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1997 S1 Titanium silver.In short: Mechanically sorted but with the odd scruffy bit.Always fed fully synth oil and warmed up gently - never a hint of head gasket troubles.The bad stuff:Couple of scrapes - One where the wiper parted company and scratched the top of the front clam, one where a broken spring scuffed the NS sill, few general small stone chips and so on.Wheels could do with a refurbRoof is mostly watertight (They all leak a bit)Generally a little bit scruffy inside: seats/scuff plates scuffedOccasional knock from front ARB (I'll grease it up to stop it but they all do that to some extent - replacement parts included see below)59k milesFull service history mostly specialists not always annual but in mileage - would have a B service (IIRC) carried out before saleFull MOT TBCO (due July)Cambelt, tensioner and aux belt just changed 19/6/10Mods:Ported head DIY by myself (comes with a standard early-cast head) Fitted with new gaskets all round and steel head dowels in 2006Piper small bore 4-2-1 port matched to headLarini clubsport exhaust Hurricane induction kit56mm throttle body (Off a Rover Tomcat IIRC)Piper 270 cams and verniersVVC inlet manifold - port matched to headSolid lower engine mountLandrover Remote Thermostat (Landrover say it helps with overheat/head gasket fails)Quick release undertrays (reduces a 45 min job to 10 mins)Series 2 Elise Shocks and springs: 115 ride height (Much improved ride over the old knackered origianls)Recent discs on front (Spiral grooves)New mintex 1144s all rounShort ratio box from an Exige Lightweight flywheel from an ExigeFairly recent clutch.LUKE 4 point harnesses and Eliseparts harness barAli shiny bits insideHeadlamp coversFront driving lightsStainless front grilleProbably other stuff I have forgotten.Braided brake linesGear link upgradeThrottle linkage upgradeShort shifterToyo Proxies all round with plenty of tread all round and under 2 years oldComes with Spare original 97 head (The early casting are renowned for being better!)Front ARB mounts (To cure the clunk if you so desire)Shower cape (to keep the rain off when the roof is off or to help keep the rain out in heavy rain)£8500 onoMore pics on request.In no hurry to sell but I'd like an Esprit!Rich

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1997 S1 Titanium silver.In short: Mechanically sorted but with the odd scruffy bit.Always fed fully synth oil and warmed up gently - never a hint of head gasket troubles.The bad stuff:Couple of scrapes - One where the wiper parted company and scratched the top of the front clam, one where a broken spring scuffed the NS sill, few general small stone chips and so on.Wheels could do with a refurbRoof is mostly watertight (They all leak a bit)Generally a little bit scruffy inside: seats/scuff plates scuffedOccasional knock from front ARB (I'll grease it up to stop it but they all do that to some extent - replacement parts included see below)59k milesFull service history mostly specialists not always annual but in mileage - would have a B service (IIRC) carried out before saleFull MOT TBCO (due July)Cambelt, tensioner and aux belt just changed 19/6/10Mods:Ported head DIY by myself (comes with a standard early-cast head) Fitted with new gaskets all round and steel head dowels in 2006Piper small bore 4-2-1 port matched to headLarini clubsport exhaust Hurricane induction kit56mm throttle body (Off a Rover Tomcat IIRC)Piper 270 cams and verniersVVC inlet manifold - port matched to headSolid lower engine mountLandrover Remote Thermostat (Landrover say it helps with overheat/head gasket fails)Quick release undertrays (reduces a 45 min job to 10 mins)Series 2 Elise Shocks and springs: 115 ride height (Much improved ride over the old knackered origianls)Recent discs on front (Spiral grooves)New mintex 1144s all rounShort ratio box from an Exige Lightweight flywheel from an ExigeFairly recent clutch.LUKE 4 point harnesses and Eliseparts harness barAli shiny bits insideHeadlamp coversFront driving lightsStainless front grilleProbably other stuff I have forgotten.Braided brake linesGear link upgradeThrottle linkage upgradeShort shifterToyo Proxies all round with plenty of tread all round and under 2 years oldComes with Spare original 97 head (The early casting are renowned for being better!)Front ARB mounts (To cure the clunk if you so desire)Shower cape (to keep the rain off when the roof is off or to help keep the rain out in heavy rain)£8500 onoMore pics on request.In no hurry to sell but I'd like an Esprit!Rich

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