James Hawkins' 1990
James Hawkins from Somerset, UK owns a 1990 NA in Pacific Blue, with a Magnolia interior.
NA Year: 1990 Colour: Pacific Blue Interior: Magnolia Driving Style: Swift Miles per year: 3,000 4,000 Owned Since: August 2002 Purchase from: Private Sale Serviced at: Myself and SJ Sportscars Other Cars: Citroen ZX Volcane Previous Lotus': None Why an Esprit: Always liked Lotus particularly Esprit, thought about Elise but Esprit gives so much more. Upgrades: K&N Element, Intake silencer box removed, S4 sills fitted, CD Player and after market speakers. Problems: Nothing major just service Items Info: See below
The car is one of the last N/A Esprits made. I bought the car privately from a local owner who moved on to a GT3. The car has done 51K miles and all major work over the past few years has been done by SJ Sportcars. The car has been lowered having AVO shocks and dampers fitted all round. Handling is excellent as with all Lotus' although not as rapid as a blown Esprit performance is satisfying, I find the Esprit a good all round performer it seems to mould from grand tourer to racer depending on mood / traffic. .
I have spent a lot of time on the interior used Woolies leather renovating kit (www.woolies-trim.co.uk), I had to send a sample of leather to woolies who then make a renovating kit to match, results are good and leave the leather looking brighter without the painted look. I had a tailored cover made by Specialist Car Covers (carcoversuk.com), its fully breathable and well worth the money.
Front suspension wishbones re bushed, anti-roll-bar bushed replaced using poly bushes steering rack mounting bushes replaced,Full tracking set-up. replaced rear tyres original spec Goodyear 245/50/16. distributor electronic module replaced as low tension leads had degraded. Exhaust section between manifold & arch repaired as cracked.