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I've been gathering data from across the internet to assemble the attached. I couldn't find the information I wanted (no. of Turbos built in Ice Blue - Answer 38 UK) elsewhere so took on the task of uncovering it myself. Along the way I was finding so much I thought I may as well record it all. At c.1500 entries though I've exhausted all resources so am hoping it will be useful to others on here and that you can help contribute towards it. Most of your cars will probably be on here but you may be able to fill in gaps.

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My car's chassis numbed ends 1010 - does this mean it is the first production S3? (it certainly has a few S2 similar features in one or two places) and I know it is an early car. It was also originally black and has L15 stamped on the ID plate in the front boot.

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24 minutes ago, skiing said:

My car's chassis numbed ends 1010 - does this mean it is the first production S3? (it certainly has a few S2 similar features in one or two places) and I know it is an early car. It was also originally black and has L15 stamped on the ID plate in the front boot.

According to my research, yes

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1 hour ago, Bibs said:

 

Where is the link to the registry Bibs? I have gone searching, but can't seem to find it.

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@Lex Templar yes I am, I cover all the wedge Lotus' now. Have got 172 Elite, 245 Eclat, 1553 Excel and 4005 Esprit with varying amounts of data from just reg and chassis number up to full build record. I haven't been on here in a while as I also have a Jaguar/Daimler XJC register and with a bit of spare time during lockdown have been learning to build a website for all the data. I aim to do something similar to this for the wedge Lotus' eventually.

Take a look at work in progress here and what data a Lotus site might have: www.xjc-register.co.uk

Here is what I have in terms of Esprit, split by vin sequence formats

S1 - 173

S2 - 227

S2.2/S3/Turbo - 1619

X180/SE - 1034

S4/SE/S300/S4s/V8/GT3 - 509

V8 SE/V8 GT/GT3/S350 - 443

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