Simon House's 1978
Simon House from Isle of Wight, UK owns a 1978 S1 in Monaco White, with a Beige interior.
S1 Year: 1978 Colour: White Interior: Beige Driving Style: Normal Miles per year: 0 – 2,000 Owned Since: Sept 2004 Purchase from: Private Serviced at: Local Garage Other Cars: Nissan 300zxTT, TVR Griffith 500, Lamborghini Diablo Previous Lotus': 1978 White Esprit S2, 1979 Blue Esprit S2 Why an Esprit: Because it's British and looks great! Upgrades: The Lotus had a major going over on it's mechanics including,
new brake disc's, cam belts, uj's, wheel bearings, ignition coil
exhaust manifold, distributor, overhauled calipers, the list is
Problems: No major ones now, but it was good that the belts were changed
right away. The cam tensioner was cracked and about to give way!!
(could have been very costly)
The car has now covered 107,000 miles and the engine / gearbox
are still going strong. The car was owned by Tony Ceasari (another
LEW member) from 1978 - 2002 and was maintained to a very high standard. The service history file is huge. I am the fourth owner and find the Esprit great fun to use. The colour of the car was originally Grey but it has had a full respray in monaco white. It starts first time and handles superbly, a simple pleasure to drive.