Robert Crooks' 1986
Robert Crooks from Marple, Stockport, England, owns a 1986 Turbo Esprit in Calypso Red with a Magnolia Interior.
Turbo Year: 1986 Colour: Calypso Red Interior: Magnolia Driving Style: Normal Miles per year: 1 2,000 Owned Since: 2008 Purchase from: Private Serviced at: Esprit Cars, Hazel Grove/S J Sportscars' Other Cars: S1 Elise 111S, BMWX53.0sd Previous Lotus': None Why an Esprit: I have wanted an Esprit since my early teens, and had got close to buying a late Stevens number of times in my thirties. I purchased an S1 Elise111s for fun and some track use earlier this year, and this rekindled a desire to own an Esprit, but a Giugaro turbo, the car I fell for in my teens Upgrades: Since I purchased it last month, it has had a full C service, new front discs and pads, a new steering rack, and a few othher cosmetic bits and pieces. I intend to gradually improve it to close to concours condition. Problems: None so far Info:
I purchased this car from Gordon Gooch of Scotland in November 2008. I am the fourth owner. The first owner had the car for around 4 years, but did approximately 55k miles in that time. Towards the end of his ownership the car had a new gearbox under an extended warranty - I have evidence to prove this. I am also led to believe the car was fitted with a new engine at Hethel due to some porosity problems with the original engine - but I havent been able to prove this yet. The second owner had the car for around 10 years and added approximately 10K miles. He was from the Sunderland area. Gordon owned the car for 8 years and only added around 3k miles. I am also considering swapping my Elise for a later Stevens car - the Esprit bug has really bitten!