line :cool: which I quite like,this bit is a bit is hard to believe and I quote,and while Azure Blue was the most popular colour (4 other cars) they all had different colour leather trim,so based on vin sequence, your car was the first Azure Blue with Raven leather.

I thought there was 198 S4S's made,and only 5 Azure Blue cars that don't seem very many,considering that I know where 2 are mine and the one at PM's .:shuriken:

All in all well worth getting done

Just trying to find where the figure of 198 came from,is that correct or i'm i just making that up from some where :blush:

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My car was built in November 1996 No 22 off the line, but not registered until March 1997. First owner was Lotus but dispite asking around the factory nobody knows what for.

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I had mine done about a month ago.

My S4S is the 10th off the line :cool: which I quite like,this bit is a bit is hard to believe and I quote,and while Azure Blue was the most popular colour (4 other cars) they all had different colour leather trim,so based on vin sequence, your car was the first Azure Blue with Raven leather.

I thought there was 198 S4S's made,and only 5 Azure Blue cars that don't seem very many,considering that I know where 2 are mine and the one at PM's.:shuriken:

All in all well worth getting done

Just trying to find where the figure of 198 came from,is that correct or i'm i just making that up from some where :blush:

I think what is meant, that out of the first 10 cars, 5 where Azure blue, not 5 total built.

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I got mine ages back but forgot to say anything on here. For some weird reason, the gearbox id was not recorded on my car when it left the factory, so that has no detail on the certificate. Bummer.


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Is the service still available? I have sent Andy several e-mails and have not had a response.

:wallbash:

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