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Online S4Simon

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Online S4Simon

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Lotus don't do a Canary yellow.  I believe S4s only came in a norfolk mustard. To confirm this the Vin plate will also have the colour codes for the car, so you can tell if its had a respray.

IMO - Owners manuals are only lost if a previous owner wants to lose it.



Offline mondi

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Ah, found another listing.

http://carsguide.news.com.au/site/search/vehicle-details/CG_195789/vehicle-search/@N=4294962119+417++506&searchType=3&vehicleType=3

Quote
Release Year:    1996
Price:    $54,900
Make:    LOTUS
Kilometres:    71,987
Model:    ESPRIT
Condition:    -
Variant:    S4s
Body:    Coupe
Series:    -
Colour:    YELLOW
Engine:    2.4L / T4 Cyl
Interior:    BLACK
Transmission:    Manual
Roadworthy cert:    No
Fuel Type:    UNLEADED PETROL
Service history:    Yes
VIN:    SCC0829105HA64043 or SCC082910SHA64043
Seller State:    NSW
Registration:    TMG010

     





Online S4Simon

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The 6 in the VIN is actually an 'S' which would make the car a 1995 build.  R-1994 / S - 1995 / T-1996.

An the 'A' represents RHD.



Offline mondi

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The 6 in the VIN is actually an 'S' which would make the car a 1995 build.  R-1994 / S - 1995 / T-1996.

An the 'A' represents RHD.

The 6 or the 5???


So how can "you" make sure it's an S4s????



Online S4Simon

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SCC   082   910  5  H  A  6  4  043

SCC - Lotus

082 - Esprit Turbo

910 - 2.2 Turbo

5(S) - 1995

H - Hethel

A - RHD

6 - USA 50 State (Engine Emission Spec)

4 - S4S  :)

043 - Serial No.

Above info taken from my Lotus Service notes manual (1999)







Offline mondi

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All right!!!!


So anyone interested???  (Hint Ash)!!!!


 :thumbsup:



Offline AshSimmonds

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How does the "50 State" designation apply?

If you've read Andecorp's rants on the dilution of the S4s due to the US versions then it's a little confusing.


So anyone interested???  (Hint Ash)!!!!

Of course!  Probably can't afford yet though so kinda moot.  My gunna days are still to come. :p



Online S4Simon

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With the engine emission spec there's only 2 options, either a 1 or a 6.  With 1 being Europe (which might relate to the GT3 version - lower emissions - smaller engine.  All UK Esprits (S4 and S4s)  have a 6 - mine does.

Andecorp will know how many S4s were imported into Oz as from memory he bought two (new) - yellow and black.  If it's a PI then there'll be some signs of corrosion.



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Andecorp will know how many S4s were imported into Oz as from memory he bought two (new) - yellow and black.  If it's a PI then there'll be some signs of corrosion.

He already answered that in the other thread I quoted, 16 legit cars in Oz, but reckons there's a bunch of fakie-do's.  Anyone's guess how many have landed as personal imports, but a valid suspicion to say rather limited.



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