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Mike Ford's 1981 Turbo Esprit

Mike Ford from Norfolk, England owns a 1981 Turbo Esprit in Silver, with a Red Leather interior.


Turbo Esprit
Year: 1981
Colour: Silver
Interior: Red Leather
Driving Style: Careful
Miles per year: 0 - 1,000
Owned Since: Nov 2000
Purchase from: Paul Matty
Serviced at: Gerald Turner
Other Cars: Discovery & Citroen
Previous Lotus': 1971 Elan Sprint, Westfield 'lotus' Eleven, Seven
Why an Esprit: The Ultimate Lotus
Upgrades: Original Specification altered by Colin Chapman
Problems: None
Info: This car is the late Colin Chapman's Turbo Esprit. After quite some lengthy investigations by Lotus the car is authenticated as the one especially built for Mr Chapman. Its build specification lists.
1, Full Leather Upholstetry
2, Metallic Paint Finish
3,Air Conditioning
4, Special National Panasonic roof stereo console.
5, Power Steering (the only one ever built to this specification)
6, Specially Assembled Blue Print Engine
7, Modified and Lowered Suspension
8, Modified Coachwork to decrease wind noise and internal ventilation.
9,Modified Brake Pads
10, Pollen Filters- Colin Chapman suffered with Hay Fever.
The car is certificated by Lotus as having completed 4460 miles under the ownership of Colin Chapman. Today the car has only completed 8500 miles in total.
Does Anybody have any further information on this special car, photo's etc ? Anything much appreciated







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