Hi from Huddersfield! Esprit S2 question...

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Hi from Huddersfield! Esprit S2 question...

Post by topgearmedia » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:44 am

Hi All,

Great to be on here! I've fallen in love with an Esprit S2 and I drove 400miles round trip to see what I was told was a 9/10 car and from 50/50 (50 paces/50mph) it looks it but upon closer inspection the seller has made it shiny and covered over lots of small issues with it that will add up to some big problems/costs.

I know that some of you may say "get a S3. They are a better car..." and I know that, but I still want a S2 (sorry!) I love the retro looks.

I have a question, there is another car available that I'm going to look at but could I get any comments on here on thoughts? I have read many, many sites on S2 buying guidance and spoken to my local Lotus specialist (Chris Fould) but some of you may have even come across these cars before?

You may even be aware of other Esprit S2's available for sale?

Thanks.

1) the car I fell in love with but is shocking up close: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C996633 :(

2) One I'm hopefully viewing this week: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1032657 :D

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Re: Hi from Huddersfield! Esprit S2 question...

Post by mill » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:33 am

Firstly welcome to the forum :)

Really shocking what you said about the first advert after reading the description, shame on the seller!

The second advert does sound very honest and he sounds like an enthusiast
Like all cars though go with your eyes wide open and you roll the dice
End of the day go with your gut and good luck :D
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Re: Hi from Huddersfield! Esprit S2 question...

Post by whitergb » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:59 pm

Welcome to Norlog!

I echo mill's comments above, have a good look at them and if possible take a trained eye with you. You could try Club Lotus which I think is more of the classic Lotus models http://www.clublotus.co.uk/

Good luck in you quest.
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Re: Hi from Huddersfield! Esprit S2 question...

Post by topgearmedia » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:22 am

Thanks for the comments guys. I really fell in love with the 1st car and went there with a deposit but was shocked with the car and the way I was treated, but hey-ho. It wasn't meant to be!

I'll let you know how I get on!

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Re: Hi from Huddersfield! Esprit S2 question...

Post by Dave C » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:08 am

Esprits do have a rep for being money pits

Go in with your eyes open!!
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