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resurection of my beloved GT3

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As some of you may know, along with Nigeniga in his Europa S,  I was involved in a crash on the M20 back in May.  Niges Europa S was sadly destroyed, and my Esprit was damaged.  Although the damage did not seem that bad and was virtually all cosmetic, the car was writtten off.  Devastated I thought long and hard about what to do, but the car simply means too much so I decided to buy the car back and get it repaired.  The initial assessement was done by Beaconsfield Workshop, who are Lotus approved and also a Rolls Royce & Bentley approved bodyshop so its in good hands, I have seen their workmanship and it's excellent. 

So to kick things off below are some pictures of the damage after the crash.

 

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Hope you can get it all sorted out again.


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Hope you get it all sorted out soon,   Very scary these days how easy it seems to be, to write on of the cars off from an insurance point of veiw :o


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I thought that the GT3 was wingless?


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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1 hour ago, ramjet said:

I thought that the GT3 was wingless?

It is but mine has always had an S4s wing

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That GT3 is a lovely looking car Adrian and I really look forward to seeing it restored back to its former glory. Good luck with the restoration.


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41 minutes ago, ajheath said:

It is but mine has always had an S4s wing

Optional extra, perhaps?

The bloke down the road from me has a GT3 with the S4s wing, too.


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On 26/08/2018 at 11:13, nigeninja said:

if its gotta have a wing the S4S wing was by far the best wing to have IMO :)  :) 

my thoughts exactly

 

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That is going to look awesome in the sunlight. :) 


It's getting there......

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Lovely, I may pop up there this week to take a look for myself :) 


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Andy & I will be there tomorrow mate, looking forward to seeing the car in the flesh. 


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Looks like an ace job so far. Good luck with the remaining jobs and to finally have your car back soon.

Kind regards,

Jacques


Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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Very impressed with the quality of the fibreglass repair by the chaps at Beaconsfield, it's genuinely invisible and the paintwork is stunning. Lovely guys too, I can see why you're happy Ade. Looking forward to seeing it all back together again :)

 


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It's going to look absolutely brilliant in the sun as well as in the shade ;)  !!! Even if you cover it in one of Bibs covers (which are brilliant in themselves), it's still going to look absolutely in flying colours.

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Jacques


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