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Eddie Cappleman's 1984

Eddie Cappleman from Le Mans, France, owns a 1984 Turbo Esprit in Jupiter Red with a Magnolia Interior.


Year: 1984
Colour: Jupiter Red
Interior: Magnolia
Driving Style: Normal
Miles per year: 0 – 1,000
Owned Since: 2006
Purchase from: Private
Serviced at: Miles Wilkins 'The gouvner on anything Lotus
Other Cars: Xantia Hdi, don't laugh, they are good cars, SE Turbo, B18 LEF, the Bibs mobile
Previous Lotus': Elise S2, 111S, & Elise 111R, then I matured
Why an Esprit: Okay Idea was to find a car a Turbo Esprit for a friend. I found 2 good examples. He couldn't afford both, so bought one. Never looked back since, well only when occasional bits break :-)'
Upgrades: Wheels repainted, All electronics working, incl door lights, interior fan. Central locking fitted. Massive Engine refurb, include the Delortos. James Bond FYEO skis supports and skis, just like the real car, but can be removed.
Problems: Leaky cam carriers, running issues, jets on the Delortos. Rotar arm gave up right when it shouldn't have had (car meeting). Other little niggles'
Info: Ski supports. Replicas made from scaling up the 1:18th model car. Skis have new transfers to resemble OLINS. Waterproof exterior speaker, linked to autoCD, so I can play Bond music. Girlfriend thinks I'm nuts....




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