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Esprit Turbo project car - part3 - the further continuation

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15 hours ago, Lotusfab said:

Nicer pic!

Looks good Fabian - time to do the white one now :)

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16 hours ago, LOTUSMAN33 said:

Gorgeous Fabian you have done it again! Can’t wait to see it with the skis on next to the S1, will make a smashing photo shoot. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 

Thanks Dave.

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2 hours ago, Lotusfab said:

Hi Paul, thats it now, I shall specialise in driving them! 

Oh come on you can't leave the white one out!

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Lotus Esprit [meaning] a 1:1 scale Airfix kit with a propensity to catch fire

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On 17/11/2019 at 06:38, Lotusfab said:

Nicer pic!IMG_0567.thumb.jpg.8681e645e9738cfc9fade872fed1681b.jpg

Surely its time to do the Esprit submarine ??:respect:

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Just happened to be watching For Yours Eyes Only, checking the authenticity of my car when I noticed the copper  fire turbo in the lab scene doesnt have ski racks! That would suggest three cars were used. One is now in Doha, one is in Miami and the third car from the lab scene is probably the recently restored one now in monaco, but it didnt have ski racks!

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I thought the third was (probably...)  @hopo’s car?

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Interesting, has he got any info that indictes that? 

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They used a third car which was the first one supplied to them, for colour checking, so its likely that one ended up at Pinewood whereas the other 2 were sent to location. Probably MPW 71V (ex dev car 3)

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2 hours ago, Lotusfab said:

Just happened to be watching For Yours Eyes Only, checking the authenticity of my car when I noticed the copper  fire turbo in the lab scene doesnt have ski racks! That would suggest three cars were used. One is now in Doha, one is in Miami and the third car from the lab scene is probably the recently restored one now in monaco, but it didnt have ski racks!

You have a short memory @LotusFab

@G_Reaper has posted extensively about this, including on this thread, about 3 millions posts ago.

The third car was later owned by Mike, after it languished at Lotus Cars. He later sold to a neighbour of mine who used it as part of his business. Then sold on again about 10 years ago. Whilst at Pinewood Studios I believe this car was used for a camera test of the Copper Fire colour, and then used in the Q Branch studio scene whilst the other 2 cars were on location etc. Mike has described to me the little difference he has spotted between the cars.

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IMG_0525.thumb.PNG.81175b8276bd787a853b7b4f17eacf04.PNGIMG_0526.thumb.PNG.0234b0fcb0c037261fe7420be903bc77.PNGYep thats the car. But there still ws a question mark when trying to prove it. I hadnt noticed the studio car didnt have ski racks which lends support to the fact there were three cars used of which Mikes was the studio car. Its was restored by and now has ski racks and is in Monaco. I believe they were tryingbto sell it and put a video of it on you tube, which therevis a link to on this thread somewhere! Your correct about my memory, I have so much to remember for my job I sometimes forget some of the 4909 posts I have made on here!😄😄😄😄 heres the Monaco car. I leave it to you to judge the resto quality.

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Right, so that's the car photographed in the sunshine? I've seen it a few times.

This one?2025477054_received_9989406635378692.jpeg.e32c6afae38ebf80f7e90ff811c242c6.jpeg

From Saltburn (North Yorkshire), to St. Tropez (or thereabouts).

He's a bit nearer the Alps if he wants to ski at Vars or Isolo 2000, north of Nice.

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Yep, thats it. Im not sure who will getbthe most stick. Him driving around the beaches in southern france with skis or me driving around in the summer in  the UK?

Well most people will look and that and go wow! I look at it and think of all the work I would have to do! 😄😄😄

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Not to mention the third person who acts as the financier...😉

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22 minutes ago, Andyww said:

The biggest problem with car restoration is you have to be two people. The engineer who is capable of dismantling, checking, reassembling the mechanics of the car, and doing the electrics and other such tasks, and also a craftsman who does bodywork.

Few people are good at both and also few people enjoy doing both. I take my hat off to the people who restore bodywork as I cant stand doing it and therefore not very good at it as I dont have any interest in practising.

This is what keeps me up at night... I'll have the perfect body painted to perfection but with bags of parts with no idea how to put the damn thing back together - hehe. 

 

How good is that colour in the sun!

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Been there @Rolls and you are right!

By January 2017 I was into my restoration at the deepest. With the largest financial outlay, but just a bare chassis, body shell and many, many boxes of bits with quite a high value. Which I couldn't even insure as a car. It is quite daunting, but a great means of focusing the attention on the build. With each successive item completed I would be one step closer to covering my expenditure. Only now, over 3 years later, have I really covered my arse financially on my project.

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1 hour ago, Rolls said:

This is what keeps me up at night... I'll have the perfect body painted to perfection but with bags of parts with no idea how to put the damn thing back together - hehe. 

 

How good is that colour in the sun!

Can you please move it all to the uk. I will reassemble your car whilst you make my ski racks!😄😄😄

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@Rolls that sounds like a very good deal. Snap it up!

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Fabian, it's rather quiet here on the Restoration threads since your triumphant completion but I've a question regarding the glove box for which you may be the man. Does the glove box attach to the dash panel before that is attached to the scuttle? I'm working through prep of interior pieces before handing over to my trimmer and my trail of breadcrumbs does not conclusively inform on this.

Cheers 

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