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Offline flamestone

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Ash's Lotus photo thread had me out there looking, and found this on carsguide...

Image: LOTUS, ESPRIT, 912 COUPE

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SN 1912 1981 LOTUS ESPRIT COUPE REG: SAF 404 VIN NO: 5CCO85912BHD11074 ENGINE NO: CC912810619478 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE: LOTUS TYPE 912 OF 2174CC CAPACITY FUEL SYSTEM: ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION TRANSMISSION: FIVE SPEED MANUAL SUSPENSION: INDEPENDENT FRONT & REAR BRAKES: FOUR WHEEL DISCS WHEELS: FACTORY ALLOYS PEDIGREE PLUS SERIOUS IMPROVEMENTS FIRST DELIVERED IN SUSSEX UK IN 1981, THIS ESPRIT COUPE IS SUPPORTED BY ORIGINAL DELIVERY BOOKS AND SERVICE HISTORY. SOME TEN YEARS AGO, THE CAR WAS PERSONALLY IMPORTED TO AUSTRALIA AND THE OWNER COMMENCED SERIOUS PERFORMANCE / HANDLING UPGRADES INCLUDING: TOTAL ENGINE REBUILD GAS FLOWED HEAD, CERAMIC COATED PISTONS, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, EXHAUST, IVAN TIGHE CAMS AND DYNO REPORT AWAITS YOUR INSPECTION. FUEL / COMPUTER MOTEC THROTTLE BODIES, AUTRONIC COMPUTER SYSTEM. SUSPENSION BILSTIEN EIBACH SUSPENSION (FULLY ADJUSTABLE). PLUS LOTS MORE DETAILED RECEIPT AND HISTORY FILES AWAIT YOUR INSPECTION. SINCE ARRIVING IN AUSTRALIA THE CAR HAS TRAVELLED ONLY 7,100KMS. EXCELLENT ON-ROAD PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING WILL DELIGHT THE ENTHUSIAST. WITH RWC AND REGISTRATION TO JANUARY 2008. $24,950INC GST






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http://www.carpoint.com.au/used-car/LOTUS/ESPRIT/Victoria/csn5278470.aspx

$35k

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Vehicle   1985 LOTUS ESPRIT Turbo
Colour   Pearl
Interior Colour   Blue
Body   2 door 2 seat COUPE
Transmission   5 speed Manual
Drive type   Rear
Engine   4 cylinder Petrol Turbo 2.2L (2170cc)
Kms   85500
Miles   53010
Price   $35,000
Price Denomination   AUD
Registration Expiry   SEP-2008
Registration number   LOTUS9
Road Worthy Certificate   N/A
Vehicle ID   5137904
Short Description   Original Australian car, two owners from new, full service history, exc condition
Description   A great car in excellent condition. Very original local car Victorian delivered. Only 2 owners from new. Full service history from new including original owners handbook etc. Always maintained Lotus by specialists. Pearl in colour. Alpine CD player. A fantastic car.

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Name   Bruce
Country   Australia
State   Victoria
Suburb   Kew
Post Code   3101
Mobile   0418-570-619





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The third car is a Turbo, the only one of the three worth considering.



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http://www.carpoint.com.au/used-car/LOTUS/ESPRIT/Victoria/csn5300674.aspx

$55k - lose the plates... and kid. :p

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Last Update   04-Feb-2008
Vehicle   1990 LOTUS ESPRIT S5 S5
Colour   Steel Blue
Interior Colour   Cream/Navy Blue
Body   2 door 2 seat COUPE
Transmission   5 speed Manual
Drive type   Rear
Engine   4 cylinder Unleaded Turbo 2.2L (2174cc)
Kms   48950
Miles   30349
Price   $55,000
Price Denomination   AUD
Registration Expiry   FEB-2009
Registration number   CUARND
Road Worthy Certificate   Yes
Vehicle ID   5161945
Short Description   'Pretty Woman" movie launched this supercar of its day. Lowest Km S5 Lotus Esprit in Australia. Cost $198,690 when NEW !! Under wife's orders to make room in the garage !
Description   SPECIFICATION

ENGINE
Transverse, mid, rear-wheel drive
Head/ block al. alloy/al alloy. 4 cylinders in line.
Bore 95.3mm, stroke 76.2mm,
capacity 2174cc.
Valve gear 2ohc. 4 valves per cylinder.
Compression ratio 80 to 1.
Electronic breakerless ignition.
Twin Dellorto DHLA 45 carburettors
Garrett T3 turbocharger.
boost pressure 9.5psi (0.67bar).
Max power 215bhp (PS-DIN) (160kW ISO) at 6000rpm.
Max torque 2201b ft (298 Nm) at 4250rpm.

TRANSMISSION
5-speed manual
Gear Ratio
Top 0.82
4th 1.03
3rd 1.38
2nd 2.05
1st 3.36
Final drive ratio 3.88:1.

SUSPENSION
Front, independent, double wishbone. coil springs, telescopic dampers, and-roll bar.
Rear, independent, upper and lower transverse link with radius arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar.

STEERING
Rack and pinion.
Steering wheel diameter l4ins,
2.9 turns lock to lock.

BRAKES
Front l0.1ins(258mm) dia ventilated discs.
Rear l0.8ins (275.9mm) dia discs.
Vacuum servo.

WHEELS
Al alloy,7ins rims front. 8ins rear.
Goodyear Eagle NCT tyres
size 195/60VR15 F, 235/60VR15 R.

ACCELERATION FROM REST


True Time mph (secs)
30 2.3
40 3.3
50 4.3
60 5.4
70 7.1
80 8.7
90 10.7
100 13.3
110 16.3
120 20.1
130 26.0

Standing mile: 13.7secs, 103mph
standing KM: 25.0secs, 129mph
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Overall mpg: 19.6 (14.4 litres/100km) 4.3 miles/litre Grade of fuel: Premium, 4-star (96 RM) or unleaded (95RM) Fuel tank: 18.0 Imp galls (82 litres) Mileage recorder 4 per cent long

CLUTCH
Pedal 15lb; Travel: 6.O ins

WEIGHT
kerb 3052lb/1386kg distribution % F/R 51/49 Test 3434lb/l559kg Max payload 501lb/227kg

COSTS
when new $198,690

EXTRAS
$5,000 Additional Original Glass Roof Included. (You can have a Solid Roof or Glass Roof).
Updated Alpine Radio/CD player
Stainless Steel Exhaust

Shannons Insurance Comments
"Overall Excellent Condition"





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bloody hell...they're a lot heavier than i imagined.




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I may well be mistaken but some of the listed specs (ie twin dellortos, NCT tyres, power) for the 1990 LOTUS ESPRIT S5 look to be specs from the S3 Esprit's of 10 years earlier.......



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I may well be mistaken but some of the listed specs (ie twin dellortos, NCT tyres, power) for the 1990 LOTUS ESPRIT S5 look to be specs from the S3 Esprit's of 10 years earlier.......

It's probably one of the very early S5 built in late '87, early '88 (carbed) and simply registered in 1990.
But it has a '89 onwards side mirror. And why does it only have one side mirror? Interior is not original either as those era Esprit's never came with the two tone leather in that pattern.
Also, don't forget the S4 wing that sits on the back, in the wrong place I might add.



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