OK, finally got around to stopping by this place to find out the story. There are two business' located where the Esprit is "parked". The first one is an import repair garage so I figured they must know everything about this car. Talked with the owner of the shop who said he didn't know anything. You got to be kidding???? The car has been sitting outside your shop for more than 20 years and you don't know anything? He says to go next door and talk to them, they might know something. OK.....I go next store and it's a heating and plumbing supply place.......that has been around for ever. You know the kind of place, parts stack up to the ceiling for the last 100 years. Old building that goe's on for ever and ever. Multi story, brick with lots of windows and 18 foot high ceilings. Anyway, I digress. Find an old guy driving a fork lift around inside moving big cast iron parts. Ask him about the Lotus. "Don't know anything about it" he says. Come on..... 20 plus years this thing is sitting outside your shop and you don't know anything? "Nope. Don't know anything". I just stare at him. Waiting. He stares back. I don't move. I'm not leaving until I hear the real story. He finally figures it out that I'm not buying the story and say's "I had that car sold three times or more. Told the owner to bring the title, he never does. It's been parked there for a long time and he owes me storage for it. The guy that owns it is rich, he has lots of money, but he doesn't care and won't bring the title or pay me my rent for storage. It can stay there and rot". Wow. He was pissed even talking about it. I could see it in his eyes. Thanked him for his time and left.
72 Europa- Next restoration
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