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Happy new year to all,

Still looking for a turbo project car and not having any joy.

Please message me or email if you know of any for sale.

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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Hi Bibs,

Two problems with it.

1. It sold in less than 24 hours!

2. Its not a Turbo

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I was on the phone in  flash with that one, and it had gone.


I have CDO, it's like OCD but all the letters are in alphabetical order, AS THEY SHOULD BE !

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Me too! 


88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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If you're that desperate for one, you'd have been on the phone first! :P

 

They won't come to you and they are only 3/4 websites you need to keep an eye on! 


88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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Quite a few for sale, and almost every 80s Esprit you buy can be considered a project car.  It's pretty much a given that an Esprit that's £4k cheap needs £4k spent on it.


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Word :-)

I have to say though in his defense that I believe he is looking for a dry sump preferably over the common all garden G car. These are not easy to come by, in fact nothing springs to mind of late. Anybody seen anything, apart from Bazza that is?

Trevor


I'll get around to it at some point.

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Don't you have one going cheap, Trev?


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As Trevor said, I came across a totally standard, mint interior, dry sump Esprit that had been tucked away for 20 yrs.

 

The problem for somebody who wants one is that if it costs me £6k to pay somebody to put it back on the road I'll want £15k for it as that's what I think it will be worth (irrespective of how much I spend on it).

 

So in a non-running condition as it is now I'd want c£9k for it which I fully accept is a lot of money for a non-running car.

 

I think if you can find a dry sump Esprit that is in running order for less that £10k you should jump and buy it not think 'it looks expensive'  

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I know where there is a really ropey S3 sitting on a drive, needs a complete rebuild/paint I'm tempted to see if I can get it real cheap, and i mean cheap. As they all seem to be heading upwards.


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Anybody been to see the red 17500 mile car? I'm intrigued as to why it's been for sale many times and not gone given the mileage.

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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tried to contact seller via website e mail but no reply.have just tried again


hindsight: the science that is never wrong

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Does it look like it's riding a bit high at the back?

All sounds very standard and yet the wing mirrors have been painted along with the wheels

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Might just be the way it's sitting Barrie. The ground looks pretty uneven.


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

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Does anyone know if it's a dry sump car? There is no mention of it but a possibility I guess. Also note very early silver door handles. Maybe changed.

Edited by Lex Templar

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Looks well but well out of my budget Im afraid, this car was doing the rounds on ebay about 6 months ago, looked like shill bidding was taking place, I think it went to about £18K IIRC

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Yes that's what I remember but now it's up at a reasonable £12k which seems odd. Don't think it's a dry sump as its riding high.

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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Bought that metallic green S3.Now it,s home I will get to recommissioning it.It,s mint inside and out.I will whip the engine out and do all the usual bits to it .Hope fully get it back on the road mid summer. 

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