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  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 16/08/1977

 

This S1 was manufactured in black Is Unknown

 

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Chassis No:
7706 0359H
Engine No:
AC7 7707 13930
  Original Colour/Code:
Black/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is black Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Current condition:
Unknown
Current location:
Unknown
  Number of owners:
Unknown
Last known mileage:
Unknown
 
 
 
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  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 08/07/1977

 

This S1 was manufactured in black Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
7706 0360H
Engine No:
AC7 7706 13850
  Original Colour/Code:
Black/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is black Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Current condition:
Unknown
Current location:
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  Number of owners:
Unknown
Last known mileage:
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  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 16/08/1977

 

This S1 was manufactured in red Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
7706 0361H
Engine No:
AC7 7707 13940
  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
 
 
 
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  Dom Giangrasso's Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 08/07/1977

 

This S1 was manufactured in lagoon Is Unknown

 

DEK 7777

 
Chassis No:
7706 0362H
Engine No:
AC7 7706 13867
  Original Colour/Code:
Lagoon/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is lagoon Is Unknown

 

DEK 7777

 
Current condition:
Unknown
Current location:
Shrub Oak New York USA
  Number of owners:
2
Last known mileage:
92000
 
 
 
  Notes:
For Sale on Ebay (18-05-12)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1977-Lotus-Esprit-S1-/221024857013?pt=US_Cars#v4-42
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 for Sale ​​Contact: DGLotusLTD@Optonline.net or 914-482-3942
Vin # 77060362H (US Domestic)
Engine AC7 7706 13867 Transmission 0452
Color: : Lagoon Blue (respray a bit more Blue See description)

I am the second owner of the iconic Lotus classic. Purchased 4/27/2005 from the original owner who purchased the car from Lotus West where he was living on 1977. This Lagoon Blue car was the 8th of only 26 which came off the assembly line in 77. It came off the line for delivery on July 11th, 1977 (one day before my 22nd birthday.
The owner was an engineer and made many modifications to the car long before I purchased her. They include:
Removing the original Tartan and Green interior and refinishing it in fresh Connolly leather (now over 27 years or so ago)
Added a Stainless steel muffler and tail pipe assembly
o Recently re-welded flex pipe between down pipe and muffler
Removed all the stock gauges and replaced them with VDO gauges (done in the late 70s)
New Clutch and Throw-out bearing
All hoses replaced with braded lines with aircraft grade "AN" fittings
New Master Cylinder and brake rotors and pads all around
New bearings and bushings at all four wheels
Koni non-adjustable shocks at all 4 wheels
Rear Lower links replaced with adjustable ones
Front upper links modified to facilitate camber adjustments-Industrial grade relays used in the lighting system
Halogen headlights replace the stock sealed beams
o Turns out the buckets got filled with water and destroyed the original Halogen dishes and bulbs. Replaced with conventional sealed beam headlights.
Wiring harness replaced for reliability
Aftermarket rear Louvers over glass hatch
Aftermarket Cibe fog lamps
Aftermarket removable glass sunroof
New Stereo and amp as well as speakers
o Stereo head is pretty bad now so I just bypassed it and use the Amp with an iPod
Integrated Passport radar detector
Lumination ignition system replaced with a Pertronic unit in distributer (by me)
Converted Brake and Clutch Systems to use Silicone Based (DOT 5) fluid (NOT DOT 3)
Per Owner #1, he rebuilt the engine at about 80K miles and had all new pistons, rings, liners, main bearings, new belts and tensioner, installed and had the rebuilt the head (Dave Bean Engineering) and added new seals. (lots of receipts, juts not in any organized order.
He installed two DHLA 45 Dellorto Carburetors and Euro Manifold to replace the original Stromburgs and added the associated airbox with K&N filter. He also removed the Air Pump and Air Rails. (NY does not require emissions certification for cars over 25 years old). The engine also has a custom coolant tank.

Interior above is in good shape but drying out and showing its age. PO apparently had not conditioned the leather in a LONG while. I have been doing so since I got it I 2005.
And now for the work I have done since owning her:
Replaced Coil, Plugs, Wires, ignition (Pertronix)
Removed right side gas tank, removed all rust and resealed it (yes we cut it open)
Replaced all the POs fuel hoses (which leaked) with conventional fuel lines.
Added a fuel filter between the left tank and crossover.
Removed POs special canister fuel filter and replaced with a conventional filter. (all before the fuel pump)
Replaced the Fuel pump with a solid state one and added a glass fuel filter and in line pressure regulator between the pump and carbs.
Balanced the carbs with a genuine 4 tube manometer from a UK Supplier
Replaced the rippled bumper skins (front and rear) with SCW ABS covers.
Relined the inside of the engine box for better heat insulation.
Wrapped the exhaust manifold in heat tape to contain heat in engine bay
Removed original radiator and added additional cores and 3 new Fans. Flushed out all coolant pipes in the process.
Installed new high speed starter to replace failed original (I still have the original)
Installed new Alternator to replace old original (Chrysler core)
Color matched and had the car resprayed in 2007. Old color was badly faded and tried several times to wet sand and bring the color back. New spray is a bit more Blue and has a bit more metal flake but a very close match.
o Actually used baking soda spray to take the car down to fiberglass and repaired all the spider cracks it had before the respray.
Installed Flat Bottomed Steering wheel to assist getting in and out. You get that wheel and the original Nardo the PO had mounted. Sorry I do Not have the stock wheel.
Replaced waistband trim with a new piece. Not great. You may want to redo this. Readily available at JAE as well as UK suppliers.
Replaced aged right door seal with a US equivalent. Again, you may want to try to find a NOS replacement.
Created a replacement engine stay (holds engine to the back of the chassis).
o It was broken unknown to me when I purchased the car
o Eventually I lost 1st gear and discovered failed bushing in the two triangular assemblies that hold the engine in place allowed it to move and throw off the linkage severely.
o Replaced bushings and added rubber coated steel washers to prevent a future occurrence.
o Also replaced lower water hoses between engine and tubes going to the front as they were also damaged when the engine moved. I did not want to chance them failing after I noticed the crank pulley had worn into them.
Installed new antenna but never connected it as I noted above that the radio was useless.
Installed a new scissor jack to replace the missing one under the bonnet.
Replace old battery with a sealed Optima Battery and on board trickle charger.
Original WolfRace aluminum wheels. Newer tires (rear Summatomo, fronts Kumos). 14 Tire sizes tough to find.
Resprayed reflective paint inside rear light pods to push more "light" out. Replaced turn signal bulbs with LEDs to lower current draw. Originals in parts bin
Now for some things you should know about how the car is today 5/3/2012
She has always been a hard car to start in the cold. Need full choke (manual) and a few cranks, sometimes a few petal pumps too. Better in the Summer.
She needs to warm up on choke and will seem to run poorly (like a bucket of nails) until warm.
Currently running a wee bit rich.
On Braking she pulls a bit to the left. New pads and a brake bleed are in order. However, she is safe to drive and quick to stop.
Classic Lotus Esprit crunch from first to second gear due to a weak syncro. Double clutch and it does not exist. Or let her warm up and it gets better.
Passenger door hanging a bit low when open. Close it with a slight tug to pull the door higher.
Driver side door appears to now have some paint cracking right were the door mounts to the skin of the door. I suspect it is not really think enough for what it does on the most used door. Take care not to let it swing fully open on its own.
Micro switch on the parking brake is defective and dash light stays on even after the brake is released.
Leather is cracked at the corners of the Firewall cover around the rear compartment window.
Never got the windows washer to work.
Both power windows work but the passenger side is a bit slower.
Headlights
o For some reason the PO reversed the light positions so low beams are inside and high beams are outside.
o Some sort of relay/wiring issue, I have yet to find, require the High Beam flashing stalk on the steering wheel be in the "Brights" position (forward-towards the dash) for the headlight pods to come up properly with the headlight switch. Once up the bright switch can be pulled back into the normal position. Likely one the diodes in the overly complicated headlight/Pod circuit.

What to you get with the car?
Two Parts bins worth of stuff, including:
o Left and Right rear aluminum hub carriers
o New Timing belt
o Lots of bearings, gaskets, seals.
o Spare Clutch Slave Cylinder
o Remote Oil Filter assembly (bought used, never installed)
o Extra ignition wires
o Extra Nardo Steering Wheel (mounts on the installed hub)
o Original Starter (needs rebuild)
o Spare Headlight Pod lift motor (Bought used never needed)
o Fresh set of rear Brake Pads
o Dellorto Carb Parts (Spare floats, gaskets, misc..)
Tools
o Timing Belt tension testing tool
o Gear puller
o Adjustable Timing Light
o 4 Tube Manometer to balance the Dellorto carbs
o Spring compressors
o Hand bearing press (two looks like a VERY large "C" clamp)
o Cylinder Pressure Gauge
o Bag of Misc tools and parts in boot
Documentation
o Certificate of Providence (Detail on the cars Factory Build Direct from Lotus UK)
o Official Lotus Owner's manual (a bit worn)
o Official Lotus Parts manual
o Official Lotus Maintenance manual
o All Receipts from the prior owner and any I have
o Custom Wiring diagrams showing how the lighting system was required by the PO
o A few Lotus books about the Esprit.
Notwithstanding all of the above you get everything I have for the car including extra engine oil (Castrol 20W50), Filters, Tranny Lube, axle grease, etc.
Bring a second vehicle to carry the parts bins and assorted oil and supplies you'll get with the car.



FOR SALE Lotus Esprit S1 (16-06-2011)
I have finally made the decision to move up to an Evora, and the household rules say only one toy allowed.
And so it with a heavey heart that I am putting my S1 and parts collection up for sale. Please excuse the interruption in the current conversations. Juts past this around if you know anyone interested is a running Esprit.
1977 Lotus Esprit S1
For Sale by second owner
Located in Westchester County New York
Contact Dom Giangrasso is domg2@optonline.net
Lagoon Blue 77 S1 Esprit was manufactured in the UK in June/July of 77 for the US Market.
Everything works but owner 1 had the car from 77 to 2005 so his mods largely take it off the "original" track. Yet all of the things he did were for the sake of reliability and that indeed was the bane of many S1s. I am the second owner. The car has never been in an accident. I did the typical tapping tests on the frame when I bought it and it was sound.
Vin 77060362H
The following is an honest view of the car and what comes with it.
Lagoon Blue with a complete respray done in 2008 after matching the original color
Original Wolfrace wheels and spare. Tires are late model with plenty of tread.
Break system redone and filled with Silicone Dot 5 fluid. Same with clutch. (Owner 1)
Engine has about 92k on it but odometer is broken and stuck at 25k. Owner 1 rebuilt the engine about 7000 miles ago with stock parts. I have parts lists and such as he did the work himself. So the engine and timing belt only have that many miles on them.
The car runs well and I have it insured so I can just jump in and drive it at any time.
Engine oil cooler installed as well as a separate gauge to monitor oil temp as well as conventional engine block temp.
Includes all my spare parts including some rear suspension parts made out of unobtainium. Inside joke, sorry. I have some parts that would be difficult if not impossible to find now.
Includes some specific tools like the timing belt tension test tool and my 4 tube vacuum gauge for tuning the Euro Spec Dellorto duel throat carbs (the stock federal Stromburgs and manifold are gone.
Original Dealer installed removable Sunroof - could use a new seal
As for the interior, Owner #1 ripped out the mouse fur and replaced it with 6 cowhides from Connelly about 18 years ago. Looks good but showing it's age
Owner #1 also ripped out the original dash and gauges and replaced them with vintage VDO gauges. And I do not have the stock dash. Purest's are aghast at this.
Work I did on the car and other tidbits
Original Alpine radio works but badly. Perhaps it is the antenna connection or the radio itself. I use the installed 100 watt amp and an ipod cable to play my music .
New aftermarket, high speed starter replaced the stock one which failed. I still have the failed unit.
Owner #1 installed aftermarket louvers on the rear window. Very cool but hides some poor seal work on the rear windows which I never did address.
Owner #1 ripped out the old headlight wiring and install new stuff with relays to support Halogens. However, he let the headlight buckets fill with water by not attending to drain holes. And so the bulb carriers were largely destroyed. So I cleaned it all up and I have installed standard bulbs mounted and they work. The is one issues in the headlight lift wiring such that the stalk needs to be in the brights position for the buckets to come up. Then move the stalk back to normal and they stay up. Never resolved this since it is easy to get around.
Stock Mechanical fuel pump was replaced by an solid state pump.
Original alternator was replaced with an OEM Chrysler unit like was originally installed in my car.
I have fuel filters between the tanks, between the right thank and pump and finally between the pump and carbs. when I bought her, the right side tank was badly rusted to the point of almost total blockage. I removed the right tank, cut her open, sand blasted her clean and welded her back together about 3 months after I got her. Never addressed the left tank but it seems ok. Still all the easy to replace filters give me piece of mind.
I ran though the entire cooling system replacing some arts and hoses and ultimately had the radiator modified with extra Cores and replace the stock fans with new high velocity electric fans (3). There is also a bypass switch on the dash in case you prefer running the fans continuously.
Rear bushings holding the transaxel and engine in place were replaced and rubber coated washers (2 inch diameter) used to cap the new bushings to prevent them from extruding with engine movement.
Home made engine stay installed to hold the engine in place. This addresses a Lotus Engineering notice issued from the factory.
Above, I am on a spirited run around Lime Rock race course
A recent heater fan issue arose where the fan wiring failed and protected the fuse. Typical British car with Lucas electrics. I have yet to replace the wire. With the fan off, no issues arise but the dash fan is now not operational.



 
 
 

             
 
 
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  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 15/07/1977

 

This S1 was manufactured in white Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
77?? 0363H
Engine No:
AC7 7706 13880
  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
 
 
 
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  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 16/08/1977

 

This S1 was manufactured in red Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
77?? 0364H
Engine No:
AC7 7707 13925
  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
 
 
 
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  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 18/07/1977

 

This S1 was manufactured in white Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
77?? 0365H
Engine No:
AC7 7706 13878
  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:
22-10-14 FOR SALE - http://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/4716269090.html
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 - $11000 (Simi Valley)
This is the first version of the Lotus Esprit. In need of an easy restoration; light body work, paint and interior. The motor works, missing bumbers and engine cover, needs a windshield and tires. I have boxes of new parts and the complete service manual.


 
 
 

      
 
 
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  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory on 24/08/1977

 

This S1 was manufactured in blue Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
77?? 0366H
Engine No:
AC7 7707 13953
  Original Colour/Code:
Blue/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is blue Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Current condition:
Unknown
Current location:
Unknown
  Number of owners:
Unknown
Last known mileage:
Unknown
 
 
 
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  Esprit S1

Last Updated this week

  As vehicle left the factory

 

This S1 was manufactured in unknown Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Chassis No:
77?? 0367H
Engine No:
AC7 ??0? ?????
  Original Colour/Code:
Unknown/---
 
 
 
  Present vehicle

 

This S1 we now believe is unknown Is Unknown

 

XXX XXXX

 
Current condition:
Unknown
Current location:
Unknown
  Number of owners:
Unknown
Last known mileage:
Unknown
 
 
 
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Tags: S1 77xx 0367H AC7 xx0x xxxxx | Esprit in an unknown colour

 
 

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