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That is lovely!
Who owns that one ? Is that Mark/Stocks own car ?

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56 minutes ago, Mark Blanchard said:

Looks stunning.  That front bib makes a big difference.  Should have done it to mine :blink:

Thanks, the lip makes it looked a lot more anchored to the road, and being rubber is great.  I'm going to be doing a few things to the car this year. Think wheels will be going back to a dark silver for a start.

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That’s a Stocks car! Sparkles has previously confirmed is it stunning then him, Bibster and @JNW3 continued on a sustained attack that I should buy it for at least a week even though I was explaining the divorce would be expensive 

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2 hours ago, Bling said:

That is lovely!
Who owns that one ? Is that Mark/Stocks own car ?

Yes, Mark's car and he's keeping it!  Well, that's what he says...

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7 hours ago, Dan E said:

Just looking through some old pictures and found this, the bacon sandwich and coffee before the Brands festival 😍47978E6B-F03E-49C0-8900-42FB2F640513.thumb.jpeg.c64d222f27f442464406f819fb6221bf.jpegthe sun shines on the righteous 😛

What a beautiful Ferrari!

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On 30/04/2021 at 00:40, ChrisJ said:

I can't imagine a more unsuitable car for rallycross than an Esprit - but someone used one in the 80s

 

Likewise. Those audi had up to 350hp against those other cars. And look what an impact 4wd had on all those other cars. They never stood a chance. And note how one of the other cars knocked over the Esprit. What a terrible idea. Anyway, someone else must have been on to the same idea, as I've got an Airfix model of another rallycross Esprit. Another bad idea ;)

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Actually I'm surprised the Esprit didn't do better (not compared to the Quattro of course). With RWD, legendary handling and a proven ability to go offroad it should be able to set good laptimes. The vulnerable bodywork is another matter of course and one could certainly argue an Esprit deserves better than to get thrown around and knocked about on a muddy field.

Still, respect for anyone racing his/her Lotus, regardless of the kind of racing and results. 👍

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Amazing amount of front slip angle/understeer on that Audi, I felt for those front tires.

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32 minutes ago, jonwat said:

Just been on their web site, can't believe they only have three used Lotus for sale. 

A used Lotus is a very rare species right now......and I can’t help feeling it’s going to be that way for some time. And anything that does come up is going to be snapped up damn quick. Then watch Used values rise. Emira should certainly restart the sales circle but until we see it in existence this will be the norm for a while I feel. 

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600 LOT was a Bell and Colvill plate and I think was on the first turbo they did, a white S1. 

Justin 

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3 hours ago, jep said:

600 LOT was a Bell and Colvill plate and I think was on the first turbo they did, a white S1. 

Justin 

Still going. Turbo removed.

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6 hours ago, Fridge said:

Still going. Turbo removed.

That seems a bit odd, surely the turbo is what makes it unique. I hope it wasn't due to reliability problems...

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It was exported I seem to remember to the US in 2012 and the plate had been reallocated to another vehicle years ago (Red Stevens Esprirt) as the owner (Paul Godfrey) was trying to track it’s owner down.

It had a 2.2 HC engine when sold with a tan leather interior although original engine minus turbo was still with it.

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0270G, not sure if it’s still in the states.

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