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  1. doctordel
    September 19, 2015 @ 12:44 am

    Aside from Mrs. Ringo (hubba hubba) that S1 is the best character in the entire flick. Roger Moore may have made for a passable saint but his Bond always lacked bite.

  2. hugh crawford
    September 19, 2015 @ 1:57 am

    "small inline-4 cylinder engine tucked under the stylish sheet metal"
    Oh I think the only sheet metal near the engine is protecting the garage floor from oil.
    The Lotus type 907 is a lovely engine, as long as the sundry fluids stay where they are supposed to be. The ones prone to infant death syndrome are long gone now.
    These look really nice in white

    • Anonymous
      September 19, 2015 @ 2:49 am

      Yeah, isn't the body fiberglass?

    • DailyTurismo
      September 19, 2015 @ 6:49 am

      Did I say sheet metal? Whoops!

    • mrkwong
      September 19, 2015 @ 5:06 pm

      I think with any Lotus of that design and construction (fiberglas body on a mild-steel backbone frame) you look for frame corrosiion, not body.

  3. Stan Beyerman
    September 19, 2015 @ 2:02 am

    Does it have slight water damage… ?

    could be a keeper…

    [img] s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d1/1a/ea/d11aea11f0046b8dd90f576ceba3a9e4.jpg[/img]

  4. hugh crawford
    September 19, 2015 @ 2:10 am

    from the ad
    "He passed away 12 years ago and his wife stored the car under a tarpaulin in her carport and never started or moved it. "

    12 years under a tarp outdoors in Miami? Isn't there an ocean full of saltwater near there? That occasionally has hurricanes and floods as well as being a source of salt mist?
    Never mind what 12 years of whatever coolant is in the engine acting as an easy way for the iron and aluminium ions to visit each other.

    Still looks pretty though.

  5. Stan Beyerman
    September 19, 2015 @ 2:10 am

    Man, the best thing about this particular car is the interior. And they didn't even show a pic of it in the ad!

    [img] lotusespritturbo.com/Lotus_Esprit_S1_1976_Tartan_Interior.jpg[/img]

  6. OwenDRUM
    September 19, 2015 @ 3:23 pm

    Dang that seems cheap for something I could easily use to live out my fantasy of having a bunch of 70's style photoshoots with some local dancers, then park it in the garage to roll out on summer days and just sit next to adoring the simplicity of it all. I suppose after a year of that I'd find a way to swap in an S2000 F20 motor or something similar and then take it out for an actual drive. These look so good in white.

  7. mrkwong
    September 19, 2015 @ 5:05 pm

    I will note there's been a couple Duratec-powered Esprits done:

    It would seem to be a nice engine for the conversion, a little smoother, a little more grunt particularly in 3-liter form.

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