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A couple of shots of our new toy. Turned out that a white car in sunshine need some more adjustments on the camera. So bare with me that these are so so.

 

 
 
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That's a very "Spy Who Loved Me" pose, car looks wonderful!


In the garage no-one can hear you scream 

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Stefan those shots look fantastic! what a stunning car! great backdrop too. really impressed by those. do you have any more of the car? looks to be immaculate. I do love a good S3 Na!

 

Lyndon what the hell is going on with those wheels on that Essex!?!?

 

Hows your own car coming along?

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Stefan those shots look fantastic! what a stunning car! great backdrop too. really impressed by those. do you have any more of the car? looks to be immaculate. I do love a good S3

Thanks and not yet. I only picked up the Car last Saturday. Overall it's in a very good condition, with only minor things left for me to sort out. The previous owner has spent a lot of time and £££ getting it into this condition. I've got two binders with receipts and old "MOT" protocols.

The place where these photos were taken is called Kullaberg. Located in the south of Sweden. Link to some info http://k.inventit.dk/show/english/frontpage.aspx

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Something doesn't look right about that Essex........not sure what it is but something tells me it's not an original. Am I right or wrong? Body coloured wing mirrors could've been a retro change but the Essex side decals don't look right either........

The white S3 looks stunning!!!

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The Essex looks well mean, just sitting there stood still it looks like it's accelerating hard.....

Oh, the suspensions all to shit. That'll be why :)

You're right though. Doesn't look right. Looks like red leather interior though.


Chunky Lover

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The word essex should then be folowed by the lotus badge.  There is no number indication by the fuel filler and the Essex cars I have seen have Lotus in the rear bumper.  Very suspect.

 

What ever it is though those wheels are a criminal offence.  The owner should be given a number of years hard labour

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Correct... the Essex lettering should have a lotus badge after it... not present on our Far Eastern friend. the wheels are rancid, the number roundel is not present either as Phil noted. The back bumper is correct though. The Essex cars omitted this.

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not sure if it is an original, as I couldn't see the badge number,,, but thought it was worth a post,,,

maybe he just did the typical jap thing  or couldn't find rubber for the 3piece  alloys

 

as for mine

the wheels are in for a polish and sort out the leaks,, once that's done its respray time,,, but still cant make m mind up on a colour lol


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that's my predicament,, I have the wheels, roof mount radio, red interior,  and have always wanted an Essex....


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I had no idea you had all of those things mate! Very jealous...... VERY!!!!!

 

DO IT.... Can't see why you even need to put time into thinking about it.

 

I was half toying with my own twist on it with having gold instead of chrome..... I do have the gold centered BBS after all!!


Chunky Lover

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it was mentioned the Essex cars omitted the lotus lettering from the bumper, the pics I have seen,, some do, some dont


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Lyndon

 

Why change it away from original.  Yours is really nice.  I think we all want an Essex but really dont see the point of pretending.  Once its done bit of an anticlimax.  Wait until someone says "wow an Essesx" and then you have to admit it isnt.  Preserve what you have.

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Hi Lyndon, long time no speak. How is she coming along? I just missed out on a Blue Stevens Esprit Turbo over in Cilfrew of all places!!  Just couldn't sell the Chimaera in time. Gutted.

Got her for sale now on PH so fingers crossed...

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/tvr/chimaera/tvr-chimaera-400/2424273

 

As for colour... keeping the Red decals is a must with the Red interior so what goes well with Red decals...  White, Silver?

 

I like your original Blue myself.

 

 

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I could do with a couple of these for my car..... anyone know the part number?

36-24-36 perhaps???

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Don't know the part number but I do know they are available in Australia, as posted above, and in Canada also as posted by MarkTC quite some time ago.

I believe the Canadian examples exposed more of the working chassis though from memory....


Chunky Lover

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I could work on those chassis for a very long time indeed...  :D  

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Hi Kenny,

That looks über nice!

Where to buy (I need a red set of carpets), as I understand that there's differences. I need the bindings, handbrake gaiter etc. to be leather, as it is now..

 

Would also like to change my sill protectors to something like your carbon ones, saying "Esprit SE".

 

Cheers,

Jacques.


Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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