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What about this one, a Turbo HC within your budget??

http://www.lotusfors...urbo-esprit-hc/

I bet you'd get if for £9K thumbsup.gif

I saw this one on pistonheads a few weeks ago and is sold within a week or so accoring to the ad on the site.

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hi guys,, have been keeping an eye out for turbo esprits for sale, and interested in two, which are up in the London/Kent areas,, both are in my budget,, and bodywork /interiors seems to be great from the photos on both,, however both owners have told be about a problem on each esprit,,

the 1st one, once warmed up, smokes a little bit, but doesnt overheat and no sign of head gasket problems, from owning renault turbos, i had considered this could be worm turbo oil seals,,

the 2nd one has developed an oil leak which drips onto the exhaust,, not sure from where yet,, awaitng further info,,

so just wondering if anyone has any advice before i arrange to go and look at them,


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White one on Pistonheads. 9K. Says '85 but cant be. More 82/83 from the pictures. Considering a look my self. my second one.

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yeh one of them is the white one on PH ,,,reading the forums seems oil leak onto the exhaust is more likely to be cam cover gaskets leaking?


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Hi i think the white car on pistonheads use to be a lotus road test car.Might be wrong,Ithink it was also owned by lotus esprit world and run by them .Hope this helps............Good luck Mike

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yeh it was with lotus first in 84,, then sold to a customer in 85,my first choice has now been taken off the market as the guy is rebuilding the engine,, so think i will go and look at the white one asap


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White one on Pistonheads has a blowing exhaust manifold I think. A £1500 job.

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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White one on Pistonheads has a blowing exhaust manifold I think. A £1500 job.

Trevor.

is that from listening to the video on youtube? same noise on a 21t when the manifold had a crack too


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Any news Lyndon?


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haha i can dream.. though i do know of the guy that won the million,lucky git,,,

didnt get to see the white lotus in the end and its been sold, will keep on looking


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hi,,are there any members in the oldham area? theres an esprit i fancy going to look at ,and it would be good to go with someone that knows what to look out for

lyndon

for info its a 1981, (no sunroof) in blue with red interior, MOT till nov, new tyres, new turbo, lots of history and 55,000 miles said to be excellent overall condition

oh,,,and it my

budget lol

last owner 10yrs,, now with a trader/dealer


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Lyndon buy it before i do!.... is thsi the blue Dry Sump Turbo car with the sompomotives? looks great. That sold at auction recently for just inder 7k i belive so that should help with your barganing. id get it checked over by someone in teh know though. Its been owned by a club Lotus member for ages previously...

... i would make you spray the bumpers black though............

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nice!


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Congratulations - that is a cracking looking car.

I had a good think about going to look at it myself given what it is and the price being asked. I'm fairly sure that I had a long chat with the previous owner at Castle Coombe about 2 or 3 years ago.

Personally I'd put the bumpers and wing mirrors back to what I guess was the original colour of satin black

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Well done on the purchase Lyndon

Enjoy :smoke:


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Lovely, congrats :thumbsup:


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Looks lovely but I notice no sheep in the field, unusual for Wales, they all busy or hiding when you turned up :-)

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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