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  Carl Davies's Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 08/02/1978

 

This S1 was manufactured in bronze Is Oatmeal Marcasite

 

AWR 242S

 
Chassis No:
7801 0326G
Engine No:
CC7 7801 14580
  Original Colour/Code:
Bronze/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is white Is Black leather

 

OOM 671

 
Current condition:
Good
Current location:
Wales UK
  Number of owners:
21
Last known mileage:
68985
 
 
 
  Notes:
Previouslt owned by Carl Davies from Wales UK

I have now taken ownership of my S1 reg number OOM 671. As we discussed it was a rare Roman Bronze one with a Brown interior when it rolled out of Lotus in 8th Feb 1978, chassis number 7801/0326G.

So it ties in with a couple of records on the site - the white Pistonheads one and Carls Lotus. I bought the car from Scott Walker and it had sat in the Lotus factory for 4 years as it was bought for the CEO that they then sacked! It has had a checkered history - no documents at all and has been bounced around a bit - 18 owners!

The car has absolutely no history at all with it - it has been lost somewhere so I am writing the DVLA to see what I can find and try to return it to factory spec next year which may make it the only Bronze one on the road in the UK! I have found some threads on line which show it being restored by a father and son which I presume is Carl.



 
 
 

               
 
 
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Tags: S1 7801 0326G CC7 7801 14580 | New Registration Number AWR242S

 
 
  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 11/05/1978

 

This S1 was manufactured in white Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
78?? 0327G
Engine No:
CC7 7801 14531
  Original Colour/Code:
White/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is white Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Current condition:
Unknown
Current location:
Unknown
  Number of owners:
Unknown
Last known mileage:
Unknown
 
 
 
  Notes:
We have no information on this car


 
 
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Tags: S1 78xx 0327G CC7 7801 14531 | Esprit in unknown

 
 
  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 07/02/1978

 

This S1 was manufactured in white Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
78?? 0328G
Engine No:
CC7 7801 14539
  Original Colour/Code:
White/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is white Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Current condition:
Unknown
Current location:
Unknown
  Number of owners:
Unknown
Last known mileage:
Unknown
 
 
 
  Notes:
We have no information on this car


 
 
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Tags: S1 78xx 0328G CC7 7801 14539 | Esprit in unknown

 
 
  Matt Watts's Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 14/02/1978

 

This S1 was manufactured in green Is Unknown

 

XPE 396S

 
Chassis No:
7802 0329G
Engine No:
CC7 7801 14554
  Original Colour/Code:
green/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is white Is Unknown

 

XPE 396S

 
Current condition:
Mint
Current location:
Northamptonshire UK
  Number of owners:
Unknown
Last known mileage:
68273
 
 
 
  Notes:
25-10-13 (note to current Owner)
Hello, I bought XPE 396S from Bell & Colvill in 1983 and have the original sales invoice,
other documents and photos which I would be happy to share with the present owner.
So pleased to find my old car is still on the road. Regards, Tom Loftus.

My cost so far
200 Buying the car, yes I was lucky
1,600 Having sunroof filled in and all old paint and primer removed cracks repaired and painted
1,000 Good used engine and gearbox + new clutch and new odds and ends for engine
150 Pair Stainless steal tanks and header tank
200 New Radator and 3 new fans
200 Blasting, powder coating, paints
1,400 New parts mechanical: shockers, bushes, pipes, bearings, rebuild kits, brakes, joints
300 New parts cosmetic, Damplifier material grills, rubbers and seals, rear lights
50 Rear hub repair
150 Stainless exhaust used and few other used bits
150 Steel pipe, alloy pipe, new fixings
50 Electrical bits

5,450 so far !
I have been quoted 1,200 to have the interior trimed in black bentley hide

Haven't even looked at tyres yet but need all 4

The silver stuff on the chassis spine is Edead modern sound deadning meterial that is light and won't soke up road water as I drive !

Hope this helps

Matt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HjP_oC0_UY&feature=related youtube link

https://drive-my.com/en/blogs/entry/full-restoration-1978-lotus-esprit-s1.html


 
 
 

                                                                      
 
 
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Tags: S1 7802 0329G CC7 7801 14554 | New Registration Number XPE396S

 
 
  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 03/02/1978

 

This S1 was manufactured in lagoon Is Oatmeal Marcasite

 

WYR 257T

 
Chassis No:
7802 0330G
Engine No:
CC7 7801 14527
  Original Colour/Code:
Lagoon/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is lagoon Is Oatmeal Marcasite

 

WYR 257T

 
Current condition:
Unknown
Current location:
Unknown
  Number of owners:
5
Last known mileage:
59987
 
 
 
  Notes:
The car had been originally supplied to Charles Follet in Mayfair, self registered and was therefore most likely a demo. It was nice to see that the car still wore the original "Follet" plates front and back. The car ended up at a used car specialist in Northants, and in October 1979 was registered to it's second owner. I still have the invoice for this which shows the car was sold for 8500. The second owner kept the car until October 2005, but there is a huge file of invoices showing that the car was rebuilt between 1987 and 1989.

The whole exterior was repainted in the original Lagoon Blue, in addition all matt black door trims, all chrome trims and join rubbers were replaced. The wheels were refurbished and fitted with Eagles at each corner. Mechanically, the car was then rebuilt, with new cooling system, new wheel bearings, bushes, dampers, steering rack, exhaust, carbs rebuilt.

The only thing that was left untouched was the interior. The pictures may well show the non - original wheel - which I have and will change. The interior is stripped at the mo, and all the sections finished in original beige mole velour are being replaced by magnoila factory pattern / stitched leather - which just made it as as option on very late S1's. The original Brown Marcasite trim has faded, but is all intact - this I shall re - dye by hand and in situ, before refitting the interior. The exterior is so good that I think that it's worth completing this, but I have spoken to trimmer and we have decided that it must be as it would have been as if it had have been done at Hethel.

Being a late S1 there are subtle differences to my early S1 - the headlamps are twin motors, battery has been moved to the back.

Strangely, the project stopped in 1989 and the car was mothballed until 2005, when it was sold to it's third owner through the local paper! He had the car for two months before I then bought it.

he car has covered 42,000 miles and drives as tightly as a much younger car, thanks to all the work done in the past. Thing I love about it is that every fitting / every fixture looks new. Looking underneath the car, all the nuts and bolts are like new. Plus I love the colour combination.


 
 
 

             
 
 
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Tags: S1 7802 0330G CC7 7801 14527 | New Registration Number WYR257T

 
 
  Dave Noble's Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 30/01/1978

 

This S1 was manufactured in bronze Is Unknown

 

VHV 530S

 
Chassis No:
7802 0331G
Engine No:
DC7 7801 14538
  Original Colour/Code:
Bronze/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is red Is Tartan Red/Green

 

VHV 530S

 
Current condition:
being restored
Current location:
Devon
  Number of owners:
Unknown
Last known mileage:
38003
 
 
 
  Notes:
Being Restored White with Tartan Bronze with Beige leather Chassis number 78?? 0331G Original Reg - VHV 530S First registered 1/2/78 by LOTUS CENTRE, LEN STREET LTD, LONDON Changed to Red in 1987, now being restored in White and Tartan REG Changed in 1991, Plan to apply for original plate.


 
 
 

                   
 
 
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Tags: S1 7802 0331G DC7 7801 14538 | New Registration Number VHV530S

 
 
  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 03/02/1978

 

This S1 was manufactured in red Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
7802 0332G
Engine No:
CC7 7801 14519
  Original Colour/Code:
Red/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is red Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Current condition:
Unknown
Current location:
Unknown
  Number of owners:
Unknown
Last known mileage:
Unknown
 
 
 
  Notes:
We have no information on this car


 
 
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Tags: S1 7802 0332G CC7 7801 14519 | Esprit in unknown

 
 
  Justin Pringle's Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 02/03/1978

 

This S1 was manufactured in yellow Is Unknown

 

BNG 278T

 
Chassis No:
7801 0333G
Engine No:
CC7 7801 14523
  Original Colour/Code:
yellow/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is white Is Black leather

 

BNG 278T

 
Current condition:
Good
Current location:
Northumberland UK
  Number of owners:
7
Last known mileage:
68000
 
 
 
  Notes:
Update 08/04/2021 For sale on ebay 45,000 (Now White)

For Sale on Ebay 18-09-12
With reluctance I'm selling my Esprit S1, I have owned this car for 14 years. I no longer have a garage to store the car, and a family so the time has come.
There are not many S1's in the Uk, so this really is a unique chance to purchase an iconic piece of British sportscar history.
I have a massive file of invoices and service work, history and photos of the car from previous owners.
The car came to me with 32k miles, and I car has only undertaken 68k from new, not bad for a 34 year old car.
The Lotus is in full working order, with good body and interior order, currently SORN.
It would provide a really nice every day classic as is, or the perfect car for a nut and bolt top draw body and mechanical restoration, as it is all working, present and correct.
In my ownership the engine and exhaust sytem have been rebuilt 3k.
The Dellorto carburrettors were rebuilt in May 2012 400, with some special "flame stopper" filters fitted.
I have just spent 1300 August 2012 on tidying the car up, the carbs were added and tuned, the body tidied, and mechanically looked over.
A new MOT in August 2012.
The engine runs sweetly, and all electrics are working, even the headlamps.
The interior is the original green dash, and steering wheel, and black vinyl dash. The seats are the original black velour, although I decided to have the outers professionaly retrimmed in black leather. This interior looks really good, and wouldn't need any work if it were to undergo a comprehensive restoration.
The car has two brand new tyres to the rear, with barely 100 miles undertaken.
Fortunately the body had been off the vehicle about 20 years ago, I have photo's of this from a previous owner, and was painted and rust inhibited, this has stood the car in good stead, and its chassis is in really good condition. The car has never been bumped, and the body, although showing the normal paint stress marks, is the same paint it left the factory in. The car has just undergone some touch up work on all of the matt black areas, under the bonnet, window frames etc to smarten the car up for this sale.
I have constantly been tempted to respray the car white, but never really got round to it, knowing how good the body is as is, it's that fine line between a original well looked after classic car with patina, or that of a shiny utopian 3k restoration respray. Similar restored S1's are changing hands for up to 30k, and with the new Esprit costing 100k next year, you'll be owning a real appreciating assett, everyone loves the James Bond S1 Esprit, hence why you are reading this.
The car has it's original speedline alloys, as it was a later car, likewise its S2 spoiler was added a long time ago, I do have an original rare S1 spoiler to go with the car, so if you did intend to respray and fully restore, you have it.
Modifications to the car, all previous to my purchase, include a rather useful, oil and temperature gauge in the floor cill (always good in a fibreglass car), and a custom stainless exhaust system, this could easily be removed if not to your liking, but makes a rather tame sports car sound, well, like a sports car should.
It is believed the car was a mule car was a Lotus factorybetween the S1 and S2 models, hence the mods.
The rear engine bay side and rear shelves do need to be rebuilt, its just plywood and car carpet, but could be rebuilt to suit, and would be inexpensive.
I can forward detailed photo's, and if you have any further enquiries please e-mail me at justin@beor.co.uk


 
 
 

                   
 
 
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Tags: S1 7801 0333G CC7 7801 14523 | New Registration Number BNG278T

 
 
  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 20/02/1978

 

This S1 was manufactured in white Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
7802 0334G
Engine No:
CC7 7801 14566
  Original Colour/Code:
White/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is white Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Current condition:
Unknown
Current location:
Unknown
  Number of owners:
Unknown
Last known mileage:
Unknown
 
 
 
  Notes:
We have no information on this car


 
 
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Tags: S1 7802 0334G CC7 7801 14566 | Esprit in unknown

 
 

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