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Can anyone shed some light on this Esprit?


crunkbeatz

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Hey guys,

When I was studying mechanics at college, we had a number of cars we used to work on that were owned by the college for training purposes.

There was also an Esprit there sans engine and gearbox there that I was told Lotus developed the instrument pack on this particular car and then was donated to the college minus the mechanicals. It was then hung sideways on a wall in one of the classrooms where it has stayed ever since (20+ years)

The registration is C875 CCL. Just seeing if it rings a bell with anyone on here and if they have photos of the Esprit in testing? I managed to get a snap of it before I left.

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Interesting! Ill ask at the factory on Monday and see if anyone remembers it :)

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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Can you post up the chassis number please?

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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Lotus don't recognise the registration plate, t'is all :(

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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Mind. Blown.

Absolutely brilliant to hear from @mch on the Esprit. I just happened to Google the reg earlier and saw the photos of it. I do remember they had to give the dashboard back as it was a prototype, which is now confirmed as correct.

I’m not sure if it is still there but what a great story. Thanks for the reply!

This is the only photo I took of CCL when I was there. 

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