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Offline benjaminc


  • Joined: Jul 2011

  • Drives: November 1988 (89MY) Lotus Esprit Turbo
  • Location: Sydney
ask Richard from SSC to have a look, he has done all my work i cant do myself, and also on Alex's 19080 esprit turbo which SSC now own.  if anyone in Syd is qualified to have a look its him.  cremorne just dont do esprits often enough any more, the expertise is long gone. 



Offline benjaminc


  • Joined: Jul 2011

  • Drives: November 1988 (89MY) Lotus Esprit Turbo
  • Location: Sydney
look for corrosion, this yellow one lived one street from the beach for years....liners are not done as far as i know.  cosmetically its brilliant but start driving it ASAP, its sat at CTS for a year or more, this is in addition to the previous owner not driving it whilst it was up for sale on carsales for a year - they really need to be driven.



Offline anotherforumuser

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  • Joined: Sep 2010

  • Drives: A red car.
  • Location: Downunder
look for corrosion, this yellow one lived one street from the beach for years....liners are not done as far as i know.  cosmetically its brilliant but start driving it ASAP, its sat at CTS for a year or more, this is in addition to the previous owner not driving it whilst it was up for sale on carsales for a year - they really need to be driven.
Ferraris are the same but two that I bought sat for around 2 years each and have never had a problem in 4 years. I was expecting some bugs but both have been great.. so he might get lucky.



Offline BigD


  • Joined: Aug 2011

  • Location: Melbourne
Agree. They might say last service was only 2000km ago, but that could have been over three years ago.

When I was looking over 30 months ago, that car was for sale (but over $20k more than the current asking price, so did not check it out). So it possibly has been sitting for a long time. It may need a good service to make sure stuff like the belts have not deteriorated and may be due for change the fluids etc.

Good luck. It does look awesome.



Offline anotherforumuser

  • AE's voice of reason
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  • Joined: Sep 2010

  • Drives: A red car.
  • Location: Downunder
Life would be easier if they used timing chains in exotics instead of belts... Belts are a manufacturers way of forcing you to do maintenance.



Offline diabloinoz

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  • Joined: Nov 2013

  • Drives: Diablo 6.0
  • Location: Sydney
I assume this is the one in the Classic Throttle Shop in North Sydney?




Offline BigD


  • Joined: Aug 2011

  • Location: Melbourne
I assume this is the one in the Classic Throttle Shop in North Sydney?

Yes



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