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LHD-RHD CONVERSION ON AN ESPRIT?


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Hi guys, this is my first post although i've been regestered for several months now, great forum with lots of info.

I am looking to buy a V8 esprit & viewed a car today, which condition/mileage etc are all excelent however the vendor states that the car was originally owned by lotus factory & was LHD. The car was allegedly taken back to lotus factory several years later and converted to RHD and had the later style dashboard/instrument pod fitted all at the same time.

My question being does this sound like a likely scenario?? I thought i would ask on here before contacting lotus. Any help would be greatly appreciated

cheers, steve.

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Hello Steve,

Get the VIN and call the factory or if Bibs picks up on this thread he may tell you who to ask for at the factory that could confirm if the car is legitimate.

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http://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/index.php/topic/16835-sold-1996-v8-for-sale/page__p__175471__hl__bugatti__fromsearch__1#entry175471

Have a read, I recall this being spoken about a couple of times over the years, ex Bugatti directors cars being converted to RHD. The story about your potential purchase could well be very true :)

Chunky Lover

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Is it the car in the thread Simon just linked to and today is a bank holiday, no-one is at work!?

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I was there, they were open - 01953 608000.

If you keep struggling, pop me the VIN on PM and I'll make enquiries for you :)

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I was there, they were open - 01953 608000.

If you keep struggling, pop me the VIN on PM and I'll make enquiries for you :)

Ok thank you for that. The number i was trying was 01953 608247, mean't to be the archives number?

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I've decided not to go ahead with this car. But i have bought another one (please see new thread).

thank you for help and input on this thread.

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