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Jim Cartner's 1987

Jim Cartner from Oxford, UK owns a 1987 Turbo Esprit HC in Mediterranian Blue, with a Magnolia interior.


Turbo Esprit HC
Year: 1987
Colour: Mediterranian Blue
Interior: Magnolia Leather
Driving Style: Fast
Miles per year: 5,000
Owned Since: Sep 1997
Purchase from: Private
Serviced at: Little bit myself, Some by Classic Car Garage in Parham W.Sussex and Bodywork by Fibreglass Services near Bognor Regis in Sussex
Other Cars: 306 Diesel Turbo Estate, 306 Diesel Turbo
Previous Lotus': None
Why an Esprit: Very soon after I first saw 'The Spy Who Loved Me' I wrote to Jim'll Fixit to ask to look round 'whatever that unbelievably amazing car was that went underwater'. Only to find that a week later some spotty kid was doing just that. I then had a fascination with these cars that I found out to be called 'Esprits'. I vowed one day I'd have one - and the G-Model was the one for me.


Problems: Minor Electrical, Stuck Wastegate, Brakes sticking/binding/failing.
Info: As a G-Model lover I think the Turbo HC is the creme-de-la-creme (as Vincent would say) of the Esprit world..not that I'd turn down a V8 of course!!



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