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On 06/04/2020 at 20:32, LOTUSMAN33 said:

 

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Another to identify, LHD early car

Dave :) 

This car is SCC082910AHH10309 engine CD910801118844 Originally L25 white. Imported to Abu Dhabi.

interior looks to be brown with the roof radio.

just requested the certificate of provenance yesterday from the local Lotus dealer.

Currently located in Bahrain and is in my garage for a complete restoration.

just joined the group and will be looking for advice.

cheers

Glen

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54 minutes ago, dr_jayhart said:

wow that's a project do you have the engine and original wheels?

 

Engine yes wheels no but will try to track down the wheels, only think it’s had two or three other owners so will try to track backwards.

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29 minutes ago, Lex Templar said:

Wonderful to put another piece of the dry sump puzzle together. Interesting if this was in fact a white with brown car and and yes would be great to know if it has an engine and also what kind of condition the interior is in @Glen

The interior it really rough and missing the original steering wheel. I have a parts car coming from Kuwait that was a front end hit, I will update with the chassis number when it arrives in the next week. @Lex Templar

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35 minutes ago, Lex Templar said:

Wonderful to put another piece of the dry sump puzzle together. Interesting if this was in fact a white with brown car and and yes would be great to know if it has an engine and also what kind of condition the interior is in @Glen

I will let you know once I get the certificate @Lex Templar

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Thanks for these pics @Glen

The interior has had a complete re-trim at some point so it will be interesting to know what the original leather colour was. On an early white car it would be either red or brown leather.

Interestingly, 10310 (red) was delivered to Bahrain from new, perhaps you have some idea where it is or will come across it in your restoration travels.

10311 was white with brown and delivered to Switzerland.

The car before yours 10308 is LHD Essex 008. Sold to Italy, now in Germany.

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7 minutes ago, Lex Templar said:

Thanks for these pics @Glen

The interior has had a complete re-trim at some point so it will be interesting to know what the original leather colour was. On an early white car it would be either red or brown leather.

Interestingly, 10310 (red) was delivered to Bahrain from new, perhaps you have some idea where it is or will come across it in your restoration travels.

10311 was white with brown and delivered to Switzerland.

The car before yours 10308 is LHD Essex 008. Sold to Italy, now in Germany.

I will see if the car coming from Kuwait is 10310, there were a lot of cars moved from Bahrain up to Kuwait from what I hear.

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24 minutes ago, dr_jayhart said:

Glen let me know how you get on with finding the wheels. I have a set of 4 stud comps may be persuaded to part with.

Pm me if interested. 

 

Thank you, might have to try and persuade you if I can’t locate the originals. @dr_jayhart

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On 15/01/2017 at 15:01, v8vantage said:

More on 003 in Hong Kong

" I have been reading the advice being given to you about buying an Esprit
and references made to the Essex. The advice about not buying a 20 year old
car (the Essex) is probably understandable, but in defense of the Essex
Turbo Esprit you might like to know.....

I have Essex number 003. Purchased in 1985 with 38,000 miles on the clock I
took the clock to 103,000 miles before leaving the UK to work in Hong Kong.
With daily use (abuse and misuse)taking me all over the UK in my capacity
as lighting designer, within its 103,000 miles, 003 only ever left me
stranded twice: Once with a blown hose on the M5 and once when the gear
level broke off at the base (literally came off in my hand!). Servicing
was often late because I couldn't afford to be without the car too often
and the car worked hard. Despite this, reliable? - absolutly yes.

After being in Hong Kong for 4 years I could stand being without the Essex
no longer and decided to have a total restoration carried out (body off,
chasis stripped & rebuilt, repaint, redecal, retrim etc). Quotes to rebuild
the engine by Lotus specialists were around 6,000 pounds, so when Derek
Dean offered me a brand new HC unit with all new ancillaries including
turbo for 3,000 pounds the temptation was too much. So 003 now has an HC
engine with its original carefully crated to be sold with the car (for the
purist) should I ever sell it.

My (virtually new) Essex 003 is now with me in the heat and humidity of
Hong Kong, used every day and is able to enjoy more regular servicing. So
don't write the Essex off completely - it's unique and a stunner, but after
around 20 years since birth - caution is needed and consider only a
professionaly restored example.....if you can find one (I haven't seen one
advertised for ages). You will may know from an article in the current
issue of Club Lotus magazine that only 26 units of genuine Essex Turbo
Esprits left the factory. Although there is a number 100 registered to the
son of Mrs. Thatcher (Mark) it is, in fact, number 26 labelled as 100 and
the last unit."

Another dry sump in the USA.

"I just acquired my Lotus. It hasn't run in 4 years but was running 
fine prior to sitting. I realize I need to go through everything and 
replace a lot of stuff as I go. I thought I'd start at the front and 
go through the brakes, suspension,fans,lights,etc. and then do the 
same to the rear. For economic reasons I thought I'd do the fuel 
system and drive train last.It's # 54 of the turbos(SCC082910AHD10954) I would appreciate any suggestions.

PS Not sure if it's an Essex, has everything except Essex decals- 
looks identical to cover car on Osprey's Lotus Esprit book.

Still trying to find out about 10954 above...looks like it still exists.

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I have a newbie question about headlight covers. I found two left side black covers but they are different. Can you tell me from the pictures what one would be correct for my car and where the heck I might find the matching right side cover?

thanks in advance,

Glen

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15 hours ago, RichardJGC said:

The ones with the thinner rims are correct for dry sump cars.

Left on top pic and bottom on second pic 🙂

Thank you @RichardJGC this group is a wealth of knowledge and a real life saver for me!

6 hours ago, TAR said:

These are available from SJ Sportscars - https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and-accessories/SJ079U0033.htm

🙂

Thank you @TAR as a new comer to the brand your support is greatly appreciated!

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Just now, Lex Templar said:

@Glen have you received the certificate from Lotus yet? 

Good morning @Lex Templar

No I found out yesterday that the dealer has not submitted it yet even though I have already paid.

I think it is his first time as he forgot that there was a form to be filled out. Just finished it and emailed back to him.

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