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My new Lotus Esprit S2

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Wow I can`t believe that I have got a Lotus Esprit. 

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When I was 10 years old my Dad got me a Lotus Excel for Christmas, Dad and I restored the car for the last few years to get it ready for the NEC Classic Car show last November.  I really enjoyed restoring the car with dad and even got Mum involved trimming it.  But being only 12 years old I couldn`t drive it and didn`t want it just sitting around.  I sold the car because I really wanted to buy a Black S2 Espirit that my Dad owned when I was five, I called it`Blackie`. I was really pleased that Blackie was for sale luckily the money I sold the Excel for was the same amount as I paid for Blackie.

 

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Can`t wait for Dad and I to get restoring the car but think it may take some time.  We are missing it`s digital clock, spare wheel and washer bottle if anyone can help me find the bits I need.

 

Jake

 

 

 

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Wow Jake, nice new car mate :thumbsup:


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

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Hi jake.I saw the excell you restored with your dad .You both did a great job.Great choice The S2 .Welcome to you and your Dad.Mike

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Hi that looks fantastic. A bit of TLC and you will have the car of your dreams!

 

I done a similar thing with my turbo except I was about 34 when I bought that!

 

Buddsy :thumbsup:


 

"Belief is the enemy of knowing" - Crrow777

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Welcome Jake, great story about a very cool car. Keep us posted!

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Well done Jake cant wait to see the car are bring the Evora over .

 

Great result .

Eddie. 

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Hi Jake,

 

I have the old washer bottle off my esprit s2 as I managed to buy a new replacement.

 

It is cracked though and not sure if this can be repaired.  Give me a shout if you want it free of charge :)

 

(Alot of guys on this forum helped me out with some parts so I'm always glad to return the favour)

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Vin Taylor

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Had one just like that many years ago and still my favourite colour. Congratulations.

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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Welcome to TLF Jake :welcome:

 

Best of luck with the restoration. How much do you have to do to the car?

 

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

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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Great car Jake. Good luck with it. Your dad sounds a top chap by the way.

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:smoke: Smokin.............................


Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lookin good Jake. :)


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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It's great to see these beautiful old classics getting the love and care they deserve.


Paddle Faster, I hear Banjos!

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Congrats Jake, good taste, look forward to following your progress with it

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The best model of Esprit! Good luck with the restoration!

 

Pete


Pete '79 S2

LEW Miss September 2009

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Well done Jake.  I also saw your car at the NEC last year and had a long chat with your dad.

 

Don't think too many people here have sussed who Jake's dad is, he is a bit of legend on here IMO!

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