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1990 Lotus Esprit SE current owner for seven years, good condition, lots of recent history and invoices. Gearbox crunch from 1st to 2nd. Would make a good winter project. Paintwork, wheels and tyres all in good condition. MOT until July 2016.

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Hand up here, i bought it, i'm preparing the £18k advert on auto-trader as we speak Just kidding, i'm going to live with and look after both this and the black turbo for a while. Pics coming

It'll be synchro.

I do hope it turns out to be an easy fix! I'm not really after a second Esprit, especially since I don't even have the garage space for one at the moment. My previous one was the same Calypso Red

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It looks like it's at a good price point. Just need to pull the box. Best case clutch or adjustment - worse case shagged syncro?!

either way - it's a good starter for someone

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Don Skedgelone's Lotus Emporium?

British Fart to Florida, Nude to New York, Dunce to Denmark, Numpty to Newfoundland.  And Shitfaced Silly Sod to Sweden.

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It is a magical place of wonder and hard bartering.

British Fart to Florida, Nude to New York, Dunce to Denmark, Numpty to Newfoundland.  And Shitfaced Silly Sod to Sweden.

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Have a new GT3 gearbox and think the gear ratios and probably box are the same - bought in error a few years ago as a replacement for a V8 gearbox but later found out these are different.

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Thanks Derek - This box is the later type UN1 - 028 version

Should make the car quicker (possibly)  although power output rating I beleive was slightly less for this G/box @ 240 BHP and not 260 odd as per the original car. Not sure if the Lotus calculated final drive ratio was influenced by the change of wheel diameter and tyre profile though ?? as those two cars differed in that respect ...apparently.

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Hand up here, i bought it, i'm preparing the £18k advert on auto-trader as we speak ;)

Just kidding, i'm going to live with and look after both this and the black turbo for a while.

Pics coming soon :)

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:thumbsup: Good effort :D 

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Looks like a very good deal! Love the red color, happy for you but also a bit sad I didn't see it sooner myself...

I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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Gearbox didn't crunch at all in the 20 minutes I had in the car, no doubt it will come back but it drove like a champ.  There are other issues to take care of but I'm well happy with it.  Zoomed past one group of pedestrians who's jaws instantly hit the pavement when they saw it, quite different from driving my BMW 320 diesel haha.

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Looks like a very good deal! Love the red color, happy for you but also a bit sad I didn't see it sooner myself...

Are you after a second SE or is it a different colour?

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Maybe - just maybe it's adjustment when it gets hot - you may have bagged a bargain.............

my fingers are crossed for you

*cough* pictures would be nice

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