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The paint does look exceptional Iain. :)


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Just needs two seats a steering wheel and it could pass as a Ktm!! (I meant the naked photo)

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Not been out during the day time for a while so here she is tucked up in the garage.

 

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The Green KAH 530V is interesting, our eclat is KAH 534V, originaly in Gold but underwent a body off restoration in the mid 90's and colour change to Lotus Yellow.

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John,

About time you posted up some pics of your car now it's out and about.

Redshift,

Shame about the wheels not being original, get yourself on eBay and find some originals to really set it off and up the value. Drop me a PM when you're done and I can offset your new wheel purchase and buy those crappy 350 wheels before the magnesium gets too old and breaks up on you writing off the car. Thank me later if you like.

Trevor.

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I'll get around to it at some point.

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Hi Trevor, I dont have any receant pics so will post a few from the last time she was on the road before the fire. The beast went and disgraced yerself again yesterday and blew the water pump, a bit peed off as it's only one year old so now got to start all over again and pull the lump to change the pump. I have plenty of practice now so recon 12 hrs, out, pump on, back in and running in time for our run to Murrays in Edinburgh on Sunday so that will give me a day to tinker, provided PNM get the pump to me in time. If she doesnt make the run I will be mega peed off as it has been  a long time coming and a load of our locals guys are waiting to see her back on the Black top. Someone asked me the other day what my total spend had been over the last 18 months, I for sure can count it but wont publish the cost as SHMBO often comes onto the website. lets put it this way we could have had a good few realy nice hollidays and maybe another car for the Mrs. Scary.

The photograph was taken in the pissing rain a week before the fire at a local show and the beast was featured in the local press the next day complete with SHMBO and myself looking like half drowned rats, very flattering, the vidoe clip was taken last time I was home when I first got her back up and running, that was the day of the electrical failures which led me to replaceing all the electronic ignition system, leads. cap, rotor arm the lot which was a right pain as it was only about 8 months old but I was just so hacked off with various failures I just did the whole lot.

 

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That's a cracking history of ownership. Bit off topic I know but how did the S4 and 350 compare on track? Which was better?

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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The GT3, of course.  :harhar:


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Came accross this in an old website today, now wouldnt that have been great for the new Esprit.

 

 

Bertone Emotion

In 1991 Bertone produced a concept car with Lotus Esprit Chassis as its basis and Lotus badging on the exterior. It was a non runner, being wood and clay over the Esprit Chassis. At the time it fueled speculation of what upcoming Esprits and even the Bugatti EB110 could have been.

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Also found these evasive photographs of the V8 engine from the Etna.

Lotus 909 engine and installation in Etna

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John, a slight improvement on the most recent one for sure (which looks like an insect from the front imo). Those grilley air intake things will go out of fashion soon and the cars that have them will look enormously dated - much like the big shoulder-pads of the 1980's :)


"All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad."

~ Jeremy Clarkson (about the Lotus Esprit)

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The Road Warrior's shoulder pad will NEVER go out of fashion! NEVER! 

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Vanya Stanisavljevic '91 Esprit SE | '91 Elan SE | '97 XK8

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Taken last year on the Esprit Aberdovey run..my S4 in the foreground, palmergeddon's S4 next, Trevsked's Sport350 next and you can just make out Changes' next to that

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Is that outside the Pen-y-bont? When does this happen? I guess not the last week of june when I happen to be there on hols?...Great line-up though!

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It was october. A bit later than usual. Its an annual run out for esprits..itll be happening again this year..post up in the events section later in the summer.

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