lrg_machine Posted May 7, 2011 Report Share Posted May 7, 2011 Spoke to Andy Graham at the factory yesterday and something interesting came out about my car. Here's my initial email to Andy Andy I understand from "The Lotus Forums" it is possible to receive a provenance certificate for our cars, could you please tell me what info you need (VIN I assume) and also how much the service costs, how to pay etc. My car actually seems to be a bit of an oddity in that is is an 1995 Esprit S4s but has later V8 gear change and GT3 / V8 braking system plus a few other bits that appear to be factory fit but not "standard" for an S4s, so as you can imagine I'd be very interested to find out a bit more about the car. Here's Andys reply We have recorded that you car was fitted with a ‘slave’ gearbox and CFC air conditioning which was not production fit at the time, and then passed to Lotus Engineering for the gearbox to be replaced. Any engineering work carried out will not be recorded with the build book. I have completed and put your certificate in the post tray. I will ask engineering if they remember your car and let you know if they come back with some knowledge of the car after my holiday. So it would appear I have one of the Lotus development cars. Anyone any idea what a "slave" gearbox is? Quote Jez Mean Green S4s I think therefore I am - Descartes I'm pink therefore I'm spam - Eric Idle Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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