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Hi all,

I have recently bought a Lotus Esprit Turbo as a long term project. Looking for anything such as interior, rear hatch back, engine, gearbox. Anything considered. 

Many thanks,

Neil 

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Bloody hell how bad is it. ? Pictures required 

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Thats going to be an interesting proposition. Do you have the whole car in pieces or is that it? 

At least you have a complete car to refer to.

:) 

It's getting there......

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  Just take all the bits off that other white turbo esprit in the photo , problem solved.  :)

  That is a massive project and the best of luck to yourself.  Not cost effective mind as it would be far cheaper to purchase a complete car in the long run. 

Or you have the choice of going none standard which would be extremely viable in this case. 

See www.lotusbits.com for doors,tailgate and bonnet etc to at least get it to something resembling her former glory again :) They do used wheels also. 

Such a shame to see a late model HC end up like this  :(  Do you know what the story was with the car, did the engine give up as the body itself looks tidy ? 

Anyway welcome to the forums.

 

 

 

 

 

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Many thanks for the feed back everyone. 

The car came from a man who had kit cars and other projects so can only presume the car was used as a donor car for the other projects when parts were needed. 

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If thats all there is left, then the sad reality is it is not going to be possible to restore unless you can find another donor car which is complete but severely damaged, and build two cars from one. But even that would be a financial challenge. 

Is the car still registered and not a write-off?

Its strange that someone seems to have used a car with intact body and chassis as a parts car. 

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I was just about to type does it still have a logbook Andy.   The vin plate has been removed from the wheelarch in the body area.  All the bits taken of this car point to it been used to offer parts to another esprit.  I cant see why everything would of been removed for kit cars Neil.   This car before it was robbed of parts must of been a really nice car, you only have to look at the black carpets that are left in the car.  It looks to good, every stripped esprit you usually see has nuts,bolts, ripped bits of carpet etc.  I would put money on this car has given all parts to another esprit.  :) 

This car has been clinically taken apart.  plus its an 86, 87 model ?   I would check the cars history first Neil before putting any money into it imo and make sure you can get a logbook for it, that is if you have not got one already for her.  :)

If you have,  pop an audi v8 in her ! 

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It looks like its been stripped for painting. Engine removed for rebuild and interior for retrim then the project stalled and goodness knows what happened to all the bits.

Even the windscreen trims have been removed which would be done for paint but no use as parts.

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its a shame .That some Esprits end up being neglected .....Just look at the white turbo mentioned .Who would let a car get so bad .......Good luck again Neil ....Mike

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Hi, am i aware that this is an old topic, however looking at your project I doubt it would be completed over night. Just to let you know that I work for a company that specialise in lotus rebuilds. if you wanted to send me a personal message or email us at [email protected] and see if we can help you out with anything. Good luck on the build!

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Good evening all

My friend bought a beautiful 1988 Lotus Esprit HC Turbo but unfortunately without a engine. Do you Lotus guys perhaps know where we can get a engine for tge car?

Thank you

Kind Regards

Rudi Botha

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On 19/04/2020 at 21:29, Rudi Botha said:

Good evening all

My friend bought a beautiful 1988 Lotus Esprit HC Turbo but unfortunately without a engine. Do you Lotus guys perhaps know where we can get a engine for tge car?

Thank you

Kind Regards

Rudi Botha

Yep, Lotusbits

http://www.lotusbits.com/

Ask for Mike Taylor, the owner. They definately can help you.

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