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stiller

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Thursday 1st March 2012 quote quote all
Hi there,

First time posting! Just wanted to ask if anyone knows if any of the early Esprits ever made it across The Irish Sea?
Was in Stephen's Green car park about 10 years ago and saw one. Was very tempted to leave a note under the wiper
to ask if the owner ever thought of selling? However had no pen or paper to hand and this was before camera phones.
It was an early white car. Can't remember if it was an Irish reg. so could well have been an English car just visiting.

Any help is much appreciated.

Ireland

3,354 posts

99 months

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Thursday 1st March 2012 quote quote all
I've seen a few of them over here through the years.

I've also seen a few advertised on Carzone / CBG / DoneDeal / etc from time to time so I'd reckon if you keep your eyes open and aren't in a huge hurry to get one then one will turn up before too long.

The members of the Irish Lotus Club also have a forum section on Octane.ie so it might be worth asking there if anyone knows of a car that might suit you.

stiller

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Cheers for the advice Ireland. Have kept an eye on those sites alright and have seen
the odd S4 pop up now and again. However have a fondness for the S1 in
particular even though I've heard they can need regular looking after.

Will check out your suggestion of The Octane forum. Fingers crossed!

Thanks again!

dimitri225

10 posts

47 months

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Friday 2nd March 2012 quote quote all
I have to admit I'm not too up on my Esprits, but there are definitely a few older cars in Ireland.

http://www.lotusclubireland.com/lotus-club-forum.h...

VIZ139

12 posts

103 months

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Thursday 24th May 2012 quote quote all
There are a few early cars here, I have an 82 Turbo myself. There is a white '86 S3 in Tipperary that may be the one youve seen. A '82 S3 with a rover V8 just poped up on Donedeal, I've never seen this car before and its still on UK plates.Hope to have my own car back on the road again in the next year.
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stiller

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Sunday 27th May 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for the tip off VIZ139. I just had a browse there and it's a nice looking car. Might even go take a look.
Always liked the look of the turbos also. What colour is your car out of curiosity? Will keep an eye out if you get her back
on the road for the summer. I do prefer the earlier Giugiaro designed cars. It was definitely a series one that I spotted
in The Green as it had the tartan/green interior with orange carpets(very 70's!). Perhaps not to everyones taste but this
was how the early cars came trimmed from the start of production in '76. Think they switched in early '77 to a velour
type material in more traditional trim colours. There was also a Fedora hat on top of the engine bay cover,but no bullwhip
so I can rule out Mr.Jones as the owner!

Thanks again for your help.

VIZ139

12 posts

103 months

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Tuesday 29th May 2012 quote quote all
Mine is copper,James Bond without the skis.Its in dry storage at the moment while I build a garage then the fun begines.

stiller

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Tuesday 29th May 2012 quote quote all
Beautiful car! That's something you don't see very often especially in that copper paint. Stunning! Did spot a white turbo in Carrickmines car park about two summers back. Had departed by the time I returned to my car however. The early turbos really do have presence.
Best of luck with the fettling.
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