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Old 01-06-2012, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for 1976-87 Esprit junker to restore

I'm looking for any 76-87 Esprit that needs to be put back together and/or restored. I don't care about the condition, year, title issues, etc., but I do want one that is complete (or mostly complete) and original. Not looking for ex-racers, stripped parts cars or botched experiments!

Sorry for the strict requirements, but I'm not in a rush to buy one and have nothing but time until the right one rolls along
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Send me contact info so I can send you pics
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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bump... A year later and still looking...
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This car has been sitting in the same spot for 30 years. It's in Pennington NJ.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Another PM. Any chance you can share the location.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have the one you're looking for! 83 esprit turbo. Great project car. I would like to get it out of my garage.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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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.
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Is it on private property? If it's public it might be eligible for an abandoned vehicle claim...
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hmmm, reminds me of a 930 turbo slantnose convertible that sat at the hotel my girlfriend worked for one whole year. Noone knew about it. The seasons rolled by and still the car sat there under a foot of snow, then in the scorching sun in the summer. Then one day it just disappeared, noone knew who picked it up or why.... Mysterious..
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bump, still looking for an Esprit (or even an Elite) that needs work...
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I have a 78 S2, just sold on ebay but the foreign buyer wont respond to my emails. Its 40 min from you. contact me if you want it
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:12 AM   #15 (permalink)
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bump, still looking for an Esprit (or even an Elite) that needs work...
Guy near DC has a JPS Esprit for sale that needs restoration. He says it's all there. If interested PM me and I'll send along his contact info.
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bump, still looking; if anyone is doing spring cleaning....
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:18 AM   #17 (permalink)
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83 Esprit turbo, red, wouldn't have to do a whole hell of a lot to her.
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