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Well it's been a long time coming......but at long last I am the lucky owner of an Esprit again. It's the only Mica Yellow Esprit made by Lotus with a Monarch Green interior - Phil Blackburns old car. It's a really lovely example and I'm looking forward to getting it out and showing it off. I've owned an Esprit previously ('86 Esprit Turbo in 2008) and am loving having another.

My plan for the last 3.5 years was to buy a particular low mileage (17,000 miles) '82 Turbo Esprit which has been off the road since 1993. It's a one owner car and is being brought back to life as it's as good as ready (mechanical recommission was what it needed) but the person working on it won't be rushed so I've decided to buy this lovely S4s in the meantime. The plan is to own both, which will be a bit of a financial challenge but would be well worth the effort.

Hope you like the S4s - I think she's going to be a bit of a head turner and looking forward to entering her into her first show at the first Ingliston Revival in a week or so.......sounds like it could be brilliant.

A photo at its new residence after its first wash with Scottish water.......and no it wasn't rain!

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And snuggled up tight (tight being the operative word!) in its new home.....

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Congrats Stephen an amazing colour combination, I hope to see the car before too long.

 

Would love an S4s myself.

 

Enjoy!

 

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I hope to see the car before too long.

Jonny I'm surprised you can't see it from where you live........it's certainly bright enough!!!!

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Really looks lovely. What a beauty! Wouldn't mind that in my driveway at all!

 

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Welcome to TLF Stephen. :welcome:

 

Very nice looking S4s and even better as it's unique. :thumbsup:

 

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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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Welcome to the forum Stephen,

 

Great looking esprit, and a car that you will stand out from the crowd no question, 

Love those wheels they look fantastic ;)

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Hi Jim I haven't taken photos of the interior myself yet as I've a couple of new additional items I'm looking to include first ie. Bottle Green coloured Mats and Alpine Stereo

However here are a couple taken back before I took over ownership of the car.

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If you'd shown me a swatch of that interior colour, I'd have punched you in the face..... but it looks great in the car.... especially with the piping and against that exterior colour.

 

Excuse me while I punch myself in the face.

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The yellow is awesome but I don't think (personally) I could live with the green interior.

Great car though and welcome!


Not worth starting anything now...🍺

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Aw, I'm missing her now :cry: 

I'm glad she's gone to a good home though & hope you have as much fun driving her as I have for the last 4 years :driving: 

Time for a change for me & have put a deposit down on a TVR Cerbera speed 6, never owned a TVR so had an itch to scratch.

Another one to tick off my bucket list.

 

Enjoy.

Kind regards, Phil.

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Another couple of pics of the car taken today in the sun - what a colour. Really loving this car......to think that I walked away from another yellow one as I just wasn't sure. I'm sure now though

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When you get one that nice, you can't go wrong. :thumbsup:


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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Time for a change for me & have put a deposit down on a TVR Cerbera speed 6, never owned a TVR so had an itch to scratch.

Another one to tick off my bucket list.

 

Enjoy.

Kind regards, Phil.

 

Not sure I'd have done that Phil, as an ex-S4S man myself - swap one one the best (the best?) handling supercars on the road for a car that I agree sounds superb, but as a Racing Driver friend on mine recently said 'has a horrible knack of trying to combine you with the scenery when you go round bends!'

 

Love that Esprit, saw it myself and would have readily returned to S4S ownership, but I came up a few £k short.

Enjoy

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Loving the look and the colour.  Looking forward to seeing it out at various LEGS meets.  Sorry I'm not at Ingliston.

 

Has Brian (bingoking) got you on our PM list so you get informed of everything Lotus happening in Jockenese Country?


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Autocar's Best UK Drivers Car 2009. Car's Performance Car of the Year 2009; Evo's Car of the Year 2009. Top Gear Sports Car of the Year 2009

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Al. Stephen has been a member of the forum since 2008 and I am sure he has been on the PM list for most of the time, possibly back to the days when it was the Lotus Esprit Forum

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great!  Just didn't recognise the name or car number - obviously not the car!


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Autocar's Best UK Drivers Car 2009. Car's Performance Car of the Year 2009; Evo's Car of the Year 2009. Top Gear Sports Car of the Year 2009

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