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My car details from Hethel Birth Certificate!

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I forgot to put mine up as well. Andy's the man and really helped me with additional info above and beyond, but it's cool to have these, for sure.

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Trim was tartan, but not recorded.

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1983 "Investor's Special Edition" Turbo Esprit (#43/50) | 2012 Evora S

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

Wayne,

Try him at [email protected] He helped me out just a few weeks ago. Maybe you have his old address at [email protected]?

- Matt


1983 "Investor's Special Edition" Turbo Esprit (#43/50) | 2012 Evora S

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Ping an email to Andy Graham, he's the company archivist and it's one of his responsibilities. [email protected]

It's not a free service but the token payment is reasonable.

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

:wallbash:

Wayne

What e-mail address were you using, factory have changed e-mails from co.uk to .com, so its [email protected] now.

Sky, contact the factory to see what payments they take.

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Thanks everyone for the response. I did have the old e-mail address for Andy. I sent a new message today.

Wayne


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Received mine in the post today and an interesting fact about my car is, she was the only Pacific Blue, Gray interior, non federal spec high wing made!

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According to the letter for waynes gold s3' the chassis numbers for s3 cars started at 1010. Well that's my chassis number. So my s3 could be the first off the production line. Certainly, when the po re-trimmed the car, he found s2 written on the binnacle. I am going to get the factory to confirm, but thats quite exciting?

Chassis no. Scc085912bhd11010

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Hi,

I've just got my certificate back for my S4s. Very interesting.

It states it is one of only two Esprit S4s produced in Mica Yellow & the other was sent to Australia ( anyone on here ? ) so it's the only one in the UK in this colour, furthermore it is the only S4s produced with Monarch Leaf leather interior :-)

Aparently it was number 085 off the production line.

Interestingly there were only 67 1995 UK models produced & 25 1996 UK models so 92 UK car in all, wonder how many are left ?

Only thing I don't understand is that the build date was 30th June 1995 but it wasn't registered until 1st March 1996.

Did these hang around in the dealerships that long or could it have been used as a demonstrator ?

Supplying dealer matches the logbook.

Nice information to have all the same.

Regards, Phil.

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:hrhr: oh right , mines raven,I thought ravens were black,but no its gray according to Lotus :shuriken:

Hi, Aparently the other Mica Yellow one that went to Australia had a raven interior.

I was a bit unsure about the green interior when I saw pictures of mine at the dealer I bought her from but it looks better when you see it in real life & it suits the colour of the car. Nice to know its quite a rare combination too.

Phil.

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I got mine a little while ago. One of two Domestic Esprit Turbos built in 1983 in Monaco white/red. No wonder it took so long to find an early white/red RHD car.

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i got mine a while back, interestingly there was no mention that it was factory owned for the first 6 months, and no mention of the federal spec bumpers :question:

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i got mine a while back, interestingly there was no mention that it was factory owned for the first 6 months, and no mention of the federal spec bumpers :question:

Why would a UK car leave the production line with US bumpers? Are you sure they weren't changed after production?

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If it was factoy owned for the first 6 months, it was possibly used for developing something for the Federal Market.

Ged

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Why would a UK car leave the production line with US bumpers? Are you sure they weren't changed after production?

The car 100% left the factory with federal bumpers, All i can think is, as Ged says it was for development or maybe it was Director owned and he/she wanted that style of bumper. I really don't know

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I was the previous owner of Steve's car. Although I have no hard evidence, information I was given was that the car had been used by a senior member of Lotus; I assumed that he or she had the Federal bumpers as an upgrade of some sort. They have additional side lights.

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I know its a well worn topic on here, but a very thoughtful wife got me my cars birth certificate and letter with all the details from Lotus for Christmas. I had underestimated how great this bit of paper is!! and I have found out that my car is one of only 3 made in its spec in that year!!!


Will wait for sale frenzy to die down and will then get it framed along with a tasty picture of the car. If you have ummed and ahhhed about getting yours, go on make the call!!

 

Happy New year one and all!

 


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