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without meaning to be rude, if youve got that money to waste bastardising a perfectly good piece of art, then give it to me so i can buy some of the GOOD stuff! regards guys. DC.

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If you look beneath the surface and if the price was right , someone could pick up a good rolling chassis with engine and gearbox suitable for another project. That's worth $5K of anybody's money. I wonder what the reserve price is ?


Too many Toys are never enough !

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He's put the steering wheel on the wrong side too !!


Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it, depends on what you put into it. (Tom Leahrer)

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Unfortunately it appears to be "par for the course" over that side of the pond to PIMP cars. I can understand doing it to an American car that looked gross in the first place, but not to a work of art such as a Lotus or any other British Icon such as a Jensen, Aston Martin, E Type etc.

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Just joining this thread to express my condolences . . .

:(


Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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Thats put me right off my breakfast that has. You see this kind of thing all the time in the Kit Car world, Someone has the skill to carry out the work but no eye for what looks right or what colours go together.

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I think it would have made a great car for the Mad Max films series as it could have been dropped of a cliff.


Hey whats wrong with this wreck? We`re getting gas back here.

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I think it's a... sorry got to finish here as I need to rush away and be sick!


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It reached $7,100 in the last round of bidding so why does he think that someone will bid $15,000 now let alone pay the "buy-it-now" price of $32,500? There again, if he believes he has improved on the original design how can I expect anyone to explain his thought processes?

I will not be bidding.


S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE

 

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I love how he gets defensive shifting the blame for the conversion to his buddy and then saying any opinions that a classic has been destroyed can be kept to oneself. (All I can say is if the shoe fits ....) Obviously he's gotten an earful of the same sentiment. Unlike "hotrods" where body modification creativity is encouraged, he is wrong to think this works with exotics. (tasteful engine swaps is one thing, but that body is truly hideous, and no, I can't keep it to myself!!! :rolleyes:

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Look at the other car he has for sale (click "See Other Items") . . . .


Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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This guy has serious issues. (did you see that wing):):sick::):sick:;):(:):(


Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it, depends on what you put into it. (Tom Leahrer)

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I think this is a fine car for someone who has absolutely no idea what it is, as it can never put back right again.

Look at the other car he has for sale (click "See Other Items") . . . .

That Corvette has a face only the mother of a proboscis monkey could love. :)


77 Esprit S1

Rebirth in progress

"the $6 m. car!, we can rebuild it, better, stronger,.....faster!"

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He needs professional help! :)


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"There is certainly not another Esprit on the planet like this one... "

So there is a god after all!

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To be fair, the guy is selling on behalf of the person who modified the car. He is not to blame for this atrocity.


S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE

 

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It's well executed, but I do not get where the design is coming from, it's rounded, flat aand sharp! why why why? waste of time, money and effort.


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Professionals built the Titanic

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You can raise them, put them through school, teach them all kinds of things but somehow you just can't teach taste.


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when he acquired this automobile they were virtually sale proof...

and this one certainly is now...


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

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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